Robin Roth is a familiar voice in the San Diego scene. She is on the air weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on 91X, plus she promotes and spins all over town. For more info about upcoming gigs, check out her event blog. Follow Robin on Twitter @robin_roth or submit your DJ listings here.
Have You Seen Milk Carton Kids?
Robin Roth's weekend party pics include Salva at Voyeur, Bob Mould's Blowoff at the Casbah and others.
By Robin Roth
In case you need a gentle nudge, Mother’s Day is this Sunday. Hopefully you’ll shower your mom with a card, flowers, candy or something else she’ll appreciate. Maybe you’ll even get to spend some family time with her at brunch or dinner. That gives you a chance to get your dance on before and even after. Maybe your mom will even tag along.
Friday night, City Beat presents the fourth annual TikiBeat Summer Pool Party at the Lafayette Hotel featuring Creepxotica, the Devastators, Quintinn Holi of Hale Ukelele and more. It’s an early event, starting at 6:30 p.m., and tickets are only available at the door. Get more info here. At the Casbah, it’s a special early acoustic show at 6 p.m. with Unwritten Law and Noel Jordan. Afterward, enjoy a late-night dance party at the Casbah with Blowoff (Bob Mould and Rich Morel). Another event on my radar is happening at the Oceanside Museum of Art: Art After Dark presents Dr. Steampunk’s Art Extravaganza. Or cruise over to the Whistle Stop, where Pussy Galore presents Hills Like Elephants and Bulletins. I’ll be DJing with Terryn S throughout the night; there’s no cover. Grab more details here. At the Belly Up, it’s a sold-out show with Pepper.
Saturday is the OMBAC Beach Music Festival at Mariner’s Point -- it's another chance to see Pepper, who are headlining. Also playing are Vokab Company with Crush Effect, Stranger and Natural Vibrations. The 21-and-up fun starts at 2 p.m., and you can get info here. For some happy-hour action, head to the Whistle Stop, where Eric of Daydream Nation and Rob Crow of Pinback will be spinning the tunes while Jimmy from Louis XIV pours the drinks. Afterward, it's another edition of Booty Basement with DJs Dimitri and Rob. Also that night, Club Sabbat takes over both rooms at Numb3rs in Hillcrest. I’ll be DJing in the main room, with Diskdroid and Drew Harlander keeping it old school in the back room. For more info, check out this link. The always fun Dragon Lounge, featuring Sugarpill, Arkon, Misk and Goldenchild, is happening at the Kava Lounge.
On Sunday, the pool party with Intervention and Donald Glaude is at the Hard Rock Hotel. Later that night, two shows at opposite ends of the musical spectrum: the Milk Carton Kids at the Belly Up and Suicidal Tendencies headline at House of Blues.
Enjoy your weekend and I’ll see you on the dance floor.