Sounds Like San Diego: April 25

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Josh Damigo

I try to focus our energy here on nightlife in San Diego, but Saturday's daytime events are not only pretty great, but they're all free and all-ages. In Little Italy, catch the annual ArtWalk. With music stages between the blocks of art, it's always one of the best events of the year. In fact, many of the artists are pulling double-duty, because today also sees the return of Adams Avenue Unplugged (read our interview with co-headliner Tim Flannery). Once upon a time, this was the Roots Fest but has evolved into more of a neighborhood stroll with music at several businesses to pull you inside, and there's also a couple scattered outdoor stages, too. By night, head to the Casbah for a tribute to the late Kim Fowley, featuring some top-notch local acts like the Loons and Schitzophonics. If you're looking for an intimate performance, Rufus Wainright swings through the Belly Up, or if you need an EDM fix, Life in Color takes place at Valley View Casino Center.

Saturday, April 25:

  • Mission Federal Artwalk @ Little Italy (11 a.m.-6 p.m.)
  • Adams Avenue Unplugged @ Adams Avenue (Normal Heights/Kensington): 11:30 a.m. Isaac Cheong; 12:30 p.m. Gaby Aparicio; 1:30 p.m. Peter Bolland; 2:30 p.m. Rob Deez/Kenny Eng; 3:30 p.m. the Lovebirds; 4:30 p.m. Dead Rock West; 5:30 p.m. Gregory Page; 6:30 p.m. Jeff Berkley; 7:30 p.m. Gramophone Gregory @ Java Joe's
  • Adams Ave Uplugged @ Lestat's
  • Adams Avenue Unplugged: Ashley Pond (3-4 p.m.), Stephen Rey (5-6 p.m.) @ Sycamore Den
  • The Loons, Schitzophonics, True Stories, Roni Lee, the Rosalyns @ Casbah
  • Rufus Wainwright @ Belly Up -- read our interview here
  • Angry Samoans, Authentic Sellout, Cruz Radical @ Soda Bar
  • Soft Lions, Mini Death @ The Balboa
  • El Pasada Nunca se Termina @ San Diego Civic Theatre (2 p.m., 7 p.m.)
  • Behind the Wagon, Ypsitucky @ Bar Pink
  • Life In Color Big Bang World Tour, with Tritonal, Vicetone @ Valley View Casino Center
  • Ching-yun Hu @ Salk Institute
  • Todo Mundo, We Are Sirens @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
  • Tribal Seeds, Fortunate Youth, Aloha Radio @ Observatory North Park
  • Huj (CD release), the Frights, Paper Days @ The Loft
  • Stu Larsen, Natsuki Kurai, Matt Sanders @ House of Blues Voodoo Room
  • Led Zepagain, Bonfire (AC/DC tribute) @ House of Blues
  • CJs Quintet @ Dizzy's
  • Smiths Night with DJ Saul Q @ The Hideout
  • Treaded, Zone 7, Lynch the Landlord, the Lo-Glo @ Epicentre
  • Children of the Grave, Time Machine, Y.Y.Zed @ Brick By Brick
  • Booty Bassment @ Whistle Stop
  • Cage9, Aempire, Blood Dancer @ The Merrow
  • Yabutifida, Barnyard Cassanovas @ The Bancroft
  • Taken By Tomorrow, Milo, I Understand, Hand Drawn Tree, Alex Lievanos @ SOMA
  • DJ Junior the DISCOpunk @ U-31
  • Patrick Berrogain @ Croce's Park West (noon)
  • Gilbert Castellanos @ Croce's Park West (7 p.m.)
  • Michele Lundeen @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Rising Star @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • The Neumans, the Hurrcanes, Los Sweepers, DJ Tony the Tyger & Mateo Londres @ Tower Bar
  • Stone Horse @ Winston's (5-8 p.m.)
  • Kill the Radio, 13 Wolves, the Sweat Act, Robotic Humans, Ill Nicky, Mikey Cesar, DJ Mikey Ratt @ Til-Two Club
  • Catherine Denise @ Tio Leo's
  • Savi @ Fluxx
  • Andrew Rayel @ Bassmnt
  • Hayden James @ Bang Bang
  • Destructo Bunny @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • P.O.B. @ Boar Cross'n
  • Polynesian Underground presents For Peace Band, Arise Roots @ 710 Beach Club
  • Peter Pan @ California Center for the Arts Escondido
  • Wishbone Ash @ Ramona Mainstage

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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