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NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 21: (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Anoushka Shankar performs during the "Healing the Divide" a benefit concert for peace and reconciliation hosted by actor Richard Gere and attended by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, at Lincoln Center on September 21, 2003 in New York City, NY. (Photo by Adam Rountree/Getty Images)

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Welcome to Obvious Friday. Yes, it's April 20, or "420" day, where every band with any name inferring cannibis performs around San Diego. We get it. Very original. If that whole world isn't for you, however, you can still see some decent shows tonight. Guitar Wolf from Japan takes the stage at the Casbah, Brooklyn buzz-band Country Mice performs at the Soda Bar and outlaw country act Wayne "The Train" Hancock performs at the Shakedown. For those of you with a more cultured sensibility, Anoushka Shankar performs at Balboa Theatre.

Friday, April 20:

  • Guitar Wolf, Transistors, Slut Machine @ Casbah
  • Country Mice, Heart Beat Trail, the Wind, the County Fair @ Soda Bar
  • Wayne "the Train" Hancock, Behind The Wagon, the Avenues @ The Shakedown
  • The Styletones @ Bar Pink
  • Mexico City Rollers, Pins of Light, Sculpins @ Eleven
  • Anoushka Shankar @ Balboa Theatre
  • 40 oz. to Freedom (Sublime tribute), Good Intentions, So Cal Vibes @ Belly Up
  • Slower, the Saline Solutions @ The Griffin
  • The Amalgamated, T. Irie Dread, Hits From Space, DJ Saint Maugau @ Tin Can
  • Vaginals, Pusher, Corima, Minstrel Cycle @ Che Cafe
  • Sister Nancy, DJ Robi, King Schascha & Irusalem, Lady Karma, Indica Roots, Adhami and more @ Til Two Club
  • David Espinosa with Aaron Greenberg, the Black Sands, Jennie Buss (CD Release), Melly Frances & the Distilled Spirits @ Ruby Room
  • Feel the Noise Electro Dance with DJ's Gabe Vega & Friends @ U-31
  • 12th Annual SeedleSs 4/20 Party with the Living Legends featuring Aesop the Living Legend, Arata, Bicasso, Eligh, the Grouch, Luckyiam, Murs, Scarub, Starkillers @ Voyeur
  • Glitch Slap: Four, Two, OH!!! featuring Wyatt Purp (Traxmyth & Indask Yes), Misk, Wala, Urbn:Kgnd @ Kava Lounge
  • Sunspot Jonz, 6Blocc, Johnny Osbourne @ House of Blues
  • Catherine Denise @ House of Blues (Voodoo Stage)
  • Hurl, Standard Issue @ Lestat's
  • F---ing in the Bushes featuring DJ Rob Moran @ Whistle Stop
  • "d", Bravo Delta, Simple Mantra, Idols Plague, Betty White, Kittie Plague @ Brick By Brick
  • Ocean Beach Comedy @ Winston’s (5 p.m.)
  • 420 Party with Club Kingstons presents Piracy, Puente, Revival and DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Natural Vibrations, Revival @ 710 Beach Club
  • Smokey Hoof @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Atomic Groove @ Belly Up (5:30 p.m.)
  • Escape the Fate, Attack Attack!, the Word Alive, Mest, Secrets @ Soma
  • Dizzy’s presents Twin Tenor Madness featuring Lefebvre & Joe Marillo & A Rhythm Section featuring Dave Kinkaid (piano), Tom Azarello (bass), & Bob McDaniels (drums) @ McCrea Music Company (8361 Allison Ave, La Mesa)
  • Fabulous Ultratones @ Humphre's Backstage Lounge (5 p.m.)
  • Viva Santana @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (9 p.m.)
  • Stone Senses @ Flying Elephant
  • 4/20 Fest featuring Redman, Hazmatt, Jahkobeats, Collie High @ 4th & B
  • Anthology House Band Motown & Soul Revue @ Anthology (early show 7:30 p.m.)
  • Jon Cleary's Philthy Phew @ Anthology (late show 9:30 p.m.)
  • Serious Guise @ Tio Leo’s Lounge (5302 Napa St.)
  • Sunny Rude, DJ R2 @ Gallagher's
  • Michele Lundeen @ Marble Room
  • Zenbu Fridays with DJ Leif @ Zenbu Cardiff
  • Tribe of Kings, Saul Q, Jason Waterfalls, Kid Wonder @ El Dorado
  • Showstopper with DJ Brett Bodley @ Fluxx

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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