Sounds Like San Diego: May 2

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Tonight doesn't offer a huge selection of live music, but there are a few solid picks, enough that I still haven't quite committed to a show. The Casbah and Soda Bar are both featuring indie bands that hit big on the blogosphere, so you're gonna have to make a choice where to ride your fixie. Vivian Girls have led the charge of a resurrection of girl bands, and they do it well. Beach Fossils hail from Brooklyn and do the fuzzed-out indie thing, with simple guitar lines and a touch of melancholy to their otherwise chill sound. Then, of course, there's always Stevie and the Hi-Stax over at Bar Pink if you just need to shake your thing and dance the Mondays out. 

Monday May 2:

  • Anti-Monday League presents Vivian Girls, No Joy, Plateaus, DJ Mario Orduno @ Casbah
  • Beach Fossils, Craft Spells, Writer @ Soda Bar
  • Make Believe Monday with Stevie and the Hi-Stax, DJ Mean Hands @ Bar Pink
  • Terror, Stick to Your Guns, Trapped Under Ice, Close Your Eyes, Your Demise @ Soma
  • New Artist Showcase, with Brian and Craig @ Eleven
  • April Ventura @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Dirty Mondays, with DJ Gabe Vega @ The Saloon (Encinitas) -- check out video from SoundDiego LIVE at the Saloon with Gabe Vega
  • Pyrate Punx present live bands @ Ruby Room
  • Trent Hancock @ Tiki House
  • Griffin Jazz All-Stars Benefit for Grossmont College @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Open Mic @ Lestat's
  • Club MAW @ Henry's Pub
  • Doug Allen, Susie Bongo @ The Kraken
  • Bayou Brothers @ Patrick's II
  • Three Chord Justice @ Bar Leucadian
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Pro-Invitational Blues Jam, hosted by Mystery Train @ O'Connell's
  • Monday Night Mic @ Club Kadan
  • Mellow Mondays @ House of Blues Voodoo Stage
  • Dave Scott @ Croce's
  • Electro Mondayz @ 710 Beach Club

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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