Sounds Like San Diego: Sept. 18

I really do love September touring because it means we have so many amazing music options in San Diego. Music Box made its debut to media and industry in the past week, and on Friday you can catch the amazing and local Julieta Venegas, who kicks off two nights at the brand-new venue in the space formerly occupied by Anthology. The Balboa Theatre will be packed as well for Chris Cornell, who returns to the Balboa Theatre; Turquoise Jee is at Casbah, the New Kinetics rock out at Soda Bar, and Splavender drop by the Balboa. And of course, this is the first night of Kaaboo, where music and foodies collide at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club and Fairgrounds.

Friday, Sept. 18:

  • Julieta Venegas @ Music Box
  • Chris Cornell, Hemming @ Balboa Theatre
  • Kaaboo, featuring No Doubt, Snoop Dogg, Sheryl Crow, many others @ Del Mar Fairgrounds
  • Turquoise Jeep, Noface Shadowmen, DJ Artistic, Rosa Veleno @ Casbah
  • The New Kinetics, Duping the Public, the Heart Beat Trail, the Liquorsmiths @ Soda Bar
  • Mr. Blow and Friends @ Bar Pink
  • DSB: A Journey Tribute, Betamaxx @ Belly Up
  • Atomic Groove @ Belly Up (5 p.m.)
  • Splavender, Adult Films @ The Balboa
  • Bill McGee Blues Band @ Park & Rec
  • Revolution Mother, True Rivals, Thorne, Sederra, Takedown @ Brick By Brick
  • Musica en la Plazam with Los Montano and the Manny Cepeda Orchestra Quartet @ California Center for the Arts Escondido
  • The Major Minus, the Wild Fires, Natalie Emmons Band, the Troubadour Parade, Nite Lapse @ SOMA
  • The Crooked Jades @ Templar's Hall in Old Poway Park
  • Sad Muffin @ Queen Bee's
  • The Zicas @ Java Joe's
  • DJ Shift @ Parq
  • Troyboi @ House of Blues
  • Negura Bunget, Grimegod, Dynfari, Ruines Ov Abbodon, Lurid Memory @ The Merrow
  • Guides (L.A.)  @ The Bancroft
  • DJ Bodyrawk @ U-31
  • Teagan Taylor @ Croce's Park West
  • Michele Lundeen @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Rising Star @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Santa Ana Knights, Static & the Cubes, Pentecostals @ Tower Bar
  • The Moves (album release), Homesick Hitchers, Justin Werner @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
  • F---ing in the Bushes with Rob Moran @ Whistle Stop
  • DeeJay Al @ Fluxx
  • Junior theDISCOpunk @ Henry's Pub
  • Dr. Fresch @ Bang Bang
  • The Fooks, DJ LYA @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n
  • Blue Largo (CD release) @ Tio Leo's
  • SIAN @ Spin
  • Lynch Mob, Rammoth, RDG, Taz Taylor @ 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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