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    NEWSLETTERS

    Courtesy of Big Hassle
    Mrs. Magician

    There are a lot of San Diego bands that rise to the "next level." Some start by getting management or lawyers or publicists who work hard on booking or licensing or spreading the word about their band beyond our fair city, but it is pretty magical (pardon the pun) when a band gets handpicked by John Reis to be the first non-Reis release on his Swami Records in ages. It is even cooler that the Swami himself wrote and sent out the band's press release. He writes, "Boxes of LPs and CDs containing Mrs. Magician's debut full length, Strange Heaven, have just landed at the door of Swami Records HQ. I am honored and overjoyed to be the custodian of this artifact." I think San Diego is overjoyed that Swami Records is back in action. With New Mexico and Ditches opening, and Swami spinning vinyl in between, this is going to be the show of the night.

    Saturday, May 26:

    Mrs. Magician's Hat Trick

    [DGO] Mrs. Magician's Hat Trick
    The frontman of the local band on the rise, talks new album, new tour and why he keeps creating. (Published Wednesday, May 23, 2012)

    • Mrs. Magician (CD release), New Mexico, Ditches, DJ Swami @ Soda Bar
    • Republic of Letters, the Beautiful View, the Black Sands, Future You @ Casbah
    • The Embalmers, Blood on the Saddle @ Til Two Club
    • The Gift Curse, the Gaffer, the Elephant Project, Manifold @ The Griffin
    • DJ Danarchy, Old Man Johnson @ Lafayette Pool Party (noon-sunset)
    • Gaslamp Music & Art Festival @ Gaslamp District 
    • KPRI presents Tyrone Wells, Joe Brooks, Tyler Hilton @ House of Blues
    • Lil Jon @ Intervention, Hard Rock Hotel (1-7 p.m.)
    • Sing Dance Crawl (pub/club crawl) @ The Local/House of Blues/Fluxx/Guesthouse 
    • Dwight Yoakam @ Harrah’s Rincon Casino Open Sky Theater
    • Platinum Rockstars, Livin’ on a Prayer, DJ Man Cat @ Belly Up
    • Astra, Ancestors, Projections By Operation: Mindblow@ Bar Pink
    • Dr Know (Kyle Toucher on vocals!), Toxic Holocaust, Midnight & Systematic Abuse @ Brick By Brick
    • Nick Bone & the Big Scene album release party with Behind the Wagon! @ The Shakedown
    • The Deadly Birds, Little Fowl, Jupiter @ Tin Can
    • Horde of Sirens, Smooth Sailing, Perpetual Corrupta @ Eleven
    • Booty Bassment @ Whistle Stop
    • Danny the Wildchild, Fonkah, Hipnotikk, Buttakuoo, Ridda & Subliminal @ Ruby Room
    • Patty Hall, Greg Campbell @ Templar’s Hall in Old Poway Park
    • Immovable Objects, Roswell That Ends Well @ Tower Bar
    • Party Rock Saturdays, with DJ Fries, Saul Q, Kid Wonder @ U- 31
    • LA Showcase, Annaliese, Joel Eckles, Paulia Cerra @ Lestat's
    • Psydecar @ Winston's
    • Rock Out Karaoke presents PB Idol Finals @ 710 Beach Club
    • Tryxx, Starskream aka Slugfest, Bladeface, Jinx, Lonestar, Tucan, Hektis Beats, AV8R, 2B @ Soma
    • Taryn Donath @ Marble Room
    • Sister Speak @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (5 p.m.)
    • Atomic Groove @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (9:30 p.m.)
    • Lessons From Zeke @ Flying Elephant
    • Club Sabbat @ Numb3rs
    • Black Cherry presents Fastball, Dead 67’s, Dantes Boneyard @ 4th & B (7 p.m.)
    • Oscar D’Leon @ 4th @ B (9 p.m.)
    • Rocks Off (Stones tribute) DJ Chelu @ Gallagher's
    • Gabe Vega, Adam Salter, Blancnoire, Third Twin @ El Dorado
    • Rising Star @ Riley’s
    • LED presents Savoy, No Body @ Voyeur
    • Sid Vicious @ Fluxx

    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.