Sounds Like San Diego: March 21


There are so many reasons to be stoked on Wednesday. First it's Humpday, so you're just a few days from the weekend, but more importantly there are some killer shows around town to enjoy. Allen Stone is already sold out at the Soda Bar, but Cults are returning home to play the Belly Up in what not only promises to be a great show, but should be a good chance to see a handful of San Diego's tastemakers all in one place. Personally, I'm going to opt for Lumineers at the Casbah. The Heavy Guilt opened for them at the Hotel Cafe last summer, and they are blowing up in the blogosphere. Lumineers' folky, harmony-driven sounds have also been touted by respected stations like KCRW and KEXP. That's not to say that you can't rock out though, and Tin Can, Bar Pink, and even the Whistle Stop offer great options on Wednesday night. Whatever you do, step away from the TV and relish in the amazing offerings coming through town this post-SXSW week.

Wednesday March 21:

  • Lumineers, Y La Bamba @ Casbah
  • Casbah presents Cults, Spectrals, Mrs. Magician @ Belly Up
  • Casbah presents Allen Stone, ZZ Ward, AB & the Sea @ Soda Bar (SOLD OUT)
  • Pree, You Me & Apollo, Tops, Alameda @ Tin Can
  • Ganglians, G. Green, Vyper Skwad, Teenage Burritos, DJ Mario Orduno @ Til-Two Club
  • Stevie & the Hi-Stax @ Bar Pink
  • Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, Pushin Rope @ The Griffin
  • CTE presents Young Jeezy @ House of Blues
  • Los Vigilantes, Chango Rey @ Tower Bar
  • The New Kinetics, Moonbender, DJ Snakeships @ Whistle Stop
  • Monster Among Us, Gunpowder Sunset @ Brick By Brick
  • Peter & the Test Tube Babies, the Generators, Guitar Gangsters, Embalmers @ The Shakedown Bar
  • Jesse Davis @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Elaine Faye, BGP @ Lestat's
  • Ian Tyson @ AMSD Concerts
  • River City @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Physical Education with Bastille, Falcon Punch, French Kiss Collective, Blancnoire @ El Dorado
  • The Front Bottoms @ House of Blues 5th Avenue Side Stage
  • We Came As Romans, Emmure, Bless the Fall, Woe is Me, The Color Morale @ Soma
  • The Global Battle of the Bands featuring Talk Like June, Jerry Olea & the 805 Drifters, Misc. Ailments @ Hard Rock Cafe
  • Wreck Shop Wednesdays with Thatwasthen, Bethpage Black, Abe West, Dane Drewis, Jon Goodhue @ The Office
  • Myron & the Kyniptionz @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
  • Jimmy Lewis @ Tiki House
  • Critical Beatdown presents Lazersword @ Kava Lounge
  • Gilbert Castellanos with the New Latin Jazz Quintet @ El Camino
  • Wednesday Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
  • Darkwave Garden @ Club Kadan
  • Lady Dottie & the Diamonds @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Club Kingston with Roots Covenant, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Firehouse Swing Night @ Queen Bee's
  • Karaoke @ Chico Club
  • Fundraiser for Candye Kane with Sue Palmer, Eve Selis, Lisa Sanders @ Croce's
  • John Foltz @ Marble Room
  • So*Cal Vibes @ Bar Leucadian
  • Tommy Price @ McP's Irish Pub
  • Too Rude for Sunday @ Coyote Bar & Grill

Rosemary Bystrak 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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