Sounds Like San Diego: April 10

Currently sold out, J.S. Ondara's Wednesday night Casbah gig might just be the SD show of the year

We know, we know: It really sucks when you hear about an artist, fall instantly in love, discover the artist is playing in your city, only to find out the show has already sold out -- but we tried to warn you. I listen to a ton of music and I'm the kind of person who wears my emotions on my sleeve, and an album hasn't hit me like J.S. Ondara's "Tales of America" since Tracy Chapman's "New Beginning," which was, like, 1995. Every track is complex, beautiful, and those vocals sound like nothing most of us have heard in a very long time. All I can say is, I would imagine as soon as this tour is over, we'll all be fighting for Ondara tickets at the Belly Up, Observatory North Park, or even SDSU's Open Air Theatre. Meanwhile, Turnover and Turnstile (two separate and very different acts) co-headline the Observatory before they head to Coachella, Zonies Dead Soft play "grunge punk for the people" at Soda Bar, and Matisyahu performs his first of two sold-out nights at the Belly Up. If you're feeling a little bit country and wanna hear jams about your whiskey, beer, and trucks, catch Texan Casey Donahew at Moonshine Beach.

Wednesday, April 10:

  • J.S. Ondara, Cat Clyde @ Casbah (SOLD OUT)
  • Turnover, Turnstile, Reptaliens, Razorbumps @ The Observatory North Park
  • Dead Soft, Goon, Grimm's Law @ Soda Bar
  • Casey Donahew @ Moonshine Beach
  • Matisyahu, Kevin Kinsella @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • DJ Likeitornot @ Bar Pink
  • Digital Lizards of Doom @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Make Yourself at Home: Monthly emo/pop punk/hardcore night @ Space (FREE)
  • Til Tune (open mic hosted by Ash Foster) @ Til-Two Club
  • Patrick "Bluefrog" Ellis @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Lonely Ghosts, Kate Delos Santos @ Lestat's
  • Jesse Ray Smith @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Jason Hanna & Friends @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Gilbert Castellanos' Young Lions Series & Jazz Jam @ Spanish Village, Panama 66
  • Dance Klassique with Joe Pea, Ryan Bauer, Gomez @ Blonde
  • Open Mic Night @ Pour House
  • Club Kingston Presents: Kush, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Varla Jean Merman in "Under A Big Top" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Old Nick & the Skulls, Machine Politik @ Navajo Live
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • Whiskey Ridge @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • AJ Froman, Well Well Well, Strange Planet @ Music Box
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club

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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