Sounds Like San Diego: May 9

It's fairly challenging when a band kicks off a tour for a new album that hasn't been released, but I suppose that with their third record dropping next week, the Pains of Being Pure at Heart are old pros and have enough charisma and talent that their fans will lovingly welcome them. And, to really test their fans, they put the whole record into one long lyric video online, so I imagine the hard-core among them will be singing along to all of the new stuff and any of the old stuff, too. If you're going to the Casbah for that show, don't miss Fear of Men, who are burning up the blogosphere and make the DJs on XMU do on-air cartwheels. Around town, favorite Ingrid Michealson performs with some friends at Humphrey's, Gator By the Bay kicks off, and Soda Pants celebrate their CD release where they won last year's Sun God Battle of the Bands, the Loft at UCSD.

Friday, May 9:

  • The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Fear of Men, Ablebody @ Casbah
  • Ingrid Michaelson, Storyman, Amy Stroup, Trent Dabbs @ Humphrey's Concerts By the Bay
  • Gator By Night @ Spanish Landing (3:30-10:30 p.m.)
  • Soda Pants (album-release party) @ The Loft
  • Euphoria Brass Band @ Bar Pink
  • Shake Before Us, Schitzophonics, Badabing, Gloomsday @ The Tower Bar
  • Atomic Groove @ Belly Up (5 p.m.) 
  • Johnny Clegg Band @ Belly Up
  • New Gods, Downward Spiral, Haruka, Whip Hand, Drug Control @ Che Cafe
  • Steph Johnson @ Croce's Park West
  • Kill Paradise, Soul Juice, Fourth & Coast, In Viridian, Waking in Sonata, As We Were, Zombie Barbie @ Epicentre
  • Brody Jenner DJ Set @ Fluxx
  • Neighbors to the North, DJ Chelu @ Gallagher's Pub
  • Bonfire: A Tribue to AC/DC, Fan Halen, Sons of Zap @ House of Blues
  • The Routine @ Seven Grand
  • The Bedbreakers @ Whistle Stop
  • Rockola @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Dawn Mitschele, Kai Brown, Scarlett Rabe @ Lestat's
  • Channel 933 Summer Kickoff, with Fall Out Boy, Tiesto, Paramore, Ed Sheeran, Austin Mahone, Rixton, MKTO @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
  • Cherry Poppin Daddies @ Sycuan Casino
  • Stevie & the Hi-Staxx, DJ Barry Thomas @ The Merrow
  • Chelsea Chavez (5 p.m.), Able the Allies, Arson Academy, Max Z & the Boones, Monkeys in Space, Tyler Beach (8:30 p.m.) @ 710 Beach Club
  • Richard Beynon @ SideBar
  • Christoph, SMAS, JCDAS, Digital Jammer, Allvsion, Jefferson Steelflex @ SOMA
  • Lavelle Dupree, Pornscore, Haterade, Preston Morrill, RaveDave, Darkslid3, Horge, Osbahr, D-fect, Rogerthat, Carson, GDC, Adam Bomb, Virtual Boys @ Somewhere Loud
  • DFMK, Homeless Sexuals, White Murder, Shark Blood @ The Shakedown
  • Amigo, Chiefs, Caveman Voice Box @ The Tin Can
  • Detroit Underground @ Tio Leo's Lounge
  • The Lacemakers, Jim Hinton @ Templar's Hall in Old Poway Park
  • Willy Joy @ Bassmnt
  • Le Youth, Mr Brown @ Bang Bang
  • Tokeli @ 98 Bottles
  • Lee Churchill @ U31
  • Hey! Ho! Lets Go!, Total Distortion, Nuns n Moses @ Winston's
  • Krista Richards and Kiyoshi (EP-release party @ World Beat Center

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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