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Date & Time: Fri, Apr 7 @ 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Quartyard

Address: 1301 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101



Quartyard proudly invites you to celebrate our anniversary on Friday, April 7th with very special guest…


Cam Steen | Smoke + Mirrors Soundsystem

Presented by ItsFarOut + Same Same Presents

Featuring: Full Stage Production | Photobooth | + Other Surprises

What began as a social experiment some eight years ago, Quartyard has etched its place as a cultural and creative hub for San Diego. Our passion for creating an epic place for creators and community to gather is stronger than ever and we are grateful and excited to celebrate another year.

$25-$40 | 21+| 6pm Doors | Guaranteed Entry before 8pm (subject to capacity)

*No Dogs, No In and Outs, All Sales Final, No Refunds, rain or shine event.*

More on the MUSIC


Dirtwire stands poised between ancient Mother Earth and modern technology, a blend of ethnomusicology and the psychedelic trance state, gut-bucket delta blues and what the band variously dubs “back-porch space cowboy blues, swamptronica, and electro-twang.” It’s a sound informed by Dirtwire’s travels and performances around the globe, where East meets West and North joins South. From the favelas in Brazil, Femi Kuti’s Shrine in Lagos, Tokyo’s bluegrass clubs, Ayahuasca ceremonies in Central America, Gamelan performances in Bali, desert festivals in the Australian Outback, and the 20th anniversary of Kazakhstan’s modernized new capital Astana, the band spreads its message by building bridges across musical cultures in their own unique way.

Dirtwire plays an array of instruments both ancient and modern, including West African kamale ngonis, jaw harps, space fiddles, whamola basses, Rickenbacher electric 12 string guitars, bowed Banjos and mouth harps from around the globe, all interwoven into modern laptop beat creation. Hailing from the underground west coast electronic bass music scene Dirtwire finds itself at the forefront of experimental electronic music production mixing in their wide array of world instruments with sampled beats and 808’s. Dirtwire’s live shows are a communal psychedelic journey, ranging from down home boot stomping get downs, to bass and blues electronic mashups, to ethereal cinematic beat driven soundscapes. Woven into each is the exploration of where live instruments meet computer production, and where tradition meets experimentation.

Smoke + Mirrors Soundsystem

This San Diego bred supergroup came about when the pandemic took away their ability to play in person, practice and record together. John Roy had no work and was isolated like the majority of his fellow musicians. He wrote tunes, lyrics, arrangements, then recorded them with midi instruments in the office of his shuttered business (this business being a local hub of audio/visual gear utilized by many of the independent event producers in SD including Quartyard). He emailed and messaged everyone he knew from his days of touring and live gigs. People trapped at home sent tracks, WAV files, mp3s, even voicemails! John edited all of it together, got it mixed, mastered, and pressed. He’s since gathered players to bring the records to life. His imaginary

Cam Steen

Organized vibrations. Cam is a multi-instrumentalist that produces other-worldly grooves. Check his Tik-Tok for a glimpse of what we are talking about.