Friday, SoundDiego LIVE presents Botanica Chango, the Palace Ballroom, Jesse LaMonaca & the Dime Novels and Mayfield at the Casbah. The event will be hosted by 91x's Tim Pyles; get on the guest list here for the FREE event. Elsewhere, Tuxedo hit the Observatory North Park; Big Head Todd & the Monsers and Mike Doughty return for Night 2 at the Belly Up; Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek take over Music Box; Kottonmouth Kings headline at SOMA; Big Bad Buffalo, the Rosalyns, Living Strange and Grit are at the Stage Room (formerly Porter's Pub at UCSD); AJ Froman, Glasmus and Flatlands take over Soda Bar; Never Shout Never headline at House of Blues; and Doncat and Oh Spirit are at the Whistle Stop. Get your dance on with Bassjackers at Omnia, and ‘80s & ‘90s battle it out with DJs Junior and Vaughn at Bar Pink.
Saturday, the Smithereens perform "Tommy" at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts; JD McPherson and HoneyHoney are at the Belly Up; All Them Witches, L.A. Witch, and Dani Bell and the Tarantist play at the Casbah; and Steel Panther headline at House of Blues. Dance options include Hunky Dory Happy Hour: A Tribute to Bowie at the Whistle Stop; Club Sabbat with a Night Honoring David Bowie at Numb3rs; Pete Tong at Bang Bang; Justin James at Spin; DJ Irie at Omnia; Booty Bassment at the Whistle Stop; and Sleepwalking at Til-Two.
My pick for Sunday is Vanessa Carlton and Skye Steel at the Casbah.
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 or submit your DJ listings here.