Sounds Like San Diego: August 9

Kurt Vile heads up a great night of live music in San Diego

There have been some pivotal shows this summer that get extra stars on my calendar. I mean, there are great shows every night of the week, but there are certain ones that stand out that I've been waiting for since their announcement. Kurt Vile at the House of Blues tonight is one of those shows. There's something so cool about the guy, and it's not just his unique vocal delivery or his interesting lyrics, or even the time he told me he could put me on his Coachella guestlist. I think that 'thing' is that he pulls no punches. You know that he is what he is, you know what to expect, and while every record has gems, he just keeps evolving into a better and better musician. His isn't only the great show in town tonight, however. Legends 10,000 Maniacs perform at Belly Up, Ben Sollee is at Soda Bar, and local newbies Skyterra play the Casbah

Tuesday, Aug. 9:

  • Kurt Vile & the Violators, Pall Jenkins @ House of Blues [read the Kurt Vile SoundDiego interview here]
  • 10,000 Maniacs @ Belly Up
  • Ben Sollee, Citrus & Katie, Teagan Taylor Band @ Soda Bar
  • Skyterra, Midnight Clergy, Luneaux @ Casbah
  • Tiki Tuesday with the Fink Bombs @ Bar Pink
  • Telel Novella, Gone Baby Gone, the Hype @ The Hideout
  • Surly Bonds, the Bright Smoke, the Local @ The Merrow
  • Adult Crash, Mentality CA, Sustivity, Pissed Regardless @ The Industry
  • Karaoke with Cici @ The Bancroft
  • Robin Henkel @ Crossroads, House of Blues (free)
  • The Cadillac Wreckers @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Rad! Karaoke! @ U-31
  • Karaoke @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Open Mic Hosted by Gaby Aparicio @ Java Joe's
  • SlikSound Ramsey @ The Office
  • 2 Guys on Acid, Austin Speed-Symtrx, Destructo Bunny @ Winston's
  • Karaoke @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Rockabilly Tuesdays with Big City Dawgs @ Henry's Pub
  • High Tech Tuesdays @ Kava Lounge
  • Rubbish - Tuesday Night Live! @ 710 Beach Club

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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