The beautiful beards of Map and Atlases return to teach San Diego some algebra through their music.
After quite a hiatus -- at least from San Diego -- Maps and Atlases return for the second time in 2010. Just a couple months ago, they were opening for Frightened Rabbit to the sold-out crowd at the Casbah, but before that it had been a couple years since they swung through San Diego. They've made up for it now with a debut record on Barsuk called Perch Patchwork. Their music has always had elements of math rock and prog, but they're accessible with their pop sensibilities, too. Buzz bands the Globes and Cults kick off the night.
Christopher Dale, Robin Henkel, Cathryn Beeks @ Postcards American Bistro, Handlery Hotel
The Chi Club, Beggar and the Pen, Tim Tormey and Riki Michele, Mark Miller @ the Stage Saloon
Jimmy Lewis @ Tiki House
Now. Hear. This., feat DJs Jimmy Lavalle (The Album Leaf) & Frank Melendez (Riverberb) spinning local music @ Whistle Stop
Vokab Company @ Voyeur
Ashley Matte @ The Marble Room
Sharon Hazel Township @ Portugalia
Antiquark @ Skybox Sports Bar and Grill
Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events, and sometimes whatever creeps into her head on her music blog San Diego: Dialed In. Check it for even more listings. Follow her updates at twitter.com/sddialedin or submit your music listings.