Things To Do In San Diego: June 23

Tonight is a ferocious night of great music all over town. While you might not think of downtown as the place to see music, TIm Pyles is hosting a free monthly show at Mary Jane's at the Hard Rock, and both Family Wagon and the Kabbs will surely blow the roof off the place. Over at Bar Pink, Maren Parusel is celebrating her CD release before hitting the road, so catch her while you can (check out our SoundDiego Spotlight profile of her). Just down the street, Jesse LaMonaca plays a free show at West Coast Tavern, so you can double up, or maybe you haven't been by the Ken Club in a while and tonight is the night to take a peek as Mitch Wilson of No Knife debuts his new band Lunar Maps. You probably can't do it all tonight, but you can die trying.

Thursday, June 23:

  • Family Wagon, the Kabbs @ Hard Rock Hotel (Mary Jane's Underground)
  • Buffalo Daughter, Maren Parusel, Touche @ Bar Pink
  • Jesse LaMonaca @ West Coast Tavern
  • Keren Ann, Chris Garneau @ Casbah
  • The Dabbers, Lunar Maps (featuring Mitch Wilson of No Knife) @ The Ken Club
  • Andre Williams, Jail Weddings, Little Fowl @ Soda Bar
  • Willie Nelson's Country Throwdown @ San Diego County Fair Heineken Grandstand Stage
  • Belly Up Blues Festival, with Rod Piazza, James Harman, Pete Johnson and Jus' Blues, Baby, Nena Anderson, the Buick Wilson Band @ San Diego County Fair Coors Light Rock On Stage
  • Foghat @ San Diego County Fair Ford Dealers Paddock Stage
  • The Diamonds @ San Diego County Fair Showcase Stage
  • Kid Cudi, Chip tha Ripper @ Valley View Casino Center
  • Horace Andy, Simpkin Project @ Belly Up
  • Slow Skate, Island Boy, Wet Years, Les Villes @ Tin Can
  • Pilots, Napoleon Complex, Hello Electric, the Alligator Republic @ Ruby Room
  • Toothless George, Hocus, the Last Years @ Eleven
  • Skinnie Magazine and NSD present: Warped Tour 2011 Battle of the Bands Prelims @ Brick By Brick
  • Paperhead @ Til-Two Club
  • 3rd Annual Rock to Stop Violence @ House of Blues (read our preview here)
  • Missy Andersen @ Marble Room
  • Bandulus @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
  • Wally Bunting Live @ Lestat's
  • Old Tiger @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Off the Wagon @ The Harp
  • Monty Alexander Trio @ Anthology
  • Patrick Lanzetta @ Hard Rock Cafe
  • Paradise with Michele Lundeen @ Patrick's II
  • El Dorado Live and Insight present B.L.O.R.R. @ El Dorado
  • Soul Jazz @ Croce's
  • Moonlight Serenade Orchestra @ The Lucky Star Restaurant
  • GraVity @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Remembering Dr Overkill, with Robin Roth & Adam @ Kava Lounge
  • L.E.D. presents Voyeur 2 Year Anniversary Party, with Special Guest, DJ R3hab @ Voyeur
  • Zzzzz: The Sound of Quiet Punx @ Whistle Stop
  • The Flock of '80s @ Henry's Pub
  • Club '80s @ Club Kadan
  • Bozzani Brothers, DJ Paul D @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Bad Neighbourz, the Ambassador @ Gallagher's
  • Off Track, Hula Guns @ Boar Cross'n
  • Justin and Jeff of Turn Koat @ Davina's Cabo Grill
  • Hip-Hop San Diego, with Brendan B, Elladee, Audios with Kevin Coleman and Bones, Destructo Bunny, Marsellus Wallace, DJ Existence 76 @ Winston's (all day)
  • Shocks of Mighty, Safety Orange @ Hennessey's Carlsbad
  • Smokey Hoof, My Cuzz'ins Funk band @ Queen Bee's
  • Electric Mistress @ Ivy Nightclub
  • Ben Powell @ Zel's Del Mar
  • Tommy & Tina @ McP's irish Pub

Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events and general musings about life in San Diego on San Diego: Dialed In. She does social media for the Casbah, books at West Coast Tavern and is trying her hand at band management. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.

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