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Sounds Like San Diego: March 28



    After a long work week, you can wind down on Friday with some fine craft beer at the Banker's Hill Art & Craft Beer Festival, for sure, but after that, there's plenty of music to really kick off the weekend. The Used and Taking Back Sunday perform to a sold-out crowd at the House of Blues, while Being As an Ocean perform with a lot of great other bands upstairs at the 5th Avenue Sidestage. Bad Sports bring their pop-punk sound from Texas to Soda Bar, and Neighbors to the North and Chess Wars rock Seven Grand. No doubt the show San Diegans will be flocking to, though, is Transfer at the Casbah. Joined by Okapi Sun, Hong Kong Fuzz and Octagrape, this is a fun Friday showcase of all the bands we've watched blossom over the years, in current form or from other bands, and it's great to plan a night to just let loose with some locals.

    Friday, March 28:

    • Banker's Hill Art & Craft Beer Festival @ The Abbey (5-9 p.m.) 
    • Transfer, Okapi Sun, Hong Kong Fuzz, Octagrape @ Casbah -- here's our video interview with Matt Molarius of Transfer
    • The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Tonight Alive, Sleepwave @ House of Blues (sold out)
    • Being As an Ocean, A Lot Like Birds, My Iron Lung, Idlehands, This Wild Life, Jeremiah Johnson @ House of Blues (5th Avenue Sidestage)
    • Neighbors to the North, Chess Wars @ Seven Grand
    • Bad Sports, Roll the Tanks, Vaguess, Wet Leather @ Soda Bar
    • Machines Learning, Gladness, Kalashnikov My Wife @ Bancroft
    • Octo Octa, Magic Touch, Afterhours, DJ Bob Dazzla @ The Hideout
    • Ruines Ov Abaddon, Eukaryst, Old Man Wizard, Fadrait @ The Merrow
    • The Miltons, Machine Liar, the Indys, Romeo Complex, Tears for the Innocent @ Epicentre
    • Dave Stamey @ AMSD
    • Bonkers! Dance Party @ Bar Pink
    • Atomic Groove (5 p.m.), One Drop, the Simpkin Project, DJ Carlos Culture @ Belly Up
    • Toby Foster, Ginger Alford, Girlpool, Plastic City Pariah @ Che Cafe
    • Ruby Blue (CD-release party) @ Croce's Park West
    • The Bi-National Mambo Orchstra @ Dizzy's
    • Kyle Flesch @ Fluxx
    • Morning Glory, And Still 111, DJ AROX @ Gallagher's
    • Tradewinds (5 p.m.), Bettamax (9 p.m.) @ Humphrey's Backstage
    • The Bobs @ Lestat's
    • Brit Doehring @ 710 Beach Club
    • Bring Me the Horizon, Of Mice & Men, LetLive, Issues @ SOMA
    • Ultra Violent Rays, New Rome, Quartet, Sssnake, Chill Clinton @ The Shakedown
    • Brian Ellis Group, Zaub Nasty, Hing @ Tin Can
    • Pleazure @ Tio Leo's
    • Lee Churchhill @ U31
    • Bit Maps, Tropical Popsicle @ Whistle Stop Bar
    • Naive Melodies @ Winston's

    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.

    Going Home With Transfer

    Going Home With Transfer
    We visit Transfer's frontman, Matt Molarius, in Ocean Beach to talk about the band's pensive video for "Reflections of Home" and how San Diego finally feels like his hometown.
    (Published Monday, March 24, 2014)