Sounds Like San Diego: Sept. 3

I have been way too uptight this week, so I really can't think of a better way to get back to sanity and being SoCal chill than heading to the Casbah to catch the Donkeys. Do those guys ever have bad days? You wouldn't really think so, what with their laidback demeanor, their bright and catchy songs and the way every show they play is such an awesome time. With Oh, Spirit! and Big Search opening, this is a winner of a show. It doesn't mean there aren't other rad shows, however. Awesome Fest, also known as the weekend San Diego runs out of PBR, is in it's ninth year, and the pre-party is Thursday night at Soda Bar, starting at 6:30 and going until closing. Elsewhere, the legendary band The Damned play a show at Sycuan, the Marshall Tucker Band is at Belly Up, and Gregory Page is at Java Joe's.

Thursday, Sept. 3:

  • The Donkeys, Big Search, Oh Spirit! @ Casbah
  • Awesome Fest 9 Pre-Party, featuring Shellshag, Rad Payoff, the Waste Aways, Aids Cop, Black Dots, Behind the Wagon, Sass Dragons, the Grids, Burn Burn Burn, 48 Thrills @ Soda Bar (6:30 p.m.)
  • The Damned @ Sycuan
  • The Marshall Tucker Band, Moonalice @ Belly Up
  • Gregory Page & His Acconpanists @ Java Joe's
  • Pink Martini @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
  • Frankie Bourne @ Lestat's
  • Big Goat, Sensory Station, Accept That You Have Suffered, Malison @ The Merrow
  • DarkWaveGarden @ The Bancroft
  • Throwback Thursday @ U-31
  • Steph Johnson Trio @ Croce's Park West
  • City Lights @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Hours, Debt Ritual, Cave Bastard @ Tower Bar
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Destructo Bunny (album release) @ Winston's
  • Posso @ Fluxx
  • Blasterjaxx @ Omnia
  • 2-Bit Palomino @ 98 Bottles
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • Junior theDISCOpunk @ Henry's Pub
  • Rockin Aces @ Tio Leo's
  • Taken By Canadians @ Boar Cross'n

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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