Sounds Like San Diego: August 19

Parquet Courts head up an absolutely outstanding night of live music in San Diego

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I have been waiting for Friday since Sunday. Honestly, some weeks are better than others, amiright? But it isn't only because the work week killed me, but because there are so many amazing shows tonight. Gregory Alan Isakov at the Belly Up is already sold out, but with Parquet Courts at the Irenic, Brandi Carlile and Old Crow Medicine Show at Open Air Theatre, and Futurebirds at Soda Bar, tonight is going to be one of those amazing nights with a nearly full moon to inspire your night. I have to give a wholehearted and deeply felt shout out, however, to Chica Diabla, who are both releasing a record and retiring as a band. In the ultimate act of bravery, vocalist Elizabeth Borg, suffering stage 4 brain cancer, will perform among family, friends, and as an inspiration for anyone with cancer or touched by cancer to fight with everything you have until the end.

Friday, Aug. 19:

  • Gregory Alan Isakov,  Jolie Holland @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • Parquet Courts, Girl Band @ The Irenic 
  • Brandi Carlile, Old Crow Medicine Show @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre at SDSU
  • Futurebirds, the Liquorsmiths, Ben Allen @ Soda Bar
  • Thievery Corporation @ Del Mar Race Track
  • Chica Diabla (Record Release), the Touchies, Mittens, Chamber Sixx @ Casbah
  • Elvis Depressedly, Teen Suicide, Nicole Dollanganger @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Melissa Etheridge, Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo @ Pechanga Resort & Casino 
  • Summergrass Bluegrass Festival @ Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum, Inc., Vista
  • Juan Gabriel @ Valley View Casino Center
  • The Used, New Language @ The Observatory North Park
  • The Fab Four: The Ultimate Tribute @ Humphreys Concerts By The Bay
  • Moon w/ DJ @Large @ Bar Pink
  • Pato Banton, Southtown Generals @ Music Box
  • Atomic Groove Bad Mom’s Nite Out @ Belly Up (happy hour, 5 p.m.)
  • Wild Mick Brown, Deeper Purple, Monsters of Rock, RDG @ Brick By Brick
  • Diane Coffee, Waterstrider, Big Bloom @ The Hideout
  • F---ing in the Bushes with Dan Sant and Rob Moran @ Whistle Stop
  • Jazz Jam Sessions @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Lion Bold Records @ Lestat's
  • The Zicas @ Java Joe's
  • Breakthru Entertainment @ House of Blues
  • Castle, Supersonic Dragon Wagon, Caustic Casanova, Bosswitch @ The Merrow
  • Paleons (OR), Plant Tribe, Bloody Mary Bastards, Nebula Drag @ The Bancroft
  • Reina Mystique @ 710 Beach Club (5-8 p.m.)
  • Split Finger, Seedheads @ 710 Beach Club
  • With Age, Aure, the Montell Jordans, Refuse, Taliband, Ignant Benches @ SOMA
  • Funk's Most Wanted @ Tio Leo's
  • Audacity, VHS, Teach Me, Cheeks @ Ché Café 
  • Beta Maxx @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Nekro Drunkz, Sakrificer, Seraphic Disgust, Leprous, Tideless @ Tower Bar
  • OB Comedy @ Winston's (6 p.m.)
  • The Maykers featuring Shirley Starks and Cheryl Rucker of JGB and the Terpischords @ Winston's
  • Low and Be Told, Doc Hammer @ Til-Two Club
  • 4B @ Fluxx
  • Mike Delgado @ El Dorado
  • Freddie Jackson @ Sycuan
  • Crizzly @ Bassmnt
  • Cosmos Midnight @ Bang Bang
  • Borgeous @ Omnia
  • Popvinyl @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • David Allan Coe, Sickstring Outlaws, Malaki @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Purps and Turqs @ Kava Lounge
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's Pub
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n

Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah, the content manager for DoSD, 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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