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Sounds Like San Diego: April 20

Brian Karscig (Louis XIV, Nervous Wreckords) heads up a big Friday for live music in SD

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John Audley

Around here, we love Brian Karscig. He's been in countless local bands like Louix XIV, the Nervous Wreckords, and even a stint touring with the Killers --and his creative juices seem to flow endlessly. Tonight, he leads a stellar lineup at the Casbah along with buddies Dead Feather Moon (among others). It's going to be one of those fun nights where you rub elbows with local musicians and friends you maybe haven't seen in awhile. Soda Bar has a similarly compelling show headed by Birdy Bardot; The Expendables headline the big room of the House of Blues; and Chaos Chaos play a free show upstairs in the Voodoo Room. Looks like plenty of chances to kick off your weekend in a big way.  

Friday, April 20:

  • Bayked with Wyclef Jean, Just Blaze, Dirt Nasty, Revival, Triston Palma, MC Flow, Will Hernandez @ Embarcadero Marina Park North
  • Japanese Breakfast, Snail Mail, And And And @ The Irenic (SOLD OUT)
  • King Krule, Kelsey Lu @ The Observatory North Park (SOLD OUT)
  • Brian Karscig, Dead Feather Moon, the Hiroshima Mockingbirds, Twin Ritual @ Casbah
  • Birdy Bardot, Creature Canyon, Mike Pope @ Soda Bar
  • Super Diamond, Mustache Harbor @ Belly Up
  • Lionel Loueke Trio @ Museum of Making Music 
  • Chaos Chaos @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues (FREE!)
  • The Expendables, the Holdup, Inna Vision @ House of Blues
  • Thunderegg, Ariel Levine, Well Well Well, Dream Joints, Tape Waves, New Me @ Fair@44
  • Runs Deep, Sundrop Electric, Little Heroine, Polux @ The Merrow
  • The Penske File, Decent Criminal, Squarecrow, the Dodges @ Tower Bar 
  • T. Rexico, the Monsoon, Blunites, Chutes, Shameface, the Shed @ SOMA
  • Matt Caskitt & the Breaks, Mochilero All-Stars, Allweather @ Black Cat Bar
  • F---ing in the Bushes with DJ Dan Sant @ Whistle Stop
  • Dance Punk! Indie Blog Haus Night @ Blonde
  • Daymé Arocena @ The Loft, UC San Diego
  • Jefferson Jay @ LJ Athenaeum
  • Terra Sangue Mare @ Templar's Hall in Old Poway Park
  • Fred Benedetti & George Svoboda @ Dizzy's
  • Class Project DJs @ Bar Pink
  • The Moves @ Panama 66
  • Atomic Groove's Happy Place @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5 p.m.)
  • Damon Valley @ City Pub
  • Benny the Butcher @ Queen Bee's
  • Frameworks, Carlo 9 @ Winston's
  • The Matte Gray Band @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Georgia Chrome @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Nosis @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Mess of Fun, Super Buffet @ Midnight Jack's
  • California Rangers @ Pour House (5 p.m.)
  • The Honky's @ Pour House (9:30 p.m.)
  • Big Daddy @ Bancroft Bar
  • Calphonics  @ 710 Beach Club
  • Janice & Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Fishing For Chips, Dblaze Entertainment, Lineup Rookie, Smoke Dog N' D SOL @ Til-Two Club
  • All-Vinyl Happy Hour w/Monsieur Turbeau @ The Office (6 p.m.)
  • Live Acoustic Sessions @ U-31 (7-9 p.m.)
  • Kid Wonder @ U-31
  • Funks Most Wanted @ Tio Leo's
  • Fabulous Ultratones @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Viva Santana @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Mojo Working (Doors tribute) @ Navajo Live (9 p.m.)
  • Exit 6 @ Navajo Live (11 p.m.)
  • San Diego Unicorn Invasion 2018 w/ Marques Wyatt, Divadanielle, B2B, Joe Pea, Donald Thump, Erik Nelson, Todd Spero, Landon Mak, Pablo Blanco, Flowtye @ Spin
  • Now & Later with DJ Artistic and TramLife @ El Dorado
  • Warren G @ Parq 
  • Funkedelic: An Exploration of Funk Music & Psychedelic Art @ Kava Lounge
  • Big K.R.I.T., Cyhi the Prynce @ Music Box (SOLD OUT)
  • Big K.R.I.T (after-party) @ FLUXX

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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