Sounds Like San Diego: March 30

Ballast Point's Made in San Diego Block Party hosts some of our favorite San Diego sons

Spring may have started over a week ago, but for me, it's the daytime weekend street fairs and festivals that really make it count. Today, Ballast Point hosts the Made in San Diego Block Party, and it has some of our favorite San Diego sons, including Wavves (Nathan is originally from here), the Donkeys, Mrs. Magician and Schizophonics. The tickets are a little confusing, because I believe there are free elements and beer tasting tickets, but either way, seems like a pretty fun way to spend a Saturday. That is, if you're not going to Vinyl Junkies Record Shack, where my bestie Jake Najor celebrates his album release with a free show at 3 p.m. As for nightfall, Donna Missal and the Driver Era are both sold out, but you can still catch some great shows including the Movielife at Soda Bar, Mark Sultan at Bar Pink or Citizen Cope at the Observatory.
Saturday, March 30:
  • Jake Najor & the Moment of Truth Album Release @ Vinyl Junkies Record Shack (free, all ages, 3 p.m.)
  • Made in San Diego Block Party featuring Wavves, the Donkeys, Mrs. Magician, Schizophonics @ Ballast Point Little Italy (2-7 p.m., 21+)
  • San Diego Water Lantern Festival @ Chollas Park
  • Donna Missal, Samia @ Casbah 
  • The Driver Era @ The Irenic (sold out)
  • Citizen Cope @ Observatory North Park
  • Carmen (Opera) @ Civic Theatre
  • The Movielife, Travis Shettel of Piebald @ Soda Bar
  • Mark Sultan (aka BBQ), Mittens, Blacks Beach Boys @ Bar Pink
  • Rubblebucket, Twain, Toth @ Music Box
  • The Empire Strips Back: a Burlesque Parody @ Balboa Theatre
  • Christopher Hollyday/Doug Webb Quintet @ Dizzy's
  • The Steady 45s, Mochilero All Stars, Matamoska @ The Merrow
  • Adrian Legg @ Museum of Making Music
  • Grim Jim @ Seven Grand
  • Booty Bassment with Dmitri & Rob @ Whistle Stop
  • Slow Crush, Holy Fawn, Hug @ Space
  • Bump (Nu Disco, French House, Indie) @ Blonde
  • Portraits in Jazz with Gilbert Castellanos and Sarah McKenzie @ James S. Copley Auditorium, Museum of Art/Panama 66
  • San Dieguito School District Jazz Festival @ Music Box (2 p.m.)
  • Gone Blonde @ Pour House (5 p.m.) 
  • Owl, Color, Velvet Merlin @ Pour House 
  • Rio Peligroso 10 Year Anniversary @ Whistle Stop (5 p.m.)
  • Stereo Love, Pinkeye, Stone of the Sun @ Che Cafe
  • Los Ingratoz @ Manhattan Bar
  • Aladdin @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Seventh Annual Smart Festival @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Secret Fun Club, the Hours @ Black Cat Bar
  • Colombiano Jam with Fabio @ Border X Brewing
  • Monster Energy Outbreak Tour presents A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Don Q, Trap Manny @ House of Blues
  • The Happy Fits, Deal Casino, Sterner Stuff @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Sophia Alone @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Be Forest, Witness 9, Language of Flowers, DJ Jon Blaj @ Tower Bar
  • Stoney B Blues Band @ De Oro Mine Co.
  • Crunk Witch, Orchid X Mantis @ Bancroft Bar
  • Day Mvs: the Magician @ Quartyard
  • Irish Eyes, Flaxtones @ Lestat's
  • The Matte Gray Band @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Canaan Cox @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Ristband @ Winston's (5 p.m.)
  • Loosen the Noose, Aunt Cynthia's Cabin @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
  • Wacken Metal Battle San Diego Round 1: BeeKeeper, Convent, Manic, Nightshadow, Killing Tyranny, Vuture @ Brick by Brick
  • Sake's Super Kool Show Down @ Queen Bee's
  • Projekt X @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Color til Monday, These Idol Hands, the Brain Ghosts @ Salty Frog
  • Strictly Business with DJs Edroc & Heminguey @ The Office
  • Blue Largo @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Soulful of Noise @ 710 Beach Club
  • Hell Er Highwaters, Hiroshima Mockingbirds @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Three Chord Justice @ Renegade
  • DJ Senema @ U-31
  • Lifetime Rocker @ Tio Leo's
  • Mercedes Moore @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Funk’s Most Wanted @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Fifth Saturday @ El Dorado
  • Riot @ Bassmnt
  • Lucent with Jordan Suckley @ Spin
  • Romeo Reyes @ Fluxx
  • Nemesis @ Navajo Live 
  • DJ Karma @ Parq 
  • AUF presents Umbrella Nights No. 2 @ Kava Lounge
  • Rockstar Saturdays @ Henry's

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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