Sounds Like San Diego: April 4

Anvil -- the Canadian metal band who inspired a popular 2008 documentary -- play San Diego Thursday

Though Canadian metal band Anvil has been around for four decades, they had a particularly great moment in 2008. A documentary was made about the band and their struggles with "making it" and getting label support and not selling out -- and it definitely shone the light back on the band, who've consistently toured here, at least in my awareness, since that doc. Tonight, they're back at Brick by Brick. Meanwhile, rapper Murs is returning to the Casbah; Slash's son rocks out in his band Classless Act, who play at Soda Bar; and our friends Braggers play a show at Bar Pink. For the bigger rooms, Trevor Hall is at Observatory North Park, Kansas play Balboa Theatre, and Locash play the sprawling Oak Ballroom at Viejas Casino.

Thursday, April 4:

  • Anvil, Don Jamieson, Archer Nation, Shield of Snakes @ Brick by Brick
  • Classless Act, Stray Monroe @ Soda Bar
  • Murs, Locksmith, Cojo, DJ Artistic @ Casbah
  • Braggers, Agonista, Full Blast Fun Boy @ Bar Pink (9 p.m.)
  • Trevor Hall, Xiuhtezcatl @ The Observatory North Park
  • Brothers Osborne, Devon Gilfillian @ House of Blues (SOLD OUT)
  • The Shakes, Fever Joy, Lucid Dream, the Frets @ The Che Cafe
  • The Fountain of Youth, Long Lost Suns, Heirgloom, Subspecies @ Tower Bar
  • Approaching Fiction, Nights Like Thieves, the Undertaking @ The Merrow
  • Asere! A Fiesta Cubana ft. the Havana Cuba All-Stars @ Music Box
  • Tom Waits Night (Live Tribute) @ Blonde
  • Kansas @ Balboa Theatre 
  • Easy Wind (Grateful Dead tribute) @ Bancroft Bar
  • Ecstatic Union, Stephanie Brown & the Surrealistics, Sci-Fi Country @ Pour House 
  • Ignant Benches, Lefties, Twig, Mint Hole @ Kava Lounge
  • Paul Chesne Band @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado, Flinn Springs (4-8 p.m.)
  • Locash @ Oak Ballroom, Viejas Casino
  • Rich & the Money @ Himmelberg's
  • DJ Chuck aka Big Country @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Nu Moods: Live Jazz Jam ft. Lexi Pulido, Grant Fisher, Harley Magsino, Julien Cantelm @ Quartyard
  • Taryn Donath @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Sherry Vine & Joey Arias in "Garden of She-den" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Tim Norton @ De Oro Mine Co 
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Cumbia Machin @ Manhattan Bar
  • DJ Ratty @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Modern Day Moonshine  @ Winston's
  • Taste the Breaks @ Til-Two Club
  • No Limits with DJ Myson King @ The Office
  • Bill Caballero Latin Jam @ Border X Brewing
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Tommy Price & the Stilettos @ Tio Leo's
  • Patrick Howard Trampus @ Renegade
  • Baile da Malandrinha @ Spin
  • DJ Yodah @ Henry's Pub

Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah 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.

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