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Sounds Like San Diego: March 18

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Courtesy Missing Piece Group
    Ivan and Alyosha

    The first time I ever mentioned Imagine Dragons in a column for SoundDiego was back in 2010, and by the time they returned a year later, I was pleading with you to go see them at the Casbah and promising that they were going places. On Monday, the band has a sold-out show at the House of Blues with a summer date at the Open Air Theatre already lined up, so you don't always have to take my word for it, but sometimes I actually do know what I'm talking about.

    For that reason, I'm going to recommend that you see Ivan & Alyosha at Soda Bar. Named for Dostoyevsky characters from The Brothers Karamazov, I've seen the Seattle band several times in the past few years as they have been pounding the touring pavement. If you liked all the folkie stuff gone mainstream before it was mainstream, like Mumford & Sons or the Lumineers, this is a band you're going to want to see, even if they lack the simplicity of "heys" and "hos" in their lyrics. The band has captured something really special with their sound and you can witness it at Soda Bar.

    Monday, March 18:

    • Ivan & Alyosha, Lemolo @ Soda Bar
    • Imagine Dragons, Atlas Genius, Nico Vega @ House of Blues (sold out)
    • Grass Widow, Heavy Hawaii, DJ Mario Orduno @ Casbah
    • Josh Ritter, Lake Street Drive @ Belly Up
    • The Tin Can Country Club featuring Jason Corbin @ Tin Can
    • Ionia, the Nearly Deads, Lakeview Drive @ The Griffin
    • Cusses, the Glorious Veins, TBA @ The Void
    • Blue Moon Bombers, TBA @ The Shakedown Bar
    • Chet Cannon @ Humphreys Backstage Live
    • Dave Scott & Monsoon Jazz @ Croce's
    • Open Mic @ Lestat's
    • Dirty Mondays with DJ Gabe Vega @ The Saloon (Encinitas)
    • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
    • Monday Night Mass with the Husky Boy All-Stars @ Bar Pink
    • Karaoke @ Til-Two Club
    • Karaoke @ Coyote Bar & Grill
    • San Diego Music TV Showcase @ 710 Beach Club
    • Trivia Quiz Night @ Whistle Stop
    • Jaeryoung Lee @ Lyceum Theatre (12 p.m.)
    • Moonshine Mondays featuring Modern Day Moonshine @ House of Blues Voodoo Stage
    • Dub Dynamite @ The Office
    • Doug Allen @ The Kraken

    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.