Sounds Like San Diego: Sept. 8

With the heat wave coming, there's no better way to escape than with Alt 949's Indie Jam

Rosemary Bystrak
We're supposed to have another heatwave this weekend, so what better way to spend it than by the coast? Specifically, at the Oceanside Pier for Alt 949's annual Indie Jam. They have a really cool lineup on one of the most scenic stages in the county: the Junior Seau Memorial Amphitheatre. I'm especially fond of Bishop Briggs and Superorganism, but it will be a great day from start to finish. In other festivals by the water, the annual Blues Festival goes down at Embarcadero Marina Park North and South Bay celebrates Pride with a free event at Chula Vista's Bayside Park. Take advantage of their shuttles, because parking there can be challenging. By night, check out Mom Jeans for an all ages show at the Irenic, catch British up-and-comer Jade Bird at the Casbah or see the return of uke virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro at Humphreys by the Bay.
Saturday, Sept. 8:
  • Alt 949's Indie Jam 2018 featuring Dirty Heads, Bishop Briggs, lovelytheband, Superorganism, Flora Cash @ Junior Seau Amphitheatre at Oceanside Pier 
  • San Diego Blues Festival featuring Billy Gibbons, Tommy Castro & the Painkillers, Kenny Neal, the Sons of the Soul Revivers, John Nemuth & the Blue Dreamers, Lightnin Malcolm, Sara Rogo, Chickenbone Slim & the Biscuits, Fred Heath @ Embarcadero Marina Park North (12-8 p.m.)
  • South Bay Pride 2018 featuring Ongina with the Divas, Ingenue, Regina Styles MC, Unsteady, the Social Animal, Rhythm Turner, Karina Frist & the Banduvloons, Network, the Drag Kings @ Chula Vista Bayside Park (free)
  • Ray at Night @ Ray Street, North Park 
  • Jade Bird, Field Report @ Casbah 
  • Mom Jeans, Just Friends, Shortly @ The Irenic
  • Jake Shimabukuro @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
  • Cardinal Moon, the Gift Machine @ Soda Bar
  • Evan Diamond & the Library, the Rough @ Bar Pink (8 p.m.) 
  • DJ’s Grimm and L. @ Bar Pink (10 p.m.) 
  • Lee Fields & the Expressions, Brainstory @ Belly Up  
  • Once the Musical @ Lamb's Players Theatre Coronado
  • Leonard Patton Trio @ The Grassroots Oasis!
  • Reburst, Common Misconception, Rubber Soul, Ruben Ortega @ Che Cafe
  • Petros Klampanis & his trio (Greek bassist/composer) @ Dizzy's
  • Mindparade, Coral Bells @ Ken Club
  • ABBA the Concert @ Sycuan Casino
  • Hide and Go Freak @ Space
  • Soul Work Party @ Blonde
  • Montalban Quintet @ Panama 66
  • Protoje, Yaadcore @ Music Box
  • Levitt Amp Music Series: E.N. Young @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Catherine Britt @ Lestat's
  • Free Rein Summer Tour 2018: Rebelution, Stephen Marley, Common Kings @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
  • We Are One, Everything Undone, Natural Disaster, Rain of Fridays, Suburban Park, Ending Left @ Soma
  • The Gift Curse, Nicey Nice World @ Black Cat Bar
  • Residente @ House of Blues
  • Booty Bassment @ Whistle Stop
  • 3 Doors Down & Collective Soul: the Rock & Roll Express Tour @ The Events Center, Harrah's SoCal Resort  
  • The Moneymen Band @ Crossroads, House of Blues (free)
  • Sophia Alone @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Night Terrors featuring Diavol Strain, Otzi, New Skeletal Faces @ Tower Bar
  • Cherry Road @ De Oro Mine Co.
  • Puerto, the Fountain of Youth, Jet Dread Stone, Broken Field Runner @ Bancroft Bar
  • Moonshineville with Jerry Gontang @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Two Reverends & a Sinner @ Winston's (2 p.m.) 
  • The Wick Hauser Band @ Winston's (5-8 p.m.)
  • The Blonde Brothers @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
  • Damage, Inc., Sweet Soul Sister, Vasoline @ Brick by Brick
  • Club Sabbat: Naughty School Girl Night @ The Merrow
  • Strictly Business with DJs Edroc & KanyeAsada @ The Office
  • Funkadelicc: An Exploration of Funk Music and Psychedelic Art @ 710 Beach Club
  • UFC & DJ Bacon @ U-31
  • Full Strength Funk Band @ Tio Leo's
  • Rising Star @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Vitalic @ Bang Bang 
  • DJ Amen @ FLUXX
  • Coast Club @ Bassmnt
  • The Final Days @ Navajo Live 
  • Turn Down for What: An Intimate Night of Loud Fundraising @ Kava Lounge
  • Rockstar Saturdays @ Henry's

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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