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Sounds Like San Diego: September 29

Benjamin Booker, Black Kids, Hellogoodbye and more head up SD's Friday night live music

I have to say, this is always my favorite weekend of the year. Adams Avenue Street Fair and CRSSD Festival are this weekend, as are San Diego's own versions of Oktoberfest. But what has me excited tonight is Black Kids at the Casbah. They recently released their first record in a decade, so if you think back to when they were super active, Beauty Bar was the hot spot on the local scene, North Park was just beginning its big re-emergence, and beers were still under $5. Tonight, catch the dancy-pop band at the Casbah and remember the good 'ol days of the early oughts. Meanwhile, Benjamin Booker is raved about and is playing tonight at the Belly Up, Hellogoodbye would also like to wax nostalgic at the Irenic for an early show (bands start at 7 p.m.), and "nuevo latino folk band" Y La Bamba return with a show at Soda Bar. It's a great way to kick off a weekend packed with amazing music.

Friday, Sept. 29:

  • Oktoberfest 2017 @ German American Societies, El Cajon (4-10 p.m.)
  • La Mesa Oktoberfest @ Downtown La Mesa Village (4-10:30 p.m.)
  • Black Kids, Le Vice @ Casbah
  • Benjamin Booker, She Keeps Bees @ Belly Up
  • Hellogoodbye, Chris Farren, Family Of Geniuses @ The Irenic
  • Y La Bamba, Monogem, Stephanie Brown & the Surrealistics @ Soda Bar
  • The Heavy Guilt @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Tower of Power, Average White Band @ Humphreys Concerts By The Bay
  • Quali (Record Release), Witness 9, Runs Deep, DJ Jon @ Whistle Stop
  • The Midnight Pine, Rebecca Jade & the Cold Fact @ Panama 66
  • The John Reynolds Septet @ Dizzy's
  • Through Being Cool Emo Night @ Blonde
  • Michael Kaeshammer @ Museum of Making Music 
  • Ready For The World @ Sycuan Casino 
  • Slaves, Secrets, Out Came the Wolves, Picturesque, Ascensions @ SOMA
  • Widowspeak, Clearance, Soft Lions @ Space
  • DJ L @ Bar Pink
  • Apocalyptica plays Metallica by Four Cellos @ Jacobs Music Center's Copley Symphony Hall
  • Atomic Groove’s Girlz Nite Out A Benefit for RCHS's Hurricane Effort  @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5 p.m.)
  • Josh Abbott Band, Charlie Worsham @ House of Blues
  • Art San Diego @ Wyland Center at Del Mar Fairgrounds
  • We Are One, Marian Murdock @ Lestat's
  • Joey Harris & the Mentals, Killer HZ @ Black Cat Bar
  • Superjoint, DevilDriver, King Parrot, Cane Hill, Child Bite, Contortion @ Brick By Brick
  • An Electronic Gift For Mexico City (A Benefit for Mexico City Earthquake Victims) feat. Bostich & Fussible, Machino, Ese & Zain, Viejo Lowbo, DJ Ideal @ Music Box
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Scotty Alexander @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Jerry Jacobs @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Ezekial Jay Band @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Musica En La Plaza: Manny Cepeda Orchestra Quartet @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Los Feliz, Nowhereland @ Tower Bar
  • Pour House & Pizza Port Present: The Beers & Bands Thing @ Pour House (Oceanside)
  • Eken is Dead, Skipjack, Critical Me, A Hero Within, No Skill Required @ The Merrow
  • Nashville Nights @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Art of Sound, Siesta 21 Yr: Thug F---er, Doc Martin, Cris Herrera, Carl Craig, Paluka @ World Beat Center
  • SD Union w/ Xtrah, DJ Rap, Dela Moontribe & Consouls @ Spin
  • On Point Promotions: Joey Harkum, Oak Palace, Casey Turner @ 710 Beach Club
  • Janice & the Band @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Cool Party Bro. feat Heminguey & Ikah Love @ The Office 
  • All-Vinyl Happy Hour w/Monsieur Turbeau @ The Office (6 p.m.)
  • DJ XP @ U-31
  • Big Time Operator @ Tio Leo's
  • Detroit Underground @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Those Guys @ Navajo Live (7 p.m.)
  • Blackout @ Navajo Live (8: 45 p.m.)
  • Aerosmyth @ Navajo Live (10:45 p.m.)
  • Barely Alive, Virtual Riot, Bassrush  @ Bassmnt 
  • Beat Kitchen with DJs QSTN & Charlie Rock @ El Dorado
  • Lee Burridge @ Bang Bang
  • Matoma @ Omnia
  • Miles Medina @ FLUXX
  • Tres the Band @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino 
  • Popvinyl, DJ Autumn @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino 
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's Pub
  • Purps and Turqs @ Kava Lounge
  • Club Musae @ 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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