Sounds Like San Diego: May 28

I can't figure out what's so special about Wednesday that resulted in so many incredible shows routing through San Diego, but it really doesn't matter. The fact is that as music fans, we have a lot of great choices: Down at the Casbah, get ready to dance to Wildcat! Wildcat!, who seem to tour through frequently but usually as a support act, so you finally get a full set to see them shine. along with the Chain Gang of 1974. Meanwhile, BLKOWL has been stepping up with more and more bookings, and this evening bring French Horn Rebellion to U-31. I only hope they don't confine the band to the stage, because they could really blow up that whole room and make for an insane party. If you want to take a look back, Local H  perform at the Hideout, and you should really make sure you catch opener Bad Veins. The truth is, however, that all eyes are on Eagulls. The Leeds band -- besides being brave for even touching that band name -- are making waves across alt-radio circles, and I imagine it won't be long before they're in much-larger venues across the U.S., so here's your chance to catch a band on the rise.

Wednesday, May 28:

  • Casbah presents Eagulls, Twin Peaks, Ditches @ Soda Bar
  • Casbah presents Local H, Bad Veins @ The Hideout
  • French Horn Rebellion, Hey Champ! @ U-31
  • Wildcat! Wildcat! , the Chain Gang of 1974 @ Casbah
  • Commune Wednesday, featuring Ed Ghost Tucker; Oh, Spirit; DJ Fancy Quinceanera (Chase of Trop Pop) @ Whistle Stop
  • Loom, Old Man Wizard, Zach Oakley @ Tower Bar
  • Stephen Stills @ Belly Up (sold out)
  • Backstreet Boys, Avril Levigne @ Viejas Arena
  • The Touchies, Javier Escovedo, NFormals @ Tin Can
  • H.A.M., feat. DJ L @ Bar Pink
  • 13 Scars, Church of Confidence, Wet Brain @ Shakedown
  • Jamming Out @ House of Blues
  • East Forrest, Ashley Pond, Cordelia Degher @ Lestat's
  • Elijah Deslouches Quartet @ Croce's Park West 
  • Gilbert Castellanos Jazz Jam @ Seven Grand
  • Dub Dorado Reunion, with Corey Biggs, Austin Speed, Joe Squana @ El Dorado
  • Club Kingston presents Tadesse & the Seven Seal Dub Band, with DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • DJ Heather Hardcore @ Til-Two Club
  • Darryl Williams @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Dropjoy, Sister Speak @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Club M.A.W. @ Henry's Pub
  • Future Wednesdays @ Kava Lounge
  • Joe Cardillo @ Wonderland Ocean Pub
  • Open Mic @ The Merrow
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club
  • Johnny Tarr (7:30-9:30 p.m.), DJ Christopher London (9:30 p.m.) @ Henry's Pub
  • Christopher Dale Acoustic @ Tio Leo's
  • My Life With the Thrill Kill Cult, Toxic Rainbow, Squirelly Arts, Sinflood @ Ramona Mainstage

Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah and The North Park Theatre, 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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