Sounds Like San Diego: June 20

UCSD Sun God New Politics (18)
Alex Matthews

It's gonna be a scorcher in East County on Saturday, but don't let that stop you from checking out FM 94/9's Dirty Parts Festival at the Lakeside Rode. A counter to their Sandy Parts Festival at the Oceanside Pier, they've bringing some bands to the masses that we've already grown to know and love, like In the Valley Below, Saint Motel, Big Data and Waters. Add in the infectious tunes of Kongos and the acrobatic stylings of New Politics as the headliner, and this will be a fun but hot day -- bring your sunscreen. In other shows, Surfer Blood have had a rough year. First, guitarist Tommy Fekete was diagnosed with cancer, then the band's tour van was broken into and the tour proceeds and donations for Tommy were stolen. It's surprising that they're persevering and playing a show at the Irenic at all. This is an early all-ages show, and the band could use your support. Later on, head to the Casbah for a solo show with Rhett Miller of the Old 97s. He's one of the best in the biz and his shows are top-notch.

Saturday, June 20:

  • FM 94/9 Dirty Parts Festival, featuring New Politics, Kongos, Big Data, Saint Motel, Waters, In The Valley Below, Panic Is Perfect @ Lakeside Rodeo Grounds
  • Carlsbad Music Festival  @ 16 Locations throughout the Village of Carlsbad (4-10 p.m.; after-party from 10 p.m. to midnight; free; schedule)
  • Rhett Miller, Annalisa Tornfelt @ Casbah
  • Surfer Blood, Gothic Tropic, Alex Calder @ The Irenic
  • Marco Antonio Solis, Camilia @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
  • Clare Bowen, Charles Esten @ Grandstand Stage, San Diego County Fair
  • Billy Idolized @ Rock On Concert Series, San Diego County Fair
  • DeStorm Power @ Paddock Series, San Diego County Fair
  • The Fooks, DJ Chelu @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Lexington Field (CD release), the Night Owl Massacre, Alive & Well, Adam Henry @ Soda Bar
  • Soul Glo III @ Black Cat
  • Balboa Park 1915 Expo Centennial Park, featuring the B-Side Players, Tribal Theory, Marz Jukebox, Bill Magee Blues Band, Euphoria Brass Band, SD School of Rock @ Golden Hill Community Park (free, all-ages, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
  • The Best & Worst of the '80s @ Bar Pink
  • Wayward Sons, Wag Halen @ Belly Up
  • Erin McDougald @ Dizzy's
  • Foreign Suns, Babe Parade @ The Balboa
  • Groove International: Sound The Groove @ House of Blues
  • Mainly Mozart Festival @ Balboa Theatre
  • School of Rock Encinitas (doing Led Zeppelin and White Stripes) @ Epicentre
  • The Red Painting, Alter Der Ruine, Sinflood @ Brick By Brick
  • Allison Lonsdale and Eben Brooks @ Lestat's (6-8 p.m.)
  • Nathan Fox, Big Toe, T'Lark @ Lestat's (9 p.m.)
  • Tim Flannery @ Java Joe's
  • Deadbolt: Garrett Smythe aka "Tank Johnson" Memorial @ Whistle Stop
  • '80s vs '90s: Gabe Vega vs Saul @ Whistle Stop
  • Aura & Ovation, Offshore Impact, Sever the Century, the Dangerfield @ The Merrow
  • Club Therapy @ The Bancroft
  • May*Star's Fashion Whore, DJ Qenoe @ U-31
  • Patrick Berogain @ Croce's Park West (noon)
  • Afrojazziacs @ Croce's Park West (7 p.m.)
  • Sister Speak @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • City Lights @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Little Joy y La Familia @ Sycuan
  • Fadrait, Eikthynir @ Tower Bar
  • Project Out of Bounds, Iya Terra @ Winston's
  • The Longshots, the Steady 45s, Mochilero All Stars @ Til-Two Club
  • Marrakesh with DK Karma @ Fluxx
  • Full Strength Funk Band @ Tio Leo's
  • David Scott Stone (LCD Soundsystem) @ Kava Lounge
  • A.O.K @ Boar Cross'n
  • Bird Rock Elementary Fundraiser, featuring Rare Form & the Funk Junkies @ 710 Beach Club (8-11 p.m.)
  • Danny & the Tramp, Royal Death @ 710 Beach Club (11 p.m.)
  • Eden/ The Outer Limits Experience @ Spin
  • Riot, Cage, Alchemy, Battlefront @ Ramona Mainstage

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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