Sounds Like San Diego: May 16

Wolfmother, Shy Girls (and Boys), Pall Jenkins and others play in SD Thursday

So I have a strong feeling Cory Stier, who handles booking for Soda Bar, was being extra clever when he booked Soda Bar and Casbah tonight (which is a "Soda Bar presents" show) by locking in Shy Girls at Casbah and Shy Boys at Soda. Shy Girls is the R&B project of Portland's Dan Vidmar in the vein of Mayer Hawthorne. Shy Boys is wildly different, from Kansas City, Missouri, who play jangly indie-pop with multi-part harmonies. But the show most people will be talking about tonight is the return of Wolfmother at House of Blues. The Aussie guitar rockers bring a big sound and the openers Soft White Sixties make for a solid bill. Around town, Pinkeye rock Bar Pink and Pall Jenkins (of the Black Heart Procession, Three Mile Pilot, Mr. Tube and numerous other amazing local projects) plays a free show at Whistle Stop.

Thursday, May 16:

  • Wolfmother, the Soft White Sixties @ House of Blues
  • Shy Girls, AKUA @ Casbah
  • Shy Boys, Pavo Pavo @ Soda Bar
  • Pinkeye, Walter Brothers @ Bar Pink (10 p.m.)
  • Pall Jenkins, Kenseth Thibideau @ Whistle Stop (free)
  • Tusk: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Band @ Belly Up
  • All Your Sisters, Terminal A, Blood Ponies @ Space
  • Anat Cohen Quartet @ The Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center
  • Chocolate: A Night of Deepdark Afrotech and techno @ Blonde
  • Fish & the Seaweeds @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Blue Largo @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Electric Relaxation @ Manhattan Bar
  • Highland Eyeway, Local Creature, Wanted Noise @ Tower Bar
  • The Velveteins, Miles Bandit, Shindigs @ The Che Cafe
  • BJ Jezbara & the Bad Mother Folkers @ Himmelberg's
  • Paige Turner in "Drag Me To The Top!" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Kick-Stomp Ensemble @ De Oro Mine Co 
  • Milky Wayne, Flex Beat, Gene Flo, Kemtrell, DJ Root @ Black Cat Bar
  • DJ Ratty: The Ratty Show @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • After Funk @ Winston's
  • Joe Guevera @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado (5pm)
  • Dig Deeper with DJ Qure @ The Office
  • Bill Caballero Latin Jam @ Border X Brewing
  • Brodie Stewart Band @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Thizzday with Mr. Hek & Dimitri @ El Dorado
  • Israel Maldonado @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • Acid Varsity 59 feat Trovarsi, Malu, SFLC, BOF, residents @ Kava Lounge
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Gino & the Lone Gunmen @ Tio Leo's
  • Deborah Shepherd & Hickory Wind Band @ Renegade
  • Boogie, KB Devaughn, Bobby Sessions, Riley @ Music Box

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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