Sounds Like San Diego: March 5

South By Southwest -- SxSW -- is just around the corner, and besides Barack and Michelle making the trip, hundreds of indie bands and performers kick their tours into high gear in order to make it to Austin. Lower Dens, From Indian Lakes and Eliot Sumner are just a few artists in town on Saturday that will find themselves the next buzz band, the hottest ticket in town, the indie darlings of SxSW. But you get to check them out in your hometown without the festival fuss. Besides those, we've got Atreyu at the Observatory, our buddy Tyson Motsenbocker celebrates his CD release at the Loft, and, of course, a sold-out Crssd festival decends upon Waterfront Park.

Saturday, March 5:

  • Lower Dens, Ditches, Spooky Cigarettes @ Casbah 
  • Tyson Motsenbocker @ The Loft
  • From Indian Lakes, Soren Bryce @ House of Blues 
  • Busker Festival @ Seaport Village
  • Bad Cop/Bad Cop, the Maxies, Dudes Night @ Til-Two Club 
  • Crssd Festival @ Waterfront Park (sold out)
  • HAPA @ AMSD 
  • Atreyu, Devil You Know, From Ashes to New & Cane Hill @ Observatory North Park 
  • Eliot Sumner, Bakkuda @ Soda Bar 
  • The Benedetti Trio Celebrates George Harrison @ Dizzy's 
  • Dead on the Wire, Ex-Gentlemen, Dethsurf, the Natives @ Ken Club 
  • Suzie Glaze & the High Lonesome Band @ San Dieguito United Methodist Church Hall 
  • Abba Mania @ Balboa Theatre 
  • Ryan Hemsworth @ Music Box 
  • DJ Mike Delgado @ Bar Pink 
  • Tainted Love, DJ Scotto @ Belly Up 
  • Plane Without a Pilot @ Stone Brewing Tap Room 
  • Papadosio, Saqi, Bluetech @ House of Blues' Voodoo Room
  • Fuzz Junkies, Shadowplay, Chango's Psychedelic Garage @ The Bancroft 
  • Sammy Kay, Mochilero All Stars, DJ Dr Bones @ Tower Bar 
  • Motorbreath, Sonic Temple, Stoned Temple Pilots, American Zombie, Memory Layne @ Brick By Brick 
  • Gregory Page (CD release) @ Lestat's 
  • Nena Francis, Fein @ Java Joe's
  • Nervous, Daisy World, Tan Tien, Quali, Adhesive @ Che Cafe
  • Kulteir, Festering Grave, A Hero Within, Green Skull @ The Merrow 
  • The Moves Collective (EP release), Finnegan Blüe @ 710 Beach Club
  • Sabor Caliente @ Tio Leo's
  • Backwater Blues Band @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Pop Vinyl @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9 p.m.) 
  • Chachi @ Fluxx 
  • Cirez D @ Spin 
  • Poolside @ Andaz Rooftop
  • Jamie Jones @ Bang Bang 
  • Damien Lazarus @ Andaz
  • Datsik @ Bassmnt
  • Fergie (DJ set) @ Omnia
  • Dante the Don @ Parq 
  • Undercover @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino 
  • Masters of Puppets, Fred Barchetta – a tribute to Rush by Points North, Fooz Fighters @ Ramona Mainstage 

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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