Sounds Like San Diego: August 18

Hip-Hop Battle Bot returns to Casbah, and Marc Cohn sells out Belly Up on Tuesday

There's something about the cooler air that lets you take a deep breath and feel like, "Ah, yes. This is the San Diego I know." And of course, the San Diego you know has music everywhere night after night, and Tuesday that includes a sold-out stop by Marc Cohn at the Belly Up. Even the "American Idol" kids are cruising through at Humphrey's by the Bay. But if you want to keep it chill, indie-rock trio the Velvet Teen perform at Seven Grand, while Tiki Tuesday is celebrated at Bar Pink with the Cheap Leis, and named as a "band to watch" in 2014, Florida pop band Sales headline Soda Bar. Let's not forget, however, that there is hip-hop in this town, and Tuesday is another Hip-Hop Battle Bot at the Casbah, hosted by 2015 San Diego Music Award nominee DJ Artistic, featuring Best Hip-Hop nominee Odessa Kane, both of whom won their categories at the 2014 awards. Lots of good stuff if you're looking for an excuse to hit the town on a Tuesday.

Tuesday, Aug. 18:

  • Marc Cohn, Phil Cody @ Belly Up (seated show; SOLD OUT)
  • DJ Artistic's Hip-Hop Battle Bot, Odessa Kane, Boon League, Reclaim the Community album release featuring Big June @ Casbah
  • The Velvet Teen, Botanica Chango @ Seven Grand
  • Tiki Tuesday featuring the Cheap Leis @ Bar Pink
  • Sales, the Gloomies, Adult Films @ Soda Bar
  • Hot Mustard, Cardio Kazan, Alexa Melo @ The Merrow
  • Bane, Turnstile, Backtrack, Mizery, Forced Order, Seconds Ago @ Soma
  • American Idol Live! @ Humphrey's by the Bay
  • Rob Logic's B'day Bash (and Amanda too) @ The Bancroft
  • presents Pi, Kimm Rogers, Mango Melody, Crywolf Band, We Are Friends @ Salvation Alley, House of Blues
  • Pears, Caskitt, Bainbridge @ Tower Bar
  • The Cadillac Wreckers @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Clay Colton Duo @ Croce's Park West
  • Open mic Hosted by Gaby Aparicio @ Java Joe's
  • Rhythm & the Method @ Tio Leo's
  • Videodrome @ Whistle Stop
  • Train of Thought @ Queen Bee's
  • Rockabilly Tuesdays with Big City Dawgs @ Henry's Pub
  • High-Tech Tuesdays @ Kava Lounge
  • 710 Country Night @ 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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