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A Weekend to Remember



    Are you sick of eagerly waiting for the weekend to arrive, only to have it fly by before you know it? Do you find yourself sitting at your desk Monday morning, wondering where the heck the last two days have gone?

    Thankfully, local music supporters Sezio have devised a great way to help you savor the weekend -- they've made it twice as long. Beginning Thursday, Nov. 4, Sezio will host Four Day Weekend, an "anti-festival" comprised of four performances by eight West Coast bands.

    The festival gets off to a fine start Thursday with the Joel P. West-fronted Tree Ring and local favorites the Vision of a Dying World, who are reassembling their classic four-piece lineup just for the night. Friday will pair San Francisco's Dominant Legs with hometown heroes Writer.

    Saturday's show features local buzz-band Cuckoo Chaos -- who recently signed to Lefse Records -- opening for none other than San Francisco psych-folk act the Dodos. Anybody who has heard the Dodos' fantastic 2008 album, Visiter, knows that their presence is a very big reason to be excited. The festival will meet a classy end on Sunday with performances by San Diego's reverb-happy Chairs Missing and Long Beach chill-pop band Avi Buffalo.

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    Sezio's Four Day Weekend will be held at the East Village warehouse-turned-living room, Sushi Art. The "Day" part is a bit of a misnomer, since the doors for all four performances open at 8 p.m., but we won't hold it against them. Tickets for Saturday are $15; the rest of the nights are $10.

    Each show will only have a 200-person capacity, so run -- don't walk -- to Sezio's ticket page before it sells out. If you're feeling ambitious, you can scoop up a $50 VIP Pass that guarantees you access to all four performances with priority seating, a free drink each night and a limited-edition, letter-pressed pass that's guaranteed to impress the other people in line.

    Events like these are exactly what make San Diego's scene such a vibrant and intimate one, and have cemented Sezio's status as an indispensable part of the music and art community. Don't miss your chance to sit on a comfy couch, sip some wine and soak up some great music with 200 of your closest friends.

    Chris Maroulakos is a writer and managing editor for the San Diego music blog Owl and Bear.