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Sounds Like San Diego: September 28

Imagine Dragons head up Thursday's live-music options

This is possibly the busiest music day of this whole month, and I don't know how people are supposed to choose between all of the great music tonight. For one, the little band who grew from playing a weekly Casbah residency to now playing the biggest venues across the country, Imagine Dragons take the stage at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre. Joined by Grouplove and K. Flay, it will be quite the rager for beginning of the fall season. Meanwhile, the enchanting and talented Perfume Genius returns to San Diego with a show at House of Blues, and Canadian brother-and-sister duo Tennyson play an all-ages show at the Irenic. On top of all of those, local singer-songwriter Marie Haddad celebrates an album release at Humphreys Backstage Live, and Lauren Ruth Ward comes to the Casbah. It's a great night to kick off the weekend early. 

Thursday, Sept. 28:

  • Imagine Dragons, Grouplove, K. Flay @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre 
  • Perfume Genius, Kristin Kontrol @ House of Blues
  • Tennyson, Photay @ The Irenic
  • Marie Haddad Album Release Party @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Lauren Ruth Ward, Vista Kicks, Veronica Bianqui @ Casbah (Check out the SoundDiego interview with Bianqui here)
  • Moon Taxi, Too Many Zooz @ Belly Up
  • Phantoms, Weird Night @ Bar Pink
  • The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, the Courtneys, Prids @ The Loft at UCSD (read the SoundDiego interview with the Pains of Being Pure at Heart here)
  • Frankie & the Witch Fingers, Petyr, Los Shadows, DJs Mike Turi & Andrew McGranahan @ Soda Bar
  • The Go Set, Quel Bordel! @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Sabor: Afro Tech and Techno @ Blonde
  • Lee Brice @ Viejas Concerts in the Park
  • Nena Anderson, Graham Nancarrow @ Pour House (Oceanside)
  • Superjoint, DevilDriver, King Parrot, Cane Hill, Child Bite, Contortion @ Brick By Brick
  • Afton Presents a rock and hip-hop showcase @ The Merrow
  • Boom Boxx Thursdays @ U-31
  • Live Band Karaoke @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • The Devils of Loudun, Morphesia @ Tower Bar
  • Jake Simpson in "The Standard" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Throwback Thursday @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Foxygen, Midnight Sister @ Music Box
  • Warren College Presents: Dark Nights Bright Lights @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Lanco @ Moonshine Flats 
  • William Driskill, Noel Jordan, Patrick Dennis @ Black Cat Bar 
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Tropidelic @ Winston's
  • BAT, Blade Killer, Execution, Invocation War @ Til-Two Club
  • No Limits with DJMysonKing @ The Office
  • The Loosen Up with DJs Aida, Mane, Kid Wonder @ El Dorado
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • Tango Thursdays @ Queen Bee's
  • Night Skool @ Henry's Pub
  • SCALES @ Kava Lounge
  • DJ Dumbo @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Bill Magee Blues @ Tio Leo's
  • Shocks of Mighty @ Boar Cross'n
  • Liquid Courage Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club
  • The Loosen Up with DJs Mane, A-Boogie, Kid Wonder @ El Dorado
  • Bonnie X Clyde @ Omnia

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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