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Sounds Like San Diego: May 9

Brave the elements and satisfy your '90s nostalgia with three different shows tonight

I used to have some friends who had a lot in common but couldn't agree on one thing: which At the Drive-In offshoot, Sparta or the Mars Volta, was the better band? And does it matter anymore, now that At the Drive-In is back and released "in•ter a•li•a" to critical praise? Tonight, see the band live at SOMA as well as Le Butcherettes. Meanwhile, a couple different '90s bands are where it's at when Fuel and Marcy Playground play the Belly Up. Minneapolis alt-rockers the Gravities play Soda Bar, local "fuzz rockers" Amigo headline a local night at Casbah, and Blonde features tons of local musicians in a tribute to the Pixies.  

Tuesday, May 9:

  • At the Drive-In, Le Butcherettes @ SOMA
  • Fuel, Marcy Playground @ Belly Up 
  • Amigo, State to State, Chiefs @ Casbah
  • The Gravities, Sotaria, the Orange Pickers @ Soda Bar
  • Pixies Live Tribute (members of Minor Gems, Nite Lapse, the Paragraphs, Mystery Cave, Sleeping Ghost, and more) @ Blonde
  • The Dirty Pennies, Kid Haney & the Imaginal Cells, the Innocent Bystanders @ The Merrow
  • Tiki Tuesday with the Fink Bombs @ Bar Pink
  • EUSD Middle School Band Concert @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Art Connection: Amplified Urbanism @ Symphony Hall
  • Jazz at TSRI  with Bill Charlap and Renee Rosne @ TSRI (The Scripps Research Institute)
  • Joshua Powell & the Great Train Robbery @ Winston's (10 p.m.)
  • Second Cousins @ Seven Grand
  • Reggae Tuesdaze with Raggabond @ The Holding Company 1502
  • ASCE Presents: You At The Loft @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Karaoke @ The Bancroft
  • DJ Lexicon Devil @ @ Pour House (Oceanside)
  • Open Mic @ Brick 15
  • True Bass Presents: Ramsey #Trapped @ The Office
  • Robin Henkel @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Blue Largo @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Electriccity! @ U-31
  • Lyrical Exchange Open Mic @ Queen Bee's
  • Karaoke @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Sue Palmer @ Tio Leo's
  • Sketch Party/Videodrome @ Whistle Stop
  • Karaoke @ Riviera Supper Club
  • '50s/'60s Dance Party @ Henry's Pub
  • The Vinyl Moods @ 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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