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Sounds Like San Diego: May 10

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I don't know about you, but I sure am ready for the weekend. I hope to get some sleeping in this weekend, but only after I kick off my Friday with some killer music. You can celebrate a summer kickoff party at the Lafayette Hotel featuring everything you could expect at a tiki pool party and beyond, because most pool parties don't have the lounge version of the Creepy Creeps (known as Creepxotica) show up. Sounds like a fun party, without any requirement to get in the pool. Friday also kicks off Gator By the Bay, the annual Zydeco festival at Spanish Landing. Other options include an early acoustic show with Unwritten Law at the Casbah, a late night "bear" party with Bob Mould acting as music selector at the Casbah and two San Diego greats -- Hills Like Elephants along with newcomers Bulletins -- rounding off a Pussy Galore lineup with Robin Roth. I really can't say how good we've got it here in this city. This weekend, I plan to take that for granted.

Friday, May 10:

  • Tiki Beat featuring Creepxotica, the Devastators, Quininn Holi of Hale Ukelele, Polynesian dancers and drummers @ Lafayette 6:30-10:30 p.m. ($10 Tickets only available at the door)
  • Gator By The Bay @ Spanish Landing 
  • Unwritten Law (Acoustic Set), Noel Jordan @ The Casbah (Early Show!! 6 p.m.)
  • BLOWOFF with Bob Mould & Rich Morel-Late Night Dance party (10:00 p.m.) @ The Casbah
  • Pussy Galore featuring Hills Like Elephants, Bulletins, DJs Robin Roth & Terryn, @ Whistle Stop
  • Jimmy Lewis (5:00 p.m.), A Will To Wander, Devocean, Pasadena @ 710 Beach Club
  • Brothers Weiss, Francisco the Man, Oh Spirit, Nicely @ Soda Bar
  • Primitive Noyes, Interrobang, Soci Akwi @ Tin Can Alehouse
  • The Fabulous Pelicans (5:30 p.m.), Pepper (9:00 p.m.) @ Belly Up
  • Chica Diabla, Circle7, As the Crow Flies @ Brick By Brick
  • San Diego Surf Film Festival presents Rey Fresco, Todd Hannigan, DJ Burnout @ The Griffin
  • Pierce the Veil, All Time Low, Mayday Parade, You Me At Six @ Soma
  • Mark Dresser, Ben Shachter, Michael Dessen, Joshua White and Kjell Nordeson @ Dizzy's
  • kidRiz, CROS1 @ El Dorado Bar
  • Nectar with Epic Twelve @ Fluxx
  • Marina & the Diamonds with Charli XCX @ House of Blues
  • Fucklordz, Get Shot, the Seks, the Touchies @ The Void
  • Tradewinds (5:00 p.m.), the Soultones (9:00 p.m.) @ Humphreys Backstage
  • San Pedro El Cortez, Kids In Heat, Poontang Clam, Green Leaves @ The Ken Club
  • Tim Wicker and James Lovejoy (6:00 p.m.), Revival, Piracy Conspiracy, Roots Covenant, DJs Maitland Roots and I-Abide (9:30 p.m.) @ Winstons
  • Chrissy Depauw, Josh Damigo, Leah King @ Lestat's
  • Great White featuring Jack Russell, Vasonline, Negative Void, Natural Selection @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Pour Habit, Implants (CD release), Sederra, Thorne, SkipJack @ Ruby Room
  • Taurus Takeover @ Spin
  • Mariachi Los Comperos De Nati Cano @ Sycuan
  • Ace Degenerate, Guys On The Hill, Los Bandits @ The Shakedown
  • Batlords, International Dipshit, Steve Adamick Band @ The Tower Bar
  • The Jones Revival @ Tio Leo's
  • Saul Q @ U31
  • Makal @ The V Lounge
  • Rising Star @ Dreamcatcher
  • Henrix @ Voyeur

Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events and general musings about life in San Diego on San Diego: Dialed In. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.

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