Sounds Like San Diego: March 23

BirdBath, the Goldettes, Super Buffet and other locals head up San Diego's top Friday night concert options

This weekend offers up a little something for everyone all over San Diego. If you're looking for some early evening options, Bankers Hill Business Association hosts its annual beer festival at the Abbey; head to North Park's Red Brontosaurus Records for a show with Retirement, Bearchild, and Kalashnikov My Wife; or head south to the Salty Frog for a local weekend festival put together by Super Buffet. By nightfall, get your funk on with Chicago's the Main Squeeze, catch the sparkle of the beautiful local ladies of the Goldettes at Bar Pink, or catch electronic act Mako at the Observatory North Park. Soda Bar has a rippin' show with BirdBath's record release and students of the San Diego School of Creative & Performing Arts play at Dizzy's. I don't know what else we could ask for in a Friday night but since that big storm never really hit, you've got no excuses to miss out on the fun.

Friday, March 23:

  • The Goldettes, Lost Balloons, Mike Donovan, Lars Finberg, DJ Wenzo @ Bar Pink
  • Ellington Jazz Ensemble from the San Diego School of Creative & Performing Arts @ Dizzy's
  • BirdBath (record release), John Meeks, Mittens, the Havnauts @ Soda Bar
  • Kalashnikov My Wife, Bearchild, Retirement @ Red Brontosaurus Records (6 p.m.)
  • Phillip Phillips, Ballroom Thieves @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • Dirty Pennies, Turtle Click, Super Buffet, the Hiroshima Mockingbirds, the Bassics @ The Salty Frog
  • Mako, Armors @ The Observatory
  • The Main Squeeze, Desi Valentine @ Casbah
  • Tribal Theory, ELI-MAC, Lea Love, CRSB @ House of Blues
  • Dustbowl Revival @ AMSD Concerts at Sweetwater High School
  • Spooky Cigarette, Los Shadows, the Shed @ Pour House (9 p.m.)  
  • Japan Nite in San Diego ft. Domico, Anna Takeuchi, Prankroom, Rude-(Alpha) @ The Merrow
  • Cheap Sex (15 year anniversary), Narcoleptic Youth, Disabled Youth, Corrupted Youth, Karbönite @ Til-Two Club
  • Stray Monroe, Lads Holiday, Pocket Hole @ 710 Beach Club
  • Black Friday Dance Party with DJs Vaughn Avakian, Matio Orduno, Javi Nunez, Camilla Robina @ Whistle Stop
  • Jordan Dodson, Wanchi Huang @ La Jolla Athenaeum
  • YBN Nahmir @ SOMA
  • Mad Hat Hucksters @ Panama 66
  • The Chonks, Former, the Gnars, Panther Hollow @ Lestat's
  • Fresh Veggies, Abnormal Mammal, Rally Club @ Black Cat Bar
  • Dirkschneider, Elm Street, Helsott, Warpath, Alchemy (MEX) @ Brick By Brick
  • The Electric Waste Band, the Shakedown String Band @ Winston's
  • Truxton Mile @ Moonshine Beach 
  • The Matte Gray Band @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Last Chance Saloon Band @ De Oro Mine Co.
  • Cody Ko, Noel Miller @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • West Coast Jam ft. Richard Elliot, Rick Braun, Norman Brown & West Coast Horns @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • The Howling Wolfmen, Straight Shooter, Clint Westwood Band @ Tower Bar
  • Boat Rockers @ Pour House (5 p.m.)
  • Janice & Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Orquesta Adolescents @ Blue Agave Nightclub
  • After Hours with DJs Kid Wonder & Adam Salter @ The Office 
  • Joey & the Mentals @ Rosie O'Grady's 
  • Gruvmatic @ Tio Leo's
  • Fabulous Ultratones @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Detriot Underground @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • All-Vinyl Happy Hour w/Monsieur Turbeau @ The Office (6 p.m.)
  • Acoustic Sessions with Jefferson Jay @ U-31 (7 p.m.)
  • DJ Freeman @ U-31 (9:30 p.m.)
  • Those Guys @ Navajo Live 
  • Supa Fly Friday with DJ Charlie Rock & DJ Kidriz @ El Dorado
  • RJD2, Pigeon John, Scarub, DJ Open Optics @ Music Box
  • Marco Faraone, Off Of @ Bang Bang
  • Gari Safari with special guest Joyce Muniz @ Spin
  • YBN Nahmir concert after-party, Awall @ FLUXX
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's Pub
  • LowFreQ @ 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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