Sounds Like San Diego: April 21

Niger-based Mdou Moctar has gotten plenty of love stateside from outlets like NPR and KCRW

Jerome Fino
I have to admit that I'm kind of surprised how many music choices there are for Easter Sunday, but I'm totally here for it. The Casbah has a super interesting show with Mdou Moctar, who has been instrumental in bringing traditional folk Tuareg music to the masses and changing it up by using electric guitar. The Niger based musician has gotten plenty of love stateside from outlets like NPR and KCRW, and if you like an unusual and eclectic sound, this show is for you. At Soda Bar, Denver singer-songwriter Brent Cowles appears, and he's got this super cool sound that kinda weaves Americana with punk ferocity and pop stylings. Around town, it's Mudd Fest at House of Blues with Puddle of Mudd, the Walter Brothers at Panama 66 and Fanclub at Space.
Sunday, April 21:
  • Mdou Moctar, Marisa Anderson @ Casbah
  • Brent Cowles, Grampadrew @ Soda Bar
  • Fanclub, Battery Point, Bad Kids, Hug @ Space
  • Clinton Davis @ Sycamore Den
  • The Walter Brothers @ Panama 66
  • Broadway SD presents 'Cats' @ Civic Theatre
  • Cirque Du Soleil Volta @ The Grand Chapiteau, Del Mar Fairgrounds 
  • Ali Wong: the Milk and Money Tour @ Civic Theatre
  • Mudd Fest 2019 featuring Puddle of Mudd, Saliva, Trapt, Tantric, Saving Abel @ House of Blues 
  • Folk Arts Rare Records @ Whistle Stop (4 p.m.)
  • Nightmarathons, Corporate Citizen, Midnight Block @ Tower Bar
  • Jerry "Hotrod" DeMink @ Crossroads, House of Blues (free)
  • Gospel Brunch @ House of Blues (10 a.m. & 1 p.m.)
  • PG 99, Majority Rule, Hirs, Portrayal of Guilt @ Che Cafe
  • Rat Sabbath with DJ Ratty @ Bar Pink
  • Convergence/Convergencia @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Kimba Light live @ Queen Bee's
  • Smokey Hoof @ Winston's (5 p.m.)
  • The Playground Monday Night Dance Party @ The Merrow
  • Spectrum: a Diverse Dance Party @ Blonde
  • Taryn Donath @ Wildwood Crossing
  • Anna Zinova, Pinkeye @ Pour House  
  • Ufomammut, Belzebong, Deep Sea Thunder Beast @ Brick by Brick
  • Salsa Sundays @ Queen Bee's (all ages)
  • Deep Tech Residents @ Kava Lounge
  • Reggae Sunday with DJ Non-Profit, Ras Hi-C, Miss Silka @ U-31
  • Uptown Top Ranking with Tribe of Kings @ The Office
  • Yard Dog @ Navajo Live 
  • Reggae Sunday @ Spin
  • Sunday Groove with the Professor and Juni Flo @ 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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