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A Provincial Life

Jason Halstead

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Fans of Canadian folk-punkers the Weakerthans haven't seen a new record from the band in five years, but frontman John K. Samson has been busy creating music, including a couple of EP's in 2009 and 2010. In January, some of those tracks were re-recorded and put together with new songs to become Provincial, the first release from John K. Samson & the Provincial Band. On the album, Samson wears his heart and his home on his sleeve, telling stories with themes of love and longing without resorting to cliché. Samson's delivery will sit well with fans of Death Cab for Cutie and the Decemberists, and his show at the Casbah on Thursday should be easy on the ears and soothing for the soul.

Thursday, April 5:

  • East Village Opening Day Block Party featuring the Ultimate Stones Tribute Band, DJ Kaotik @ J St between 7th & 10th (free, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.)
  • John K. Samson & the Provincial Band, Shotgun Jimmie, Davey Tiltwheel @ Casbah
  • Greg Ginn & the Royal We, the Very @ Soda Bar
  • JediSugar presents the Howls, Low Volts @ El Dorado
  • Arrinton De Dionyso's Malaikat Dan Singa, Skrill Meadow, Octa#grape @ Tin Can
  • Interesting Drug, Still Ill @ Tower Bar
  • Raiz Muzik @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • On Point Productions presents Seedless, Reeform, Zen Robbi @ Belly Up
  • Kyle Eastwood @ Anthology
  • Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons @ Winston's
  • Psychotic Thursdays @ The Shakedown Bar
  • Fiji Islander @ House of Blues
  • Hot Nerds, Adam Salter, Tiny Telephones, Beat Psychedelico @ Ruby Room
  • Alice Wallace, Melody Walker @ Lestat's
  • Bad Braids, Black Magic Family Band, Nothingful, Tacky Little Hat Shop @ Park Gallery
  • 2 Bit Radio, Secs, I Am the Conqueror, Ash Williams & the Horde @ Brick By Brick
  • SLPWLKRS, Bat Bombs, the Slashes @ Eleven
  • LED presents Pete Tong @ Voyeur
  • Tyler Matl @ Claire de Lune
  • EDM with Spencer & Hill, Static Promenade @ Fluxx
  • Missy Andersen @ Marble Room
  • Critical Beatdown @ Kava Lounge
  • Moonlight Serenade Orchestra @ The Lucky Star Restaurant (54th & University)
  • All Things Rad @ The Griffin
  • Ladystar & Bustin Loose Blues band @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • iParty Thursdays @ Henry's Pub
  • Club 80's @ Club Kadan
  • Danny Langdon @ The Kraken
  • Dave Booda Trio @ Tiki House
  • Gilbert Castellanos & the New Latin Jazz Quintet @ Croce's
  • Firefly @ Valley View Casino
  • Danny & the Tramp, Habitat @ Typhoon Saloon
  • Freako Suave @ Coyote Bar & Grill

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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