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Sounds Like San Diego: April 27

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    Actor and musician John C. Reilly will be among the performers this year at Adams Avenue Unplugged.

    If only the tourists knew that April is one of the best in San Diego, they'd certainly head here now instead of during May Gray and June Gloom. Let's keep this little secret from them as we gear up for spring festivals! This weekend alone you have three great options for some street fair action, complete with live music, vendors, and delicious food for the whole family. While Adams Avenue Unplugged is less street fair and more neighborhood stroll, there are about a dozen places to catch live tunes from stripped down bands and singer-songwriters. The Encinitas Street Fair tends to be a little smaller and focused on North County neighborhoods, it is Little Italy's ArtWalk that should have your attention. With artists like The Heavy Guilt, Colin Clyne, and Josh Damigo performing, your ears will be happy, but the bonus of Jesse LaMonaca, who has taken somewhat of a music hiatus as he returned to school, should be enough motivation to sway you down to the event. By nightfall you can grab dinner then make your way to the Casbah for Telekinesis who is surely going to just being aural icing on the cake.

    Saturday, April 27:

    • Adams Avenue Unplugged Normal Heights/Kensington (free, all ages except 21+ bars, 12-10 p.m.)
    • MissionFed ArtWalk Little Italy (free, all ages)
    • Encinitas Street Fair Encinitas (free, all ages, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
    • Telekinesis, Mount Moriah, the Paparazi @ The Casbah
    • The Drowning Men, Wild Wild Wets, Clockart @ Soda Bar
    • Gary Wilson, the Natives, Wha?, Vaginals @ The Void
    • Breather, Hotel Books, When Whales Collide, Carlos the Dwarf @ Ché Café
    • Zig Zag Jones & Sunny Rude @ 710 Beach Club
    • Bella Novela, Vinyette, DJ Claire @ Bar Pink
    • Medeski Martin and Wood @ Belly Up
    • Dave's Garage, featuring Back 2 Black, Deeper Purple & Suicide Chords @ Brick By Brick
    • Booty Bassment, with DJs Dimitri and Rob, DJ Claire @ Whistlestop
    • Vizion Records CD release show @ The Epicentre
    • Nectar, with Sid Vicious @ Fluxx
    • Kahilofa, DJ Chelu @ Gallagher's
    • Radio Latina 104.5 FM presents Los Amigos Invisibles, Glasmus @ House of Blues
    • Groove International presents the Pirates Booty Ball (dual-stage event) @ House of Blues
    • Sister Speak (5 p.m.), Quino (9 p.m.) @ Humphreys Backstage
    • Adams Ave. Unplugged @ Lestat's
    • Missy Anderson @ Marble Room
    • Cash Up Front @ Ramona MainStage
    • Lady Borgia presents Derri-Aire, A Burlesque Flight of Fancy and Mile High Tease @ Ruby Room
    • Killing the Messenger, Given the Day, the I in Self, Hundred Caliber, Call It Closure, Within Ourselves @ Soma
    • Wobble 2 year Anniversary, with Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation @ Spin
    • Oceanside Sound System, Neveready, the Shantyannes @ The Griffin
    • Zachary James & the All Seeing Eyes, the Bloodflowers, Alexandra & the Starlight Band, Sister Steele @ The Shakedown
    • Von Hack, Legs, Arms Away @ Tin Can
    • Full Strength Funk Band @ Tio Leo's
    • The Soultones @ V Lounge
    • Caliber @ Dreamcatcher
    • The Loops of Fury @ Voyeur
    • Restoration One (7 p.m.), Dazed and Confused (9 p.m.) @ Winston's
    • Life In Color @ Valley View Casino Center

    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.