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Sounds Like San Diego: March 18

Bad Religion's Greg Graffin sells out House of Blues

Greg Graffin by Tim Fears
Tim Fears
I once saw Greg Graffin at a solo show at the Casbah, and I thoroughly enjoyed hearing him as a keynote speaker at San Diego Music Thing, but it wasn't until last fall's Ye Scallywag festival at Waterfront Park that I finally -- though I considered myself a fan for decades -- got to see Bad Religion live. And that was before the election. I cannot even imagine what Greg might have to say these days, and for the sold out crowd at the House of Blues, I imagine it will be quite a unifying and cathartic experience. Meanwhile, Jungle Fire celebrate a record release at the Casbah with their "Afro-Latin psychedelic funk," Yellowcard return to the Observatory for a last hurrah as they play their final shows and James Chance & the Contortions play Hideout. Of course, Fartbarf -- probably my favorite band name in recent history -- are playing Soda Bar, so you might just want to get down and dirty with them. 
Saturday, March 18:
  • Bad Religion, the Bombpops @ House of Blues (SOLD OUT)
  • Jungle Fire (record release show), Krass Bros., DJ SK @ Casbah 
  • Yellowcard: The Final Shows @ Observatory North Park
  • James Chance & the Contortions, Naked Lights, Keepers @ The Hideout
  • Fartbarf, Buddy Banter, Stalins of Sound @ Soda Bar
  • Jay & Silent Bob Get Old (Smodcast) @ Balboa Theatre
  • California Guitar Trio @ Museum of Making Music
  • Neon Beat: The Best and Worst of the '80s @ Bar Pink
  • The California Honeydrops, Steady 45s, Secret Goldfish @ Belly Up 
  • Collapsing Stars @ Iron Fist Brewing Co.
  • Red Not Chili Peppers, Fooz Fighters, Renegades of Rage, Bo Scott @ Music Box
  • Las Munjitas Del Fuzz, the Loons, Schizophonics @ Tower Bar
  • Ginger Cowgirl @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Postcard Radio with DJs Trop Pop & Britt Pop @ Whistle Stop (5 p.m.)
  • '80s vs. '90s with Gabe Vega & Saul Q @ Whistle Stop (9 p.m.)
  • The Deep End presents @ Blonde
  • Toner, Fake Tides, Blue Smiley, Provoker @ Che Cafe
  • All Emo No GMO Festival feat. Stick Bitz, Hard to Hit, Hideouts, Manifest Illusion, Bad Kid @ Soma
  • Treasure Island: Missoula School @ Poway Arts
  • A Whilhelm Scream, Pour Habit, Runaway Kids, No Skill Required @ Brick by Brick
  • Quel Bordel! @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Veronica May @ Lestat's
  • Lola Demure's Burlesque & Variety Show @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Jack Tempchin, Jeff Berkley @ Brick 15
  • The Deep End @ Bancroft Bar
  • Block Market @ Quartyard
  • Midnight North, Chugboat @ Winston's
  • The Experiments @ Winston's (5 p.m.)
  • Monarch, Loom, Volcano @ Til-Two Club
  • Dirty Pennies, Slum Summer, Super Buffet @ Black Cat Bar
  • Soul Ablaze @ Lestat's
  • Theosis, Nightshadow, Aghori, Malison @ The Merrow
  • DJ Qenoe @ U-31
  • Colour @ Tio Leo's
  • Fabulous Ultratones @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Funk's Most Wanted @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Adam Salter @ El Dorado
  • Strictly Business with DJs Edroc & KanyeAsada @ The Office
  • Brett Bodley @ Fluxx
  • San Holo, Droeloe @ Bassmnt
  • DJ Harvest Karaoke @ Chico Club
  • Caliber @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino 
  • The Buckleys, DJ Nico Nightingale @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino 
  • Mark Eteson @ Omnia
  • K?D @ Bang Bang
  • Memo Rex @ Kava Lounge
  • Rockstar Saturdays @ Henry's

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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