Sounds Like San Diego: April 18

Playboi Carti, Smino, Kero Kero Bonito and more pack Thursday with great concert options

If you were lucky enough to be at Monday's Kero Kero Bonito show, you would know that tonight at the Casbah will be just as fun. I mean, with music so upbeat and happy, is a band like that even allowed to have off days? I'd guess not, and tonight's sold-out show will be one for the books. But suppose you don't have tickets and need some ideas where to go. We've got just the thing. Head to Whistle Stop for some of the great voices of music, like Garrett Dale of Red City Radio, Davey Tiltwheel, and one of my all time faves, Jon Snodgrass of Drag the River. Meanwhile, Soda Bar hosts Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, which brings out a devoted fanbase every time around, or catch Smino at the Observatory North Park or Playboi Carti at SOMA. It isn't quite the weekend, but that's never seemed to stop us from raging on a Thursday.

Thursday, April 18:

  • Playboi Carti @ SOMA
  • Kero Kero Bonito, Jaako Eino Kalevi @ Casbah (SOLD OUT)
  • Smino, EarthGang, Phoelix @ The Observatory North Park
  • Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, Trevor McSpadden, Kimmi Bitter @ Soda Bar
  • Jon Snodgrass (of Drag the River), Garrett Dale (of Red City Radio, Bad Cop Bad Cop), Davey Tiltwheel, Jennie Cotterill & Stacey Dee (of Bad Cop Bad Cop) @ Whistle Stop
  • Integrity, Toxic Holocaust, All Out War, Funeral Chic, Psywarfare @ Brick by Brick
  • Doc Hammer, Bosswitch, Mick’s Jaguar @ Bar Pink (9 p.m.)
  • The Floozies, Band of Gringos @ Belly Up
  • ElectroMagnetic Sonic Moonshine, Alice Insane (tribute to Alice in Chains), A Perfect Tool (tribute to A Perfect Circle & Tool), Woke Up Dead (tribute to Megadeath), DJ Professor CC @ House of Blues
  • Anita O'Night & the Mercury Trio, Tom Benzon & the Cool Shakes, Alvino & the Dwells @ Pour House  
  • DJ Chuck aka “Big Country” @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Ryuichi & the Dicetones (Japan), the Grease (Japan), the Howlin' Roosters, Ruff Enuff @ Tower Bar
  • Song Writer Night hosted by Clay Colton @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • DJ Smash @ De Oro Mine Co 
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • DJ Ratty @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • OB Hip-Hop Social #73 @ Winston's
  • Sound in Color @ Til-Two Club
  • No Limits with DJ Myson King @ The Office
  • Resinators @ Saddle Bar
  • Bill Caballero Latin Jam @ Border X Brewing
  • Electric Relaxation @ Manhattan Bar
  • Industry Jousting @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Thizzday with Mr Hek & Dmitri @ El Dorado
  • Stefan Wendel @ Lux Art Institute  
  • Broadway Boogie @ Queen Bee's 
  • Chocolate: Deepdark Afrotech & Techno @ Blonde
  • The Spiritual Motels @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Thursday Night Swing @ Queen Bee's
  • Acid Varsity 57 ft. David Scott Stone, Perpetrator, MaxBetta @ Kava Lounge
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Mercedes Moore @ Tio Leo's
  • CloZee, Axel Thesleff, MEMBA @ Music Box
  • Cody Carter & Country Fried @ Renegade
  • House of Fitness @ Spin 

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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