See what you missed at the show this week at the Belly Up Tavern.: Charismatic songwriter and guitarist Thao Nguyen warmed up the crowd before launching into her first song, "Body."
We never like to hear about a show cancellation, especially when it's due to hospitalization, but Sunday's Soda Bar performance by Jaymay has been canceled. Kayoko and Saba will still perform, however, and both are worthy of your ear holes. The good news is that, of course, there are always plenty of shows all over town for your entertainment. My recommendation is that you head down to the Casbah to catch Thao & the Get Down Stay Down. Thao has been touring for years and has come a long way since performing her first San Diego show on the House of Blues stage for an audience of seven. I was there, and while it was pretty incredible, it's always more fun to see her rile up her many devoted and well-earned fans. Be sure to get there early for the stylings of Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside and the full one-two punch of chicks who rock.
Sunday, April 7:
- Casbah presents Kayoko, Saba @ Soda Bar
- Jessica Fine, Mauru @ Lestat's
- Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside @ Casbah (Read Sallie Ford's SoundDiego interview HERE)
- Martin Solveig @ Voyeur
- Happy Endings with JoeMama & Tramlife @ Bar Pink
- P.D.P., Aghori, One Theory, Beneath Lanston @ Brick By Brick
- Gerard Nolan with Gunnar Biggs, Brian Swartz, Bob Wellar and Matt Taylor @ Dizzy's
- The Hips @ Gallagher's
- Rock for Rady Children's Hospital, featuring Alaina Blair, Jacob McKanry, Jamie Hart, Savannah Philyaw, Fate by Friday, James Morris @ House of Blues
- Robin Henkel (10 a.m.), Shelle Blue Band (7 p.m.) @ Humphreys Backstage
- Tracy Lawrence @ Sycuan
- Dumpstaphunk (featuring Ivan Neville), TEN (featuring Thomas Pridgen from Mars Volta/the Memorials, Eric McFadden (pFunk), Norwood Fisher (Fishbone) @ The Griffin
- The Beach Bum Alcoholics @ The Tower Bar
- Rasta Nation Reggae Night @ U31
- Mac Demarco, Mothlight @ The Void
- Rockface (5 p.m.), Jose Sinatra hosts O.B.-o-ke @ 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.