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Sounds Like San Diego: May 7

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    NEWSLETTERS

    All my indie-rock friends are buzzing about Wednesday's Jacco Gardner show at Soda Bar, and with good reason. The "neo-baroque" indie-rocker from the Netherlands came on the scene around 2012, garnering real attention, but it was after opening for the Allah-Las at the Casbah last year that -- at least among my friends -- he became a sought-after musician. He's back with a headlining show, again with Barbarian (who were also on the Casbah bill), and this promises to be a great night of fuzzy, '60s-inspired tunes that have a modern and unique twist. Around town, it's Ladies Night at the Casbah with Sister Speak, Nightmare Air brings their shoegazey rock to U-31, and Big Mountain return to the Belly Up.

    Wednesday, May 7:

    • Jacco Gardner, Barbarian, Maston @ Soda Bar -- watch our Barbarian Spotlight here
    • Sister Speak, Hollow Wood, Gayle Skidmore @ Casbah
    • Nightmare Air, Roman Remains, Chrome Wilderness @ U-31
    • Big Mountain, Arise Roots @ Belly Up
    • Inspired and the Sleep, Requiem for Rockets, Paper Days @ Tin Can
    • Riff Raff, Grandtheft @ House of Blues
    • DJ Masta Rats @ Bar Pink
    • Asi Suena presents El Conjuto Nueva Ola, Los Master Plus @ House of Blues
    • WOW First Wednesdays prestents the Peter Pupping Band @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
    • Jamming Out @ House of Blues (Voodoo Stage)
    • Club Kingston presents Raiz Muzik, Kingzland, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
    • Japanese Game Show, Young Wants, VJJ @ Che Cafe
    • Victoria Vox, Gena Perala, Carrie Clark @ Lestat's
    • Lovelight Open Mic @ The Hideout
    • Austin Gattus Quartet @ Croce's Park West 
    • Gilbert Castellanos Jazz Jam @ Seven Grand
    • The Tighten Up! @ El Dorado
    • Crooked Rulers, Lilith Velkor, Se Vende @ Tower Bar
    • DJ Heather Hardcore @ Til-Two Club
    • Darryl Williams @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
    • High Noon @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
    • DJ Christopher London @ Henry's Pub
    • Future Wednesdays @ Kava Lounge
    • Joe Cardillo @ Wonderland Ocean Pub
    • Open Mic @ The Merrow
    • Open Mic @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
    • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club
    • Johnny Tarr @ Henry's Pub (7:30-9:30 p.m.)
    • DJ Christopher London @ Henry's Pub (9:30 p.m.)
    • Christopher Dale Acoustic @ Tio Leo's

    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.

    Barbarian at the Gates

    Barbarian at the Gates
    In this week's SoundDiego Spotlight, Barbarian talk about "sprinkling" their music with reggae for their Ocean Beach brethren and evolving outside of the San Diego indie rock scene -- while taking a look at their video for "Song of Love and Hate." (Published Monday, May 5, 2014)