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    NEWSLETTERS

    John Hancock
    Nico Vego headlines Saturday at the Lafayette Hotel.

    Do you smell that? It's spring being sprung and festival season is upon us. Today, enjoy the San Diego sunshine as City Beat presents the Festival of Beers. Nico Vega, Hyena, and the Heavy Guilt will bake in the daytime sun while you quench your thirst for the best craft beers around. Just remember, it's a marathon, not a sprint, and you have to keep up the momentum for the great shows around town later in the night, including another set by the Heavy Guilt who are opening for Brooklyn's buzzy Rubblebucket at the Casbah, or the great lineup of Transfer, the Blackout Party, and Shake Before Us at the Belly Up. River City should be a great time at Bar Pink (and is just a quick walk, bike ride or bus fare away from the beer festival), and even the Ken Club has a solid lineup. Please note, however, that the Grant Lee Phillips show at Lestat's has been canceled and replaced by Fauxchella, featring Geezer and some School of Rock bands.

    Saturday, April 7:

    • City Beat Festival of Beers presents the Bar Pink Stage, with performances from Nico Vega, Hyena, the Heavy Guilt @ in front of Lafayette Hotel
    • Rubblebucket , the Heavy Guilt , Big Tree @ Casbah
    • Casbah presents Transfer, Blackout Party, Shake Before Us @ Belly Up
    • CANCELED!! Grant Lee Phillips @ Lestat's
    • Fauxchella, with Geezer, plus School of Rock bands Chasing Norman and Three Weeks in a Helicopter @ Lestat's
    • River City, Dustbowl Revival @ Bar Pink
    • Misspent Warhead Premise, the Slashes, Kinetic Circus @ Ken Club
    • Heavy Hawaii, Colleen Green, Sunwheel, Asha, DJ Mario Orduno @ Soda Bar
    • Schitzophonics, the New Kinetics, Gloomsday, Sxo @ Eleven (9 p.m.)
    • Robert Jon & the Wreck, Grampadrew, Nichole Vaughn & Her Lovely Band, Jon and Cass @ Tin Can
    • Erleen Nada @ Til Two Club
    • E-40, Too Short @ 4th & B
    • Lety and Pat Beers, B. Reily’s Bday, the S---s, Josh Kennedy @ Eleven (5 p.m.)
    • The Rocketz, Astro Zombies, the Gore Horsemen @ The Shakedown
    • Jamuel Saxon, Realization Orchestra, Spacetown Savior, DJ Asha @ Che Cafe
    • Skin Tight Dance Party, with DJs Lethal Ethan, Mark E. Quark @ Whistle Stop
    • Fashion Whore – Fashion Show, Dance Party, Art and Trunk Party @ Ruby Room
    • Brother Joscephus & the Love Revival Revolution Orchestra, Mad Traffic, Cityzen @ The Griffin
    • Dead West, Obscure As Enoch, Sleazy Listening DJs @ Tower Bar
    • Party Rock Saturdays, with Saul Q, Kid Wonder, Groundfloor @ U-31
    • Fuze It Worldwide San Diego @ House of Blues
    • The Burnsville Band @ House of Blues Voodoo Stage
    • Flight 93 Benefit, with Godhammered, Beneath Lanston, Selfless Eleven, Interim Divine, Divided By Design, @ Brick By Brick
    • Mrs. Henry @ Winston's (5 p.m.)
    • One More Saturday Night @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
    • Dust ‘n Bones (Guns n’ Roses tribute band) Alice & the Cooper Gang @ 710 Beach Club
    • Lacuna Coil, Otherwise @ Soma
    • Spring Breakdown, featuring Eyes Like the Sea, Southern Lights @ Epicentre
    • Shari Puorto Band @ Marble Room
    • First Friday Gomango Kids Concert @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (2 p.m.)
    • Rio Peligroso @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (5 p.m.)
    • Rockola @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (9 p.m.)
    • Wicked Garden @ Flying Elephant
    • The Fooks, DJ Chelu @ Gallagher's
    • Ese & Zain, Adam Salter, Blancnoire @ El Dorado
    • Bass Kleph @ Voyeur
    • Sleeper Cell presents Viral. featuring Knobs @ Spin
    • Showstopper, with DJ Brett Bodley @ Fluxx
    • Atropal, Wither, Silent Vice, Avarice @ Ramona Mainstage

    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.