Surfer Blood return to San Diego in support of a new album.
Floridians Surfer Blood had what some might say was a meteoric rise within the indie-rock world, playing tiny venues then quickly jumping to the large festival circuit and being the darlings of South By Southwest. When I interviewed the band members a couple years back, they were frustrated after recording a follow-up to their debut and feeling overwhelmed by a lack of inspiration. They scrapped the album and with new life have resurrected with the forthcoming record Pythons. You might say they're road-testing it back the way they started -- with a small tour of intimate venues. They're performing at the Casbah on Sunday, and in my opinion, they really shine when they're close to fans. See them here before they head out on a bigger tour with Foals.
Sunday, March 3:
- Surfer Blood, Grand Rapids @ Casbah
- Starf---er, Blackbird Blackbird @ Porter's Pub
- The Muffs, Kevin Seconds, Dirty Sirens, Octagrape @ Soda Bar
- Dizzy's presents Gerard Nolan Quintet @ San Diego Jet Ski Rental
- David Lindley, Carrie Rodriguez: The Give Me All You Got Tour @ Belly Up
- BLUSD Party, featuring Little A & the Allnighters, Robin Henkel, Billy Watson, Tomcat Courtney, Black Market III, Len Rainey, Johnny Vernazza, Walter Gentry, Mercedes Moore, Scot Smart, 145th Street Band @ Belly Up (1:30-5 p.m.)
- Vampire Slayer, Late Night Howl, Marcelo Radulovich, DJ MNSTRPSY @ The Void
- Uli's All-Star Jam/ Uli's Scorpions Set/ Kofi Baker's Extreme Cream MKII w/ Uli/ Taz Taylor Band. (Anthony Lococo, Brett Ellis, Greg Vaughn, Taz Taylor, Eric Barnett, Henning Bassee, Jaime Little, Keith Greenwood, Korvan Bahn, Nico Bluffin, Richard "Blitz" Livoni, Rob Pagliari, Ronny North, Tim Orrahood, Uli Ritgen, Uriah Duffy, Wayne Findlay) @ Brick By Brick
- Mindset, Betrayed, Counter, Step Aside, Suspect @ Che Cafe
- Gerard Nolan Quartet @ Jet Ski Rentals
- Emblem 3, MKTO @ House of Blues
- Jose Molina Serrano @ Humphrey's Backstage
- Chris Carpenter, Deno Marquee, Eddie the Blade @ Lestats
- Gunpowder Secrets, VHS, Seven Year War, Wes Maharas, the Lazulis @ Ruby Room
- NSD presents: High Noon, "d," Viscous, Cult Vegas @ The Griffin
- Reggae Night, with featured selectors Nico Dread, Swerve, Angel Roots, Danny Dread, Freddy Figs @ U31
- Jose Sinatra hosts O.B.-o-ke @ Winston'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.