Sounds Like San Diego: April 29

Tonight is a grab bag of music variety in San Diego, which is just the way I like it. Casbah will be rocking with Dengue Fever, as Chomm Nimol sings in both English and Khmer, the language native to her Cambodian home. The band dark, dark, dark will bring some quiet "chamber folk" to the loft, and San Diegans Cuckoo Chaos and Shapes of Future Frames are joined by Gardens and Villa, who apparently were the talk of the night the last time they played. Maybe you should just ignore me and pick your show of the night by the crazy names these bands come up with, like Why Are We Building Such a Big Ship? Or, Combover Collective. Maybe someone needs to introduce Lonely Mattress Salesman to the Tuggs. I haven't quite made up my mind about where I'll end up, but San Diego doesn't really ever let me down.

Friday, April 29:

  • Dengue Fever, Maus Haus, DJ Claire @ Casbah
  • dark, dark, dark, y La Bamba, Why Are We Building Such a Big Ship? @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Cuckoo Chaos, Gardens and Villa, Shapes of Future Frames @ Soda Bar
  • Maceo Parker, Steph Johnson @ Belly Up (9 p.m.) -- read our preview here
  • The Tuggs @ Bar Pink
  • Steve Harris and the Hi-Stax, Midnight Jogger @ Whistle Stop
  • Jason and the Punknecks, the Strikers, Toothless George, Old Devil @ The Shakedown
  • Volar Records presents Destruction Unit, Tar Halos @ Tin Can
  • Eddie and the Hot Rods, Primadonna, the Heartaches @ Eleven
  • Sonica (tribute to Soda Stereo, Gustavo Cerati), DJs Heber V, La Shante Selektor Dante, BEX @ Til Two Club
  • Lonely Mattress Salesman, Canyon Sets, Lessons From Zeke @ Ruby Room
  • Feel the Noise Electro Dance, with DJs Gabe Vega & Friends @ U-31
  • Revolt Tour 2011, featuring Hollywood Undead, 10 Years, New Medicine @ House of Blues
  • Groove International presents Butcher Babies @ House of Blues
  • Atomic Groove @ Belly Up (happy hour, 6:30 p.m.)
  • Serani, Ding Dong, Bugle, Razz and Biggy @ Sound Wave
  • Ben Bartel, John Helix, Will Shine @ Lestat's
  • Almost New; Albatraz, featuring Rock; Certified Entertainment, featuring Micky Taelor @ Brick By Brick
  • Superunloader, NIAYH @ Winston's
  • Thicker Than Thieves @ 710 Beach Club
  • Curt Owen, James Morris, Little Lamb, Audreal and Kevin, Roxanne Reed and more @ Epicentre
  • Adestria, Secrets, City Delivered, A Shattered Hope, Eyes Like the Sea @ Soma
  • El Lado Romantico de Gilberto Castellanos @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine and Culinary Center)
  • Fabulous Ultratones @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (5-7p.m.)
  • Sirens Crush @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (9 p.m.)
  • Green Jackets (CD release) @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
  • The Sidekicks Duo @ Donovan's Circle of Fifths
  • Beat Battle Hip-Hop Dubstep @ Kava Lounge
  • DJ Quik @ 4th & B
  • Scorch Muffin @ South Park Abbey
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ Anthology (7:30 p.m.)
  • Radio Latina Fiesta Latina Live, featuring Charlie Chavez Afrotruko Orchestra @ Anthology (9:30 p.m.)
  • Dianne Reeves Sings Sarah Vaughan @ Birch North Park Theatre
  • Destructo Bunny @ Gallagher's
  • Missy Anderson @ The Marble Room
  • Starkillers, Yusef @ Voyeur
  • Zenbu Fridays with DJ Leif @ Zenbu Cardiff
  • Combover Collective, Saul Q, Kid Wonder @ El Dorado
  • Chase and Status DJ Set @ Spin
  • Fluxx*adelic with DJ Spryte @ Fluxx
  • Agent Orange, VinDiCtiVe BiTcHs, Big Vinnie @ Ramona Mainstage
  • San Diego presents Faust @ Civic Theatre
  • Carmen @ Spreckels Theatre

Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events, and general musings about life in San Diego onSan Diego: Dialed In. She does social media for the Casbah, books at West Coast Tavern West Coast Tavern, and is trying her hand at band management. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.

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