Sounds Like San Diego: April 7

OK, Ok, I know the big show of the night is Elvis Costello at the Balboa Theatre, and there's really nothing I can say about the legend that hasn't been said before, and since there aren't any tickets left, if you don't mind, we'll talk about some other shows to catch on Thursday instead. For one, Little Green Cars are headlining the Irenic. The one and only time I saw this band was in 2013, when they opened for Wild Nothing. I was so impressed by the show that I picked up a record and T-shirt that night. That same year they played SXSW and Coachella, among other shows. Now, three years have passed, and the Irish band is still on Glassnote records and touring in support of their sophomore record, Ephemera. Around town, eukelele master Jake Shimabukuru returns to the Californica Center for the Arts, Escondido; the jam-band Moe. are at the Observatory, Acid Dad are at Soda Bar, and the Casbah hosts a local benefit for AIDS Life Cycle. 

Thursday, April 7:

  • Elvis Costello, Larkin Poe @ Balboa Theatre
  • Little Green Cars, John Mark Nelson @ The Irenic 
  • Another Zeke Production to benefit AIDS Life Cycle: Pissed Regardless, with Eukaryst, Griever, Deep Sea Thunderbeast @ Casbah
  • Moe. @ Observatory North Park
  • Jake Shmabukuro @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Jazz Rocks State @ San Diego History Center 
  • Acid Dad, Rever, Cult Babies @ Soda Bar
  • Ceremony Night @ Bar Pink
  • Herb Alpert and Lani Hall @ Belly Up
  • Vilma Palma e Vampiros, Rabanes, Todo Mundo, Los Hollywood @ Music Box
  • Man Overboard, Forever Came Calling, Souvenirs, Such a Mess, Turn It Around @ SOMA
  • Let's Face It, Aura & Ovation, Three Chamber Heart @ The Hideout
  • Davey Quinn, Star Anna, Mishka @ Sycamore Den
  • Chi McClean and Tim Moyer @ Lestat's
  • Zero to Billy @ Java Joe's
  • Amon Amarth, Entombed A.D., Exmortus @ House of Blues
  • Daring Greatly, the Heart Beat Trail, the Peripherals @ The Merrow
  • Darkwave Garden @ The Bancroft
  • Wildside @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • David Liebe Hart (Adult Swim/Tim & Eric), Man & the Smells, Bogsey @ Che Cafe
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Casual, Pep Love, Opio with Abstract Rude, Ric Scakes and Atlantis Rizing @ Winston's 
  • Seven Lions @ Omnia
  • Jon Blaj and Kyle Baudour @ Whistle Stop
  • Little Kings @ Tio Leo's
  • The Dubbest, DJ Green B @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Live Band Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club

Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah, the content manager for DoSD, 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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