Sounds Like San Diego: March 4

Matt Costa returns on Sunday night with his first album in five years

It has been a few years since skateboarder turned singer/songwriter Matt Costa graced the stage of the Casbah, but I distinctly remember getting texts from friends and frenemies alike who were trying to score tickets to the show. A few years have passed and while there have been some EPs along the way, this short West Coast stint is actually to celebrate his breakout album, "Songs We Sing," though it was also announced on Friday that he'll drop his first album in five years ("Santa Rosa Fangs"), so I would predict we hear some of those tunes, too, including the first single, "I Remember It Well." This is going to be a special and intimate show and perfect for your Sunday night. Around town, catch the sneering "proto-punk" of Ex-Cult at Soda Bar, the soaring rock vocals of Starset at Soma or the Brazilian Jazz Festa at Dizzy's. CRSSD continues with another sold-out day and Stone Temple Pilots -- with new frontman Jeff Gutt -- play a sold-out show at the Observatory.

Sunday, March 4:
  • Matt Costa, Jordan Lovelis @ Casbah
  • Ex-Cult, Kids in Heat, Cat Scan, DJ Jimbucha @ Soda Bar
  • Starset, Palisades, Grabbitz, Year of the Locust @ Soma 
  • CRSSD Festival @ Waterfront Park (SOLD OUT)
  • Stone Temple Pilots, Dirty Hooks @ Observatory North Park (SOLD OUT)
  • 10th annual Brasil Jazz Festa @ Dizzy's
  • Velvet Caravan @ Museum of Making Music
  • Jason Hanna Trio @ Bar Pink (8 p.m.)
  • The Playground: Sunday Night Dance Party @ The Merrow
  • Pocari Sweat with Umenos, DJ Rees Withrow, No @ Space
  • Zach Deputy, Steph Johnson @ Belly Up 
  • Uno the Activist, ThouxanbanFauni, Warhol.SS @ House of Blues
  • CRSSD After Dark This Ain't Bristol: One Night in San Diego @ Music Box (SOLD OUT)
  • Dancing With the Stars: Live! @ Jacobs Music Center's Copley Symphony Hall
  • ALOUD @ Lestat's
  • Ria Carey and Don L. @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons @ Winston's (7:30 p.m.)
  • Sundown: Music Is for Lovers Culeo de Song @ Blonde
  • CRSSD by Day featuring Nora En Pure @ Kettner Exchange (SOLD OUT)
  • Uptown Top Ranking @ The Office
  • CRSSD After Dark featuring Gorgon City, Jason Bentley @ Bang Bang (SOLD OUT)
  • CRSSD After Dark featuring Nicole Moudable, Anna, Pig & Dan, Man Power @ Spin (SOLD OUT)
  • CRSSD After Dark featuring Bonobo @ Vin De Syrah (SOLD OUT)
  • Missy Andersen @ Humphreys Backstage Live (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
  • Fleetwood Bigmak @ Navajo Live 
  • Irieality @ Humphreys Backstage Live (7 p.m.)

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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