Apr
29
Fri
8:30 PM
WOLFWAKER
A NEW CHALLENGER APPROACHES
I SURVIVE • SIGHT UNSCENE
Support local metal-core !!
Apr
30
Sat
8:30 PM
PLEASURE FIX (EP Release)
HAND OF GAVRILO
DEXTER RILEY XPERIMENT • OMNI
Record release show for local rockers, Pleasure Fix! #supportlocalmusic
May
01
Sun
6:00 PM
Pure Noise Records Tour @ House Of Blues 
HIT THE LIGHTS
SEAWAY
CANT SWIM
@ HOUSE OF BLUES (1055 5th Ave.) –– ALL AGES
May
02
Mon
8:30 PM
TIGERMAN WOAH
THESE WILD PLAINS
TED Z AND THE WRANGLERS
These two East Coast rowdy americana acts are playing Stagecoach 2016!
May
03
Tue
8:00 PM
Soda Bar + CS Presents @ The Merrow 
QUIET LIFE
WISH AND THE WELL
MIKE QUINN
@ THE MERROW (1271 University Ave.) –– 21+
May
03
Tue
8:30 PM
KID CONGO POWERS & THE PINK MONKEY BIRDS
THE HEARTACHES
CRUZ RADICAL
Kid Congo Powers is the stage name of Brian Tristan, an American rock guitarist and singer, best known as a member of The Gun Club, The Cramps and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
May
04
Wed
8:30 PM
BLOCKHEAD
ELIOT LIPP
THE TRAVELERS CLUB
Co-headlining the tour with Manhattan based indie hip-hop legend Blockhead and old school hip-hop artist Eliot Lipp.
May
05
Thu
8:00 PM
SLUMBER
JACK’S LAST BULLET
PROJECT ANALOGUE
Reunion show for local alternative rock band Slumber!
May
06
Fri
8:30 PM
Casbah Presents @ Soda Bar 
VOODOO GLOW SKULLS
PIÑATA PROTEST
OCEANSIDE SOUND SYSTEM
Voodoo Glow Skulls is an American ska punk band formed in 1988 in Riverside, CA.
May
07
Sat
8:00 PM
Soda Bar + CS Presents @ Brick by Brick 
DROPDEAD
MAGRUDERGRIND
YAUTJA • THANATOLOGY
@ BRICK BY BRICK (1130 Buenos Ave.) –– 21+
May
07
Sat
7:00 PM
Soda Bar + CS Presents @ The Irenic 
ANAMANAGUCHI
LINDSAY LOWEND
@ THE IRENIC (3090 Polk Ave.) –– ALL AGES
May
07
Sat
8:30 PM
THE WILD FIRES
KING SHELTER
FREE ROARY
support local music !!!
May
08
Sun
7:30 PM
Slabratory Presents 
A WILHELM SCREAM
IMPLANTS • HEARTSOUNDS
CASTOFF • OUT TO LUNCH
A Wilhelm Scream is a melodic hardcore band from New Bedford, MA in 1999. Many people have referenced Strung Out, Hot Water Music, Propagandhi, and Strike Anywhere as the band's similar artists.
May
09
Mon
8:30 PM
DANIEL MARTIN MOORE
SPURS
DMM is from the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He has released five albums to-date: three via Sub Pop, and two via his own OK Recordings.
May
10
Tue
8:30 PM
LAYNE
BAKKUDA
Indie pop/rock band based out of Los Angeles.
$10
May
11
Wed
8:30 PM
EMPTY GODS
MORPHESIA
ORPHIC EYE • DJ K-HOLE
Empty Gods is a 3-piece black metal band based in San Diego. Started in 2014. Formerly known as Victis.
May
12
Thu
8:30 PM
Casbah Presents @ Soda Bar 
JMSN
SNOH AALEGRA
Producer/songwriter Christian Berishaj was born in the greater Detroit area and quickly developed a fascination with music and performance.
May
13
Fri
8:30 PM
BEHIND THE WAGON
THE DOWNS FAMILY
YPSITUCKY
Behind the Wagon is a high energy rocknroll, punk, blues hybrid band residing in San Diego!
May
15
Sun
8:30 PM
BOOZE & GLORY
RAT CITY RIOT
Booze & Glory is a punk rock band from London, England, playing working class protest music with a heavy debt to proud Oi and street punk groups of the past.
May
16
Mon
8:30 PM
SOLE & DJ PAIN 1
EGADZ
PREACHER VS CHOIR • THESE HANDS CREATE • OMNI
Two years after the release of their critically acclaimed album Death Drive, Sole & DJ Pain 1 announce the follow-up album, “Nihilismo."
May
17
Tue
8:00 PM
THE SWEEPLINGS
SERENADE & STRUM
The Sweeplings are a melody and harmony rich singer/songwriter duo. One part Cami Bradley (a previous America's Got Talent finalist from Spokane, WA) and Whitney Dean, a Muscle Shoals, AL product and previous co-writer and touring musician with John Paul White.
May
18
Wed
8:30 PM
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD
THE MURLOCS
Aussie psych freaks KING GIZZARD return to Soda Bar!!!
May
19
Thu
7:00 PM
Soda Bar + CS Presents @ The Irenic 
ANDY HULL & KEVIN DEVINE
+ guests
@ THE IRENIC (3090 Polk Ave.) –– ALL AGES
May
19
Thu
8:30 PM
CHRIS COHEN
SPOOKY CIGARETTE (EP Release)
RED PONY CLOCK • JUDE SHUMA
Captured Tracks will release ’As If Apart’, the long-awaited sequel to Chris Cohen’s 2012 studio-sonic delight ‘Overgrown Path’, follows on its predecessor with another bittersweet ensemble of dreamy, complex songs.
May
20
Fri
8:30 PM
Soda Bar + CS Presents @ Ché Café 
TITUS ANDRONICUS
LA SERA
@ CHÉ CAFÉ (1000 Scholars Dr.) –– ALL AGES
May
20
Fri
8:30 PM
Casbah Presents @ Soda Bar 
THE THERMALS
SUMMER CANNIBALS
The Thermals are a post-pop-punk trio from pre-Portlandia-Portland, Oregon. The band was formed in 2002.
May
21
Sat
7:00 PM
Soda Bar + CS Presents @ Ché Café 
JEFF ROSENSTOCK
UPSET
DINERS • SLEDDING WITH TIGERS
@ CHÉ CAFÉ (1000 Scholars Dr.) –– ALL AGES
May
21
Sat
8:30 PM
Swami Records Present 
MRS MAGICIAN [record release]
THE SESS
it's a record release party for Mrs Magician's new full length, 'Bermuda'!!! • listen here
May
21
Sat
7:00 PM
Soda Bar + CS Presents @ House Of Blues 
FMLYBND
OLIVVER THE KID
DARK WAVES • PAPER DAYS
@ HOUSE OF BLUES (1055 5th Ave.) –– ALL AGES
May
23
Mon
8:30 PM
MEGA RAN
ROQY TYRAID
KAHLEE • VIC VIPER
Raheem Jarbo, also known by his stage names Mega Ran and Random, is an American underground rapper, chiptune DJ, and record producer. He is mainly associated with the genre known as nerdcore.
May
24
Tue
8:30 PM
Casbah Presents 
ODDISEE
+ guests
Sudanese­-American hip­hop artist Oddisee's new EP, “Al­Wasta,” takes its title from the Arabic colloquial term used to mean (to use colloquial English) “the plug.”
May
25
Wed
8:30 PM
ANGELIC UPSTARTS
STALINS OF SOUND
Angelic Upstarts are an English punk rock band formed in South Shields in 1977.
May
25
Wed
7:00 PM
Soda Bar + CS Presents @ Brick by Brick 
PENTAGRAM
KING WOMAN
WAX IDOLS
@ BRICK BY BRICK (1130 Buenos Ave.) –– 21+
May
26
Thu
6:00 PM
Soda Bar + CS Presents @ The Irenic 
HANK GREEN
HARRY AND THE POTTERS
DRIFTLESS PONY CLUB • ROB SCALLON • ANDREW HUANG
@ THE IRENIC (3090 Polk Ave.) –– ALL AGES
May
26
Thu
8:30 PM
ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE
CHRIST KILLER
SCULPINS
Controversial second-wave punk band Anti-Nowhere League survived the chaotic Oi! scene to become British punk godfathers.
May
27
Fri
8:30 PM
ENGLISH DOGS
WITCHAVEN
EUKARYST
English Dogs are a British hardcore punk band that began life in the early eighties.
May
28
Sat
8:30 PM
U.S. GIRLS
FIVER
U.S. Girls is Illinois-born, Toronto-based artist Meghan Remy.
May
29
Sun
8:00 PM
GIUDA
RESIDUELS
SANTA ANA KNIGHTS
Stripping the history of glam rock for parts and using what's left to build a new souped-up rock & roll machine, Giuda are an Italian rock band whose songs merge the hard-stomping sound of "junk shop glam" acts like Slade, Mud, and the Sweet with the swaggering energy of first-generation punk.
May
30
Mon
8:30 PM
GO DARK
METAL MOTHER
SOUND LUPUS
Go Dark is a duo (female vocals and instrumentation by Adam Druker (aka Dose One of Anticon, Subtle, Themselves, cLOUDDEAD, 13 And God, Nevermen etc).
May
31
Tue
8:30 PM
THE BRIEFS
THE WIDOWS
DEAD ON THE WIRE
The Briefs are a punk rock band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 2000.
Jun
01
Wed
6:30 PM
Soda Bar + CS Presents @ House Of Blues 
MODERN BASEBALL
JOYCE MANOR
THIN LIPS
@ HOUSE OF BLUES (1055 5th Ave.) –– ALL AGES
Jun
02
Thu
8:30 PM
TOYGUITAR
PLANE WITHOUT A PILOT
SF’s toyGuitar is on Fat Wreck Chords!
Jun
03
Fri
8:30 PM
BELLA NOVELA
KALASHNIKOV MY WIFE
LE CHATEAU
support local music!
Jun
04
Sat
8:30 PM
THE SO SO GLOS
HONDURAS
Brooklyn punks are releasing a new album ‘Kamikaze’ on May 13 via Votiv. Listen to the first single here
Jun
05
Sun
8:00 PM
Casbah Presents @ Soda Bar 
ERIC BACHMANN
JOHN MEEKS
Eric Bachmann has reinvented himself several times in the last quarter-century: After breaking through in the '90s, with the jagged, sneering indie rock of Archers Of Loaf — and releasing an album of rock instrumentals as Barry Black — Bachmann took on the name Crooked Fingers, which he's used for solo works, experiments and full-band explorations.
Jun
05
Sun
7:00 PM
Soda Bar + CS Presents @ Ché Café 
THE HOTELIER
TOLD SLANT
LOONE
@ CHÉ CAFÉ (1000 Scholars Dr.) –– ALL AGES
Jun
08
Wed
8:30 PM
FREAK HEAT WAVES
+ guests
Freak Heat Waves second full length beams through like a soundtrack to a dark and greasy tale of a futuristic post punk band that follows their adventures through sleazy discos, underground punk venues and gleaming white art galleries.
Jun
09
Thu
8:30 PM
THE DOLLYROTS
GO BETTY GO
THE TOUCHIES • SIM WILLIAMS
The Dollyrots is an American pop punk band composed of Kelly Ogden and Luis Cabezas.
Jun
09
Thu
9:00 PM
Soda Bar + CS Presents @ Whistle Stop 
MILD HIGH CLUB
MINOR GEMS
@ WHISTLE STOP BAR (2236 Fern St.) –– 21+
FREE w/ RSVP
Jun
09
Thu
9:00 PM
Controvsy and Lights & Music Collective Present: 
DRAKE vs. KANYE (Tribute Party)
No Remixes. No Mashups. All Originals.
@ MUSIC BOX SD (1337 India St.) –– 18+
Jun
10
Fri
8:30 PM
AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE
MOTOGRATER
1001 • SQUIRRELLY ARTS
American Head Charge is a heavy metal band from Minneapolis, MN
Jun
11
Sat
8:30 PM
PUP
ROZWELL KID
CHARLY BLISS
"It's a tricky balance between aggression and pop, and they get it just right" ––Stereogum
Jun
11
Sat
8:00 PM
Soda Bar + CS Presents @ The Merrow 
GREYS
+ guests
@ THE MERROW (1271 University Ave.) –– 21+
Jun
14
Tue
8:30 PM
BAD COP/BAD COP
THE ATOM AGE
MURDERBURGERS
BC/BC's new record out now via Fat Wreck Chords!
Jun
15
Wed
8:30 PM
VALIENT THORR
PEARS
HAMMER FIGHT
Valient Thorr are an American Southern Rock/Heavy Metal band from Chapel Hill, NC
Jun
16
Thu
8:30 PM
HARRIET
+ guests
Los Angeles band Harriet has a new album ‘American Appetite’ out now.
Jun
16
Thu
9:00 PM
Soda Bar + CS Presents @ The Hideout 
LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES
+ guests
@ THE HIDEOUT (3519 El Cajon Blvd.) –– 21+
Jun
17
Fri
7:00 PM
Soda Bar + CS Presents @ House Of Blues 
TINY MOVING PARTS
PRAWN
FREE THROW
@ HOUSE OF BLUES (1055 5th Ave.) –– ALL AGES
Jun
17
Fri
8:30 PM
THE GORE HORSEMEN (final show)
THE STRIKERS
HARD FALL HEARTS
Final show for San Diego's first Gore-billy band The Gore Horsemen… we’ll miss you guys!
Jun
18
Sat
8:30 PM
Soda Bar + CS Presents @ The Casbah 
DAY WAVE
NICO YARYAN
@ THE CASBAH (2501 Kettner Blvd.) –– 21+
Jun
18
Sat
8:30 PM
CHEAP GIRLS
+ guests
Cheap Girls is an American rock band from Lansing, Michigan currently signed to Xtra Mile Recordings.
Jun
19
Sun
7:00 PM
Soda Bar + CS Presents @ The Irenic 
TRUMP vs. BERNIE: THE DEBATE!
Starring James Adomian & Anthony Atamanuik
@ THE IRENIC (3090 Polk Ave.) –– ALL AGES
Jun
20
Mon
8:30 PM
MASHROU’ LEILA
+ guests
Mashrou’ Leila is a Lebanese five-member alternative rock band. The band formed in Beirut, Lebanon in 2008 as a music workshop at the American University of Beirut.
Jun
22
Wed
7:00 PM
NOTHING
CULTURE ABUSE
WRONG
Philadelphia's NOTHING returns to Soda!
Jun
22
Wed
8:30 PM
Soda Bar + CS Presents @ The Hideout 
NE-HI
+ guests
@ THE HIDEOUT (3519 El Cajon Blvd.) –– 21+
Jun
23
Thu
6:30 PM
Soda Bar + CS Presents @ The Irenic 
CHERRY GLAZERR
SEX STAINS
@ THE IRENIC (3090 Polk Ave.) –– ALL AGES
Jun
24
Fri
8:30 PM
SONNY & THE SUNSETS
SARAH BETHE NELSON
Sonny & The Sunsets upcoming album, Moods Baby Moods, out 5/27 via Polyvinyl. Produced by Merrill Garbus (tUnE-yArDs)!
Jun
25
Sat
8:30 PM
SPECIAL DUTIES
POTATO PIRATES
REVOLT-CHIX
Special Duties are a British punk rock band from Colchester, Essex.
Jun
26
Sun
6:30 PM
Soda Bar + CS Presents @ The Irenic 
PITY SEX
PWR BTTM
PETAL
@ THE IRENIC (3090 Polk Ave.) –– ALL AGES
Jul
02
Sat
8:30 PM
THE LOONS
THE SCHIZOPHONICS
THE GARGOYLES
San Diego's most psychotic beat garage combo!
$10
Jul
05
Tue
8:30 PM
DESTROYER OF LIGHT
BEIRA
GARTH ALGAR
"The perfect Sludge/Stoner/Doom Metal album for Halloween. " - The Sludgelord
Jul
08
Fri
8:30 PM
MARGARET GLASPY
+ guests
Margaret Glaspy's debut album "Emotions and Math" will be released 6/17 via ATO Records.
Jul
09
Sat
8:30 PM
ROYAL HEADACHE
+ guests
Royal Headache is an Australian punk rock and garage band from Sydney.
Jul
10
Sun
8:30 PM
NEW MADRID
+ guests
Athens psych pop outfit latest album, ’magnetkingmagnetqueen’ is out April 29th via New West Records!
Jul
12
Tue
8:30 PM
UNDERPASS
SOFT KILL
CRIME DESIRE • DRAA
Underpass is a new wave band from Olympia, WA
Jul
14
Thu
7:00 PM
Soda Bar + CS Presents @ House Of Blues 
PINEGROVE
SPORTS
HAIF WAIF
@ HOUSE OF BLUES (1055 5th Ave.) –– ALL AGES
Jul
15
Fri
8:30 PM
88 FINGERS LOUIE
SIC WAITING
CASKITT • CASTOFF
Chicago punks 88 Fingers Louie… are BACK!
Jul
15
Fri
8:30 PM
Soda Bar + CS Presents @ Kensington Club 
THE FALCON
THE COPYRIGHTS
SAM RUSSO • MIKEY ERG
@ KENSINGTON CLUB (4079 Adams Ave.) –– 21+
Jul
16
Sat
Jim Rao Fanclub Presents @ Soda Bar 
SKID MARKS
INFANT ADDICTS • SANTA CLAUS • SKAAL
FILNER HEADLOCK • TIKI TRONIC • VICIOUS MIDGETS • SOCIAL SPIT • COUSIN BOB • HORSEFLY • RE
The party kicks off at 4PM!
FREE
Jul
19
Tue
8:00 PM
XIBALBA
DEHUMANIZED
DYSENTERY • WORLD OF PAIN
Pomona based hardcore / death metal band Xibalba is on Southern Lord Records!
Jul
20
Wed
8:30 PM
TACOCAT
+ guests
Tacocat’s third album, Lost Time is due out April 1st via Hardly Art.
Jul
24
Sun
8:30 PM
INTER ARMA
WITHERED
Formed in 2006, Inter Arma is one of the most talked about heavy bands to come out of Richmond, VA.
Jul
25
Mon
8:30 PM
BLACK MILK w/ NAT TURNER
+ guests
Veteran rapper/producer Black Milk teams up with D.C.-based live band Nat Turner!
Jul
26
Tue
8:30 PM
HAPPY DIVING
GEM
QUALI
Aug
13
Sat
8:30 PM
FIRST HATE
GRAND PRIX
First Hate are a synth-pop duo from Copenhagen consisting of Anton Falck Gansted and Joakim Nørgaard.
Aug
14
Sun
8:00 PM
Casbah Presents @ Soda Bar 
RHETT MILLER
+ guests
Stewart Ransom Miller II, better-known as Rhett Miller, is the lead singer of the alternative country band Old 97's and a successful solo musician.
Sep
24
Sat
8:30 PM
PIEBALD
+ guests
You’re Part Of It 2016 Tour !!!
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