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Sounds Like San Diego: May 4

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Time to Break out the Crystal

James Hindle, Courtesy Force Field

Crystal Stilts have mastered fuzzed out noise-pop.

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I have never seen Crystal Stilts, but if their performance is as loud as their buzz, then I'd guess tonight's show at the Casbah is going to be a winner. The Brooklyn, N.Y., band does their own brand of shimmering noise pop, and openers Young Prisms and Ghost Shores should really secure this as the show of the week for the hipsters. Up at the Soda Bar, Cloudland Canyon, to me, sounds like they should be an alt-country or a bluegrass band, but these psych-zouk-rockers are anything but, but with most of their songs coming in at about eight minutes, I suspect live those will hit the 11- to 15-minute mark. Lastly, my friends Beta Lion haven't played in some time, so if you're just looking for a good night of simple indie-pop, grab your coozie and hang at Tin Can tonight.

Wednesday,  May 4:

  • Crystal Stilts, Young Prisms, Ghost Shores, DJ Mario Orduno @ Casbah
  • Cloudland Canyon, Mystery Cave @ Soda Bar
  • Beta Lion, Lovers, A Book About Elephants @ Tin Can
  • An Evening With Johnny Clegg @ Belly Up
  • Michael Burks @ Anthology
  • Mistress Juliya and Rock 105.3 present Black Label Society @ House of Blues
  • Ari Herstand, Ron Pope, Zach Berkman @ Lestat's
  • Alioth, Aseethe @ Che Cafe
  • Red Hot Wednesday, featuring DJ Claire @ Bar Pink
  • The Pant Hoots @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Comedy @ Eleven
  • Jesse Davis @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Urban Underground and Kidris present Tash, Odessa Kane, 33rd Infantry, Brother Nature, the Wercs Crew, Destructo Bunny, Rotating Resident DJs @ Kava Lounge
  • Bill Magee Blues Band @ Patrick's II
  • Reply All: Jazz @ The Loft
  • Katie Garibaldi @ The Office
  • Frankie Dee and the Funk Natra Band @ The Kraken
  • Red Lane @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Gilbert Castellanos with the New Latin Jazz Quintet @ El Camino
  • Wednesday Night Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
  • The Bus Stop presents DJ Elite, Ikah Love, Mada @ El Dorado
  • Evolution @ Club Kadan
  • Fuzzy @ Croce's
  • Lady Dottie and the Diamonds @ Gallagher's
  • Firehouse Swing Night @ Queen Bee's
  • Taryn Donath @ Marble Room
  • Karaoke @ Chico Club
  • Reggie Smith @ The V Lounge Viejas Casino

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

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