Sounds Like San Diego: July 7

Indie's English master David Gray performs at Humphrey's on Tuesday

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David Gray

The first time I had the pleasure of seeing David Gray, I was fresh out of college, and there was a KPRI private listener concert at Studio West in Rancho Bernardo. I wasn't yet the professional camera smuggler that I've become today, but I remember sitting right next to the speaker in the front row as David played "This Year's Love" on a gorgeous black grand piano, and it took me a minute to realize that tears had begun to fall from my eyes. Now, more than 15 years later and albums too numerous to count, David returns to San Diego with a show at Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay. In comparison to other shows at the Open Air Theatre and Harrah's Resort Southern California, this is perhaps an intimate venue which makes the ticket prices pretty steep; however, if you've got the dough, he's a musician you have to see and experience live. With Amos Lee opening the show, you couldn't find a better way to spend your Tuesday night. However, for those of us who can't drop Benjamins on concert tickets, there are great shows with Juan Wauters at the Hideout and Matt Woods at Tower Bar, while Emily Drew makes her headline debut at Belly Up, and the Wind Playing Tricks lead the pack of locals at the Merrow.

Tuesday, July 7:

  • David Gray, Amos Lee, Joseph @ Humphrey's Concerts by the Bay
  • Juan Wauters, Walter TV, Bloom @ The Hideout
  • Matt Woods, Adam Lee, Matthew Strachota @ Tower Bar
  • Tiki Tuesday featuring Adrian Demain's Exotica-Tronica @ Bar Pink
  • Bleak, Colombian Necktie, Deep Sea Thunder Beast, Man vs. Man @ Soda Bar
  • The Wind Playing Tricks, Zombie Barbie, Chaos & Order @ The Merrow
  • Emily Drew, Nate Donnis & Big Boss Bubeleh @ Belly Up
  • Eskimo Brothers DJ @ The Bancroft
  • ListenLocalSD presents Brad Perry, Levi James, Witherward, Darius Degher, Murder of Five @ Salvation Alley, House of Blues
  • Chet Cannon @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Liz Grace @ Croce's Park West
  • CalPhonics @ Winston's
  • Sue Palmer @ 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

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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