Sounds Like San Diego: May 24

Teenage Bottlerocket, Daughtry (pictured) and the Damned are just a few of Friday's big shows.

Daughtry by Marissa Carter
Marissa Carter

I'm gonna give you a little inside tip on 'how the sausage is made' (so to speak) for music booking. Most bands you see live and touring belong to just a handful of agencies. Those agencies set tours, they determine how much money they expect a band to make per venue, and then they send those bands out on the road, hoping their estimations pay off. But between the time of booking and the actual date of the show, they track sales. They book a show and it sells out right away, they already start planning the next stop in that city. The shows that don't sell well, or sell late, or get better radio support in other cities kinda stop coming around or skip our city altogether. When I looked at the listings this weekend, I was so impressed at how many shows are sold out, and how many bands have been here before and chose to come back, which tells me that we're coming around again and being engaged and going out and supporting live music. We've been here all along, and we hope to see it get better and better. Teenage Bottlerocket at the Casbah is just about sold out so don't wait till doors tonight to try to get tickets or they'll be gone, and I believe the Damned at House of Blues and Little Feat at Humphreys are sold out or on the brink of selling out. All I can really say about that is maybe you're gonna have to start planning out your shows a little further in advance.

Friday, May 24:

  • The White Buffalo, L.A. Edwards @ Belly Up (Canceled due to illness)
  • 15th Annual Freedom Fest at the USS Midway Museum ft. Daughtry @ USS Midway Museum
  • Teenage Bottlerocket, Nerf Herder, Tightwire @ Casbah
  • The Damned, the Buttertones @ House of Blues (SOLD OUT)
  • Little Feat @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
  • Stellar Corpses, the Strikers @ Soda Bar
  • It’s Not Your Birthday Anymore ft. Still Ill with DJ Grimm @ Bar Pink
  • Wisin Y Yandel @ Viejas Arena, SDSU
  • Mainsail, Suburban Park, PVKE, Air Go, Glamour Waves @ SOMA
  • Toothless George, Hiroshima Mockingbirds @ Tower Bar
  • B.B. King Blues Band featuring Michael Lee @ Sycuan
  • Minnesota, Stoik, Shatterbrain @ Music Box
  • Bella Novela, Shoot the Glass, Evan Diamond & the Library @ The Merrow
  • The Robin Henkel Band with horns (CD Release Concert) @ Dizzy's
  • Teresa Gunn, Michael Draper @ Saville Theatre, San Diego City College
  • Sprain, Exhalants @ Black Cat Bar
  • Queer Club Night w/ R3LL, Shetender, Vii + more @ Space
  • Negative Gemini, Jack Geary, Aaron Shadrow @ The Ché Café
  • Euphoria Brass Band @ Seven Grand
  • Sue Palmer, Rob Deez @ La Jolla Athenaeum
  • Christian Taylor @ Rabbit Hole 
  • Clinton Davis @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado 
  • "Shred is Dead" featuring Marcus Rezak + members of Brothers Gow @ Winston's
  • Above Borders, Subspecies, Heirgloom @ Salty Frog
  • Brodie Stewart @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Megan Ruger @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Trevor McSpadden, DJ Ms. Mo @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino
  • Jesse Ray Smith @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Groove International @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Jesse & Joy @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Rock En Espanol with Zenith @ Border X Brewing
  • Eric Medina, JNAV & Friends @ Quartyard
  • Stay Sweet, Shinebox, '80s vs '90s Party @ 710 Beach Club
  • Janice, Nathan & Tony @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Miss Lulu, Sistah Q, Selektress Lafs @ Manhattan Bar
  • Black Market III @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Death By Dancing with Jon Blaj @ Whistle Stop
  • We Are Your Friends Indie Dance Party @ Blonde
  • Trio Gadjo @ Panama 66
  • Factory with Adam Salter & Ayla Simone @ The Office 
  • Gino & the Lone Gunman @ Queen Bee's 
  • DJ Freeman @ U-31
  • Whiskey Ridge @ Tio Leo's
  • Liam Mogan Band @ Renegade
  • The Model Youth, Say Days Ago, Infinite Signal, Crash Overcast @ Himmelberg's
  • Three Chord Justice @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Full Strength Funk @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Chosen Arrow, American Idiots (Green Day tribute) @ Navajo Live 
  • Caliber, DJ Ms. Mo @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • Rich the Kid and O.T. Genasis @ Bassmnt 
  • Supafly Friday with DJs Charlie Rock & KidRiz @ El Dorado
  • Dirty South @ Bang Bang
  • Thump Juice @ Rosie O’Grady's
  • G-Eazy @ Parq
  • Red Sonya @ Lair 
  • Dr. Fresch + Sinden @ Spin
  • Ben Grace @ Hard Rock Hotel
  • Bootleg Kev @ FLUXX

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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