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Sounds Like San Diego: March 17

The Downs Family kick off a raucous evening of live music on this fine St. Patrick's Day

Today is St. Patrick's Day, and if you've grown up in San Diego or spent any time here, you know that there is nothing that is more fitting for the occasion than a show with the Downs Family. For more than 25 years, the band has played their punky Irish music, endearing legions of audiences long before everyone else was doing it. Of course, you can also celebrate St. Paddy's with ShamROCK downtown, the Fooks at Holding Company, or Lexington Field at Rosie O'Grady's. If you're just looking for great live music, Xiu Xiu plays A Ship In the Woods, Julieta Venegas returns to the House of Blues, and the Observatory hosts a show with Dance Gavin Dance. That's only some of the awesome stuff happening tonight, so find your sound and go get some.

Friday, March 17:

  • The Downs Family, the Screamin Yeehaws, the Grids @ Casbah
  • "Wake" feat. Xiu Xiu @ A Ship In the Woods  
  • Julieta Venegas @ House of Blues
  • Dance Gavin Dance, CHON, Eidola & Vasudeva  @ The Observatory North Park
  • The California Honeydrops, Euphoria Brass Band @ Belly Up
  • Dead Feather Moon, Maszer @ Pour House 
  • San Diego Music Awards Singer/Songwriter Acoustic Showcase feat. Lisa Sanders, Eve Selis, Steph Johnson, Jeff Berkley, Sara Petite, the Ordeal, Bart Mendoza, Lady Rogo, Sven-Erik Seaholm, Veronica May, Donna Larsen, Sister Speak Music (solo), Voices of Our City Choir, Chili Groove, Gaby Aparicio, Kimm Rogers, Jon Kanis, Suzanne Shea, Peter Hall @ Grass Roots Oasis 
  • Subsurfer, Bad Vibes, Dream Burglar @ Tower Bar
  • Gone Baby Gone @ Black Cat Bar
  • The Fooks @ The Holding Company 1502
  • ShamROCK Block Party 2017 feat. Styles&Complete, Mims, Black Irish Texas, Treo, Escobar, Sulvida, Ayla Simone and more @ Gaslamp Quarter
  • St Patrick's Day Festival @ Campland Raised Cantina
  • Class Project with DJs Grimm and Old Man Johnson @ Bar Pink
  • Fortunate Youth, Josh Heinrichs, Iya Terra @ Music Box
  • The Routine, AJ Froman, Kid Wilderness @ Soda Bar
  • The Whispers @ Sycuan Casino 
  • F---ing In the Bushes with Dmitri & Rob @ Whistle Stop
  • Bump! w/ Bob Dazzla, Shige & guests @ Blonde
  • Afrolicious @ Park & Rec
  • Joy, Pharlee, Birth, Petyr @ Til-Two Club
  • Slainte: St. Paddy's Celebration feat. Paul Chesne Band, Forkroot @ Quartyard
  • '80s vs. '90s @ Bar Pink
  • Lexington Field @ Rosie O'Grady's (5 p.m.)
  • Black Market III @ Rosie O'Grady's (9 p.m.)
  • Mike Zito @ Ramona Mainstage 
  • Atomic Groove St. Patty’s Bash Happy Hour @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5 p.m.)
  • Cosmics (album release), the Monsoon, the Thens, Some Kind of Lizard, Spooky Cigarette @ SOMA
  • Ernie Halter, Savannah King @ Lestat's
  • Hard to Hit, the Montell Jordans, Ready Set Survive, Bossfight @ The Merrow
  • Species Unknown, the Rays, Girl Fry @ The Bancroft
  • Van Goat, Monkeys In Space @ 710 Beach Club
  • Kid Wonder @ U-31
  • Trade Winds @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Rising Star @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Caliber, DJ Von Kiss @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino 
  • Irish Domain @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino 
  • OHM #2 feat. Great Dane Party Wave, Squama, Two Guys On Acid @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
  • Mims @ Fluxx
  • St. Paddy's with DJ Greyboy @ El Dorado
  • DJ Harvest Karaoke @ Chico Club
  • Grum @ Bang Bang
  • Sulvida and Clean/Cut @ Float, Hard Rock Hotel
  • DJ Beatnick @ Bar Basic 
  • Turbulance @ Parq Restaurant
  • ATB @ Omnia
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's Pub
  • Progress feat. Davi @ Kava Lounge
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n

Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah and writes about the San Diego music scene, events and general musings about life in San Diego on San Diego: Dialed In. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.

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