Sounds Like San Diego: May 9

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I know that, around here, I tend to focus on the indie rock side of the music spectrum. But you have to give it up to our city for offering a pretty diverse array of options on a regular basis. Tonight the Belly Up hosts singer/songwriter Devendra Banhart, who doesn't make it to San Diego very often, which is no doubt why the show is sold out. The Casbah hosts internet hip-hop phenoms Turquoise Jeep only a few months after their last time here, while the Soda Bar hosts the sultry voice of Nena Anderson. San Diego Surf Festival hosts a few shows at the Griffin throughout the week, and Lestat's has some solid singer/songwriters. Yeah, there's certainly some diversity in this town -- you just have to want to find it.

Thursday, May 9:

  • Devendra Banhart, Rodrigo Amarante @ Belly Up (sold out)
  • Turquoise Jeep Records, NN4 & Telegraph, Kosha Dillz @ Casbah
  • Nena Anderson, the Peripherals @ Soda Bar
  • San Diego Surf Festival presents Alekesam @ The Griffin
  • Christine Parker, Emily Elbert, Olivia Wiese @ Lestat's
  • AfroJazziacs & the Adrian Terrazas-Gonzalez Trio @ The Loft
  • Club Mercy & present Schoolboy Q @ House of Blues
  • Rips Entertainment presents 2000 Tons of TNT, Sammy K & the East Los 3, the Combos @ Tin Can
  • Bo Bice @ Croce's (6:30 p.m.)
  • Dizzy Wright @ Porter's Pub
  • Moonlight Serenade Orchestra @ Crystal Ballroom (414 N. Magnolia, El Cajon)
  • Nerdcore Night @ Ruby Room
  • J.Blow, Daeta, the Fresh Yard, Premiere Fits @ Bar Pink
  • Gilbert Castellanos & the New Latin Jazz Quintet @ Croce's
  • Yppah, Divinit @ Kava Lounge
  • Starlit presents BOTB with Rosewood 5, the Honkeys, Wilson Renette @ Brick By Brick
  • Clay Colton @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • EDM with Markus Schulz @ Fluxx
  • LED presents Salva @ Voyeur
  • Kayla Hope @ Tiki House
  • Too Rude For Sunday @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Pasadena, Brothers Gow @ Boar Cross'n
  • Club 710 @ 710 Beach Club
  • Jackson & Jesus @ McP's Irish Pub
  • Layne Tadesse & 7 Seal Dub, DJ Reefah @ Gallagher's Pub

 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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