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Sounds Like San Diego: April 4

Elise Trouw, fresh off her "Jimmy Kimmel Live" performance, performs at the Casbah Wednesday

As a member of the San Diego Music Academy, I'm not exactly supposed to share my nominations or votes publicly, but I will say that last September I had the privilege of seeing local musician Elise Trouw at the Casbah and I was blown away. It was no surprise then when I heard she's been steadily gaining steam for her amazing live looping and mashups which even landed her a performance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live." Tonight, the sold-out audience will get to see her amazing talent, and I can't help but think she had a huge influence on the early sell-out of this show in support of Moonchild. Meanwhile, for another amazing local act, head to Tower Bar, where Western Settings play their tour opener. Spoken-word performer Andrea Gibson is amazing live, and while not a musical artist per se, her melodic and passionate performance at House of Blues will pull your heartstrings nonetheless. There's plenty to get you over the hump tonight if you just get out to find it.

Wednesday, April 4:

  • Moonchild, Elise Trouw @ Casbah (SOLD OUT)
  • Western Settings, the Dodges, Front Wiper @ Tower Bar
  • Andrea Gibson, Chastity Brown @ House of Blues
  • Etienne Charles and Creole Soul @ Auditorium at TSRI presented by La Jolla Athenaeum
  • Jaden Smith @ The Observatory North Park
  • 1,2,3 It's Wednesday with DJ EdROC @ The Office
  • Brian Fallon & the Howling Weather, Ruston Kelly @ Belly Up
  • Lou Tides, Rita and the Labyrinth, DJ sets by Mystery Cave, Nastea, Dunekat @ Whistle Stop
  • The Goddamn Gallows, Koffin Kats, Against the Grain @ Soda Bar
  • Shock! with Old Man Johnson @ Bar Pink
  • University Centers presents: Buyepongo, Cumbia Machin @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Gilbert Castellanos Young Lions Series & Jazz Jam @ Panama 66
  • Kultura Wednesday with Karlos Paez & Friends @ Border X Brewing 
  • First Wednesdays: Martin Luther King Community Choir @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Dance Klassique with DJs Joe Pea, Ryan Bauer, Gomez @ Blonde
  • Open Mic Night @ Pour House  
  • Carol Curtis @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Band of Gringos @ Navajo Live (7:30 p.m.)
  • The Shifty-Eyed Dogs @ Navajo Live (9:30 p.m.)
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Tradewinds @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Skyler Lutes (album release), Falling Doves, Crucial Blend @ 710 Beach Club

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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