Sounds Like San Diego: Sept. 12

On Thursday night, the Magnolia opens with its first show in El Cajon. The venue formerly known as the East County Performing Arts Center has been renovated by Live Nation and will deliver a 1,200-seat room for music, comedy and other performances, with Queen Nation and Idol X breaking it in. After the plug was pulled on the Irenic, several shows have been moved and shuffled around town, and the first of those is Jay Som, who will now perform at the Che Cafe. L.A.'s The Jacks play at the Casbah, our local rock stars Hexa play at the Whistle Stop, and That 1 Guy is back in town with a show at Soda Bar. Lots of fun stuff to get us prepped for a massive music weekend in San Diego.

Thursday, Sept. 12:

  • Queen Nation, Idol X @ The Magnolia
  • Jay Som, Boy Scouts, Affectionately @ Che Cafe
  • The Jacks, the Frets, Mdrn Hstry @ Casbah
  • Hexa (record-release party), Mirsy @ Whistle Stop 
  • That 1 Guy @ Soda Bar
  • Seaport Sessions with Chloe Lou & the Lidells; Q&A with Casbah owner Tim Mays & his Vinyl Junkies business partner Eric Howarth @ Seaport Village (discussion 6-7 p.m., music from 5-6 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.)
  • Jonny Tarr, My Mynd @ Bar Pink (9 p.m.)
  • Diego's Umbrella, Zamman @ The Holding Company
  • The Marshall Tucker Band @ Belly Up (sold out) 
  • Fish & the Seaweeds @ Crossroads, House of Blues
  • Chris Hillman, Herb Pedersen @ Museum of Making Music
  • Mr. Kitty, Pastel Ghost, Wire Spine @ Brick by Brick
  • James Allen Band @ Mr. Peabody's
  • Curtis Taylor @ Rooftop Pool Deck, Westgate Hotel 
  • The Strawberry Moons, Golden Howl @ Til-Two Club
  • Doc Hammer, Oh Cult, the Undertakings @ Pour House  
  • Future Scars, Sprain, Dr3amBro5 @ The Merrow
  • Hayden James, Naations @ Music Box (sold out)
  • Rip Carson @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado (5-8 p.m.)
  • The Matt Smith Neu Jazz Trio @ Panama 66
  • Sick String Outlaws @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • BJ Jezbera @ Himmelberg's
  • Hey Chels, le Saboteur, Allweather, Neutral Shirt @ Manhattan Bar
  • Adam Pascal @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • The River @ Sycuan Casino Resort's Retreat Pool & Cabanas
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • DJ Bingo @ De Oro Mine Co 
  • Arkona, Metsatoll, Helsótt, Dead Serial Killers @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • The Brothers Burns, DJ Redlite @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • AfterJAM @ Winston's
  • Los Tortugas @ The Rabbit Hole
  • DJ Qure @ The Office
  • Bill Caballero Latin Jam @ Border X Brewing
  • Sadat X, El Da Sensei, DJ Artistic @ El Dorado
  • Israel Maldonado @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Steely Jazz @ Queen Bee's 
  • Gino & the Lone Gunmen @ Tio Leo's
  • Nitro Express @ Renegade
  • Russel Ramo & the Funk Bus, la Boogie Buena @ 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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