Sounds Like San Diego: Sept. 24

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It's gotten to the point that every time Tthe Lemonheads come to town, I get texts and e-mails from friends reminding me about the shows. I have been a fan of the band for a very, very long time and have seen it and singer Evan Dando dozens of times -- even hung out with him more than a few times -- and if one thing can be said across the board, it's that you never know what to expect. I'm just happy the dude is still coming around to share the music of my angsty teen years, and Thursday at the Belly Up should be a good one. Of course, there are so many good shows, it's hard to call this one an outright winner, since Lou Barlow of Dinosaur Jr., Sebadoh and the Folk Implosion returns to the Casbah, and the buzzy Titus Andronicus make their mark at the Irenic. Besides that, the big show of the night that all of your friends are probably already committed to is the Foo Fighters at Sleep Train Amphitheatre, which is a little hard to ignore, since Dave Grohl is like the BFF of his most devout fans, and he just proves over and over what an annoyingly good guy he is.  

Thursday, Sept. 24:

  • The Lemonheads, Dumb Numbers & Triptides @ Belly Up
  • Foo Fighters, Gary Clark, Jr. @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
  • Lou Barlow, Pall Jenkins, O @ Casbah
  • Titus Andronicus, Spider Bags, Baked @ The Irenic
  • Teen Daze, Heavenly Beat, Other Bodies, Bakkuda @ Soda Bar
  • The Kabbs @ Bar Pink
  • Jesse LaMonaca & the Dime Novels, Ashley Pond @ Sycamore Den
  • Stevie Harris, Sister Speak @ Music Box (free)
  • Gabi, Small Disaster @ Seven Grand
  • Bird Dog, Before the Brave @ Quartyard
  • Storm Large & Le Bonheur @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Deron Miller's CKY/Foreign Objects, Chamber Sixx, Cage (CA), Three Chamber Heart @ Brick By Brick
  • Brendan James @ Lestat's
  • Gregory Page & Friends @ Java Joe's
  • Oh Land @ House of Blues
  • MyLifeAsEva, Meredith Foster, Alisha Marie @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Velvet Club, Boychick, Death By Snoo Snoo, Moonpool @ The Merrow
  • Gilbert Castellanos & the Park West Ensemble @ Croce's Park West
  • Carlos Mencia @ Sycuan
  • R:Tyme @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Beevil, Who & the F---s, Cucumber & the Suntans, the Numerators, Bad Kids @ Tower Bar
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Modern Day Moonshine, The Higgs @ Winston's (9 p.m.)
  • Nathan James @ Tio Leo's
  • DJ Whoo Kid @ Fluxx
  • Michael Woods @ Omnia
  • Caskey, LowKey Tanner @ La Luz Ultra Lounge
  • Strange Waves @ Kava Lounge
  • Dread Daze, TRC Soundsystem, DJ Reefah @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Adult Films @ Boar Cross'n

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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