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Sounds Like San Diego: April 28

Kings of Leon headline Mattress Firm Amphitheatre on a very busy night for live music in San Diego

Years ago, I was at a festival with both Kings of Leon and Interpol as headliners. The story goes that the two bands had a beef and while Interpol played, Kings of Leon went into their dressing room and let out their dog, and afterward several dozen festival-goers like myself spread out in search of it. I never really found out if the story was true, but I never quite forgave the band for it. Maybe it's time to let go of the grudge because the Followill rock powerhouse is in town at Mattress Firm Amphitheatre (that will take some getting used to). With Deerhunter in tow, this is going to be a great way to kick off the Chula Vista concert season. If you're looking for more of a low-key kind of night, the lovely Sallie Ford and Molly Burch perform at the Casbah. Dennis Quaid, another actor-moonlighting-as-a-rocker, plays the Belly Up, post-punkers Ne-Hi play Space, and Irish "deathgrind" band Condemned melt faces at Soda Bar.

Friday, April 28:

  • Kings of Leon, Deerhunter @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre 
  • Sallie Ford, Molly Burch, John Meeks @ Casbah (read the SoundDiego interview with Molly Burch)
  • Dennis Quaid & the Sharks, David Luning @ Belly Up
  • Ne-Hi, Sixes, Half Eaten @ Space (read the SoundDiego interview with Ne-Hi)
  • Condemned, Eukaryst, Sergulath, Dethsurf @ Soda Bar
  • Intronaut, Bell Witch, Cloven, Deep Sea Thunder Beast @ Brick By Brick
  • Fanny & the Attaboys, Doug C & the Blacklisted, Small Town Heroes, Heart of Leo @ Pour House Oceanside 
  • The Montell Jordans, Takers Leavers, Short Stories, Ignant Benches plus guests @ SOMA
  • Antennae, Father Bear, Stoik, Prism @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
  • Lord Howler, the Screamin YeeHaws, Bosswitch @ Tower Bar
  • Tightwads, Bum Deals, Drag Superior @ Black Cat Bar
  • Meltdown (TJ), A Hero Within, the Unit, Malison  @ The Bancroft
  • Ryan Chrys & the Rough Cuts, Sounds by DJ Needles @ The Holding Company 1502 (9 p.m.)
  • Rage Again, Moxie @ House of Blues
  • Jumping Jack Flash's Stones & Steward Show feat. Gregory Wolfe as Rod Stewart @ Music Box
  • Abstrack, Cameron Calloway, Black Expression @ The Loft, UCSD
  • John Craigie @ San Dieguito United Methodist Church Hall
  • Andrea Vasquez @ The Holding Company 1502 (7 p.m.)
  • Jesse Newman @ Queen Bee's Art & Cultural Center
  • 36th Annual Art Alive @ San Diego Museum of Art
  • Gregory Page @ Java Joe's
  • Ed Kornhauser Organ Trio @ Dizzy's
  • Essence @ Lestat's
  • Rise of the Rejects 2017 @ Price Center Theatre
  • The Choir: Wide Eyed Wonder Tour, Riki Michele, Resurrestion Radio @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Dornob Collective @ La Jolla Athenaeum
  • Paging the '90s @ 710 Beach Club
  • '80s vs. '90s @ Bar Pink
  • Death By Dancing with Jon Blaj @ Whistle Stop
  • Through Being Cool with Steven Oira of My American Heart and Derek Hubbard @ Blonde
  • DJ Havoc and Cazadores Promo  @ U-31
  • FriYay! @ Quartyard
  • Red Black & White New Flamenco @ Harbor Music Hall
  • Atomic Groove’s Be Happy Happy Hour @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5 p.m.)
  • The Emergency Exit @ Tio Leo's
  • High Tide Society @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Detroit Underground @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • DJ Autumn Leilani @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino 
  • Jami @ FLUXX
  • Beat Kitchen with DJs QSTN & Charlie Rock @ El Dorado
  • Louis Futon PLS&TY @ Bang Bang
  • Lil Jon @ Omnia
  • UZ, OSKI, Kyral X Banko @ Bassmnt
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's Pub
  • Purps 'N Turqs tba @ Kava Lounge
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n
  • "The Lion King Jr." @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • "The Full Monty" @ SDSU Musical Theater

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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