Sounds Like San Diego: June 1

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I cannot believe how time flies. It is already the sixth month of this calendar year, and Manchester Orchestra are back touring on their third full-length record! That the Atlanta band has managed to work around the traditional record-label system has been no small feat, but I can say that I've watched the band do everything they could to achieve what they have. This third record, a concept album called Simple Math written from the perspective of 23-year-old vocalist Andy Hull, feels confessional from the beginning and never lets up. The band is performing with Cage the Elephant tonight at Soma, and while Cage will rock you, it is Manchester Orchestra that will grab ahold of you and never let go: "Dear everybody that has paid to see my band/ It's still confusing, I'll never understand/ I acted like an a-- so my albums would never burn/ I'm hungry now, and the scraps are dirty dirt."

Wednesday, June 1:

  • Cage the Elephant, Manchester Orchestra, Sleeper Agent @ Soma
  • Jesse LaMonaca and the Dime Novels @ Handlery Hotel Poolside (free, 5-8 p.m.)
  • Sezio presents Eternal Summers, the Beets, Oberhofer @ Casbah
  • Mattson 2, Zombie Surf Camp, Secret Samurai @ Soda Bar
  • DJ John Wilkes Booth is My Power Animal @ Tin Can
  • Chick Shakes, Mother's Worry @ Tower Bar
  • Lisa Sanders Summer Tour, featuring Cathryn Beaks, Peggy Watson, Veronica May @ Belly Up
  • Anthony David @ Anthology
  • Chad Cavanaugh, Harley Jay, Yogoman Burning Band @ Lestat's
  • The Bus Stop presents the Beatminerz, Ikah Love, Mada @ El Dorado
  • Reply All: Jazz, featuring the Danny Green Quintet @ The Loft
  • Roy Rapid and the Rhythm Trio @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Jesse Davis @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Clem Darling @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
  • SpeakHer Open Mic @ Kava Lounge
  • Bill Magee Blues Band @ Patrick's II
  • Wreck Shop Wednesdays, with Cuban Cigar Crisis, Alas De Mosca, Plane Without a Pilot, Mark Miller, Ephraim and Gracie, Adam Walker @ The Office
  • The Young Rapscallions, Azura, Science Fiction, Intransit Audio @ Ruby Room
  • Steel Panther, Safety Orange @ Typhoon Saloon
  • Redneck Rodeo @ The Saloon (Encinitas)
  • Frankie Dee and the Funk Natra Band @ The Kraken
  • Mojave Wild, Foreign Film, St Cloud Sleepers, DJ Gonzo @ O'Connell's
  • Gilbert Castellanos with the New Latin Jazz Quintet @ El Camino
  • Wednesday Night Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
  • Club Kingston presents Rankin Joe, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Lady Dottie and the Diamonds @ Gallagher's
  • Kevyn Lettau @ The V Lounge Viejas Casino

Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events, and general musings about life in San Diego onSan Diego: Dialed In. She does social media for the Casbah, books at West Coast Tavern West Coast Tavern, and is trying her hand at band management. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.

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