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Sounds Like San Diego: May 25

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    NEWSLETTERS

    I have to admit that when I first saw Sam Bradley's photo, I thought he was some pretty face being sold to me as the next big thing, American Idol style. However, spending some time with his music, I have to say that I'm pretty entranced. Pretty vocals ... powerful and subtle and tender, all at the same time, good lyrics, genuine heart. I don't know how this will translate live. In general, I would suspect there will be a 4:1 ratio of women to men, and us women will all have our heads slightly tilted to the side to let Sam know we're with him on his journey, we're his biggest fans, and he'll know we're feeling what he's living. That is just fine by me and guarantees a great show.

    Wednesday, May 21:

    • Sam Bradley, Holly Conlan @ Casbah
    • Little Hurricane @ The Saloon (Encinitas)
    • Art Alexakis of Everclear @ Anthology (9:30 pm)
    • Kasey Anderson and the Honkies, Ron Franklin's Gasoline Silver @ Bar Pink
    • Barenaked Ladies @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
    • Pikacyu -- Makato, Mugu Guyman, Joy, DJ Mikey Ratt @ Tin Can
    • Michael Tiernan, Jane Lui, Roy Ruiz Clayton @ Belly Up
    • Anthology House Band @ Anthology (7:30 pm)
    • John Helix, Tori @ Lestat's
    • Klub Isolation @ Til-Two Club
    • Tommy Graf @ Riviera Supper Club
    • Comedy @ Eleven
    • Bomba Estereo @ The Loft -- read our preview here
    • Endoxi @ Humphreys Backstage Live
    • Rock Out Wednesday's: Live Band Karaoke @ House of Blues
    • Kyle Clary @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
    • Wayne Hancock, the Cactus Jacks @ The Shakedown Bar
    • Urban Underground @ Kava Lounge
    • Stoney B. Blues @ Patrick's II
    • MVR presents Terry Matsuoka, Calling Morocco @ The Office
    • Reggae Meets Hip-Hop, with DJ Artistic, Tribe of Kings @ Ruby Room
    • Jimmy Lewis @ Tiki House
    • Jeff Moore and the Witchdoctors @ The Kraken
    • Live Music Showcase @ O'Connell's
    • Battle of the Bands @ Coyote Bar & Grill
    • Glacier Skies @ Porter's Pub
    • Gilbert Castellanos with the New Latin Jazz Quintet @ El Camino
    • Wednesday Night Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
    • Dub Dorado presents Proper Villains, Mr. Biggs, Austin Speed, Headshake @ El Dorado
    • Club Kingston presents Lloyd Hemmings and the Mandeville Band, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
    • Evolution @ Club Kadan
    • Sue Palmer @ Croce's
    • Lady Dottie and the Diamonds @ Gallagher's
    • Manwhore Night @ Ken Club
    • Firehouse Swing Night @ Queen Bee's
    • Dusty and the Lovenotes, 5 to Midnight, Shaka Buku @ Stage Saloon
    • Avradelix @ Sunshine Brooks Theatre (Oceanside)
    • Jeff Bristol @ Davina's Cabo Grill
    • Laguna @ McP's Irish Pub
    • The Bill Shreeve Quartet @ The V Lounge Viejas Casino

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