Sounds Like San Diego: September 5

Shakira finally makes her San Diego return with a show Tuesday at Valley View Casino Center

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My college roommates were obsessed with Shakira. "Pies Descalzos" had just come out and she had that voice, like she was singing while gargling, and we definitely wore out that CD back then. We never could've predicted that she'd be such a crossover hit, with a career in English even more lucrative than her career in Spanish, though she's had no trouble internationally as well. Earlier this year, her tour was postponed, and tonight she's finally appearing back at Valley View Casino Center. Across town, the silky tunes of Leon Bridges will fill SDSU's Open Air Theatre, and if you were lucky enough to have seen him at the Observatory North Park, you know it's an amazing live show. Around town, the Casbah is sold out with Samantha Fish, Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues headlines the Belly Up, and Aussie Oscar Key Sung brings electronic R&B to Soda Bar.

Wednesday, Sept. 5:

  • Shakira, Salva @ Valley View Casino Center 
  • Leon Bridges, Masego @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre,  SDSU
  • Samantha Fish, the Liquorsmiths @ Casbah (SOLD OUT)
  • Justin Hayward, Mike Dawes @ Belly Up
  • Shock: New Wave with Old Man Johnson @ Bar Pink
  • Oscar Key Sung, Jara @ Soda Bar
  • Pumphouse, Butt Candy, the Tubulars @ Tower Bar 
  • Asmodeus, Strange Creature, Delahcruz, Rivalry, Gabonano @ Space
  • Tofiga @ House of Blues
  • "Once: The Musical" @ Lamb's Players Theatre Coronado
  • Jazz with Leonard Patton & Matt Dibiase @ Tio Leo's
  • Paul Gregg @ Sycamore Den 
  • Escalera Sessions @ Bar Sin Nombre
  • Gilbert Castellanos' Young Lions Series & Jazz Jam @ Panama 66
  • First Wednesdays: Felix y Los Gatos @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Alexandro Querevalu @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Dance Klassique with Joe Pea, Ryan Bauer, Gomez @ Blonde
  • Open Mic Night @ Pour House  
  • Michael Brondstetter @ Tipsy Crow
  • Instant Crush with Nastea and guests @ The Office
  • Gentle Giants, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Robert Allen Shepherd @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Roger! @ Navajo Live (9:30 p.m.)
  • The V-Tones @ Navajo Live (7:30 p.m.)
  • Open Mic @ Midnight Jack
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Michele Lundeen @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 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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