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Sounds Like San Diego: April 11



    There are so many great shows all over town this Thursday that it makes it so easy to not even have to mention the super-mega-popstar performing at the venue formerly known as the Sports Arena. The Belly Up has a sold-out show with the fantastic Ben Howard, who just a year ago was playing the much smaller Loft at UCSD. At the Void, three new San Diego bands make their debut but are sure to turn heads with scene pros like Al Howard of the Heavy Guilt as the black lion in Rebecca Jade & the Black Lion, Chess Wars featuring Dustin Lothspeich of Old Tiger and Jake Najor of the Styletones. The Griffin has this cool little band called Fractal Pterodactyl that won a youth-only Battle of the Bands that I helped judge last year, and Soda Bar brings it hard with bands like Kodiak and Wha? to rock your core. Like I said, no need to mention any pop stars when so much talent abounds.

    Thursday, April 11:

    • Ben Howard, Tom Curren @ Belly Up (sold out)
    • Rebecca Jade & the Black Lion, the Midnight Pine, Chess Wars, Champ @ The Void
    • One I Red, Tori Roze & the Hot Mess, The Tilt @ Casbah
    • Sandollar, Fractal Pterodactyl @ The Griffin
    • Kodiak, JJCnV, Wha? @ Soda Bar
    • Small Talk, Pile, Fat History Month, Takahashi @ Tin Can
    • GWAR, Wilson & Warbeast @ House of Blues
    • Rihanna, A$AP Rocky @ Valley View Casino Center
    • Christopher Lockett @ Lestat's
    • Happy Little Trees featuring Photography Showcase, Saul Q @ El Dorado
    • Moonlight Serenade Orchestra @ The Lucky Star Restaurant (54th & University)
    • Nerdcore Nightmare @ Ruby Room
    • Paula Fuga, Mike Love @ Winston's
    • It's A Trap/Hip Hop DVC Dance Night @ Che Cafe
    • Groove International @ House of Blues 5th Ave Side Stage
    • Art Power presents Alexander Balanescu + Ada Milea: The Isl @ The Loft
    • Sunset Trivia @ 98 Bottles
    • Fitted Pres. by J. Blow, Daeta, the Fresh Yard, Premiere Fits @ Bar Pink
    • SoulJazz @ Croce's
    • Steve Harris @ Riviera Supper Club
    • Bluetech, Tor, Michael Divinity @ Kava Lounge
    • Iron Cross, Strongarm & the Bullies, D.E.A. @ The Shakedown Bar
    • Bang Tango, Dirt Nap, Sinner's Rage @ Brick By Brick
    • The Fabulous Ultratones @ Humphreys Backstage Live
    • A$AP Rocky @ Fluxx
    • Paul Reiser @ Sycuan Casino
    • Project Out of Bounds, DJ Reefah @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
    • Kayla Hope @ Tiki House
    • Taryn Donath @ The Marble Room
    • 145th Street @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
    • JG Duo @ McP's Irish Pub
    • Brixton Beat @ Whistle Stop
    • Good Night Ravenswood, Sic Balloons @ Boar Cross'n
    • The Roman Watchdogs @ Second Wind Navajo
    • Club 710 @ 710 Beach Club

    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.