Sounds Like San Diego: Sept. 10

X Ambassadors play intimate festival in Oceanside

The weekend couldn't be more perfect, which is all the more reason to head up to Oceanside for the annual Indie Jam. Headlined by X Ambassadors -- who not so long ago were playing free lunchtime shows and were just that band in the Jeep commercial -- this fest brings together some of the freshest in alt music and to play this relatively intimate festival usually bodes well for them growing sizable in the next few years. Get there early because you don't want to miss Wind & the Wave. Meanwhile, Trouble in the Wind come out of the woodwork with their first Casbah show in ages, Blondie is long sold out at the Observatory and Anger Flares brutalize Soda Bar.

Saturday, Sept. 10:

  • FM 94.9 Indie Jam feat. X Ambassadors, Broods, Kaleo, POP Etc, Bishop Briggs, Barns Courtney, the Wind & the Wave @ Junior Seau Amphitheatre at Oceanside Pier
  • Kathy Griffin @ California Center for the Arts Escondido
  • Trouble in the Wind, Red Fox Tails, Sick Balloons, Born Gypsy @ Casbah
  • Blondie, Prima Donna @ Observatory North Park (sold out)
  • Anger Flares, Agggroculture U.S., the Touchies, the Pope Virgins @ Soda Bar
  • The MilkCrate DJs @ Bar Pink
  • Bossfight, Letters to Ash, Dangerfield @ Good Guys Tavern
  • Soul Work feat. Malcolm Brown @ Blonde
  • Never Forget: A Benefit Honoring Flight 93 with Aghoris, 1001, A Hero Within, Big Goat, Hand of Fire @ Belly Up
  • San Diego Blues Fest feat. Bobby Rush @ Embarcadero Marina Park North
  • South Bay Pride 2016 Mike Taylor, DJ Taj, DJ IDeaL, Bad Kids, Laura Jane, Karine Hannah, Sue Palmer, DJ K.A. @ Chula Vista Bayside Park
  • Judy Wexler, Danny Green Trio @ Dizzy's
  • Dan Navarro @ Grassroots Oasis
  • Queen Nation, Turn Me Loose @ Music Box
  • Grampadrew's Flim Flam Revue @ Whistle Stop (5 p.m.)
  • Booty Bassment with Dmitri & Rob @ Whistle Stop
  • Jake Shimabukuro, Ron Artis II @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
  • Local Brews Local Grooves @ House of Blues
  • Screaming Yeehaws, Masteria, Sculpins @ The Bancroft
  • Wolfwaker, SLNCR, Short Stories, Transpire @ Soma
  • The Lucky Eejits, Punchcard, Midnight Track @ Sycamore Den
  • The Triple B @ Winston's (5 p.m.)
  • Wise Monkey Orchestra @ Winston's
  • The Wooly Mammoth @ Til-Two Club
  • Alan Parry @ Lestat's
  • Butts Ta Nuts with Jason Waterfalls, Abjo, Julz @ El Dorado
  • Jessica Bell, Emma Byrd, Becca Paoni @ Java Joe's
  • Somos, Free Throw, High Waisted, King Bloom @ Che Cafe
  • Mursic, Dirge for November, Lumivore, Ultima Circo @ The Merrow
  • Elektric Voodoo, No Kings @ 710 Beach Club
  • Native Alien @ Tio Leo's
  • Rising Star @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Brett Bodley @ Fluxx
  • Sensation @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • Crankdat @ Bassmnt
  • DJ PolitiK @ Omnia
  • Sharam Jey @ Bang Bang
  • Midnight Wave @ Kava Lounge
  • Rockstar Saturdays @ Henry's

Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah, the content manager for DoSD, 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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