Friday, Metalachi and Mr.Tube & the Flying Objects are at the Casbah; Dwight Yoakam and Sam Outlaw play at the Observatory North Park; Prayers headline at Brick by Brick; Somekindawonderful is at the Loft (UCSD); Gator By Night is at Spanish Landing; Rebecca Jade & the Cold Fact, the Verigolds and Creature and the Woods play at the Hideout; Joshua Tree (a tribute to U2), Karma Police (a tribute to Radiohead), BMUSE (a tribute to Muse), and Not Exactly Mau5 (Deadmau5 tribute) are at House of Blues; the Downs Family take over Bar Pink; Bit Maps, Kalashnikov and My Wife are at the Balboa; and D.O.A. headline at Soda Bar. Dance options include Nervo at Omnia; Manik at Bang Bang; DJ Mustard at Bassmnt; and A-Trak at Parq.
Saturday, the OMBAC Beach Music Fest features Matisyahu, the Green, Vokab Kompany, Betamaxx and Mike Pinto Band at Mariner’s Point; Bummerfest has Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place, Pretend, Stage Kids, Mr. Tube & the Flying Objects, Octagrape, Sledding With Tigers, Inspired and the Sleep, Bit Maps, Dawayne Neptune, Big Bad Buffalo and Helix Bagpipers at the Irenic, hosted by Tim Pyles and Lou Niles from 91X Loudspeaker (read the SoundDiego article on it here); the Growlers play a sold-out show at the Observatory North Park; Mickey Avalon is at House of Blues; Reason To Rebel, Dead Feather Moon and Mother’s Anger are at the Casbah; Hit Dog Hollar, Michael McGraw and the Butchers (CD Release) and the Heart Beat Trail are at Soda Bar; and the Bangles play a sold out show at the Belly Up. Get your dance on with Club Sabbat and DJs Diskdroid, Vaughn Avakian and yours truly at Numb3rs; Booty Bassment at the Whistle Stop, Maystar’s Fashion Whore at U-31; Just Kiddin’ at Bang Bang, 3Lau at Omnia and Firebeatz at Bassmnt.
Sunday, Gator By the Bay continues at Spanish Landing; Deftones headline a sold-out show at the House of Blues; the Sonics, Barrence Whitfield & the Savages and Beehive & the Barracudas are at the Belly Up; Dead Man Walking (Captain Sensible of the Damned, Slim Jim Phantom of Stray Cats, Mike Peters of the Alarm and Chris Cheney of the Living End), Barb Wire Dolls and Grids take over Soda Bar; Golden Coast, Swim Team and the Verigolds are at the Merrow; and Rat Fist and Gloomsday hit the Casbah.
Do something nice for your mom this weekend, and I’ll see you on the dance floor!
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