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Happy Monday to you all! This week has so much good music in store for you that you're gonna need to concentrate on taking those disco naps so you can make it out to the great shows.

Tonight a SoundDiego favorite, April Smith and the Great Picture Show, returns to San Diego. We had the opportunity to meet the band back in February at Sunset Sessions, and if you haven't seen them, trust me when I say that you could be in the worst funk and April Smith will snap you out of it. Their music is catchy and their joy in playing is infectious. They're playing at M-Theory, so bring your kids. Other great options include Acid Mothers Temple at the Casbah and, over at Soda Bar, Brother,  who sound like a mashup of Blur and Oasis. Not necessarily an original sound, but I saw them in Austin, and they do it well, with all the swagger you'd expect. Finally, tonight's show with the Fling and Chairs Missing is really special. Attendees have pledged $25 to Invisible Children and a vow of silence for 25 hours (starting Sunday) to mark the 25 years of war in Africa. It's not too late to join them.

Monday, April 25:

  • April Smith and the Great Picture Show @ M- Theory Music (all ages, 7 p.m., free)
  • Anti-Monday League presents Acid Mothers Temple and the Melting Parisio UFO, Buzz or Howl, Little White Teeth, Operation Mindblow Lightshow @ Casbah
  • Brother, Republic of Letters, Family Wagon @ Soda Bar
  • Invisible Children presents the Fling, Chairs Missing @ UCSD Price Center East Ballroom
  • Make Believe Monday, with Stevie and the Hi-Stax @ Bar Pink
  • Starcrossed @ Eleven
  • April Ventura @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Verbal Desecration, Spreading Evictions @ Ruby Room
  • Trent Hancock @ Tiki House
  • Stoney B. Blues Band @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • Club MAW @ Henry's Pub
  • Doug Allen, Susie Bongo @ The Kraken
  • Chet Cannon and the Committee @ Patrick's II
  • Three Chord Justice @ Bar Leucadian
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Pro-Invitational Blues Jam, hosted by Mystery Train @ O'Connell's
  • Monday Night Mic @ Club Kadan
  • Mellow Mondays @ House of Blues Voodoo Stage
  • Dave Scott @ Croce's
  • Electro Mondayz @ 710 Beach Club

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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