Sounds Like San Diego: Sept. 25

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Anthony Tran

Have you been paying attention to the best week in music here in San Diego? Because, honestly, the shows this week have been ridiculous, and Friday is no exception. Death Cab for Cutie hit the big stage at the Open Air Theatre at SDSU, along with Best Coast, and it should be an extra-special good show because the sound there is so superior to some of the indoor gyms where the band has played in recent years. Meanwhile, Sounddiego's favorite ladies, the Coathangers, return to San Diego, this time with a show at the Casbah, the Lighthouse and the Whaler perform at Soda Bar, and Royal Blood will be taking no prisoners at House of Blues.

Friday, Sept. 25:

  • Death Cab for Cutie, Best Coast @ Open Air Theatre, SDSU
  • The Coathangers, Birth Defects, Flames of Durga, Shady Francos @ Casbah
  • The Lighthouse and the Whaler, Born Cages @ Soda Bar
  • '80s vs. '90s @ Bar Pink
  • Walter Trout, Guitar Shorty @ Belly Up
  • Atomic Groove @ Belly Up (5 p.m.)
  • Tamia Presents Love Life Tour @ Music Box
  • Electric Healing Sound, Soft Deadlines, Policias y Ladrones @ The Balboa
  • Royal Blood, Bass Drum of Death @ House of Blues
  • Godhammered, Awaiting Samsara, One Inch Punch, Parade of Horribles @ Brick By Brick
  • Dave Koz, Rick Braun, Kenny Lattimore @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
  • Musica en la Plaza, with Los Montano and the Manny Cepeda Orchestra Quartet @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Christopher Hollyday's Alto Summit @ Dizzy's
  • Seoul, Young Ejecta @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Brian Ellis' Reflection, DJs Eddy Funkster, Laroj, Hotthobo, Danny Spence @ The Hideout
  • Lord of War, Wrvth, Manfala, jasonXvoorhees @ SOMA
  • Bushwalla @ Java Joe's
  • Groove International: Sound the Groove @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Mystery Skulls, Nicky Venus, Wes Period @ The Merrow
  • Imbalanced, Miscreancy, Mysticism, Sergulath @ The Bancroft
  • Sue Palmer @ Croce's Park West
  • Monette Marino @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Get Dead, Clowns, Western Settings @ Tower Bar
  • Brothers Gow, Spafford @ Winston's
  • Age of Collapse, Ruins, Crime Desire, Dhatura @ Til-Two Club
  • Hills Like Elephants @ Whistle Stop
  • Mr Brown @ Fluxx
  • DJ E-Rock @ Parq
  • DJ Kurty @ Rich's
  • Le Young @ Bang Bang
  • Junior theDISCOpunk @ Henry's Pub
  • Marcelo D2 Live Performance @ Spin
  • R3hab @ Omnia
  • Mimi Zulu and Friends @ Kava Lounge
  • So Cal Vibes, DJ Arox @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n
  • Casey Turner @ 710 Beach Club (5-8 pm.)
  • The Big Lewinsky, Weezerton @ 710 Beach Club

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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