Sounds Like San Diego: September 23

Ash bring their modern classic "1977" to life at Soda Bar on Friday

The weekend is here and if you thought you were gonna lay low and just couch the whole time, think again. This is perhaps the busiest weekend of the year, with music for everyone. For starters, Icelandic indie-rockers Sigur Ros are playing at Symphony Hall and their last show was a spectacle of lights, music, and confetti. Meanwhile, Soda Bar hosts Irish alt-rockers Ash, who are currently celerating the 20 year anniversary of their debut record, "1977." At the Irenic, you can hear the garage rock of Chicago's Twin Peaks, or catch punk icon Alice Bag and her band at the Casbah. Soft rockers Air Supply return to Humphreys, Atmosphere plays a sold-out show at the Observatory, and music legend Peter Case performs at the Whistle Stop. Are you kidding me?! Rethink that whole staying in thing and catch some amazing music. You can thank me later.

Friday, Sept. 23:

  • San Diego Festival of Beers @ Broadway Pier Port Pavilion (6-10 p.m.)
  • Sigur Ros @ Jacobs Music Center's Copley Symphony Hall
  • Ash, Dear Boy @ Soda Bar
  • Twin Peaks, White Reaper, Modern Vices @ The Irenic
  • Alice Bag Band, the Loons, Madly @ Casbah
  • Air Supply, Sister Speak @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
  • Atmosphere, Brother Ali, deM atlaS, Plain Ole Bill & Last Word @ The Observatory North Park (SOLD OUT)
  • Peter Case + Keith Morris Memoir Reading @ Whistle Stop
  • Goatwhore, Ruines Ov Abaddon, Orphic Eye @ The Merrow
  • Kellie Pickler @ Moonshine Beach 
  • '80s vs. '90s @ Bar Pink
  • La Septima Banda @ Music Box
  • Atomic Groove Hello Fall @ Belly Up (happy hour 5 p.m.)
  • War, Karlos Paez Trio @ Belly Up
  • Late Night Special @ Blonde 
  • Midnight Block, 13 Wolves, Nathaniel Johnstone Band, the Rockin Ramblers @ Ken Club
  • Down Big, Dirty Pennies @ Black Cat Bar
  • Audiotopsy, Sight Unscene, Big Goat @ Brick By Brick
  • Rudy de Anda, Golden Drugs, Splaavender, the Bad Vibes @ The Hideout
  • M.E. Law (CD release) @ Java Joe's
  • Killing the Messenger, Behind the Fallen, Chrysalis, Mandala, Beyond My Afterlife @ SOMA
  • Yale Strom Quartet @ Pilgrim United Church of Christ
  • Fistfights with Wolves, Latifahtron, Strange Creature @ The Salty Frog
  • AfterHours in the Office w/ DJs Adam Salter & Kid Wonder @ The Office
  • Musica en la Plaza @ California Center for the Arts Escondido
  • Heated Exchange & Jon Jaylo @ California Center for the Arts Escondido
  • CitySide, the Euphonics @ 710 Beach Club
  • Casey Turner @ 710 Beach Club (5-8 p.m.)
  • Pokestomp @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Dennis Jones @ Tio Leo's
  • Precious, Common War, Hiding Place, Waves+Billows @ Che Cafe
  • Pop Vinyl @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • SD City Soul Club presents Steady 45s, 2000 Tons of TNT @ Tower Bar
  • John Kadlecik of Furthur and Dark Star Orchestra @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
  • OB Comedy @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Wyatt Blair, the Tic Tocs, Slowdraw the Hungry Eskimo, Anestesia @ Til-Two Club
  • DJ Amen @ Fluxx
  • Klingande @ Bassmnt
  • Matt Lange @ Bang Bang
  • Tiësto @ Omnia
  • Tribe Out West presents Shamanic feat. Donald Thump, Levy, Mad Waves, Memo Rex, Sam Wild, Sayhi, Shuski & Lennon, Susio, Tripsy @ Spin
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's Pub
  • Ready For The World @ Sycuan Casino
  • Beat Kitchen, OSTN, Charlie Rock @ El Dorado
  • Caliber @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • Fire Conclave, Seria Star @ Kava Lounge
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n

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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