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Sounds Like San Diego: April 28

ArtWalk Little Italy, In Your Neighborhood and Adams Avenue Unplugged fill the streets during the day

Spring has sprung, and while it might already start to feel like summer, we are in the best part of spring before we hit the May gray and June gloom lull. I always kind of mark this time by the arrival of ArtWalk Little Italy, which has grown insanely popular, expanding not only its locations but also the breadth of art, music and vendor offerings. But they're not the only guys in town this weekend, as North County's Pour House, under the guidance of local radio legend Lou Niles, hosts another free In Your Neighborhood Block Party. Adams Avenue will be popping for the Unplugged affair, and Fronterizo Fest continues in Tijuana. By night, anyone who has ever loved Brit Pop, Indie Rock or is vying to catch Arctic Monkeys, should check out the Sherlocks, who just might be following that same trajectory, albeit just really starting to make a mark stateside. Bar Pink hosts locals Death Eyes, Smoking Popes will bring the party to Soda Bar and teenage jazz piano prodigy Joey Alexander plays at Balboa Theatre.

Saturday, April 28:
  • In Your Neighborhood Block Party featuring the Great Electric Quest, Aviator Stash, Mainsail, Stray Monroe, the Slashes, Heather Nation, Fashion Jackson, Tommy Ragen @ Pour House @ Pour House (12-8 p.m. all ages, free)
  • MFCU Artwalk @ Little Italy
  • Fronterizo Fest 2018 @ Estadio Caliente, Tijuana
  • Adams Avenue Unplugged @ Adams Ave. between Kensington & Normal Heights
  • Encinitas Spring Street Fair @ South Coast Highway 101 from D Street to J Street 
  • The Sherlocks, the Andrew McKeag Band, the Paragraphs @ Casbah 
  • Death Eyes, Birth Defects, Pins of Light, War Bison @ Bar Pink ($5)
  • Smoking Popes, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Odd Robot @ Soda Bar
  • The Verigolds (album release party), Tah Rei, Star Jungle, Band of Gringos @ Music Box
  • The Joey Alexander Trio @ Balboa Theatre
  • Mostly Sunny, Western Star @ Bar Pink (8 p.m.)
  • Adams Avenue Unplugged featuring Clint Westwood (8 p.m.), Daniel Crawford & the Unkind Ravens (6 p.m.), Mike Pope & His Songs for People (4 p.m.), Jonny Wagon & the Tennessee Sons (2 p.m.) @ Sycamore Den 
  • Air Go, Everything Undone, Jara, Natural Disaster, Rvrboy, We Are One @ Soma
  • SD Zine Fest Presents: Body Worship, Egress, Tamé Gunther @ Space
  • Through Being Cool Emo Night with Steven Oira of My American Heart & Derek Hubbard @ Blonde
  • Dave Gleason @ Panama 66
  • The Little Mermaid @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Dance Like the Animals: Escondido Recreation Recital @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Razor Nights, Half Eat3n @ Black Cat Bar
  • Sum 41: Does This Look Infected 15th Anniversary Tour with Seaway, Super Whatevr @ House of Blues
  • Kind of Blue @ Jacobs Music Center, San Diego Symphony Hall 
  • Ripe @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Socal Shocks of Mighty, the Georgetown Orbits, Mochilero All Stars @ The Merrow
  • Sophia Alone @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • The Loons, the Sinister Six (Seattle), Thee Allyrgic Reaction @ Tower Bar
  • Enter the Blue Sky @ Grassroots Oasis
  • Booty Bassment with Dmitri & Rob @ Whistle Stop
  • Stoney B Blues Band @ De Oro Mine Co.
  • Dum Dum Boys @ Bancroft Bar
  • Redwood Black @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Martin McDaniel @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Heatwave @ Winston's (2-5 p.m.)
  • The Experiments @ Winston's (5 p.m.)
  • Jazz is Phsh @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
  • The Fuzzy Ustins @ Nate's Garden Grill
  • The Prids, Shadowlands, Forest Grove, Ba Bete @ Title TK (ECB)
  • Louder Than Bombs: A Brit Pop/Punk Night @ Til-Two Club
  • Trauma, the Bastard Saints, Vanguard @ Brick by Brick
  • The Lost Monarchs, Dulaney and Co. @ Midnight Jack Brewing
  • Strictly Business with DJs Edroc & KanyeAsada @ The Office
  • LED presents Felix Jaehn @ Bang Bang 
  • GrooveSession, Cherry Road @ 710 Beach Club
  • DJ Junior the DIscoPunk @ U-31
  • Bless Your Heart Burlesque @ Tio Leo's
  • Grupo H-100 @ El Gran Patron Night Club
  • Michele Lundeen @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • R:Tyme @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Romeo Reyes @ FLUXX
  • Butts Ta Nuts with DJs Jason Waterfalls, Julz, Kev Mighty @ El Dorado
  • SayMyName @ Bassmnt
  • Lucent with Sean Tyas OTC @ Spin
  • Clapton Hook @ Navajo Live (8:30 p.m.)
  • Brian Jones Rock & Roll Revival @ Navajo Live (11 p.m.)
  • TJR @ Parq
  • Rockstar Saturdays @ Henry's

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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