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Sounds Like San Diego: April 17

David Byrne plays his second show within a week at San Diego Civic Theatre Tuesday

Over the weekend, I made sure to tune into hours and hours of Coachella performances between live radio broadcasts and the stream on YouTube, and of all the sets I saw, the one that gave me the most FOMO was David Byrne. I completely regret not getting tickets to either of his San Diego shows, particularly tonight with Perfume Genius opening. Byrne plays all of the old Talking Heads songs you want to hear, and peppers the set with newer material as well. There are few musicians whose careers or so lengthy and sustaining while staying relevant and timely. I'm totally kicking myself. Other Coachella artists in town tonight, also with sold-out shows, are Kali Uchis at the Observatory North Park and Miguel at Humphreys. If you're not holding tickets, Boogarins headline Casbah tonight, Hey Ocean! get things lively at Soda Bar, and NPR Tiny Desk Concert winners (and one of SoundDiego's Coachella undercards to watch) Tank and the Bangas play the Belly Up.

Tuesday, April 17:

  • David Byrne, Perfume Genius @ San Diego Civic Theatre
  • Kali Uchis @ The Observatory North Park (SOLD OUT)
  • Miguel, SiR, Nonchalant Savant @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay (SOLD OUT)
  • Boogarins, the Kabbs, Takahashi @ Casbah  
  • Hey Ocean!, Beginners, Coral Bells @ Soda Bar
  • Tank and the Bangas, the Seshen @ Belly Up 
  • Tim Pyles presents Mortar, Know the Ending, Steeltoe @ The Merrow
  • T Is for Techno @ Blonde
  • Michele Lundeen @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Sole & Paperback, PVC, Stuntdouble & Tenshun, DJ Willy Guttz @ Til-Two Club
  • Sneaky Pete & the Secret Weapons @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
  • Open Mic hosted by Bobo Czarnowski 
  • True Bass Tuesdays with DJ Ramsey & Raji Rabbit @ The Office
  • Joe Robinson @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • DJ Lexicon Devil @ Pour House  
  • Lyrical Exchange Open Mic @ Queen Bee's
  • Alborosie & the Shengen Clan, the Originators, DJ Stepwise @ Music Box
  • Open Mic Night House Concert Series hosted by Ash Foster @ El Dorado

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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