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Sounds Like San Diego: April 20

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Family Wagon (pictured), the Palace Ballroom, Paragraphs and Okapi Sun are all on the menu Saturday on The Boulevard.

    I'm always here, every day, telling you about this show or that show you should see at night, but this is one ti I'm going to plan out your day. First, you're going to head to your local record store for Record Store Day. Many artists release limited-edition vinyl only on this day , so see what M-Theory or Lou's or Off the Record has to offer. After you rest or have lunch, you're going to dust off your old bike, bust out your Compass card or strap on your favorite pair of walking shoes and get over to the historic Lafayette Hotel for San Diego CityBeat's annual Festival of Beers. The craft-beer scene is huge in this city, no doubt, but you can also just go to check out the awesome stylings of Family Wagon, the Palace Ballroom, Paragraphs, and Okapi Sun -- all past or upcoming perfomers at our free monthly SoundDiego LIVE events. Stay hydrated and don't overdo it, because afterward, you'll want to have dinner at a local eatery before going to the Irenic in North Park for Beach Fossils and Mrs. Magician. This is an early show with doors at 7 p.m,, so when it ends around 10 p.m., if you still have anything left in you, go check out the Creepy Creeps at the

    Casbah

    or the Telescopes at Soda Bar. After all is said and done, call a cab and get home safe, where you can plan on a Sunday of holistic freshness at EarthFair.

    Saturday, April 20 (Record Store Day!):

    • San Diego CityBeat Festival of Beers, featuring Family Wagon, the Palace Ballroom, Paragraphs, Okapi Sun @ El Cajon Boulevard in front of the Lafayette (1-5:30 p.m.)
    • Record Store Day: Plateaus, Teenage Burritos @ M-Theory (Record Store Day 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; music at 5 p.m.)
    • Record Store Day: Darius & Cleo (10 a.m.), Stonesteps (11:30 a.m.), Kut U Up (4 p.m.) @ Lou's Records
    • The Creepy Creeps, Mrs. Magician, Black Hondo, the New Kinetics @ The Casbah
    • Soda Bar presents Beach Fossils, Mrs. Magician @ The Irenic
    • The Telescopes, LSD & the Search for God, Sidewalk Scene @ Soda Bar
    • Timothy H, with DJ Matty Mac @ 710 Beach Club
    • DJs Gabe Vega and Saul @ Whitlestop
    • Neon Beat, The Best & the Worst of the '80s @ Bar Pink
    • Gloomsday (record release), Badabing, the Pheasants (record release) @ Tin Can
    • Metal for MS, featuring Hellbent, Iron Mayhemm, Rattz, Van Roth, Blackout, Busted Knuckles @ Brick By Brick
    • Blood Stained Reality, Puke n Rally, Abject, Neverland Ranch Hands @ The Tower Bar
    • A Day to Remember, Of Mice & Men, Issues @ Soma
    • Globe and Beast, Alioth, Cart Numbers, Dead Weight @ The Ché Café
    • SD Union presents DJ Dara, Garva, Havok Mega with MC Dre, URBN:LGND hosted by Ridda, Subliminal and CSD @ Ruby Room
    • Alto-Madness: Danny Janklow & Christopher Hollyday @ Dizzy’s (Jet Ski)
    • Allison Lonsdale, Bosen and Suede, Demo Marquee, Soul Ablaze @ Lestat’s
    • Boys and Girls @ El Dorado Bar
    • Epicentre Acoustic Night, featuring Waking In Sonata, Marvin & Friends, IWXO, All in Line, the Romeo Complex @ Epicentre
    • Nectar, with DJ Karma @ Fluxx
    • 40 Oz. to Freedom-'90’s Night, with No Duh, Red Not Chili Peppers @ Belly Up
    • Dirtee Khemicals, Afterschool Special, DJ Chelu @ Gallagher’ s
    • Battle for Van’s Warped Tour @ House of Blues
    • Rising Star @ Humphreys Backstage
    • Keyshia Cole's Woman to Woman Tour @ Humphreys
    • Thee Swank Bastards, the Fink Bombs, tworooms @ The Ken Club
    • Mercedes Moore Band @ Marble Room
    • Michael Mack presents Shane Stiel @ Spin Nighclub
    • The Orange Pickers, Sounddrug, the Young Rapscallions, Color You, C. Hopkins @ Griffin
    • Johnny Thunders Tribute, with Deadbolt, Chinese Rocks, Embalmers, the Schitzophonics, Clockwork @ The Shakedown
    • Popvinyl @ V Lounge
    • Detroit Underground @ Dreamcatcher
    • 420 Showcase, with Heavy Hawaii, Plateaus, Dreamboys @ The Void
    • Digital Lab @ Voyeur
    • The Travel Agents (5 p.m.), Sister Nancy, Piracy Conspiracy, King Schascha, Dub Trinity, RHP & TRC @ Winston’s

    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.