Sounds Like San Diego: April 11

The Messthetics -- featuring two members of Fugazi -- headline the Casbah Thursday

This whole weekend is gonna be so sick, I'm just gonna go ahead and declare today the start and if your boss asks why you're missing work, just tell them I said it was cool. (That won't really work, unless you work for yourself, FYI.) Tonight, at the Casbah, is gonna be a rager, featuring the instrumental stylings of the Messthetics, who proudly claim two former members of Fugazi, and Craig Wedren of Shudder to Think supporting. Physics opening the show is just the triple kicker and surely going to make for a rad night. Meanwhile London's Little People play kind of electronic funky pop, though hopefully next time we talk about them, they're a FKA and have a less offensive name. Escalera Fest really gets kicked off tonight at Tower Bar and the homegrown punk and garage festival has a massive weekend planned among several venues, including Moustache in Tijuana, so you should still grab tickets if you can. Siren Satellite play Pour House, Matisyahu plays his second sold-out Belly Up show, and La Beat Cantina lead a slick lineup at Bar Pink

Thursday, April 11:

  • The Messthetics, Craig Wedren, Physics @ Casbah
  • Little People, Marley Carroll, Natasha Kmeto @ Soda Bar
  • Escalera Fest Ocho: War Fever, Making Incredible Time, Boss' Daughter, Flaunt, Nights Like Thieves, Punchcard, Head Honcho, Delma @ Tower Bar
  • Siren Satellite, Super Buffet, Endcastle @ Pour House  
  • La Beat Cantina, .357 Magnum, Vitak Burlesque @ Bar Pink (9 p.m.)
  • Matisyahu, Kevin Kinsella @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • Steven Curtis Chapman @ Balboa Theatre 
  • Oona Dahl, Joe Pea, Will Lavin B2B Aenera @ Blonde
  • BJ Jezbara & the Bad Mother Folkers @ Himmelberg's
  • Gimmie Space: A night of R&B, hip-hop, funk and lo-fi grooves @ Space
  • Ian's Going Away Party with DJ Will Fairfield and guests @ Whistle Stop 
  • Convergence/Convergencia @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Aidan Norcross, Billy & the Kids (Sweden) @ Manhattan Bar
  • Gold Crush, Never Come Down, the Social Animal @ The Merrow
  • Dave Gleason @ Grand Ol BBQ & Asado, Flinn Springs
  • Boomboxx Thursdays @ U-31
  • The Stilettos @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • DJ Chuck aka “Big Country” @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Varla Jean Merman in "Under A Big Top" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • DJ Dougie Frosh @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • My Mynd, KWN @ Winston's
  • Deeper Shade of Soul @ Til-Two Club
  • No Limits with DJ Myson King @ The Office
  • Bill Caballero Latin Jam @ Border X Brewing
  • Austin Burke @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Gasolina! with Kid Wonder, A-Boogie, and guests @ El Dorado
  • Chloe Lou & Davies @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Electronic Music Workshop Series: Ramon Bostich @ Kava Lounge
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Space Jesus, Buku, Huxley Anne, Eazybaked @ Music Box
  • Gino & the Lone Gunman @ Tio Leo's
  • Sundance @ Renegade
  • Bringing Back Rock 'n' Roll @ 710 Beach Club
  • 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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