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As The Beat Goes On! A Look Into Imperial Beach Music Scene For The Month Of September

Sep 01, 2019 12:13PM ● By Paul Spear



As The Beat Goes On! 

A Look Into Imperial Beach Music Scene For The Month Of September 

September’s edition is full of heavy hitters. If you are into Punk, Rock and/or Metal music this month is for you.

On Sunday, September 1 the final day to see some amazing bands at ARC Production’s Radagascar 2019. Go see Los Muertos, Art Disposal, Evan Diamond and Supermatt all goes down at 4:00 pm.

Back at the Salty Frog on Saturday, September 7, Bummer Dreams makes the trek down from Oceanside. Oak Palace, Surf Horrors and Art Disposal share the stage, starts at 9:00 pm. Seaside Candy has family-friendly karaoke night on Saturday, September 7th at 4:00 pm.

Friday, September 13 “Friday the 13” show” with the featured band of the month, War Fever. If you missed these guys at Allen Camps Birthday Bash last month now is your time to see them. They self-released Decay of Infamy on February 9, 2018. It has an old school punk sound, with eleven songs quick and in your face. War Fever is known for writing songs about life, the good, the bad, the ugly and everything in between. The song Fade to Grey is a whopping one minute and twenty-one seconds long. It starts off with some heavy lyrics “We don’t care whether or not we care.” Decay of Infamy is full of breakdowns and crunching riffs. Lead Vocalist BJ Anderson’s gnarly voice complements the band's hard-hitting riffs and drums. They are quickly becoming one of San Diego’s top punk rock bands. Also opening for the legendary Guttermouth on September 21 at the Soda Bar, War Fever is showing no sign of slowing down anytime soon. Also, on this crazy bill is Vertigoat, Systematic Abuse and L.A.’s own WGAF. Come on out, the moon will be full, the crazy’s will be out, and moshing starts at 9:00 pm. Back at it September 14 at the Salty Frog, Riot Scene Presents Deathboys, Roman Watchdogs and Three Kings Band. The thrashing starts at 9:00 pm.

Friday, September 20 Play Out Loud Tour comes down to the Salty Frog with Avo, Am Samstag, Doc Hammer, and I.B’s favorite metal/rock band D.A.B.  Party kicks off at 9:00 pm. Wednesday, September 18 is Open Mic Night at Seaside Candy from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm. 

Wednesday, September 25th, enjoy a Musical Concert With Adrienne Nims Spirit Wind at the Imperial Beach Library starting at 6 PM. Spirit Wind's contemporary, Latin jazz-infused with irresistible grooves as well as elegant, ethereal melodies will linger with you long after the last note.      


The Scoreboard has adult Karaoke every weekend with Wally on Friday’s and Rick on Saturday’s.

Get your voice ready it all starts at 9:00 pm. On Monday nights, The Scoreboard hosts Music Bingo starting at 6:30 pm. The Fleet Reserve has Karaoke every Friday night at 7:30 pm.

Back at the Salty Frog on Friday September 27 Fuzz-Huzzi’s record release party of “Ghost” is finally here. Their new single I am Rock n Roll is on the heavier side, going back to their roots on this one. You can really feel Allen’s passion and conviction; it hits you right in the gut. Catch them with The Tale, Oliver James and Moral DK.  Party starts at 9:00 pm.

You can also support these I.B. bands playing around town and elsewhere:

Bad Kids – NEWS; Bad Kids announced they will be taking a break from recording and playing live shows. I will keep you posted with the latest from Bad Kids, stay tuned.

Coral Bells-Saturday September 14, 2019, 9:00 pm., Second Chance Beer Lounge 4045 30th St. Ste. A San Diego, CA 92104.   Friday, September 20, 2019 – Saturday, September 21, 2019, Same But Different Festival, Perris Beach Moreno Valley, CA 92555. Tickets at single day tickets $99.99. GA group pass-pack of 10 (15% off) $136.00. Parking passes, On Site RV rentals and Tent Camping packages also available.

DAB -Saturday, September 14 10:00 pm The Go Lounge 7123 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, CA 92115, no cover. Friday, September 20th Play Out Loud Tour at the Salty Frog @ 9 pm.  Saturday September 21 3:00 pm-7:00 pm, The Landing 1186 E. Main St, El Cajon, CA 92021. Sunday, September 22 7:00 pm-10:00 pm Unplugged set, Café 21 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101. 

Fuzz-Huzzi – Saturday, September 14 8:30 pm The Landing 1186 E. Main St, El Cajon, CA 92021 with Oliver James and Cory Wilkins

Check out all these bands mentioned on your favorite streaming services.


Venues mentioned in this month’s edition:

 Salty Frog - 992 Palm Avenue Imperial Beach, CA 91910 (619) 429-3764


Seaside Candy - 150 Palm Avenue Imperial Beach, CA 91910 (619) 500-5688

The Scoreboard – 951 Palm Avenue, Imperial Beach, CA 91932 (619) 424-9909

If you are a local musician, have a band in I.B. or will be playing in I.B. and would like to be mentioned please send information to If you liked this month’s edition, don’t forget to hit the like button and please share. Get out and support the local music scene.  As the Beat Goes on in I.B.



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