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Sounds Like San Diego: April 1

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    NEWSLETTERS

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    Ani DiFranco at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival April 28, 2006, in New Orleans.

    For years now, we've been hearing about the music industry dying: that there's a new paradigm and that the Internet is killing music. As artists and labels frantically attempt to find footing, Ani DiFranco stands out as someone who rejected the paradigm years ago. With releases in the double digits -- all on her own label -- DiFranco has built a loyal following by staying close to her fans while still maintaining the mystique of a rock star. Catch the folky, punky rock of Ani DiFranco tonight at the House of Blues.

    Friday, April 1:

    • The White Buffalo, Jesse LaMonaca @ The Loft, UCSD
    • Ani DiFranco, Animal Prufrock @ House of Blues
    • Pretty Too Bad, the Styletones, Dogcatcher, Phasers on Stun @ Casbah
    • Orgone, Delta Nove @ Belly Up
    • Ari Hest, Rosi Golan @ Lestat's
    • Modern Rifles, I Was Totally Destroying It, Neon Cough @ Soda Bar
    • Secret Apollo (farewell show), Gamma Gamma @ Whistle Stop
    • DJ Artistic @ Bar Pink
    • Phil Alvin of the Blasters and Eddie Nichols of Royal Crown Revue -n- Friends, with Hands Down South @ The Shakedown
    • Happy Trendy, Foxes in Fiction, Call Before You Dig, Yohuna, Raw Moans @ Tin Can
    • Gloomsday (tour kickoff), Roswell That Ends Well, OkayOkay@ Ruby Room
    • Harpco, Yeastie Boyz, the Firkins, Little Black Birds @ Eleven
    • Feel the Noise Electro Dance, with DJs Gabe Vega and Friends @ U-31
    • Natural Vibrations, Tribal Theory @ Sound Wave
    • Dangerous Curves Ahead: Burlesque on the Go-Go! Spring 2011 West Coast Tour kickoff show starring Anita Cookie, Gigi La Femme, Minnie Tonka, Clams Casino, Darlinda, Hell on Heels burlesque revue!@ Brick By Brick
    • The Electric Waste Band April Fools Party @ Winston's
    • Cash'd Out with Nena Anderson @ 710 Beach Club
    • Arise to Glory (CD release), Metatonic, the Rundown, the Calefaction, Heroes for Sale, He Is the Painter, Tragic Waste @ Epicentre
    • Happy Hour with Candye Kane @ Belly Up (5:30 p.m.)
    • Action Item, A Dull Science, the Greater Heights, World Class Disaster @ Soma
    • Dayne, Sister Venis @ Stage Saloon
    • Chris Klich Quintet @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine and Culinary Center)
    • Hip Replacements @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (5-7p.m.)
    • Detroit Underground @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (9 p.m.)
    • Rich the Stitch Comedy @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
    • KEM @ 4th & B
    • Scorch Muffin @ South Park Abbey
    • Dub Riders, Camo UFO, Rebellion, DJM16 @ Kava Lounge
    • Will Calhoun Quartet @ Anthology (7:30 p.m.)
    • Radio Latina Fiesta Latina, featuring Tino and His Band @ Anthology (9:30 p.m.)
    • Danyavaad and the Shimmy Sisters @ Portugalia
    • Moonshake with Mark E QUark @ Kadan
    • Umek, Audrey Napoleon @ Voyeur
    • Zenbu Fridays, with DJ Leif @ Zenbu Cardiff
    • '90s Night, featuring Armory Massive DJs, Saul Q @ El Dorado
    • Don Santino, Jason Rico, Calisparis, DJ Pharaoh @ Spin
    • DJ Scooter @ Fluxx
    • Psychic Zoo @ Ramona Mainstage

    Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events, and general musings about life in San Diego onSan Diego: Dialed In. She does social media for the Casbah, books at West Coast Tavern West Coast Tavern, and is trying her hand at band management. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.