Sounds Like San Diego: July 20

Comic-Con is here but the biggest events might be outside the Convention Center

Comic-Con is here and I couldn't be more excited. Sure, I enjoy going to the Convention Center and seeing all the cool stuff, but the thing I really love is the thousands of out-of-towners who visit San Diego to see just how amazing our city is, and that it's for a non-sporting event makes me all the happier. After preview night, you can explore San Diego's music scene with tons of great shows. CeeLo Green is at Belly Up for the second night and Kiiara plays a sold-out show at the Casbah. I would be thrilled to catch OMD as they open for Barenaked Ladies at Open Air Theatre, and Tacocat (the coolest palindrome band name ever) play at Soda Bar. I, however, will be catching the Joy Formidable at the Irenic. The all-ages show starts and ends early, so I might even head back downtown afterward to check out the action.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 (Comic-Con 2016):

  • The Joy Formidable, the New Regime @ The Irenic
  • Lemolo, Jara, Holling @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Kiiara, Lil Aaron @ Casbah
  • CeeLo, Nikki’s Wives @ Belly Up
  • Tacocat, the Regrettes, Soft Lions @ Soda Bar
  • Barenaked Ladies, OMD, Howard Jones @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre, SDSU
  • Moonwalks, Amerikan Bear @ The Office
  • DJ Artistic @ Bar Pink
  • Gilbert Castellanos Young Lions Series & Jazz Jam @ Panama 66
  • Enchantment Under the SDCC @ Analog Bar (7-11 p.m.)
  • "Aliens" screening @ The Balboa Theatre (7-9 p.m.)
  • Doug Loves Movies Podcast @ American Comedy Co. (8 p.m.)
  • Hop-Con 4.0: The w00tstout Festival @ Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens at Liberty Station (8-11 p.m.)
  • Nickelodeon Private Party @ Fluxx
  • Game of Bloggers @ Dragon's Den (free, 9 p.m.-midnight)
  • Woof Wednesday @ Quartyard
  • Nails, Terrorizer LA, Freedom, Nomads @ Brick By Brick
  • Dirty Revival @ 710 Beach Club (10 p.m.)
  • Open Oscillator @ Whistle Stop
  • Happy Together Tour 2016 @ Humphreys Concerts By The Bay
  • Club Kingston Presents: Leilani Wolfgramm with DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Belanova @ House of Blues
  • Tom Fertsch, Lizzie Waters @ Lestat's
  • Notorious4Comedy @ Java Joe's
  • Karaoke with Cici @ The Bancroft
  • Tropical Wednesday with DJ Mo Lyon @ U-31
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Working Class Wednesday @ Tower Bar
  • Rosy Dawn @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Fungi Fest @ Kava Lounge
  • WTF Wednesdays @ El Dorado
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club
  • A.O.K. Musik @ Henry's Pub

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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