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Sounds Like San Diego: May 3

Current Swell head up your Wednesday night live-music options

We're halfway through the week and it's a great night to catch some music or have a laugh. Soda Bar is perhaps the spot to be as Canadian indie-rockers Current Swell headline the night. Of course, I'm always partial to any show where Jesse LaMonaca is on the bill, since his new career has made his shows fewer and farther between. Swedish jazz musician Gunhild Carling performs at Dizzy's, it's all soul and R&B at House of Blues with Leela James and Daley, and Music Box offers up their stage to a stellar local lineup led by AJ Froman. Seems like a night of cool and casual fun no matter where you turn, so enjoy these warm spring nights with some great live music.

Wednesday, May 3:

  • Current Swell, Jesse LaMonaca & the Dime Novels, Lead Pony @ Soda Bar
  • Gunhild Carling with an all-star band @ Dizzy's
  • Leela James, Daley @ House of Blues
  • A.J. Froman, Cardinal Moon, Brothers Weiss @ Music Box
  • Twin Ritual, Edges, Dirty Dragon @ The Merrow
  • WildEyes, the Drabs, Band of Gringos @ Belly Up
  • Maggie Rose @ Moonshine Beach
  • DJ GrandMasta Rats @ Bar Pink
  • Russian Tremors, the Cowboys, Punk Yacht Club, Rubek's Cube @ Tower Bar
  • Dead Frets, Jon Snodgrass, Brian Wahlstrom @ 1st Street Bar & Grill
  • Gilbert Castellanos Young Lions Series & Jazz Jam @ Panama 66
  • First Wednesday: Rip Carson & the Valiants @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Dance Klassique with DJs Joe Pea, Ryan Bauer & Gomez @ Blonde
  • Reina Mystique & the Dynasty @ The Holding Company 1502
  • The Reflex '80s New Wave Dance Party @ The Office
  • Club Kingston Presents: The Smash Up with DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • DJ Mike White/ Rockin Trivia @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Firehouse Swing @ Queen Bee's
  • Karaoke @ The Bancroft
  • Tropical Wednesday with DJ Mo Lyon @ U-31
  • Open Mic Night @ Pour House
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Backwater Blues Band @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • WTF Wednesday @ El Dorado
  • Midnight Wave: TurboGith vs. Huff n Puff @ Kava Lounge
  • Pre-Gator By the  Bay Party @ Tio Leo's
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club
  • Nick Thune, Emily Heller@ Casbah

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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