Sounds Like San Diego: Sept. 1

The Strawberry Moons get in on the early show action over Labor Day Weekend

Strawberry Moons by Vito Di Stefano
Vito Di Stefano

Working in the music biz, I hear all kinds of suggestions and complaints about what venues should or shouldn't do, how they operate and who they should book. One of the most frequent complaints is about how late shows run, that people have a hard time making it to a show on a week night if they know the headliner won't be on until 11 p.m. So, for all of those people who have said they would support more local music if the shows were more conveniently timed, today, you can catch a matinee show at the Casbah featuring the theatrics of Geezer, the hilarity of Shades McCool and the wit of Pony Death Ride. Still, Monday is a national holiday for many people, so checking out the second night of Stray Cats at Humphreys or Massive Attack at Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre should still give you time for a couple of post-show beverages without worrying too much about lost sleep. The Belly Up welcomes the return of Roger Clyne, Western Settings headline a killer lineup at Tower Bar and our pals Strawberry Moons get in on the early show action at Bar Pink with Dani Bell. It is going to be a good night all around to move into the extended weekend. 

Sunday, Sept. 1:

  • Geezer Early Retirement Party: Geezer, Still Old, Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra, Shades McCool, Pony Death Ride, DJ Shoeshine @ Casbah (3:30 p.m.)
  • SiriusXM presents the Stray Cats, the Shelters @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
  • Massive Attack @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, SDSU
  • Western Settings, Penske File, Doc Hammer, MC&TB, Andrew Cream @ Tower Bar (7 p.m.)
  • Strawberry Moons, Dani Bell & the Tarantist @ Bar Pink (8 p.m.)
  • Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, the Thieves About @ Belly Up 
  • Little Evil, Long Lost Suns, Blush @ Soda Bar
  • Booty Bassment @ Casbah (9 p.m.)
  • Los Tigres Del Norte @ Concerts in the Park, Viejas Casino 
  • Radagascar 2019 featuring Supermatt, Evan Diamond, Art Disposal, Los Muertos @ Salty Frog (4 p.m.)
  • Uptown Rhythm Makers @ Panama 66
  • Fantasy Dance Party, '90s Rump Shakers with DJ Mario & Crew @ Whistle Stop
  • DJ Swami John Reis @ Whistle Stop (5 p.m.)
  • Whitney Shay @ Bernardo Winery
  • Country Brunch Live @ House of Blues (10 a.m.)
  • Noche De Tecno banda @ El Gran Patron Night Club
  • Gospel Brunch @ House of Blues (11 a.m.)
  • OPM Hitmakers: the Final Tour @ Sycuan Casino 
  • The Steely Damned 2: the A-Side Hits @ Music Box (seated show)
  • Rat Sabbath with DJ Ratty @ Bar Pink (10 p.m.)
  • Souleil featuring Tortured Soul, DJ Ala, Cris Herrera, Mikeytown, Politics of Dancing, S.M.A.L.L. @ Quartyard
  • The Piano Men @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Keep It on the DL @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Labor Day Weekend Party with Yankton @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Labor Day Weekend Party with DJ Famous @ Moonshine Flats 
  • ZeeCeeKeely, Clint Stevens, Elysium @ Winston's (5 p.m.)
  • Kick-Stomp Ensemble @ The Holding Company
  • Andy Gomez, Dance Klassique Taylor Houseman, Mindfruit Dan Cornaggia, Gorp Records Ramin, Music Is 4 Lovers Artur, HBP @ Blonde
  • Shane Hall @ Pour House  
  • The Stand Back Blues Band @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • Salsa Sundays @ Queen Bee's (all ages)
  • Edgar Degas: Works on Paper @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Reggae Sunday @ U-31
  • Uptown Top Ranking @ The Office
  • Jeremih @ Fluxx
  • Realm: Gorgon City, Walker & Royce, Huxley, Local Dialect, Boys Don't Disco @ Hard Rock Hotel Rooftop (4-10 p.m.)
  • Sunburn: Labor Day Weekend with Marcus Lee, Fishfonics @ Float, Hard Rock Hotel (12-6 p.m.)
  • FNGRS CRSSD: Gorgon City (DJ Set) @ Spin  
  • Porter Robinson @ Omnia
  • Nelly @ Parq
  • Ray Volpe @ Bassmnt
  • About Face @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (7 p.m.)
  • Reggae Sunday @ Spin
  • Sunday Funday Karaoke @ 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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