Sounds Like San Diego: June 26

Best Coast hit the Observatory while live music pops off all over town

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Ryan Cowen

Oh, man. Tonight is another doozy for music in San Diego with cool stuff happening all over town. Personally, I'll be at Observatory North Park for stoner-indie-rocker Best Coast and fantastic opener Bully (who are also already scheduled to return for FM94/9's Independence Jam later this summer), but there are also a bunch of cool shows around town for your perusal. The Casbah welcomes the Pandoras with their throwback garage-rock sound, while Soda Bar has a killer lineup featuring our friends in Wild Wild Wets and New Mexico. Sleep Train Amphitheatre welcomes the Mayhem festival with Slayer as headliner and Whistle Stop hosts a great show with Stalins of Sound and Gloomsday. Throw in shows at the Fair, places like the Balboa, the Merrow and the Hideout, and you should be able to find something to suit your fancy

Friday, June 26:

  • Summer Fun on the 101
  • Best Coast, Bully @ The Observatory North Park
  • The Pandoras, the Loons, the Mighty Manfred & the Magnificent, the Gargoyles @ Casbah
  • Wild Wild Wets, New Mexico, Max Pain & the Groovies, Soft Lions @ Soda Bar
  • Mayhem Festival feat. Slayer, King Diamond, HELLYEAH, the Devil Wears Prada, Whitechapel, Thy Art Is Murder, Jungle Rot, Sister Sin, Sworn In @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
  • Stalins of Sound, Gloomsday @ Whistle Stop
  • Glasmus, Sleeping Ghost, the Slashes, Muscle Beech, the Cardielles @ The Merrow
  • '80s vs '90s @ Bar Pink
  • Sully Band's Challenged Athletes Foundation Fundraiser @ Belly Up (5 p.m.)
  • Third World, House of Shem, Animo @ Belly Up
  • Soul Organization @ Seven Grand
  • Raf Deza, Saba @ The Balboa
  • Perla Negra Ensemble @ Dizzy's
  • Acropolisrpm & Skinnie Magazine's Battle for Warped Tour 2015 with the Aura & Ovation, the Tramplers, Chamber Sixx, Oddball, Snapwire @ Brick By Brick
  • Quali, Winter, Witness 9 @ The Hideout
  • Cut Your Losses, the Snykes, Johns Last Ghost, Lobster Party, Leave the Universe, It All Starts Here @ SOMA
  • The Village Squares @ Tin Roof
  • Raelee Nikole, 76 Street, Joseph Carroll @ Lestat's
  • 22 Kings, Joshua Taylor, David Ryan, Norguen @ Java Joe's
  • Groove International: The Patriot Palooza @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Charlie Wilson @ Grandstand Stage, San Diego County Fair, Del Mar Fairgrounds
  • Electronic Friday with High Frequencies, Royal Zeven @ Rock On Concert Series, San Diego County Fair, Del Mar Fairgrounds
  • Acoustic Friday with Jeffrey James, Aubryn, Adrianna Marie, Noah Rickertsen, Caroline Corn, Trace Jory, Kennady Tracy, Sean Byron, Phili V @ Paddock Series, San Diego County Fair, Del Mar Fairground (Noon-10 p.m.)
  • Josh Madsen @ The Bancroft
  • DJ Beatnik @ Park & Rec
  • DJ R-You @ U-31
  • Curtis Taylor Quartet @ Croce's Park West
  • Y3K @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Detroit Underground @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Spent Idols, Dead On The Wire, the Scandals & the Semi-Automatics @ Tower Bar
  • OB Comedy with Michael Delvey and Ehsan Ahmad @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Revival, Layne Tadesse and 7 Seal Dub Band, Maitland Roots, TRC Sound Systems @ Winston's
  • Little Heroine, Adult Films @ Che Cafe
  • Marrrakesh with Kyle Flesch @ Fluxx
  • The Distractions @ Tio Leo's
  • Du Tonc @ Bang Bang
  • Junior theDISCOpunk @ Henry's Pub
  • Illuminati Congo, Noah23, Summon, Trust One @ Kava Lounge
  • Ent Kings Spin Off @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n
  • Acoustic Happy Hour with Sam Hosking @ 710 Beach Club
  • V1be and Guests @ 710 Beach Club

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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