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Sounds Like San Diego: April 1

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I have been pretty fortunate in my life that I have had the privilege to see some amazing and memorable performances by bands, but there are a few shows over the years that I've missed that have become the thing of legend, like Nirvana at the old Casbah or Arcade Fire at  the Casbah. One such show was the Polyphonic Spree at Cane's. I don't recall exactly why I missed the show, but if you ever run into someone who was there, they'll talk about it like a religious experience. Depending on who you ask and how exagerrated the story is, there were 15-30 people onstage in white robes resembling a small cult, and the performance descriptors generally include the words epic and/or amazing. The group has no plans to record a full album, but will focus on releasing singles digitally and via 7-inch records.

Sunday, April 1:

  • The Polyphonic Spree with New Fumes @ House of Blues
  • The Red Paintings, Subsurfer, Divided By Design @ Soda Bar
  • Soda Bar Presents: Azia Tix, Russell W @ The Irenic (All ages, 3090 Polk Ave)
  • Mental Health Systems presents “Laugh for Recovery” Kenny Kane and Mike Pace. Hosted by Bob Murphy @ Belly Up (3pm)
  • Elite Elvis recreates 3 era’s of Elvis
  • Alberto Cortez @ Spreckels Theatre
  • Sun Sessions 1954, Comeback Special 1968 and Vegas! 1972 with James Kruk and The Big Boss Men @ Belly Up
  • San Diego Roller Derby Benefit with The Maxies, Meth Labs, SXO @ Eleven (4pm)
  • Pants Karaoke @ Eleven (9pm)
  • Seoulsonic Tour feat. Crying Nut, Yellow Monsters, 3rd Line Butterfly, The Lupus Tarn @ Tin Can
  • Ricky Small and the Talls @ Tipsy Crow
  • Stimulation Sunday with Robbie Rivera, Bass Jackers, Peace Treaty, Mr. White and Andy D'Arrigo (presented by L.E.D.) @ Wavehouse (21+, 11am)
  • Keaton Collective, John Verruto, Jupiter, Jetwash @ Ruby Room
  • YTF Concert @ Balboa Theatre
  • Happy Endings feat. DJs Joe Mama & Tramlife @ Bar Pink
  • Aaron Bowen, Longsleeves @ Lestat's
  • Colossal, Jeremiah Johnson, Being As An Ocean, For The Win, Forever Ends Now, Life Long, Before The Flood @ Soma
  • Jose Sinatra's OB-O-ke @ Winston's
  • Tribe of Kings/Reggae Vibes @ U-31
  • David Maldonado @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge Brunch (10a-2p)
  • Stelita @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (8pm)
  • Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King "Have Blues, Will Travel"@ Anthology (Early Show 7pm)
  • God-Des & She "@ Anthology (Late Show 9pm)
  • Forever Plaid @ Birch North Park Theatre
  • Tom Paxton @ AMSD (Acoustic Music San Diego)
  • Koan Sound, Gemini @ Voyeur
  • Reggae Sundays @ Spin

Rosemary Bystrak 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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