Sounds Like San Diego: March 11

I know I'm not the only one who's especially excited about Saturday's Japandroids show at the Music Box. The band has been to town a couple times before and even though their recorded music is really, really good, it barely scratches the surface for how energetic and incredible they are live. If you've yet to see them, this is your chance to see your new favorite band. It's not the only worthy show in town, however: G. Love kicks off the first of two nights at the Belly Up with a sold-out crowd, and Big Sandy is at the Casbah for all you rockabilly lovers out there. You can kick off the San Diego Music Awards Week celebration with an event at the Karl Strauss Tasting Room & Beer Garden in Pacific Beach. It's a great weekend to see live music
Saturday, March 11:
  • St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival with the Shamrockers, Ass Pocket Whiskey Fellas, Tony Cummins, and others @ Balboa Park (6th Avenue & Laurel Street)
  • Japandroids, Craig Finn & the Uptown Controllers @ Music Box (read our interview with Japandroids)
  • G. Love & Special Sauce, City of the Sun @ Belly Up (sold out)
  • Big Sandy & His Flyrite Boys, Wayne "The Train" Hancock, The Johnny Deadly Trio @ Casbah (9 p.m.)
  • John Murphy's Punk Rock Memorial @ Casbah (1 p.m., free)
  • Death by Unga Bunga @ The Hideout
  • Dum Dum Boys, Revolt Chix, Inciting Riots, Cyka,tThe Dangerfields @ Tower Bar (3 p.m.)
  • San Diego Music Awards Kickoff Event, with Tolan Shaw, Birdy Bardot, Rebecca Jade & The Cold Fact @ Karl Strauss Brewing Company
  • Blake Shelton, Raelynn, Sundance Head @ Valley View Casino Center
  • Cry Baby's Jukebox Jamboree, with RubyDee & the Snakehandlers, the Upshots, the Sea Monks @ The Lafayette Hotel 
  • Electric Healing Sound, Mojave Daze & Los Sweepers @ Ken Club
  • Mothership, Slow Season, Beastmaker, Red Wizard, Goya @ Soda Bar
  • Sinne Eeg with the Peter Sprague Trio @ Dizzy's
  • Epic (Faith No More tribute), Godspeed McQueen (punk covers), Nurvana (Nirvana tribute) @ The Merrow
  • Jeffery Paradise (Poolside) @ Blonde Bar
  • The MilkCrates DJs @ Bar Pink
  • Midnight Track, Name the Band, Delma, Sameland @ Tower Bar (9 p.m.)
  • Claudia Villela / Vitor @ La Jolla Athenaeum
  • Berkley Hart @ Java Joe's
  • Robert Dove Trio @ Harbor Music Hall
  • DJs Kanye Asada & Gabe Vega @ Blonde Bar
  • Faux Fighters @ The Holding Company 1502
  • NateWantsToBattle with AmaLee and MandoPony @ House of Blues
  • UCSD Tango Club Presents: Milonga Invernio @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Darryl Purpose @ Brick 15
  • Jovias, Fuzz-Huzzi, ShowCash @ Bancroft Bar
  • Block Market @ Quartyard
  • Nebula Drag, Them Evils, Supersonic Dragon Wagon, Amigo @ Black Cat Bar
  • Darkest Hour, Ringworm, Tombs, Rivers of Nihil @ Brick By Brick
  • Semi Sweet (CD release) @ Lestat's
  • Lies n' Roses, Glorified G @ 710 Beach Club
  • Enter Shikari, Being as an Ocean, plus guest @ SOMA
  • DJ Junior the DISCOpunk @ U-31
  • The Marshall Tucker Band @ Sycuan Casino
  • Native Alien @ Tio Leo's
  • High Tide Society @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Detroit Underground @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Loczi @ Fluxx
  • Lucent, with Binary Finary - Open to Close @ SPIN
  • DJ Autumn Leilani @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino 
  • Aquile @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino 
  • Le Youth @ Bang Bang
  • You Are Loved @ Kava Lounge
  • 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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