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Sounds Like San Diego: March 1

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    Tonight is a great night for music, and though San Diego's hip-hop devotees might disagree, you just might be tickled by tonight's options. At the Soda Bar, you have Busdriver, a rapper who has graced the major festival stages, but only after building his own following with smart lyrics and smooth rhymes. Supported by Nocando and Open Mike Eagle, he might just bring out the backpack-wearing head-bobbers, but you should give the show a chance if you're trying to diversify your musical palette. Down at the Casbah, tongue-in-cheek sequin queen Leslie & the Lys will give you a jaw-dropping "is this really happening right now?" kind of feeling. Supported by Pennyhawk and Ramona & the Swimsuits...well, let the names speak for themselves. But it is local caped crusader Grammatical B, (aka Casbah bartender Ben Johnson) who will really set the mood for the night. If you want to stick to rock n' roll, check out Hills Like Elephants at Bar Pink who have a new record coming out soon. (Spoiler alert: it's awesome!)

    Thursday, March 1:

    • Casbah presents Busdriver, Nocando, Open Mike Eagle @ Soda Bar
    • Leslie & the Lys, Pennyhawk, Ramona and The Swimsuits, Grammatical B & the B-Verbs @ Casbah
    • Hills Like Elephants, Auditorium @ Bar Pink
    • Merle Haggard @ Balboa Theatre
    • Thomas Johnson & the People, Zach Kingsley Band, Amy Obenski, John & the Traveling Bicycle @ Tin Can
    • Javier Colon, Reed Waddle @ Anthology
    • The Squidling Brothers Circus Sideshow, Coffin Bangers Gorelesque, Zombie Surf Camp @ The Shakedown Bar
    • Kitty Plague, Privatized Air, Hot Mustard @ Ruby Room
    • Kylle Thomasson, Tim Flack @ Lestat's
    • Fantazzmo @ Brick By Brick
    • Unlimited Cali Ent. presents Dub Police feat. Caspa, Trolly Snatcha, Subscape, D1 @ 4th & B
    • Run Hit Run, Chasing Claymores, tba @ Eleven
    • Oldest Boy & Girl @ Riviera Supper Club
    • 2Bit Radio @ Bar Dynamite
    • Jedi Sugar presents Family Wagon, the Brothers Grimm @ El Dorado
    • LED Presents: Tommy Trash, No Body @ Voyeur
    • Myron & the Kyniptionz @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
    • Blue Thursday w/ Missy Andersen @ Marble Room
    • Critical Beatdown w/ DJ Pound @ Kava Lounge
    • EDM w/ DJs Wippenberg, Cowboy Mike, Dipsia, Scott Roberts @ Fluxx
    • Moonlight Serenade Orchestra @ The Lucky Star Restaurant (54th & University)
    • Jes @ Spin
    • Listen Local Thursdays @ Winston's
    • Stoney B. Blues Band @ House of Blues Voodoo Stage
    • Scott Carter & New Breed @ Humphreys Backstage Live
    • Jet West @ Hard Rock Cafe
    • Project: Out of Bounds, the Skaflaws @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
    • iParty Thursdays @ Henry's Pub
    • Club 80's @ Club Kadan
    • Valerie Pierce, Smokestaxx @ Jimmy Love's
    • Safety Orange @ Hennessey's PB
    • Dave Booda Trio @ Tiki House
    • Hammer Down @ 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.