Sounds Like San Diego: September 20

Hatchie, the Aggrolites, Lenny Kravitz, Chicago and more kick off the long-awaited weekend

Rosemary Bystrak

There are some really big shows in town tonight, including Lenny Kravitz at the Civic Theatre, Chicago at Harrah's, Florida Georgia Line at the Amp, and Steely Dan at Pechanga Resort, but we know I'm partial to the upstarts and scrappy acts who are just getting their footing on the road. Tonight, Hatchie returns to San Diego for her second time this year with a show at Soda Bar, and if you missed her in the spring, now's the time to rectify that terrible mistake, particularly if you love the lady rockers of the early '90s, like Cocteau Twins or the Sundays, to whom she is often compared. There is definitely no shortage of shows tonight, you could probably even double dip and catch the Color Forty Nine at Panama 66 before you settle in on a late night set.

Friday, Sept. 20:

  • Hatchie, Orchin, Language of Flowers @ Soda Bar
  • The Aggrolites, Shane Hall, New Leaf @ Belly Up
  • An Evening with Lenny Kravitz @ Civic Theatre
  • Chicago @ Harrah's SoCal Resort
  • Teo Gonzalez @ Balboa Theatre
  • Florida Georgia Line, Dan & Shay, Morgan Wallen, Canaan Smith @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
  • Steely Dan @ Pechanga Resort & Casino
  • The Hiroshima Mockingbirds, Ex Bats @ Bar Pink (8 p.m.)
  • DJ Grimm and DJ L @ Bar Pink (10 p.m.)
  • The Color Forty Nine @ Panama 66
  • Emo Nite @ The Casbah
  • Being As an Ocean, Holding Absence, De'Wayne Jackson @ SOMA 
  • Racetraitor, Graf Orlock, Extricate, Therapy, XreignX, OhCult @ The Che Cafe
  • Vertigoat, Tome, Birth Waters, Endless Nameless @ Tower Bar
  • Fast Heart Mart @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • Guilty Pleasures: Best & Worst of '80s & '90s @ Space
  • Afrolicious, Jake Najor & the Moment of Truth @ Winston's
  • Brandon Ray @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Payton Taylor @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Rogue Pilots @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Volver, Volver II: Homenaje a El Rey de la Musica Ranchera with Ivan Estrella @ House of Blues
  • Keep Your Soul @ The Holding Company
  • Sonic Tonic @ Mr Peabody's
  • The Good Vibes Band @ Seven Grand
  • Daring Greatly @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Rock en Espanol with Zenith @ Border X Brewing
  • Jerry "Hot Rod" DeMink @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Justin Froese @ Park & Rec
  • Bonneville 7 @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • The Mice, the Rough, Half Past Gone, the Dangerfield @ Bancroft Bar
  • Gilbert Castellanos @ Plaza Bar, Westgate Hotel 
  • CitySide, KL Noise Makerz @ 710 Beach Club
  • Janice Edwards Trio @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Hed Pe, Freak Show, Bloody Roots @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Iya Terra, the Ries Brothers, For Peace Band @ Music Box
  • Chickenbone Slim & the Biscuits @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • No Small Children, Compress Collide, the Touchies @ Til-Two Club
  • Funk's Most Wanted @ Tio Leo's
  • Doc Hammer, Am Samstag, Avo, DAB @ Salty Frog
  • JD Crawford Band @ Renegade
  • Fallen Monuments @ Himmelberg's (canceled)
  • Detroit Underground @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Fuzzy Rankins @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Old Skool Band @ Navajo Live 
  • Blacks Beach Boys, Jaws @ Manhattan Bar
  • Lost Monarchs @ Indian Joe Brewing
  • "From Gypsy to Belly Dancing to Flamenco: The Journey” @ Cafe Sevilla 
  • Scrap Yard Aces @ Mother's Saloon
  • F---ing in the Bushes with DJ Dan Sant @ Whistle Stop
  • Just Can't Get Enough: '80s New Wave Nite @ Blonde
  • Pop Vinyl, Cassie B, DJ Ms. Mo @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • Gasolina! with Kid Wonder, A-Boogie and guests @ El Dorado
  • Roosevelt, Never Dull @ Bang Bang
  • Robin Schulz @ Omnia
  • Odd One Out @ Spin 

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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