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Sounds Like San Diego: Sept. 11

NYC post-hardcore visionaries Quicksand release first album in 22 years

Much of my free time in high school was spent in hot basements and garages listening to hardcore bands scream their angst into cheap microphones as we thrashed around in the limited space, dripping in sweat. If we weren't seeing bands live, we were listening to tapes and CDs of bands like Quicksand. I listened to "Slip" so much that my cassette snapped. Tonight, 27 years after forming, the band plays Belly Up, and I'm kind of guessing it is going to feel like a high school reunion. Around town, local blues singer Danielle Nicole plays Soda Bar, Sacramento's Lost Things play the Merrow and black metal band Infinite Death play at Til-Two Club.

Monday, Sept. 11:

  • Quicksand, No Joy @ Belly Up
  • Danielle Nicole, Kimmi Bitter, the Night Howls @ Soda Bar
  • Lost Things, Elk Grove, Avenue Army, Mainsail @ The Merrow
  • DJ Thug Wave @ Bar Pink
  • Infinite Death, Dead Asylum, Mystic Ritual (members of Ruines ov Abaddon), Mortar @ Til-Two Club
  • Makossa Mondays with DJ Tah Rei @ Seven Grand
  • Neil Diamond vs. Tom Jones Dance Party @ Blonde
  • Arkaik, Alterbeast, Inanimate Existence, Beheading the King @ Brick by Brick
  • The Reflex New Wave Dance Party @ Office Bar 
  • Musical Monday @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Elk Grove and Lost Things @ Public Square Coffee House
  • El Dorado Slim @ Navajo Live
  • Kerry-Oke Pizza Party @ The Holding Company 1502
  • '80s with Junior theDISCOpunk @ The Brass Rail
  • Movie Night with Beau @ Pour House (Oceanside)
  • Mercedes Moore @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Kenny Eng, Rob Deez @ De Oro Mining Co.
  • Electric Relaxation @ Whistle Stop
  • Real Live Monday with Shane Hall @ El Dorado
  • Wheels of the Industry @ Live Wire
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Acoustic Night/Industry Night @ Henry's Pub
  • Party on a Monday @ U-31

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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