Sounds Like San Diego: September 2

Awesome Fest X takes over San Diego amid a jam-packed Friday night of live music

There are a lot of reasons to celebrate this weekend, not least because most of us get to enjoy three days off. But also because this weekend is all about Awesome Fest X. It's when Soda Bar and the Hideout triple their orders of PBR tall cans and a bunch of hard-partying, straggly punk rockers bounce back and forth between the two bars as they rock out wholeheartedly to awesome bands. The problem, however, is that the Saturday and Sunday shows alway sell out and you can't get into either venue without a wristband, so get to buyin' if you still can and enjoy an amazing weekend. If you're not taking part in the Fest, get your '60s groove on with Flamin' Groovies at Casbah, the No Mames weekend is happening at the Ken Club, Spero and the Whiskey Circle are at the Merrow, and No Duh play their No Doubt tribute at Music Box.

Friday, Sept. 2:

  • Awesome Fest 10: Robot (Re)pair (7:45–8:10 p.m.), Dude Jams (8:30–8:55 p.m.), Macho Boys (9:15–9:40 p.m.), the Stops (10–10:25 p.m.), Detached Objects (10:45–11:10 p.m.), Deep Sleep (11:30–11:55 p.m.), Melted (12:15–12:45 a.m.), Lemuria (1 a.m.–close) @ Soda Bar
  • Awesome Fest 10: The Plurals (7:25–7:50 p.m.), the Capitalist Kids (8:10–8:35 p.m.), the Raging Nathans (8:55–9:20 p.m.), Dead Bars (9:40–10:05 p.m.), Horror Squad (10:25–10:50 p.m.), Shallow Cuts (11:10–11:35 p.m.), the Tim Version (11:55 p.m.–12:25 a.m.), Tiltwheel (12:40 a.m.–close) @ The Hideout
  • Flamin' Groovies, the Pandoras, the Loons, DJ's Pat & Lety Beers @ Casbah
  • No Mames Friday feat. Deep Sea Thunderbeast, Nebula Drag, Fantasy Arcade, Bastardsect, Bleak Skies @ Ken Club
  • Spero, the Whiskey Circle, the Art Dealers @ The Merrow
  • No Duh, Total Distortion @ Music Box
  • Megafauna, AJ Froman, Hibbidiy Dibbity @ The Pour House
  • Tee Pee Records West Coast Showcase with Lecherous Gaze, Hot Lunch, Death Alley, Mirror Queen, Wild Honey, DJ Mario Rubalcaba, Operation Mindblow Light Show @ Til-Two Club
  • Stone and Friends Brews Cruise @ Hornblower Adventure
  • First Friday with DJ Artistic @ Bar Pink
  • The Wailers @ Summer Concert Series, Del Mar Racetrack
  • Body Heat @ Blonde
  • The Mavericks @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
  • Maka Roots @ Mercado del Barrio, Barrio Logan (6-8 p.m.)
  • Atomic Groove Labor Day Weekend Kickoff Happy Hour @ Belly Up (happy hour 5 p.m.)
  • Beatles vs. Stones: A Musical Shootout @ Belly Up
  • The Irving Flores Quintet @ Dizzy's
  • Black Knights Rising, Symbolic, Taz Taylor @ Brick By Brick
  • Jess Lamb @ Lestat's
  • Musica En La Plaza @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Overboard feat. Fan Halen, Goose^Mavrk @ House of Blues
  • Popvinyl @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • Greyson Chance @ The Irenic
  • Kenny Loggins @ The Events Center, Harrah's Resort Southern California
  • Cave of Swimmers, Biera, Condor @ The Bancroft
  • Acoustic Happy Hour w/ Ross May @ 710 Beach Club (5-8 p.m.)
  • The Room Downstairs, Irieality, Robie Rose @ 710 Beach Club
  • The Distractions @ Tio Leo's
  • Wolvves, Fake Tides, Bad Kids, Pueblo, Los Shadows @ Che Cafe
  • R:Tyme @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Hip Hop vs. Punk Rock @ Tower Bar
  • Tessa Lizz @ Fluxx
  • Headhunterz @ Bassmnt
  • Felix da Housecat @ Bang Bang
  • Afrojack @ Omnia
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's Pub
  • Orion B-day bash @ 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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