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A Nickel Creek for Your Thoughts

Nickel Creek make their triumphant return to San Diego tonight

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    Local singer done good Sara Watkins, formerly with Nickel Creek, played recently at Anthology. (Published Tuesday, May 8, 2012)

    When people talk about bands that hail from San Diego who have gone on to make a name for themselves, we often think of bands like Blink-182, Rocket From the Crypt, Jewel and Jason Mraz -- but sometimes we forget to include Nickel Creek. From humble band beginnings at a north county pizza joint, the band stealthily hit it big before they'd really been noticed as a "local" band. Mandolinist Chris Thile has gone on with other recording projects, and brother and sister Sean and Sara Watkins can be seen often at various high-demand shows, but the band has reunited for a tour and they'll remind San Diego tonight why they were so massively successful, as their sounds fill the Balboa Theatre.

    Tuesday, May 20:

    • Nickel Creek, the Secret Sisters @ Balboa Theatre
    • Howlin' Rain, Buffalo Killers, Bad and the Ugly @ Casbah
    • The Dark Side Reunion feat. Lady Dottie and the Diamonds, Low Volts, Gone Baby Gone @ El Dorado (Last live show at El Dorado)
    • Black Flag, Cinema Cinema, the Dollyrots @ House of Blues
    • Tyvek, Octagrape, Teenage Burritos, Vyper Squad @ The Hideout
    • Your Heart Breaks, Karl Blau, Adams and Eves, Bogsey and the Argonauts, Imaginary Plants @ Che Cafe
    • Brutalion, Black Beast Revival, Leather Nun @ Tin Can
    • In the Valley Below, the Mercy Beat, Grizzly Business @ Soda Bar
    • Tiki Tuesday @ Bar Pink
    • Brad Steinwehe Jazz Orchestra @ Dizzy's
    • Katchafire, Maoli, Thrive, DJ Carlos Culture @ Belly Up
    • Karaoke @ Kensington Club
    • Local Brews, Local Grooves feat Trouble in the Jungle, Castillo, Seawall, Craig Suede, Scott Samuels @ House of Blues
    • Jason Brown @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
    • Comedy Night @ Til Two
    • Comedy Night hosted by Christian Spicer & Rajan Dharni @ Lestats
    • Rad! Karaoke! @ U-31
    • Karaoke @ Riviera Supper Club
    • Battle For Vans Warped Tour feat. Theosis, No Name Gang, Wlson/Renett, Gunner Gunner @ Winston's
    • South Park Neighborhood DJs @ Whistle Stop
    • Zydeco Patrol @ Tio Leo's
    • Train of Thought @ Queen Bee's
    • Comedy Night @ Lestat's
    • #Tr@pped with DJ Ramsey @ The Office
    • Swing Dancing with Big City Dawgs @ Henry's Pub
    • High Tech Tuesdays @ Kava Lounge
    • Soul Shakedown Tuesdays @ The Shakedown

    Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah and The North Park Theatre, and 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.