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Sounds Like San Diego: March 24

Common heads up San Diego's Friday night live music action

I don't know about you, but I had an exhausting week, so I'm glad that the weekend is finally here, if for nothing else than to sleep in. But not before enjoying all of the awesome Friday night action. Fu Manchu is already sold out at the Casbah, but Potty Mouth and Partybaby should be a blast at the Che Cafe -- as will the sing-along night that comes every time Super Diamond play the Belly Up. Brooklyn indie-rockers Slothrust plan to slay the Hideout and the Merrow hosts Japan Nite. The pick of the night, however, is conscious rapper Common, who returns to the Observatory, and you can be sure that it is going to be a politically charged and hopefully inspiring night of music.

Friday, March 24:

  • Fu Manchu, 16, the Freeks @ Casbah (SOLD OUT)
  • MSTRKRFT, Klatch @ Bang Bang
  • Casbah Presents: Partybaby, Potty Mouth, Tennis System, Cat Shapiro @ The Che Cafe
  • Super Diamond: The Neil Diamond Tribute, Mustache Harbor @ Belly Up
  • Slothrust, Sons of an Illustrious Father @ The Hideout 
  • Blonde Bar Presents Japan Nite U.S. Tour with CHAI, Tokyo Chaotic, Walkings @ The Merrow
  • '80s & '90s @ Bar Pink
  • The Winehouse Experience @ Music Box
  • Common @ The Observatory North Park
  • Polyphia, Jason Richardson, Covet @ The Irenic 
  • Horse the Band, Infinity Shred, Graf Orlock @ Soda Bar
  • A Fab Friday with Le Chateau, Body Song, Vakoum @ Whistle Stop
  • Sleepwalking @ Blonde
  • The National Punk Disco: All Morrissey/Smiths/Punk @ Til-Two Club
  • Hell on Heels Burlesque Productions @ Ken Club
  • The Kegels, Build Them to Break, Second Hand, Let's Face It @ Tower Bar
  • Gaelynn Lea @ Brick 15
  • Death Lens, Fake Tides, Effe Emme, Steal Away, the Abstracts, Soap Detergent @ SOMA
  • Atomic Groove Spring Fling Happy Hour @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5 p.m.)
  • Fistfights With Wolves, the Blind Suns @ Black Cat Bar
  • OFU, Madman, Disciples of the Watch, Y.Y.Zed @ Brick By Brick
  • "Grease: The Musical" @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Always Jadine USA Tour @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Abba: The Concert @ Sycuan Casino
  • Geezer: A tribute to Weezer, DJ Mancat @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Olli Hirvonen & New Helsinki @ Dizzy's
  • Lee Coulter, Lady Rogo, Chi McClean, Raena Jade @ Lestat's
  • Josh Abbott Band, William Clark Green @ House of Blues
  • Colony House, Knox Hamilton @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Royal Jelly Jive, Bomb Squad @ Winston's
  • "Boobie Ball Benefit Bash" Sideshow, A New Ending, Wet Brain, PunchCard @ The Bancroft
  • Project Out of Bounds, Dubbest, Tape Heads @ 710 Beach Club
  • DJ Chris Freeman @ U-31
  • SantanaWays @ Tio Leo's
  • Blue Largo @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Detroit Underground @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Pop Vinyl @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • DJ Pocket @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino 
  • Grand Sonic Trio @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino 
  • Common @ Fluxx
  • Beat Kitchen with DJs QSTN & Charlie Rock @ El Dorado
  • EC Twins @ Omnia
  • Bad Company UK, World of Drum & Bass @ SPIN
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's Pub
  • Purps 'N Turqs XXVII with RYBO, Kevin Anderson, JTZ @ Kava Lounge
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n
  • Walter Trout, Daytona & the Blueside Rockers @ Ramona Mainstage

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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