Sounds Like San Diego: Sept. 13

If you're not going to Kaaboo, there's still plenty to keep you entertained for the night.

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I'm not a festival person, and just because Kaaboo is here doesn't mean I'm going to pretend to be one. But, there are a lot of people who live for festivals and Kaaboo has now established itself enough that the newness of it is gone. They have a strong lineup and plenty of bands I'd go see or have seen, so I'll just wish all the Kaaboo ticketholders loads of fun. Make sure you check the rules about prohibited items and whatnot, by the way. For the rest of us, we have plenty of things to keep us entertained for the night, including the soulful magic of Rebecca Jade at the Casbah, Secret Fun Club’s show at Soda Bar and Millencolin's sold-out appearance at the Belly Up.

Friday, Sept. 13

  • Kaaboo Del Mar featuring Kings of Leon, Maren Morris, Snoop Dogg & Wu-Tang Clan, REO Speedwagon, the Cult, Boyz II Men, Silversun Pickups, Little Steven & the Disciples of Soul, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Plain White T's, Vintage Trouble, Grizfolk, J Human, Tori Kelly, Hailey Whitters, Pete Holmes & Friends, Kevin Smith, Cristela Alonzo, Cameron Esposito, Chefs Ryan Gilbert and Eduardo Garcia @ Del Mar Fairgrounds
  • Rebecca Jade & the Cold Fact, Jake Najor & the Moment of Truth, Euphoria Brass Band @ Casbah
  • Secret Fun Club, Blood Ponies, D.Wrex, Helixhand @ Soda Bar
  • Millencolin, Mest, Twilight Creeps @ Belly Up (sold out)
  • Paulina Rubio @ Concerts in the Park, Viejas Casino
  • Phora @ House of Blues
  • Adrian Belew, Saul Zonana @ Music Box (seated show)
  • Small Town Murder @ The Observatory (sold out)
  • Volar Records: 10-Year Anniversary Double Record Release with Cat Scan, Susan, Therapy @ Whistle Stop
  • The Night Howls, Farnsworth, the Royers @ Pour House (9 p.m.)
  • Chris Hillman with Herb Pedersen @ Museum of Making Music
  • OhCult, Doc Hammer, the Forest Grove, Modern Love, Missing Limbs @ Tower Bar
  • Countess Luann and Friends @ The Magnolia 
  • SoundVault @ Mr. Peabody's
  • Just Can't Get Enough '80s New Wave Nite @ Blonde
  • The Natives, Batlords, Hocus, DiVad @ Ken Club
  • Atomic 99, Strawberry Army, Rend, Regrets of August, Ten Til Dawn, the Fazes @ Soma
  • DJ Ratty @ Bar Pink
  • The Walter Brothers @ Panama 66
  • The Knuckleheads @ Belly Up (5 p.m.)
  • Orgasmattron, Low & Be Told @ Black Cat Bar
  • BrokenBeat SD @ Space
  • Jerry G & the Inlanders @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado (5-8 p.m.)
  • Hot Buttered Rum, Ryan Bloom @ Winston's
  • Martin McDaniel @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Georgia Chrome @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Jack McCain Band @ De Oro Mine Co.
  • The Great Pumpkin (Smashing Pumpkins Tribute), A Nightmare on '80s Street @ The Holding Company
  • Ethan Bortnick @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Hidden City Sounds: Strings of Thought @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Edgar Degas: Works on Paper @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Rock En Espanol with Zenith @ Border X Brewing
  • The Moneymen @ Crossroads, House of Blues (free)
  • Chunky Hustle Brass Band @ Seven Grand 
  • Fusebox @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Joe Wood & the Lonely Ones @ Pour House (5 p.m.)
  • Black Hesher, J Andrew, Freak Show, Lia Marie Johnson, Big MIC, the Yucks @ The Merrow
  • Little Evil, Blush, Laugh Track @ Bancroft Bar
  • Gilbert Castellanos @ Plaza Bar, Westgate Hotel 
  • Anesthesia (tribute to Metallica), Rage Again (tribute to Rage Agains the Machine) @ 710 Beach Club
  • Cedrice & the Mojo Sessions @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • The Tighten Ups @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Factory with Adam Salter & Ayla Simone @ The Office 
  • Ian Patrick Cler Trio @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Lil Blurry's Back to School Party featuring Yung Cyrus, JA Youngwealth, Yce Ethan @ Queen Bee's 
  • Daikaiju, Dethsurf, Space Force @ Til-Two Club
  • The Siers Brothers @ Tio Leo's
  • Wdgaf, Systematic Abuse, Vertigoat, War Fever @ Salty Frog
  • Jimi Nelson Band @ Renegade
  • Pure Art Entertainment @ Himmelberg's
  • Funk’s Most Wanted @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Sue Palmer @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Nemesis @ Navajo Live 
  • Rumors: An '80s New Wave Synthpop Dance Night @ Manhattan Bar
  • From Gypsy to Belly Dancing to Flamenco: the Journey @ Cafe Sevilla 
  • Rock the Yacht Party Cruise @ Hornblower Yacht
  • Pop Vinyl, DJ Miss Dust @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • The Heat, DJ Miss Dust @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino
  • Jammin Z90 Event @ Indian Joe Brewing
  • Victoria Martino and James Lent: Clara Schumann and Her Loves @ La Jolla Athenaeum 
  • Hot Cakes with DJ Mister Hek and guests @ El Dorado
  • Bouquet presents Hell Yes: Matrixxman, Ron Like Hell, Bouquet Soundsystem @ Spin
  • Worakls @ Bang Bang
  • DJ Kaos @ Parq
  • Borgeous @ Omnia
  • DJ Brees @ Fluxx
  • DJs & Dancing @ Henry's Pub
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n

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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