Sounds Like San Diego: Sept. 20

Chvrches, the Dean Ween Group, Yungblud and more head up tonight's live-music action

I have to apologize to all of the bands playing tonight. I'm sure country-music lovers will eat up a Jason Aldean show, Ween fans will love the Dean Ween Group at the Belly Up, Yungblud's Casbah debut, and our dear friends the Bronx opening for Thrice at the House of Blues -- but nothing has me more excited than the return of Chvrches to San Diego. I love everything about this band. I love their music. I love their massive light productions. I love that Scottish accent that makes them sound just a little smarter than the rest of us. And I love that frontwoman Lauren Mayberry is a strong, powerful, and intelligent woman who doesn't tolerate misogyny in the music industry, evidenced by interviews offstage as well as in her music onstage. To me, she is iconic and if you're a parent of young girl, Mayberry is the kind of role model you want your girls admiring. Catch Chvrches tonight at SDSU's Open Air Theatre. 

Thursday, Sept. 20:

  • Chvrches, Lo Moon @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
  • Yungblud, Arrested Youth @ Casbah
  • Thrice, the Bronx, Teenage Wrist @ House of Blues
  • The Dean Ween Group, Keith Kenny @ Belly Up
  • Jason Aldean, Luke Combs, Lauren Alaina, Dee Jay Silver @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre 
  • The Spill Canvas, Punchline, Selfish Things @ Soda Bar
  • Gregory Page @ Java Joe's 
  • Papi Wavy, Grxzzly Pab, AG Boon, K Breeze, Profit @ Bancroft Bar
  • Soul Food @ Space
  • Sam Reider & the Human Hands @ Museum of Making Music
  • Striking Matches, Christian Taylor @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Mwenso & the Shakes @ Panama 66
  • The Garners @ Sycamore Den
  • Mercedes Moore @ Tio Leo's
  • Nu Vintage @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • The Fountain of Youth, the In It-Self, Puerto @ Tower Bar
  • Carole J. Bufford in "Come Together: When the 1960s met the 1970s" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Whitherward @ De Oro Mine Co 
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Shaky Hand String Band @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
  • Bill Caballero Latin Jam @ Border X Brewing
  • Original Stylin' @ Til-Two Club
  • No Limits with DJMysonKing @ The Office
  • DJs Brian Rose, Kyle Hapgood @ El Dorado
  • Capt. Goose All-Star Swing Band @ Queen Bee's
  • Acid Varsity 50 ft. Fanon Flowers, Adios Mundo Cruel, Duckman @ Kava Lounge
  • Chocolate: A Night of Deepdark Afro-Tech and Techno @ Blonde
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • DJ Yodah @ Henry's Pub

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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