Sounds Like San Diego: May 28

Many of us have been looking forward to Neutral Milk Hotel for months, and no doubt the sold-out show will be full of us indie rock 30-somethings holding on to our 20s. It will certainly be a great show, but Thursday might be the time to get sentimental. For many years now, Transfer have been playing their hearts out, whether performing at the Casbah, the Belly Up, an outdoor festival or on the road across the U.S. or the UK. According to band members, this could be the only San Diego show this year, and rumors suggest it could be the last before an indefinite hiatus. We hope that it isn't true, but head to the Casbah to bid adieu to our longtime friends in Transfer before they journey to Napa to play at Bottle Rock. Joining them at the Casbah will be Wild Wild Wets, Madly and the New Kinetics.

Thursday, May 28:

  • Neutral Milk Hotel, the Minders @ The Observatory North Park (sold out)
  • Transfer, Wild Wild Wets, Madly, the New Kinetics @ Casbah
  • Burning Palms, Amerikan Bear, Subtropics @ Soda Bar
  • Stalins of Sound, Crunk Witch @ Bar Pink
  • Xavier Rudd & the United Nations @ Belly Up (sold out)
  • Lightworks, Astral Touch, DJ Gajits @ Sycamore Den
  • Saxon, Alchemy @ Brick By Brick
  • Choro Sotaque & Choro Bastardo @ Lestat's
  • Pamela Reinagel (CD release), Don Strandberg @ Java Joe's
  • Aaron Watson, Sam Outlaw @ House of Blues
  • Northern Faces, Offshore Impact, Sydney Blake & the Misters, the Snykes, the Wild Fires @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues -- watch our Spotlilght video of the Snykes
  • Glyphics: A Community Art Event with Music by Undead Garden, Junk Poets @ The Merrow
  • Darkwave Garden @ The Bancroft
  • Throwback '90s and '00s @ U-31
  • Peter Sprague Quartet @ Croce's Park West
  • Bayou Brothers @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Missy Anderson @ Tio Leo's
  • Open Jam @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Jefferson Jay Band, Key of Bri, Guiro Grass @ Winston's
  • Myson King @ The Office
  • Yogi @ Fluxx
  • speakerGHOST @ Kava Lounge
  • Junior theDISCOpunk @ Henry's
  • Piracy Conspiracy, TRC Soundsystem, DJ Reefah @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Burning Wave @ Boar Cross'n
  • Live Band Karaoke! @ 710 Beach Club

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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