Fall for Pyles’ End of Summer Shows

Let 91x's Tim Pyles guide you through the end of summer with festivals, parties, shows and more!

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September is going to be huge! For one, the legendary free street fair that is the Adams Avenue Street Fair returns with another stellar lineup, and it's all free! Some of the top talent includes Los Texmaniacs with Cesar Rosas, James Harman Band, Western Standard Time Ska Orchestra with Greg Lee, Tijuana NO! with Ceci Bastida, the Mattson 2, Buck-O-Nine, Bobby & the Pins, Dead Feather Moon, Hexa, Manual Scan, Babydoll Warriors, Alvino & the Dwells, Hammered Satin, Mrs. Henry and so much more on Sept. 21-22. Besides that, the kids are back in school, the tourists are gone and the city is ours again! Did I mention we have a SoundDiego LIVE party this month? Well, we do, and it's on Friday, Sept. 27! You can RSVP here for the Redwoods Revue featuring the Midnight Pine, Birdy Bardot and Rebecca Jade & the Cold Fact plus Ethics and your host, the lovely and talented Alysha Nett. You should go! Now, on with the list....

Sept. 1: Massive Attack at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Amphitheatre. Is Banksy in Massive Attack?

Sept. 2: It's Labor Day, so go to the beach and have a picnic....

Sept. 3: Melvins and Redd Kross at the Casbah. Two legends together!

Sept. 4: The Pictographs, Doom Bloom and South Towne Sham at the Casbah. Full disclaimer: I booked this show, it's all local and I will be in attendance....

Sept. 5: K. Flay at the Observatory North Park. Alternative hip-hop or hip-hop alternative?

Sept. 6: Band of Skulls and Demob Happy at the Belly Up. Two epic UK alternative rock bands.

Sept. 7: The Zombies and Brian Wilson at Pala Casino. Where would we be now without these seminal artists?

Sept. 8: Hammerfall at Brick by Brick. Heavy metal from Sweden, and they know metal....

Sept. 9: Stephen Marley for two nights at the Belly Up. Son of Bob....

Sept. 10: The Loons and the Fadeaways at Soda Bar. Garage rock from San Diego and Japan -- domo arigato!

Sept. 11: Greg Laswell at the Belly Up. He's a musician, engineer and producer who got his start in San Diego.

Sept. 12: Jay Som and Boy Scouts at the Irenic. Jay Som is bedroom pop singer Melina Mae Duterte from Los Angeles.

Sept. 13: Millencolin at Brick by Brick. Punk rock from Sweden, beginning their career in 1993.

Sept. 14: Tony Bennett at the San Diego Civic Theatre. Legendary American crooner -- see him now!

Sept. 15: Seth Bogart and Ex Hex at the Casbah. It's Seth from Hunx and His Punx, and Mary Timony of Helium, Autoclave and Wild Flag is in Ex Hex.

Sept. 16: Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio and the Jonny Tarr Quartet at Soda Bar. American soul jazz!

Sept. 17: The Mountain Goats and Lydia Loveless at the House of Blues Voodoo Room. This is American music.

Sept. 18: The Selecter for two nights at the Casbah. Legendary UK two-tone band back for more and for two nights!

Sept. 19: Yungblud and Missio at the Observatory North Park. I am a fan of Yungblud; he is pushing boundaries....

Sept. 20: Hatchie and Orchin at Soda Bar. A night of dream pop....

Sept. 21: Tijuana Panthers, No Age and the Hurricanes at the Observatory North Park. Tijuana Panthers are celebrating the release of their latest album, "Carpet Denim."

Sept. 22: AJ Croce, Johnny Mathis and Herb Alpert all play San Diego tonight, but not together. If interested, I am sure you can find out where....

Sept. 23: Giuda & the Widows at the Casbah. Anthemic '70s pop, glam, punk and rock hooks from this band out of Rome, Italy.

Sept. 24: Blackalicious at the Casbah. Celebrating 20 years since the release of Nia featuring Gift of Gab and Chief Xcel.

Sept. 25: Steely Dan at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay. Are Steely Dan considered Yacht Rock?

Sept. 26: UB40 at Petco Park. "There is a rat in the kitchen, whatcha gonna do?" I always really liked that song....

Sept. 27: Bombay Bicycle Club and the Greeting Committee at the Observatory North Park. English indie rock -- I like their brand of indie rock.

Sept. 28: Charli XCX at the House of Blues. Charlotte Emma Aitchison, from the UK, began her career on Myspace.

Sept. 29: Greta Van Fleet and Shannon & the Clams at the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Amphitheatre. It's only rock & roll and I like it....

Sept. 30: Tegan and Sara at Balboa Theatre. The twins are back!

That's all she wrote! Support art, music and culture! See above for the music part. Glad you got this far, and I hopefully got you interested in some "live" shows. I hope I meet you at one someday....

Tim Pyles, a longtime local who grew up in La Jolla, is the unofficial mayor of local music and hosts Loudspeaker via 91x every Sunday from 7-10 p.m. He also books local acts at the Casbah, hosts the weekly Anti-Monday League, books/hosts the monthly Maryjane's Underground at the House of Blues and is an entertainment writer for Pacific San Diego Magazine. Check out his website thelocalpyle.com and and follow him on Twitter @thelocalpyle. You can reach him directly here pyleste@yahoo.com

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