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Sounds Like San Diego: May 18

Matthew Logan Vasquez, of Delta Spirit fame, headlines the Casbah Thursday

You know the best thing you can do when one of your musical heroes dies? Go out and support other musicians. Music doesn't exist unless you're there to hear it, and we have to support the future legends that are right in front of us today. Indie-rockers DIIV take the stage at Music Box while Matthew Logan Vasquez, Delta Spirit frontman, returns to the Casbah. Country crossover Chris Stapleton might seem like he just rose to instant fame, but the truth is he's been toiling for years and has a ton of songwriting credits for other artist to his name. Florida garage-rockers Deaf Poets play Soda Bar and Soft White Sixties and Big Bloom play a free show at Quartyard for Elysian Brewing.

Thursday, May 18 (Bike to Work Day):

  • DIIV, the Paranoyds @ Music Box
  • Matthew Logan Vasquez (Delta Spirit), Juanita Stein @ Casbah (Read our interview with Vasquez here)
  • Chris Stapleton, Brothers Osborne, Lucie Silvas @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
  • Deaf Poets, Imagery Machine, Twin Ritual @ Soda Bar
  • Elysian Brewing Capitol Hill Series with Soft White Sixties, Big Bloom @ Quartyard
  • Grim Slippers, Taken By Canadians, Mrs. Henry @ Belly Up
  • DJ Ikah Love @ Bar Pink
  • FKJ, Cézaire, Dabeull @ The Observatory North Park
  • Dirty Dragon, King Flamingo, Michael Maimone @ Pour House (Oceanside)
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Slappers Only! @ Space
  • DJ Green T Event @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Hip Hop Night with DUNEKAT and friends @ Blonde
  • Fresh Sound Anniversary Series presents Lukas Ligeti's Notebook @ Bread and Salt
  • Burlesque Boogie Nights @ Sycamore Den
  • CinemArt: All You Need Is Love with Ariel Levine @ Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows
  • Afton Presents: Indie Rock & Hip Hop @ The Merrow
  • Girls! Girls! Girls! with DJ Lizeth @ Whistle Stop
  • Thursdaze @ U-31
  • Live Band Karaoke @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Karaoke With Goldilox @ Tower Bar
  • ArtPower presents: Colleen @ The Loft, UCSD 
  • ArtPower Presents: Colleen Art Talk @ The Loft, UCSD (10 p.m.)
  • Fornicators (Sweden), Schadenfreuders (OR), Native Tongue (UT), Killroy, FUKM @ Bancroft Bar
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Joe Marcinek Band featuring Joey Porter of the Motet @ Winston's
  • No Limits with DJMysonKing @ The Office
  • PB&J Presents DJs B Rose & Bidi Cobra @ El Dorado
  • Ghastly @ Omnia
  • Grand Sonic Theory @ Lobby Bar, Viejas
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • Tango Thursdays @ Queen Bee's
  • Night Skool @ Henry's Pub
  • Acid Varsity @ Kava Lounge
  • Mercedes Moore @ Tio Leo's
  • Sol Remedy, SYNRGY @ Boar Cross'n
  • Liquid Courage Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club

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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