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    His Purple Majesty headlines a two-night run at the Hard Rock Hotel beginning Friday.

    Cinco de Mayo weekend is upon us, and there are plenty of events in San Diego to keep you entertained between now and Sunday. 
                                                                                                                  

    LED presents Kaskade on Friday at Voyeur, and it’s sold out, so unless you know someone who knows someone, a few other options: Prince hits San Diego for the first installments of a two-night stand at the Hard Rock Hotel in the Legends Ballroom, with shows both nights at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Family Affair hits Red C Lounge featuring Jimbo James (Lovelife) with resident DJs Joemama and Tone Capone. Get more info via this linkHop-Hop vs. Punk Rock takes over the Tower Bar with their two-year anniversary party. San Diego’s soul sweethearts the Amandas headline Soul Stompin’ First Fridays at the Whistle Stop, plus the fine tunes of DJ Claire throughout the night. 
    Lovelife will be celebrating Star Wars Day with Episode X: Return of Soul Clap, featuring Nick Monaco (Soul Clap Records Party) at El Camino. This daytime party looks to be action packed; you can check out details via this link. Saturday is Club Ascension’s monthly night at the Kava Lounge. I’ll be DJing the best in dark underground dance music with Severin and Kaerie. Plus, there will be ticket give-aways for the sold-out Psychedelic Furs show at the Belly Up. Grab more details here. It’s also the grand opening of a new club taking over the former Belo space downtown called Bassmnt. For the inaugural Awakening Saturdays night, Dutch duo Showtek headlines the festivities. You can get more info here. Boys & Girls bring you Colourvision, Blancnoire and Adam Salter at El Dorado. Spin nightclub with Drumz and Elev8 present I Like It Dirty, featuring a huge lineup with Evol Intent, Dysphemic & Miss Eliza, 6Blocc and Mr. Vandal. Plus, a lineup of all-star locals including Mk Ultra, Osal8, Havok Mega and Sqama. On the live music tip, Killing Joke headlines at Brick By Brick, with Czars and Shaolin Signal. Plus, two performances during Night II of Prince at the Hard Rock Hotel.
    For your Cinco de Mayo fun on Sunday, Intervention at the Hard Rock Hotel features Sidney Samson. At the Casbah, it’s a sold-out show with Built to Spill and the House of Blues has Mindless Self Indulgence live.   
    Remember, designated driver and May the 4th be with 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. For more info about upcoming gigs, check out her event blog. Follow Robin on Twitter @robin_roth or submit your DJ listings here.