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Sounds Like San Diego: May 23

The Casbah welcomes legendary U.K. punk band Angelic Upstarts on Wednesday

Let's go back in time, shall we? Anyone who loves punk rock knows that 1977 is widely considered the most meaningful year for punk and new wave, as people were fed up with disco and punk really made a splash in the U.K., New York, San Francisco, and all over. Angelic Upstarts formed in that year and their political charge made them standouts among their British peers. Tonight, Angelic Upstarts rock the Casbah with the Briefs and Social Spit and it's gonna be good and stinky. Meanwhile, Voodoo Room at House of Blues is gonna be fire tonight with a co-headline show featuring Smallpools and Great Good Fine OK. Experimental chamber orchestra Ghost Ensemble play at La Jolla Athenaeum, the James Hunter Six headline the Belly Up, and Sango tests the limits of the no-dancing policy at the Observatory North Park. If you're a musician yourself, tonight is your chance to join Rock Lotto at Bar Pink -- where you enter your name in a hat and get matched up with other musicians to form a one-month band that performs at the next one. 

Wednesday, May 23:

  • Angelic Upstarts, the Briefs, Social Spit @ Casbah
  • Smallpools, Great Good Fine OK, Half the Animal @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Ghost Ensemble @ La Jolla Athenaeum
  • The James Hunter Six, Nate Donnis @ Belly Up
  • Sango, Kaelin Ellis @ The Observatory North Park
  • Rock Lotto @ Bar Pink
  • Daikaiju, Miss New Buddha, Bosswitch @ Tower Bar
  • 1,2,3 It's Wednesday with DJ EdROC @ The Office
  • Open Oscillator: Open Mic for Electronics @ The Whistle Stop
  • Kultura Wednesday with Karlos Paez & Friends @ Border X Brewing
  • Ocean Alley, the Morning Yells @ Soda Bar
  • Make Yourself at Home @ Space
  • Escalera @ Bar Sin Nombre
  • Gilbert Castellanos Young Lions Series & Jazz Jam @ Panama 66
  • Theo & Zydeco Patrol @ Tio Leo's
  • Dance Klassique with Joe Pea, Ryan Bauer, Gomez @ Blonde
  • Open Mic Night @ Pour House  
  • Tropidelic, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Carol Curtis @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Firehouse Swing @ Queen Bee's
  • Heidi & the Almighty's @ Navajo Live (9 p.m.)
  • Robbin and the Hood @ Navajo Live (7:30 p.m.)
  • Yes Lawd! with Yo Colombo & RLS @ U-31
  • Open Mic @ Midnight Jack
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Exit 6 @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Office Hours with the Professor @ El Dorado
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club

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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