Sounds Like San Diego: June 24

Friday's live-music offerings truly have something for everyone

There are some local bands who find it's best to lay low in the local market. Earthless and the Donkeys come to mind, only playing a couple hometown shows per year. Another one of those is Mattson 2. The surf-infused jazz duo play all year round, but only a couple of those shows happen here in San Diego, which is what makes their Friday night show at the Casbah one you don't want to miss. It's hard to hold them up as the show of the night, however, when you've got stiff competition, like Sonny & the Sunsets playing at Soda Bar or Holy Wave at the Hideout. Pretty great options, but even more still, with the Jacksons at the San Diego County Fair and "swangin'" rapper Jacquees at the Observatory. What it all boils down to is a great Friday night in San Diego, no matter where you go.

Friday, June 24:

  • Mattson 2, Montalban Quintet, Krass Bros. @ Casbah
  • Sonny & the Sunsets, Sarah Bethe Nelson, the Gloomies @ Soda Bar
  • Holy Wave, Amerikan Bear @ The Hideout
  • The Jacksons @ San Diego County Fair
  • Jacquees @ The Observatory North Park
  • '80s vs. '90s @ Bar Pink
  • Sound the Groove @ Music Box
  • Pseudo's Happy Hour Rock Show @ Belly Up (happy hour, 5 p.m.)
  • Marc Ford & the Neptune Blues Club, Los Beautiful Beast, DJ Britton @ Belly Up
  • Frank Rosolino & Carl Fontana Tribute @ Dizzy's
  • Soul Glo V, DJ Duck Egg @ The Black Cat
  • Ill Nino, Bobaflex, Terror Universal, Black Oil, 1001, The Thrill Killers @ Brick By Brick
  • Death By Dancing with Jon Blaj @ The Whistle Stop
  • Home, Kennady Tracy, Marian Mulock @ Lestat's
  • Blake Elsner CD Release @ Java Joe's
  • Viva San Diego with Elite Elvis and Frank Sinatra Tribute @ House of Blues
  • Never Come Down, Roger!, Forever Today @ The Merrow
  • BipolArte, the MandoShanks, Phantom Dissonance @ The Bancroft
  • Acoustic Happy Hour: Jimmy Lewis @ 710 Beach Club (5-8 p.m.)
  • Daddy Issues, Radios Silent, Jagged Lines @ 710 Beach Club (9:30 p.m.)
  • Christian Hastings Band @ Tio Leo's
  • Chiefs, Desert Suns, Se Vende @ Tower Bar
  • OB Comedy @ Winston's (6 p.m.)
  • Psydecar, Viva Santana @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
  • DJ Bayati @ Fluxx
  • Autoerotique @ Bassmnt
  • Beat Kitchen with QSTN & Charlie Rock @ El Dorado
  • Riton @ Omnia @ Bang Bang
  • Dzeko and Torres @ Omnia
  • DJ Shift @ Parq
  • Human Life, Anabel Englund, Jozif, Harvard Bass, and Diamondstein @ SPIN
  • Progress @ Kava Lounge
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n

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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