Sounds Like San Diego: March 22

This night should be pleasing to fans of all musical stripes. For those of you who love a massive outdoor show, you probably already snagged tickets to Kings of Leon at Sleep Train Amphitheatre. Traffic tends to snarl on the way to Chula Vista, so plan ahead, get there early and definitely do not miss openers Local Natives, who haven't been to San Diego in far too long -- read our interview with LN here. At the House of Blues, soul goddess and cancer survivor Sharon Jones takes the stage with her Dap-Kings. Valerie June had to cancel due to illness but will be replaced by Saun and Starr, members of Sharon Jones' band who have a side-project. Personally, I'm most excited by the reappearance of Jeremy Messersmith. He was here a few weeks for Sunset Sessions but was sandwiched with a very short set among louder acts, so this performance at the 5th Avenue Sidestage will be a much better way to experience his music. Those are just a few of the great options, so be sure to get out and enjoy this music-packed Saturday night.  

Saturday, March 22:

  • Jeremy Messersmith @ House of Blues 5th Avenue Sidestage
  • Casbah presents Sharon Jones &the Dap-Kings, Saun and Starr, DJ Claire @ House of Blues
  • Kings of Leon's 2014 Mechanical Bull Tour, with Local Natives @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
  • Magic 92.5 Spring Jam, featuring Keith Sweat, Guy, Jon B, H-Town, Doug E Fresh @ Valley View Casino Center
  • The Loons, Schitzophonics, Operation Mindblow Lightshow, Los Sweepers, Grim Imperials @ Casbah
  • Curtis Peoples, Josh Damigo @ Lestat's
  • Gone Baby Gone, Sad Robot @ Bar Pink
  • P.O.D., Mower @ San Diego Harley-Davidson (afternoon show)
  • Ellis Paul @ AMSD Concerts
  • English Beat, Oceanside Sound System @ Belly Up
  • The Widows, Neighborhood Brats, DPI, Pissed Regardless @ Soda Bar
  • Birdzilla, Grammatical B, Ruben Lady @ Tin Can
  • Sasha Go Hard, Lil Herb, DJ Tony Roche @ Somewhere Loud 
  • Annie Mac @ Bang Bang
  • Gio Trio @ Croce's Park West
  • Age, When Whales Collide, Cursed Graves, Donnie & the Dethtones, Headway, Workday Release, Oogee Wawa @ Epicentre
  • Reviza @ Spin
  • DJ Beatnik @ Bar Dynamite
  • DJ Karma @ Fluxx
  • SoCal Vibes, DJ Chelu @ Gallagher's
  • Revolt Age, Viva Santana @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Nutstache, Butler, As Obscure As Enoch, Nite Crawlers @ The Merrow
  • SplitFinger, Isleside @ 710 Beach Club
  • Eternal 2014 (5th anniversary), Magic Juan Atkins, Mellinfunk, Thee-O, Osal8, RMF, Rock The Discotek @ Axcent
  • Short Stories, I Am the Conquerer, Good Morning Coffee, Guidelines, Leave the Universe, Justice Fire @ SOMA
  • Drop Dead Dames Burlesque, Toothless George, Arc @ Tower Bar
  • Billy Watson @ Tio Leo's
  • DJs Dimitri and Rob @ Whistlestop

Rosemary Bystrak 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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