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A Whale of a Time

Said the Whale

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South by Southwest is just around the corner, which makes it so fun to resurrect this photo from two years ago, as a couple of friends and I made the long, long drive from San Diego to Texas. We met this lovely band at a gas station in the middle of nowhere. They're called Said the Whale from Vancouver, Canada, and they were some of the nicest people we met on our journey. Well, like clockwork, it is two years later and they return on Friday to Soda Bar, opening for the Grass Heat and the View. This is going to be a great show if you can set your priorities. They're facing some stiff competition, however, as Fol Chen headline the Casbah, Why? headline the all-ages Irenic and David Wax Museum makes an appearance at AMSD (Acoustic Music San Diego, located at the church on Mansfield behind the Adams Avenue Rec Center). We've also got Teenage Burritos, Pool Party and Deadly Birds in headlining slots around town, so you're sure to find a great show no matter where you go.

Friday, March 8:

  • Casbah and Soda Bar present the View, the Grass Heat, Said the Whale @ Soda Bar
  • Casbah presents Why? Dream Tiger @ Irenic (all ages, 7 p.m.)
  • Fol Chen, Isaac Delusion, Hills Like Elephants @ Casbah
  • David Wax Museum @ AMSD
  • Teenage Burritos, Kids In Heat, Floor Notes @ The Tower Bar
  • Pool Party, Brown Shoe, Counterpoint Culture, Real Things are Good @ The Griffin
  • Club Pussy Galore!! Gone Baby Gone, The Hollerin, DJ Terryn S & Robin Roth @ Whistlestop
  • Broncho, the Blank Tapes, Scott Mathiasen & the Shifty Eyed Dogs @ The Void
  • Deadly Birds, Crazy Indians, DJ RM @ Gallagher's
  • Do Lab presents Phutureprimitive and Ill-esha @ Ruby Room
  • D.P.I., Cosmic Suckerpunch & the Sam Chase @ The Shakedown
  • The Amalgamated, Unsteady, the Combos @ The Tin Can
  • BoomSnap with Harriet & the Tubmans @ 710 Beach Club
  • Love and Light, JPod the Beat Chef and the Pilot (9:30 p.m.) @ Winston's
  • Pocket @ Bar Pink
  • Atomic Groove Int'l Women's Day Happy Hour  @ Belly Up (5:00 p.m.)
  • Anuhea-Olukai presents Spring Tour 2013 with Justin Young @ Belly Up
  • Salute & Suport: a benefit for wounded heroes of the US Armed Forces with Beheading the King, One Theory, Beneath Lanston @ Brick By Brick
  • My Iron Lung, Vales (UK), Idlehands, Keyes @ The Ché Café
  • The New Irving Flores Straight-ahead Jazz Quartet featuring Irving Flores, Charles Weller, Matt Hall & Danny Weller @ Dizzy's
  • 3 Stytle DJs, X-Ray & Big Daddy, Cros One, KidRIZ, FELT1 @ El Dorado
  • The Nerz, Jodie Jo, Wolfe, X, K Spectro @ Epicentre
  • DJ Cobra & Ricky Rocks @ Fluxx
  • Stephen Lynch @ House of Blues
  • Fish & The Seaweeds (5:00 p.m.) @ Humphreys Backstage
  • Viva Santana (9:00 p.m.) @ Humphreys Backstage
  • Beatie Wolfe, Colin Clyne, Megan Combs @ Lestat's
  • Fight the Future, the Frights, Sidekick, Welcome to Now, the Young Gents, DON, @ Soma
  • Clyde Carson @ Spin
  • Calder Quartet @ The Loft
  • Detroit Underground @ Tio Leo's
  • Beatknockers & DJ R-You @ U-31
  • The Soultones @ The V Lounge (Viejas)
  • Laidback Luke @ Voyeur
  • Zoltan and Danny West co-healine OBC (6:00) @ 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.

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