Sounds Like San Diego: April 1

Punch Brothers pack a musical punch at Observatory North Park on Wednesday

There are a ton of great shows on Wednesday, and I'm not going to try to yank your chain, because mostly I feel like April Fools' Day is just an excuse for misbehavior and poorly thought-out pranks and social media posts. So let's just skip it and talk about some stuff. First of all, Punch Brothers are playing at the Observatory in North Park. The last time they were here, they sold out the Belly Up, so this is a well-deserved increase in venue size, and there are still some tickets available for the show. Meanwhile, the Hatchet Brothers are playing at Java Joe's. When I saw this announced, a giant "OMG!" entered my brain because the legendary combination of Frank Lee Drennen (of Loam) and Gregory Page used to play every Wednesday at the Ould Sod, and the nights were always amazing. This is kind of a big deal. Around town, you have Ed Kowalczyk (of Live) at the Belly Up, celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of "Throwing Copper." Locals the Random Folk play at Casbah, and Maroon 5 bring their concert spectacle to Viejas Arena as well.

Wednesday, April 1:

  • Punch Brothers, Gabriel Kahane @ Observatory North Park
  • The Hatchet Brothers @ Java Joe's
  • Ed Kowalczyk: "Throwing Copper" unplugged, 20th anniversary celebration @ Belly Up
  • The Random Folk, the Casey Hensley Band, Cloudside @ Casbah
  • Maroon 5, Magic!, Rozzi Crane @ Viejas Arena, SDSU
  • Viva Apollo, the Mondegreens, Whiskey Circle @ Soda Bar
  • DJ GrandMasta Rats @ Bar Pink
  • Joey Fatts @ Porter's Pub
  • Herb Martin & friends @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Naked Walrus @ Tin Roof
  • Firehouse Swing @ Queen Bee's
  • Trace Jory, Una Walkenhorst, Isaac Cheong @ Lestat's
  • Lalo Alcaraz @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Young Lion Series @ Croce's Park West
  • Latin Dance Party featuring DJ Mo Lyon @ U-31
  • Gilbert Castellanos Jazz Jam @ Seven Grand
  • The Fooks @ Henry's Pub
  • Records With Roger @ Bluefoot
  • Sunny Rude with DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • The Ratts Revenge: DJ Tiki Thomas and Mikey Ratt @ Tower Bar
  • Wildside, DJ John Phillips @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • The Trunk Slammers, the Super Triple, Naked Walrus @ The Merrow

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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