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Sounds Like San Diego: March 18

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Rosemary Bystrak
    The Heavy Guilt are one of many local bands playing around San Diego tonight.

    There aren't many touring bands in town tonight, which means it's a good night to go out and discover your new favorite local band. Whether it's the dreamscape rock of A Scribe Amidst the Lions at the Casbah, the blues rock of Family Wagon at Soda Bar or the soulful roots rock of the Heavy Guilt opening for Stepping Feet up at the Belly Up, your local venues are full of San Diego greats, so support local music in town as I do the same across state lines at SxSW in Austin.

    Friday, March 18:

    • A Scribe Amidst the Lions, Black Hondo, the Howls, the Heart Beat Trail @ Casbah
    • Family Wagon, Get Back Loretta, Francisco the Man @ Soda Bar
    • Stepping Feet (Dave Matthews tribute), the Heavy Guilt @ Belly Up
    • Joey Harris and the Mentals, Spare Parts for Broken Hearts @ Bar Pink
    • Dead Engine, the Mice, Danny and the Tramp @ Tin Can
    • Pressure Point, the Have Nots, Rat City Riot @ The Shakedown
    • Pop Punk Mayhem, Londons Falling, D.C. Fallout, News From the Front, DJ Sickness @ Ruby Room
    • The Strikers, Gore Horsemen, Big Buck Hunter and the Pros, Lois Seafinks, Dark Country @ Eleven
    • J.A.A.M. Kwest and Guests @ O'Connell's
    • Almost Famous @ Tiki House
    • Umphrey's McGee, Big Gigantic @ House of Blues
    • Jackson Price, Michael Miller, Monte Pittman @ Lestat's
    • The Devastators @ Winston's
    • When We Were Gods, Ruinist, A Hope Not Forgotten, Deceiver @ Epicentre
    • Downs Family @ Riviera Supper Club
    • To Each His Own; Oh, Guardian; City Delivered; Thy Kingdom Come; Bound By Honor; Lion I Am @ Soma
    • In Motion Trio @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine and Culinary Center)
    • Stoney B Blues Band @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (early show)
    • Detroit Underground @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (late show)
    • Music Box with Kevin Knapp and Paul Najerra @ Kava Lounge
    • Armadilo Party, Pass the Ax @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
    • 1st Annual REZ Fest, featuring Bruce Curo, Bobby Banega's Coyote Band, Tracy Nelson's Native Blues Band @ 4th & B
    • Badd Co, Hell Bent, Rattz @ Brick By Brick
    • Diamond Is Forever (Neil Diamond tribute) @ Anthology (7:30 p.m.)
    • Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers @ Anthology (9:30 p.m.)
    • Java Joe's presents Folding Mr. Lincoln, Zapf Dingbats @ Ideal Hotel
    • Johnny Vernazza @ Patrick's ll
    • Whitney Steele @ Claire de Lune
    • Missy Andersen @ The Marble Room
    • L.E.D. presents Loco Dice, Alain de Saracho @ Voyeur
    • Yavaz @ Croce's
    • Milk & Cookies presents Special Live Guest, Saul Q, Kid Wonder @ El Dorado
    • Elev8, LA Beatdown Family @ Spin
    • Smoke Staxx, DJ Gary B @ Coyote Bar & Grill
    • Blasting Idiots @ The Kraken
    • Ron's Garage @ McP's Irish Pub
    • Marianne and the Republic @ Valley View Casino
    • The Amalgamated, Boss 501 @ Portugalia
    • Uncle Junkie @ Second Wind Santee
    • The Green Jacket, Hickory Wind @ The Blarney Stone Pub
    • Sirens Crush, the Basix, DJ 2Rille @ V Lounge Viejas Casino

    Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events, and general musings about life in San Diego onSan Diego: Dialed In. She does social media for the Casbah, books at West Coast Tavern West Coast Tavern, and is trying her hand at band management. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.