I’ll always hold onto the memory of the Felice Brothers playing the Casbah on my birthday several years back. “I put some whiskey into my whiskey / I put some heartbreak into my heart….” They sang along with Conor Oberst, who was making special appearances on that particular tour. It was an epic night, and because of it, I always make my best effort to see los hermanos Felices, and they definitely stand on their own as a great act, making for a super special Father’s Day treat. The incredible Johnathan Rice opens the show, and not only will he be playing some of his tunes, he’ll be reading some of his published haikus. Soda Bar’s got the Holdup, a NorCal band with SoCal vibes, combining rock, reggae and rap, joined by Unsteady. Brick’s got hard rock act New Year‘s Day, who are gaining some notoriety in the “active rock” genre, and Crew D’etat Brass Band get things lively in Balboa Park at Panama 66.
Sunday, June 16:The Felice Brothers, Johnathan Rice @ CasbahThe Holdup, Unsteady @ Soda BarRat Sabbath with DJ Ratty @ Bar Pink New Year‘s Day, Diamante, Savage After Midnight @ Brick by BrickCrew D’etat Brass Band @ Panama 66Fabian Almazan Trio @ La Jolla AthenaeumMariachi Sol De Mexico @ Corona Grandstand Stage, San Diego County FairGinger Roots the Protectors @ Coors Light Rock On Stage, San Diego County FairBlue October, Mona @ Observatory North ParkThe Third Hip-Hop Collective @ SpaceTaki Sundays: Latin Day Party @ Park Rec (2 p.m.)Greg Douglass (guitarist for Steve Miller, Van Morrison, Hot Tuna, Greg Kihn, Country Weather) @ Belly Up Gospel Brunch @ House of Blues (10 a.m.)Anberlin, I the Mighty @ House of Blues Idiginis @ Bancroft BarFusion Dance presents the Main Event @ California Center for the Arts, EscondidoFranki Valli the Four Seasons @ Viejas Concerts in the Park Keep It on the DL @ Martini’s Above FourthSalsa Sunday @ Moonshine Beach Acoustic Live @ Moonshine Flats Side of Beans @ Winston’s (2 p.m.)Ristband @ Winston’s (5 p.m.)RB and Friends @ The Merrow (5 p.m.)Chad Rosie @ Crossroads, House of Blues (free)The Budrows @ Pour House Trevor McSpadden @ Grand Ole BBQ AsadoSalsa Sundays @ Queen Bee’s (all ages)Deep Tech Residents featuring Jungle Jimn and Jonathan Lim @ Kava LoungeThree Chord Justice @ RenegadeReggae Sunday with Schwanda Roots @ U-31Uptown Top Ranking @ The OfficeFather’s Day Jazz Brunch @ Humphreys Backstage Live (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)The UpShots @ Navajo Live Jason Brown @ Humphreys Backstage Live (7 p.m.)Republic of Music @ Lobby Bar, Viejas CasinoPercomman Takeover with Lubelski, Rybo @ Spin Reggae Sunday @ SpinSunday Groove with the Professor, Juni Flo @ El Dorado
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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