Friday, if you don’t have tickets to the sold-out shows with the Melvins at the Casbah, Alt-J at SOMA, or the Afghan Whigs at the Belly Up, may I suggest St. Lucia and Robert DeLonge at Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay -- or you can get your metal on as Carcass headline Brick by Brick. Elsewhere, Rebecca Jade & the Cold Fact with Oh, Spirit are at the Whistle Stop; Koffin Kats headline at Soda Bar; Matthew Strachota with Trailduster, and the Heart Beat Trail take over Sycamore Den; and Deadbolt play at the Bancroft. Get your dance on at the opening weekend of Parq Nightclub (formerly On Broadway); Wobble Halloween Ball at Spin; Bonkers! Dance Party at Bar Pink; Monkey Safari and Klatch are at Bang Bang; and Kava Lounge has a Pre-Halloween Bash.
Saturday, Jenny Lewis headline at House of Blues; Phish take over Sleep Train Amphitheatre; the legendary Daryl Hall & John Oates are at the Cal Coast Credit Union OAT; Warpaint, Lolawolf and Facial take over the North Park Theatre; Dead Man’s Party with Okapi Sun are at the Belly Up; Vacationer, Brick + Mortar and Monster Rally play at the Casbah; Griffin House and Lee Coulter play at Soda Bar; and Still Ill are at Tower Bar. For your dancing fix, Club Sabbat’s Holloween Party is at Numb3rs with Diskdroid and yours truly in the front room with Liquid Grey keeping it old school in the back room. Cash prizes for the best costumes and you can get more info here; Booty Bassment is at the Whistle Stop; Slaptop and Contemporary Menswear are at Bang Bang; and Bassjackers & Dyro take over Bassmnt.
Sunday, Tennis and Pure Bathing Culture play a sold-out show at the Casbah; Matisyahu has a sold-out show at the Belly Up; Asgeir with Low Roar are at the Irenic; the Spits headline at Soda Bar, and House of Blues features a Bonobo DJ set.
Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on the dance floor!
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. Follow Robin on Twitter @robin_roth or submit your DJ listings here.