91x's Robin Roth makes her choices for all the must-see weekend shows, including Blondie at Harrah's on Friday -- Ed.
Friday, the legendary Blondie play at Harrah’s Resort SoCal; New Found Glory is doing an in-store performance and signing at the Del Mar M-Theory before headlining at House of Blues; Blue Man Group is at the Civic Theatre through Sunday; Retox, Doomsday Student, Hot Nerds and Prayers are at the Hideout; Aaron Behrens and the Midnight Stroll and Ranch Ghost play at the Casbah; Cymbals Eat Guitars, Slothrust and Inspired & the Sleep are at Soda Bar; The Amandas play at the Whistle Stop; and Tom Flynn provides the beats at Bang Bang.
Start off your Saturday with the Vinyl Junkies Record Swap at the Casbah, Javier Escovedo & the City Lights at M-Theory or Pacific BeachFest. Later on that night, get your dance on as I host Club Ascension at the Kava Lounge. DJs Chad O and Doktor Zayus join me in spinning the best in dark underground dance music. Grab more info here. Elsewhere, Moguai hits Bassmnt; the Jane Doze are at Bang Bang; ‘80s vs. ‘90s with Gabe Vega and Saul Q takes over the Whistle Stop; and DJ Mike Delgado (Moving Units) is at Bar Pink. For your live-music fix, Pinback headline at House of Blues; the Whigs, the Nervous Wreckords and Greylag are at the Casbah; Paloma Faith headlines at SOMA; and Takahashi, East of Sweden, the Anomoly and Future Age are at Soda Bar.
On Sunday, Living Colour with Reason to Rebel are at the Belly Up; Moon Taxi headline at House of Blues; the Beach Boys play a sold-out show at Humphrey’s Concerts By the Bay; Little Barrie, Schitzophonics and Amerikan Bear take over Soda Bar; Slow Club and Roses are at Bar Pink; and Phaeleh, Illuminauts and Mystery Cabe hit the Casbah.
Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on the dance floor!