Plenty of good San Diego shows this week! Hear dream pop from Fear of Men and Puro Instinct on Tuesday, get down with Tacocat on Wednesday and join the Verigolds at the Soda Bar on Saturday!


Monday, July 18

Rococode, Filthy Violets, 8IM – Soda Bar
Rococode is a Vancouver based indie pop duo comprised of Laura Smith and Andrew Braun. It’s been four years since their debut album, Guns, Sex & Glory and in a recent interview they state they’ve found themselves on their new album, Don’t Worry It Will Be Dark Soon. More info.


Tuesday, July 19

Fear of Men, Puro Instinct, Chill Pill – The Hideout
Indie pop band Fear of Men started when vocalist Jess Weiss started making soundtracks for her short films. She recruited Daniel Falvey (guitars/keyboards) and Michael Miles (drums) and the band formed in 2011. Get there early because opening band Puro Instinct’s gorgeous dream pop will make you swoon. More info.


Wednesday, July 20

Tacocat, The Regrettes, Soft Lions – Soda Bar
Pop-punk band Tacocat from Seattle plays music with feminist themes that remind some rock critics of Riot Grrrl music from the 90s. The Regrettes (Los Angeles) and Soft Lions (San Diego) will open. More info.


Wednesday, July 20

Lemolo – House of Blues
If you didn’t get enough dream pop on Tuesday with Fear of Men, come back for more this Wednesday at House of Blues! Lemolo’s dreamy music has impressed the likes of many rock critics–Seattle Magazine named them the “Best Seattle Band” just recently. More info.


Wednesday, July 20

The Joy Formidable – Irenic
This is a Welsh alt-rock band known best for their singles “Austere”, “Cradle” and “Whirring.” Their most recent album Hitch came out March of this year. More info.


Thursday, July 21

91X Presents: Autolux – Irenic
Autolux is back! This alt-rock band started in 2001 and has released three full length albums. Pussy’s Dead (2016) is their most recent effort. More info.


Saturday, July 23

The Verigolds, Pearl Charles, Garden Echo – Soda Bar
If you haven’t seen San Diego based Verigolds play yet, hop over to Soda Bar for charming psych rock that’s pleasing to the ears! They play with other ListenSD favorites: Pearl Charles (Los Angeles) and Garden Echo (San Diego). More info.

By: Lara McCaffrey