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Get Your Gator On

Rosemary Bystrak

Claudia B enjoys crawfish for the first time at the annual Gator By The Bay festival.

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There's so much going on this weekend that it really requires a study of the listings and some tough decisions on how and where to fully enjoy the beautiful San Diego weekend. I think there's no better place than Spanish Landing, where zydeco music is king. Bring your lawn chairs and your family down for this all-day event and enjoy some crawfish while you're there. If you'd rather trade zydeco for beachy rap-rock-reggae vibes, OMBAC and 91x have a music fest down at Mariner's Point. As night sets in, the Donkeys bring their easy-breezy vibe to the Casbah and indie-buzz band PYYRAMIDS play a free show at Bar Pink. It is going to be a very, very good day.

Saturday, May 11:

  • OMBAC & 91x Beach Music Festival, featuring Pepper, Vokab Company and Crush Effect, Stranger, Natural Vibrations, Oceanside Sound System @ Mariner's Point, Mission Beach 
  • Valley Center Music Festival, featuring Sara Petite &  the Sugar Daddies, Lexington Field, Adopted, the Saltlickers, Bad Motor Posse, Not 4 Hire, Los Guys, Sittin Fat @ Bates Nut Farm (free!) 
  • Gator By the Bay @ Spanish Landing 
  • Pyyramids, the Milkcrates DJs @ Bar Pink
  • The Donkeys, Rafter, Octa#grape @ The Casbah
  • Incendio @ AMSD
  • San Diego Surf Film Festival presents Tom Curren, MK & the Gentlemen, the Lucky Lonely, the Wes Coast @ The Griffin
  • Let Em Rot, D.E.A., PSO, Vacant Youth @ Ché Café
  • The Steppas, Ezzrah, Clear Conscience @ 710 Beach Club
  • Fashawn, Park & the Numberman, Beatnick, DJ Daeta, Norm Rocwell @ Ruby Room
  • The Mar Dels (2 p.m.), Tea Leaf Green with Terraplane Sun (9 p.m.) @ Belly Up
  • NSD Productions Local Showcase: Days to Change, Given Life, Aurora, Streetcar Rendezvous, REV, Them Guns @ Brick By Brick
  • Gilbert Castellanos, Irving Flores, Rob Thorsen, Tommy Aros, Fernando Gomez @ Dizzy's
  • Mr. Biggs, Kimbo @ El Dorado Bar
  • Waking in Sonata, All In Line, Last Anniversary, Parliament of Owls @ Epicentre
  • Temple of the Dad (7 p.m.), Cubensis (9 p.m.) @ Winstons
  • Nectar, with DJ Ikon @ Fluxx
  • Nemesis (5 p.m.), Fish & the Seaweeds (9 p.m.) @ Humphreys Backstage
  • Shiva Trash, Love Letters, Young Wants @ Ken Club
  • Rebecca Pidgeon, Stephen Kellogg @ Lestat's
  • The Gore Horsemen, Screamin Yeehaws, the Blackjackits @ Soda Bar
  • Pierce the Veil, All Time Low, Mayday Parade, You Me At Six @ Soma
  • PAULO @ Spin
  • DJ Mongo Style and Chango Rey, the Jive Bombers @ The Tower Bar
  • Mittens, Glass Elevator, Live & the Skull @ Tin Can Alehouse
  • Colour @ Tio Leo's
  • DJ Bugz and Vonkiss @ U31
  • Makal @ The V Lounge
  • Rising Star @ Dreamcatcher
  • Boan, Karaoke, Lewis + Lewis @ The Void
  • Craze @ Voyeur
  • Djs Dimitri & Rob, DJ Daydream Nation's Eric Howarth @ Whistle Stop

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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