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Get up on cloud nine with Australia's multi-instrumentalist, Xavier Rudd at the Belly Up

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Get up on cloud nine with Australia's multi-instrumentalist, Xavier Rudd at the Belly Up.

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While American folk bands expand their sounds with instruments like banjos, cellos, and melodicas -- Australian performer, Xavier Rudd will raise the stakes by playing bells, banjos, stomp boxes and three didgeridoos (among his many instruments), alone. It's hard to avoid the word "hippy" when the themes of his music are so socially conscious they leave you warm and fuzzy. He's not your average "burner," though expect to see some in the crowd. Rudd plays the second of his two night stint at the Belly Up.  

Wednesday August 7:

  • Xavier Rudd, Nehko, Medicine for the People @ Belly Up
  • One I Red, Radios Silent, the Young Gents @ Casbah
  • Solicit presents Greenhouse, Conspiracy Theorists, Sighphur One, Innate & EP, DJ Tramlife @ Soda Bar
  • Andy Clockwise, Malta @ the Griffin
  • John & the Time Travelling Bicycle, the Grownup Noise, Goldenboy featuring the New Familiar @ Tin Can Ale House
  • The Soft White Sixties, Flaggs, Adam Bones @ the Void
  • Teenage Burritos @ San Diego Museum of Art
  • Willie Nelson & Family, Lily Meola @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
  • Jeremy Morris, the Pops, True Stories @ Lestat's
  • A Brief History of Rhyme, DJ Heather Hardcore @ Til-Two Club
  • Sed Non Satiata, Carrion Spring, Lee Corey Oswald, Moxie Beat @ Ché Café
  • DJ Grandmasta Rats @ Bar Pink
  • Kice Simko & friends @ Riviera Supper Club
  • The Farmers @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Fuzzy @ Croce's
  • Gilbert Castellanos Jazz Jam @ Seven Grand
  • BLUSD presents Jammingout the House of Blues @ House of Blues Voodoo Stage
  • New Best Thing @ Whistle Stop
  • Coolrays @ Spreckels Organ Pavilion (6 p.m.)
  • Club M.A.W. @ Henry's Pub
  • Gino & the Lone Gunman @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
  • Lady Dottie & the Diamonds @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Future Wednesdays @ Kava Lounge
  • Pandora @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • JG Duo @ McP's Irish Pub
  • Backwater Blues Band @ Kona Kai Resort
  • Kayla Hope @ Beaumont's
  • Matti Sand @ Lazy Hummingbird (OB)
  • Firehouse Swing Night @ Queen Bee'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.

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