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Sounds Like San Diego: Sept. 2

Joshua Zimmerman makes his way home for Tacos & Tequila Festival

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John Hancock
Can I just say I miss Joshua Zimmerman being a San Diegan? It feels like when the frontman of the Silent Comedy was a local resident, the music scene was in this magical moment. Not to say our scene isn't always beautiful and changing and evolving, but the Silent Comedy just brought a certain fire to this town that is sorely missed. Fortunately, Joshua is back in town this weekend, and the band is one of several playing the Tacos & Tequila Festival at Lane Park along the San Diego Bay. As night falls, the Heavy Guilt play a huge show at Soda Bar with a special spoken word performance by Al Howard, Warren G plays the Observatory, and Frankie Cosmos plays an all ages show at the Irenic. For the Deadheads among us, LA's Grateful Shred play the Casbah.

Saturday, Sept. 2:
  • Tacos & Tequila Festival San Diego featuring Shwayze, Sky (LMFAO), the Silent Comedy, Christian Taylor & the Rhythm Makers, Blaise Guld Trio, the Anodynes, the Rogue Pilots, Goose^Mavrk @ Lane Field Park, Broadway & Harbor Drive
  • Grateful Shred, Mapache @ Casbah
  • Warren G, South Psycho Cide @ Observatory North Park
  • Frankie Cosmos, iji, Nancy Sin @ The Irenic 
  • The Heavy Guilt, the Paragraphs, Cardinal Moon, Alfred Howard (spoken word) @ Soda Bar
  • Pato Banton, Hazmatt @ Belly Up  
  • San Diego Salsa/Bachata/Zoúk Festival 2017 @ Sheraton Hotel & Marina Harbor Island
  • Irving Flores Latin Jazz Quintet @ Dizzy's
  • The Rough, Skipjack, Nights Like Thieves, No Skill Required @ The Merrow
  • G Burns Jug Band @ Black Cat Bar
  • Besos de Coco @ Panama 66
  • Melvus, Mezzanine, the Game Rivalry @ Ken Club
  • Clinton Fearon, Droop Lion, Gladiators @ Music Box
  • Boogie Down with Cookie Crew, DJ Inform & Tec. @ Space
  • DJ Mike Delgado @ Bar Pink
  • Music Is 4 Lovers: Lovelife After Party @ Blonde
  • Sunburn Pool Party @ Float, Hard Rock Hotel
  • Fellow Travelers of the Illusion Machine, Kimmi Butter & the Night Howls, Bedlam's Edge, Small Town Heros @ Pour House (Oceanside)
  • Keep Your Soul, DJ Mancat @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Sarah Rogo @ Java Joe's
  • Fashion Jackson, Sahara Grim @ Lestat's
  • Pyromania, Fooz Fighters @ House of Blues
  • Tori Roze & the Hot Mess @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • The Twinfins, King Flamingo, Stray Monroe @ Tower Bar
  • Jonny Tarr @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Sleeping With Sirens, the White Noise, Palaye Royale, Chase Atlantic @ Soma
  • Jerry Jacobs @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Scotty Alexander @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Melvin Seals and JGB "Keepers of the Flame" @ Winston's (10 p.m.)
  • Gentlemen Prefer Blood @ Til-Two Club
  • Inquisition, Uada, Volahn, Highland, Impure Consecration @ Brick by Brick
  • Strictly Business with DJs Edroc & KanyeAsada @ The Office
  • Boostive, Mango Habanero @ 710 Beach Club
  • DJ Freeman @ U-31
  • Full Strength Funk Band @ Tio Leo's
  • Shades of Blues @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Liquid Blue @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Lookas @ Bassmnt
  • DJ Spryte @ Oxford Social Club at the Pendry
  • Chris Malinchak, Boys Don't Disco @ Bang Bang
  • The Reflex @ FLUXX
  • The Farmers @ Navajo Live 
  • DJ Vice @ Omnia
  • Ascension @ Kava Lounge

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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