Sounds Like San Diego: April 13

Besides the fun of just searching bins of records, many shops are offering food, DJ sets and even live music

Lol Tolhurst by Steve Covault
Steve Covault
Vinyl fans everywhere are both rejoicing and dreading today's Record Store Day (RSD) celebrations. Only a few years ago, it felt like local record stores were on the brink of extinction, but then a new wave of stores like Red Brontosaurus, Re-Animated and Vinyl Junkies Record Shack popped up, and we just might have proven that they can have a life here. Besides the fun of just searching bins of records, many shops are offering food, DJ sets and even live music. While you're out there, grab me the RSD Tweedy records, won't ya? Today is also a big day for La Escalera Fest, with afternoon shows bouncing between the Office and Bar Pink. Downtown there's a cool (and free) block party in the vicinity of Quartyard. By nightfall, Baby Bushka bring their Kate Bush tribute to the Casbah, Club Sabbat celebrates 21 years at Spin and you can find me at Soda Bar for the amazing and lovely John Vanderslice. 
Saturday, April 13:
  • Record Store Day featuring Mario Rubalcaba (9 p.m.), Rob Crow (8 p.m.), Systems Officer, Brandy Bell, DJ set by Lol Tolhurst of the Cure (5 p.m.), DJ Camilla Robina (4 p.m.), Blind Owl Label Party with Creature & the Woods, Noah C. Lekas book reading, DJ Lexicon Devil (2-4 p.m.), El Gato (1 p.m.), DJ Marcellus Wallace (12 p.m.), Selector Steve (11 a.m.), DJ Shoeshine (10 a.m.), DJ Pokkey (9 a.m.) @ Vinyl Junkies Record Shack
  • Record Store Day featuring Wild Wild Wets, Ditches, White Mystery @ M-Theory (2:30 p.m.)
  • Record Store Day featuring Modern Bummer, Trouble in the Wind, Twin Ritual, Brian Ellis, DJ sets by Cat City, Dr Drewlittle @ Spin Records (10 a.m.-10 p.m.)
  • Other RSD Record Shops: Red Brontosauraus Records, Normal Records, Re-Animated Records, Folk Arts Rare Records, Lou's, Cow, Beat Box Records
  • Four Year Birthday Block Party with Surefire Soul Ensemble, the Heavy Guilt, the Stoney B Blues Band, Silent Disco with the Deep End, West Coast Weekender, the Travelers Club, Vaughn Avakian, Stay Bad, Umbrella Friends @ Quartyard/13th Street
  • La Escalera Fest Ocho with Decent Criminal, Pity Party, Squarecrow, Signalman, Dewey Defeats Truman, Divided Heaven, Slumped, Mables Marbles @ Bar Pink (2 p.m.)
  • La Escalera Fest Ocho with Western Settings, Problem Daughter, Bastards of Young, Moosejaw, Hey Chels, Micah Schnabel, Se Vende, False Positives @ The Office (2:30 p.m.)
  • John Vanderslice, Meernaa @ Soda Bar
  • Baby Bushka: Kate Bush Dance Party @ Casbah
  • Club Sabbat 21-Year Anniversary hosted by Robin Roth with Liquid Grey, Diskdroid, Drew Harlander, Vaughn Avakian @ Spin
  • Motown: The Music and the Legends presented by San Diego Gay Men's Chorus @ Balboa Theatre (3 p.m.)
  • Common Sense, the Bonedaddys @ Belly Up  
  • Bassel & the Supernaturals @ Seven Grand 
  • One Night in Memphis @ Poway Center for the Performing Arts
  • Cirque du Soleil Volta @ The Grand Chapiteau, Del Mar Fairgrounds 
  • Ling Conducts Brahms @ Symphony Hall
  • California Ballet Company presents 'Cinderella' @ Civic Theatre
  • The Calvins, the Eruption Band @ Himmelberg's
  • Jack Tempchin @ AMSD, Sweetwater Community Church (5305 Sweetwater Road, Bonita)
  • Neon Beat @ Bar Pink (10 p.m.)
  • Booty Bassment with DJs Dmitri & Rob @ Whistle Stop
  • The Flipside Burners @ Grand Ol BBQ & Asado, Flinn Springs (1-4 p.m.)
  • JD Crawford @ Grand Ol BBQ & Asado, Flinn Springs (5-8 p.m.)
  • Alessandra Moctezuma & Hilary Paul McGuire: Identity, Antiquity Exhibition Opening @ Athenaeum Art Center, Logan Heights
  • Seamus Egan Project @ Museum of Making Music 
  • BrokenBeat SD @ Space
  • Blonde 54 @ Blonde
  • What Is LoFi? featuring Kero One, Ninjoi, QSTN @ The Merrow
  • Chris Murray Combo @ Panama 66
  • Dabin, William Black, Never Dull @ Music Box
  • Lefties, Foxtide, the Rinds, Lucas Stonehouse, Leon Canoe, Kaitlyn Elizabeth, Jam 'n' Slate @ Soma
  • Bumpasonic @ Pour House 
  • Anesthesia (Metallica Tribute), Tzimani, Call of the Wild @ Pour House  
  • Convergence/Convergencia @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • A Perfect Storm: Art Practices in the SD/TJ Region @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Footloose the Musical @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Fourth Annual Dancing With Our Stars @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Lalo Mora y Los Originales De San Juan @ El Gran Patron Night Club
  • Ramon Ayala, Los Caminantes, Los Freddy's, Los Bondadosos @ Del Mar Fairgrounds 
  • Slum Summer, Free Paintings, Hocus @ Black Cat Bar
  • Josh Abbott Band, Fairground Saints @ House of Blues
  • Wicca Phase Springs Eternal, Horse Head, Mirsy @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp (original stars of 'RENT') @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Allison Chains, 2Hot 2Handle @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Frankie T @ De Oro Mine Co.
  • T-Dance @ The Merrow (1 p.m.)
  • Brandon Ray @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Moonshineville, Southern Drawl Band @ Moonshine Flats 
  • San Diego Music League presents Punk Rock Night @ Manhattan Bar
  • The Scavengers @ Winston's (2 p.m.)
  • Fuse Box @ Winston's (5 p.m.)
  • King Schascha: Sandollar and Strictly Skunk @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
  • Dash, Stains of a Sunflower, Iridescent @ Til-Two Club
  • Black Cherry Lightin' @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Doc Hammer, Snailmate, Ingonoir & Snapghost, Los Pinche Pinches @ Salty Frog
  • Strictly Business with DJs Heminguey & Gabe Vega @ The Office
  • Gaby & La Buena Onda @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Undecided Future, the Good Pour @ 710 Beach Club
  • Israel Maldonado Trio @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Whiskey Ridge @ Renegade
  • Bacon Bits, UFC 236 @ U-31
  • Alan Iglesias & Crossfire @ Tio Leo's
  • Fabulous Ultratones @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Beta Maxx @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • The Verge, DJ Miss Dust @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • Private Domain, DJ Miss Dust @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino
  • Butts Ta Nuts with DJs Jason Waterfalls, Julz, Kev Mighty @ El Dorado
  • Lucati, Dead Space @ Bang Bang
  • Doctor P @ Bassmnt
  • Serious Guise @ Navajo Live 
  • Romeo @ Fluxx
  • 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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