Sounds Like San Diego: September 7

Sports, Slares, the Havnauts and more headline Friday's concert action


For most of us, it was a short week, but that doesn't mean we're any less ready for the weekend. At Soda Bar, catch Oklahoma's Sports, who recently released "Everyone's Invited" and, as a well-spoken YouTube commenter noted, their music "goes good with weed" and falls into the category the kids are calling 'vaporwave'. For the old-timers, Big Sandy returns to the Casbah to satisfy your need for rockabilly and are definite contenders for most times performed at the Casbah over the venue's 29 years. The talented Shelbi Bennett fronts the Havnauts this evening at Public Square and Slares play at the Hard Rock Hotel. There are dozens of shows all over town so you should have no trouble finding yourself caught up in some fun tonight. 

Friday, Sept. 7:

  • Sports, Keith Charles @ Soda Bar
  • Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, the Sleepwalkers, Dave Gleason Trio @ Casbah
  • The Havnauts, Ignant Benches, Ice Cream @ Public Square Coffee House
  • Slares, Nitelapse, Wsprgrl and Zee, Bidicobra, Zosa @ Hard Rock Hotel San Diego
  • JJ Grey & Mofro, Dragondeer @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • Soul Stompin' First Friday w/ the Amandas and DJ Claire! @ Whistle Stop
  • Zzymzzy Quartet @ Panama 66
  • The Australian Pink Floyd Show @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay (SOLD OUT)
  • Dance Punk: Indie, Blog, Haus, Electro @ Blonde
  • Poor Inus, Fistfights With Wolves, OrchidXMantis @ Ken Club
  • On Drugs, the High Curbs, T. Rexico, Former, Ah God, Struckout, Tina Fake @ SOMA
  • The Red Pears, Jurassic Shark, Fashion Jackson, Bad Kids @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Lil Evil, Kalashnikov My Wife, Rob Paulson @ Black Cat Bar
  • Fireball Ministry, the Focke Wolves, Call of the Wild, Gorm @ Brick By Brick
  • Hip Hop vs. Punk Rock w/ Dablin Souls, Gentroside, Drecat, Masteria @ Tower Bar
  • Brothers Gow @ Winston's
  • Tomcat Courtney @ Ken Club (6-9 p.m.) 
  • Marisela @ San Diego Civic Theatre
  • Hocus, The Bassics @ Over the Border 
  • Redwood Black @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Whiskey, Cash, and Roses @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Sweet Myths @ De Oro Mine Co
  • "Once: The Musical" @ Lamb's Players Theatre Coronado
  • Jason McCue @ Lestat's
  • Musica En La Plaza: Sexteto Sonero Del Caribe @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • The Rough, Just In Case, Infinite Signal, the Dangerfield @ The Merrow
  • Screams of Syrens, In Your Memoriy, Liquid Squid @ Bancroft Bar
  • The Great Pumpkin, Epic (Tributes to Smashing Pumpkins & Faith No More) @ 710 Beach Club
  • Janice & Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Nite Moves with DJs Beatnick and Ayla Simone @ The Office 
  • All-Vinyl Happy Hour w/Monsieur Turbeau @ The Office (6pm)
  • Live Acoustic Sessions @ U-31 (7:30-9:30 p.m.)
  • Kid Wonder @ U-31
  • Detroit Underground @ Tio Leo's
  • Viva Santana @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Come Together (Beatles Tribute) @ Navajo Live (9 p.m.)
  • Sudden Death @ Bassmnt 
  • Sage Armstrong, omnom @ Bang Bang
  • Dread Mar I, La Sucursal De La Cumbia, El Arka, Nelson El Toro @ Music Box (SOLD OUT)
  • Deejay Al @ FLUXX
  • Purps 'N Turqs with Michael Rosa, Marie Nyx, Beav & Bosty @ 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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