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San Diego Shows–Sunday, April 11

April 11, 2010 - 7:20 am

PLAN A: Murder by Death, Ha Ha Tonka, Linfinity @ The Casbah. In a just world, Bloomington, Ind.-based Murder by Death (above) would be as big as their brethren in O’Death, Drive-By Truckers and Lucero. With somber lyrics and a bombastic, psych-country sound, they live up to their ridiculously awesome name. PLAN B: Elvis Costello @ Balboa Theatre. No Attractions or Imposters in tow, and you can likely expect Costello to be sans Telecaster, as well (check out the video below to get an idea of the wit and vigor that you can expect). The songs on his new, mostly country LP, Secret, Profane & Sugarcane, would make his hero George Jones stand up and clap. And in all likelihood, he’ll play stripped-down versions of his hits, too. Ever hear “Pump it Up,” hoedown-style? BACKUP PLAN: Sleep @ The Loft at UCSD.

OTHER COOL STUFF:

Thread @ Horton Plaza. Malls are for suckers. There’s just something about being in the presence of all that overzealous consumption that’s really depressing. But here’s something that’s not depressing: a huge space that was once a department store that for one day only will be filled with mini-boutiques run by local, independent designers. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.Sunday, April 11, you can shop directly from more than 100 indie designers at the Thread Show at the Horton Event Space (Fourth Avenue and Broadway, Downtown). For this show, Thread has moved beyond clothing and will have art, furniture and accessories for sale—plus, food and drink, music and a photo booth for good measure. Way better than any mall we’ve ever been to. $8 with RSVP, $10 at the door.

Wheat Harvest Project Benefit @ Sea Rocket Bistro. Twenty percent of sales from the North Park restaurant will go to the Wheat hARvesT Project, which is bringing the process of growing wheat and milling the grain into flour to unexpected places, or as they say, “bringing wheat to the street.”

Patty Griffin, Scott Miller @ Belly Up.

Tha Element, The Breax, P.C.H., Jehsyn Lavélle, DJ Artistic @ 4th & B.

The Dwarves, Hellions, End of Power, Kill Deville, The Strikers, The Goddamn Gallows @ Brick By Brick.

Psychedelic Horseshit, Jeans Wilder, The Endless Bummer, The Preteens @ Soda Bar.

Gui Boratto, Kyra 3Plus, Ali Ghanavi @ Voyeur.

Gaux Nu Vaux (DJ Set) @ Wit’s End.

“Too Many Creeps” w/ DJ Mario Orduno @ Whistle Stop.

Mad Happy, DM Progress, DJ Bryan Pollard, DJ AM Bones @ Ruby Room.

Authentic Sellout, The Aggronauts @ Bar Pink.

Audrina Band, Vera’s Veil @ Lestat’s.

Brandon Saller, Beta Wolf @ Anthology.

Photo of Murder by Death above by Greg Whitaker.

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