Sounds Like San Diego: April 14

Vanessa Carlton headlines the Casbah Friday

The weekend is finally here and I couldn't be more excited about it. For many of you, Coachella is your weekend destination -- but if you're still going to be in town, you've got many amazing music options to choose from. At the Casbah, accomplished singer-songwriter Vanessa Carlton has grown up since her early-'00s pop hits, and five studio records later, she's proving to be a skilled songstress worthy of a new listen. Meanwhile, Coachella artist Honne is in town with a show at the Belly Up, while "catchy and soulful electro-pop" trio Shaed headline Soda Bar. There are great shows all the way down the list and I hope there's something that catches your ear to make this weekend a great one.

Friday, April 14:

  • Vanessa Carlton, Tristen @ Casbah
  • Honne @ Belly Up
  • Shaed, Manatee Commune @ Soda Bar
  • Tiger Army, T.S.O.L., Gamblers Mark @ The Observatory North Park
  • The Benedetti Svoboda Duo @ Dizzy's
  • DJ Mike Delgado @ Bar Pink
  • Betamaxx, Way Cool Jr. @ Music Box
  • Octagrape + guests @ Whistle Stop
  • Harvard Bass & friends @ Blonde
  • '80s vs. '90s @ Bar Pink
  • Peter Sprague @ Harbor Music Hall
  • La Escalera Fest Six6Seis @ Tower Bar
  • Bomb Squad feat. Steve McKinney & the SureFire Horns, Chugboat @ The Loft, UCSD
  • The Power Brokers: Fundraiser for CAF Challenged Athletes Foundation @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5 p.m.)
  • Crooked, 7th Day Buskers @ Black Cat Bar
  • Good Riddance, Screw 32, Western Addiction, Bossfight @ Brick By Brick
  • Lindsay White, Jean Man @ Java Joe's
  • The Walking Phoenixes Tribute to Johnny Cash @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Lou's Birthday Bash @ Lestat's
  • Candid Dreamer, Beyond My Afterlife, Illuminate, Treaded, Vile creation, Vanguard @ SOMA
  • Casual Encounters @ The Merrow
  • Hellfire @ The Bancroft
  • Kevin Kinsella with Simple Creation, Dub Grammer @ 710 Beach Club
  • DJ Junior theDISCOpunk @ U-31
  • High Plaines Drifters @ Tio Leo's
  • Tradewinds @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Detroit Underground @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Popvinyl, DJ Autumn Leilani  @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino 
  • BB and Company @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino 
  • OB Comedy with Rich Vos headlining @ Winston's  (6-9 p.m.)
  • The Expanders, Arise Roots @ Winston's
  • After Hours in The Office w/ DJs Kid Wonder & Saul Q @ The Office
  • Deejay Al @ Fluxx
  • Beat Kitchen with DJs QSTN & Charlie Rock @ El Dorado
  • JR Jarris, Mikos Da Gawd and Orijanus @ Bang Bang
  • Camp Charlie Presents: Unicorn Invasion 2017 with DJ Dan @ Spin 
  • Protohype @ Bassmnt
  • Bassjackers @ Omnia
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's Pub
  • Omega Squad presents Deekline @ Kava Lounge
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n

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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