Sounds Like San Diego: April 26

There are two weekends in San Diego I always look forward to: the last weekend of April and the last weekend of September. These two weekends have more events than just about every other week of the year, and this one in particular. even though it's only April, always marks to me the beginning of summer -- the festivals, the street fairs and the opportunity to celebrate the city. On Saturday, you should learn to love public transportation or dust off your old bike and check out Adams Avenue Unplugged and Mission Federal ArtWalk. You'll save yourself parking headaches if you find alternate transportation and can really enjoy the incredible lineups at both events. By night, catch the return of Chinchilla at the Casbah or check out great shows at Bar Pink and Soda Bar, or head out east to the Bancroft.

Saturday, April 26:

  • Adams Avenue Unplugged 
  • Artwalk 2014 @ Little Italy (free, all ages, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Chinchilla, the Rosalyns, Cryptobebelem @ Casbah
  • Casbah presents the Dillinger Escape Plan, Trash Talk, Retox, Shining @ Porter's Pub
  • Lose Control, Standard and Poor, Bothe Barrels Blazing, Rats in the Wall, Glenn Thomas Band @ The Bancroft
  • Shakey Graves, Crushed Out @ Soda Bar
  • Life In Color, with Borgore, DVBBS, David Solano @ Valley View Casino Center
  • Schroeder Kelley, Moon Honey @ Bar Pink
  • Nicki Bluhm & the Gramblers, JD McPherson @ Belly Up
  • Soft Lions, Emerald Rats, Technicolor Hearts, the Low @ Che Cafe
  • Chubby Checker @ Sycuan Casino
  • N.O.T.W.T, Baeza San Diego @ World Beat Center
  • River City, Black Sands, the Peripherals @ Tin Can
  • Tritonal @ Bassmnt
  • Thomas Jack, Crowdkillers, Boys Don't Disco @ Bang Bang
  • Barenaked Ladies @ Pechanga Resort & Casino
  • Eve Sells Band @ Croces Park West
  • We Glown the Night, Farewell My Love, Consider Me Dead @ Epicentre
  • Abyss finale, with Sid Vicious and Rico DeLarge @ Fluxx
  • Brass Tax, Mafard Angela Patua @ The Black Cat
  • Noize Makerz, Dj Chelu @ Gallaghers
  • Groove International presents Revive 619 @ House of Blues
  • Ghost, King Dude @ House of Blues
  • The Reflectors, viva Santana @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Adams Avenue Unplugged @ Lestat's
  • Allison Adams Tucker CD release, featuring Peter Sprague, Kamau Kenyatta, Danny Green, Evona Wascinski, Julien Cantelm, Lou Fanucchi @ The Loft
  • Jimmy Thackery, One Foot in the Blue @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Sunny Rude @ 710 Beach Club
  • Sacred Cow CD release, John's Last Ghost, Lobster Party, Vinegar Tom, Chin Chin's Optometrist @ SOMA
  • No Name Gang, Swirl, Decompression, Stone Horse @ Shakedown
  • Man vs Man, Beekeeper, Jedi Scum, Venkman, Under 15 Seconds @ Tower Bar
  • Full Strength Funk Band @ Tio Leo's
  • DJs Dimitri and Rob @ Whistle Stop
  • Making Incredible Time, the Abortz, Gutterslut, Cubensis, Moonalice @ Winston's

Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah and The North Park Theatre, 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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