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It's Gonna Be a "Big" Night

Ryan Cowen

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Holy smokes! Look at those top six shows and tell me this town doesn't get amazing shows! The Big Pink rocked the Casbah last year with a bombastic performance that felt like an arena show, and if you caught them on the Coachella broadcast, you know they're great live. Band of Skulls returns to town with We Are Augustines and should pack the house at the Griffin, while tUnE-yArDs and St. Vincent will take over the House of Blues. '80s rockers Buzzcocks perform at the Belly Up, while Frankie Rose performs at Soda Bar. Lastly, UCSD's Price Center has a killer show with Seun Kuti, son of legendary performer Fela Kuti. Take your pick and enjoy the best Wednesday this music scene has seen in a very long time.

Wednesday April 18:

  • The Big Pink, Cold Showers, Polaris At Noon @ Casbah
  • Band of Skulls, We Are Augustines @ The Griffin
  • FM 94.9 presents tUnE-yArDs, St. Vincent, Keep Shelly In Athens @ House of Blues
  • Buzzcocks, Images, The Makeup Sex @ Belly Up
  • Frankie Rose, Dive, Asha, DJ Mario Orduno @ Soda Bar
  • Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 @ UCSD Price Center East Ballroom
  • Jody Watley @ Anthology
  • Infected Mushroom (DJ Set) @ Porter's Pub
  • Le Ra, the Greats, the Well Fishermen, Brooke Nicole Telarico @ Tin Can
  • Stevie & The Hi-Stax @ Bar Pink
  • Wreck Shop Wednesdays with James Patterson, Russell Ramo, Noise Agency @ The Office
  • Bill Magee @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Richard Smith @ Lestat's
  • Or The Dog Gets It @ Brick By Brick
  • Physical Education with Special Guest, French Kiss Collective @ El Dorado
  • Hip Hop Roots with MC Colorless, Parker & the Numbermen, Open Mic Eagle @ Ruby Room
  • Poppi Grande @ Flying Elephant Pub & Grill
  • Music & Pop Culture Trivia Night @ House of Blues Voodoo Stage
  • Gilbert Castellanos with the New Latin Jazz Quintet @ El Camino
  • Wednesday Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
  • Darkwave Garden @ Club Kadan
  • Lady Dottie & the Diamonds @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Club Kingston presents Psydecar @ Winston's
  • A Night of Peace @ Kava Lounge
  • Firehouse Swing Night @ Queen Bee's
  • Karaoke @ Chico Club
  • Dave Curtis Quartet @ Croce's
  • Taryn Donath @ Marble Room
  • Stoney B. Blues @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
  • Now.Hear.This @ Whistle Stop
  • Ben Powell @ Davina's Cabo Grill
  • Ron's Trio @ McP's Irish Pub

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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