Concerts at the track

Pinback’s indie rock music will open the summer concert series Friday night at the Del Mar racetrack. While a rotating cast of instrumentalists find loose assembly under the Pinback name, the partnership of Armistead Burwell Smith IV and Rob Crow is at the heart of the most complex, postmodern sounds on the West Coast.

Racetrack concerts are Fridays and select Saturdays at the Seaside Terrace, on the west end of the grandstand. Concerts are free with track admission bought before the last race or $20 for concertgoers entering after the horses have left the gate for the last race.

July 23 — Pinback

July 30 – Common Sense

Aug. 6 – The B52s

Aug. 13 – The Soft Pack

Aug. 14 – Beer fest, plus Reggae Fest with Jimmy Cliff and Matisyahu

Aug. 20 – Ozomatli

Aug. 21 – Beer fest, plus Weezer

Aug. 27 – Super Diamond

Aug. 28 – Microbrew fest, plus local music showcase

Sept. 3 – The English Beat

Sept. 4 – Beer fest, plus ZZ Top