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Steve Poltz Was Meant for San Diego

Rosemary Bystrak

Steve Poltz returns from the road to play a hometown show in the intimate setting of Lestat's.

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It sometimes takes going somewhere else to appreciate what you have at home. I've been travelling a lot lately, and in talking to people in other cities, you learn just how special the places in San Diego really are. Lestat's is one of those places. If you haven't been by in a while, you might have this impression that you'll see some no-talent person crying into their mic with just a guitar.

You might still find those at open mic, but today's singer/songwriters are much more diverse, and the level of talent that comes through Lestat's is top-notch, whether they are touring bands or even our own homegrown musicians. Tonight, Steve Poltz returns from the road to play a very intimate show at Lestat's. Line up early and catch Mr. Poltz on one of the best-sounding stages in San Diego. 

Friday, April 15:

  • Steve Poltz @ Lestat's
  • Yuck, Porcelain Raft, d/wolves @ wwww.casbahmusic.com
  • Casbah presents the Kills, Foals, the Naked & Famous @ House of Blues (sold out)
  • Boogie Nights presents '80s Fever, featuring Metro, Talk Dirty, DJ Tommy Coxx @ Belly Up
  • Wild Nights @ Belly Up (happy hour, 5:30 p.m.)
  • Catwalk, TV Girl, Tape Deck Mountain @ Soda Bar
  • The Styletones @ Bar Pink
  • Rob Moran's F---ing in the Bushes @ Whistle Stop
  • Scheisse Minelli, El Nada, D.P.I. @ The Shakedown
  • Blackfeet Braves, PC Worship, the Lumps, Nora and the Brights @ Tin Can
  • League of Lions, Dapper Dans, Canyon Sets, Telefunk @ Til Two Club
  • Kavena, Red Hand, the Dirty Legs, Deaf Zero @ Ruby Room
  • The Temptations @ Copley Symphony Hall
  • Unruly Bangs, Ronni No Good, The Young Bloods @ Eleven
  • Here We Go Magic, Cuckoo Chaos @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Feel the Noise Electro Dance, with DJs Gabe Vega and Friends @ U-31
  • Foo U, Lixx (Steve Miller tribute band) @ O'Connell's
  • Home Sweet Psychedelic, Subsurfer @ Brick By Brick
  • Psydecar, Ablaze @ Winston's
  • Skandar, Johnny Quest, Ghost MD, Austin Speed, Ubiquitous, Puppy Kicker, Esh One @ Kava Lounge
  • BoomSnap, Heatbox @ 710 Beach Club
  • Epicentre Venue Council presents a Benefit Relay for Life @ Epicentre
  • Anchors Above, Terra Firma, Burden of Truth, Cardio Kazan, Our Reflections @ Soma
  • Mikan Zlatkovich, featuring Brian Levy, Russell Bizzett, Cecil McBee @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine and Culinary Center)
  • Sister Speak @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (5-7 p.m.)
  • Jesse LaMonaca and the Dime Novels @ The Marble Room
  • Detroit Underground @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (9 p.m.)
  • Little Texas, Danielle Tucker, Clay Colton Band @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Guava Belly @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
  • Sidekicks Duo @ Donovan's Circle of Fifths
  • Lil Flip, Skatterman @ 4th & B
  • Floyd FX @ Anthology (7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.)
  • Kurt Young, Celia St Cruix @ Portugalia
  • The Lifters, DJ R2 @ Gallagher's
  • Moonshake with Mark E Quark @ Kadan
  • Mr White, Jay Idol @ Voyeur
  • Zenbu Fridays, with DJ Leif @ Zenbu Cardiff
  • Senegal Independence Celebration, featuring Mbalax, African DJs @ World Beat Center
  • Junior the DiscoPUNK, DJ Murdock @ AC Lounge
  • Cosmic Dan, Saul Q, Kid Wonder @ El Dorado
  • Faux-chella, featuring Digitalife, Drew Diddles, Aphter and more @ Spin
  • Fluxx*adelic with DJ Melo D @ Fluxx

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.

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