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Sounds Like San Diego: May 13

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    NEWSLETTERS

    I have been nothing but impressed by the number of sold-out shows this week. Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Crystal Castles, the Greenhornes and, today, Sun God Festival at UCSD and Pinback are already sold out, and I heard that TV on the Radio is sold out, too. That means you need to get your act together and pre-purchase tickets for tonight's Low Volts CD release show at the Casbah because it is close to selling out as well. As Low Volts, Tim Lowman performs as a one-man band, stomping a bass drum peppered with tambourines as he rips garage-y blues on slide while singing about "Granny's Gold Teeth" or an alcoholic bat, mixing in songs that cut a little deeper. If it does sell out, you've got some good options still, with Kathryn Calder of the New Pornographers over at Tin Can, Robin Roth's Pussy Galore over at Whistle Stop and the Burning of Rome at Soda Bar. There's no shortage of great music tonight.

    Friday, May 13:

    • Low Volts (CD release), Little Hurricane, Restavrant, the Slicks @ Casbah
    • Pinback, Kenseth Thibideau@ Belly Up (sold out)
    • Sun God 2011, featuring Wiz Khalifa, Jimmy Eat World, Mike Posner, Crystal Castles, JFk of MSTRKRFT, Best Coast, Big Sean, LA Riots, Kill the Noise, Axis of Awesome, Cirque Berserk, Dan Gurewith, Streeter Seidell, Ocelet, Kera and the Lesbians, DJ Philly, Nold, the Dream Team, DJ Demon @ RIMAC Field at UCSD (sold out)
    • TV on the Radio, IO Echo @ 4th & B (sold out)
    • Kathryn Calder (the New Pornographers), Himalayan Bear, Ezza Rose, Podunk Nowhere @ Tin Can
    • Club Pussy Galore, featuring the Kabbs, the Touchies, DJ Robin Roth @ Whistle Stop
    • The Burning of Rome, Dangerous Ponies, Sleep Lady @ Soda Bar
    • Pocket @ Bar Pink
    • The Murder Junkies, Tim Raldo and the Filthy F--, Systematic Abuse @ The Shakedown
    • Silence Betrayed, Eken Is Dead, Beneath Lansto @ Ruby Room
    • Curtis Peoples, Ernie Halter @ Lestat's
    • Alien Ant Farm, Banker’s Hill, Feisty Piranha, Red Paintings, A Dull Science @ Brick By Brick
    • Ankla Luz @ Ken Club
    • Java Joe presents Jeff Berkley, Jeffery Joe, Dave Howard, NickZ, Happy Ron, Carlos Olmeda, Bart Mendoza, Connie Oliver, Christy Littlemore, Sven Erik Seaholm, Wayne Preis, Alan James @ Ideal Hotel (546 3rd Ave.)
    • Voices, featuring Jaylen Green, Sindi Somers, Bviolin, Patricia Maldonado, DJs, art and more @ ArtLab (3536 Adams Ave.)
    • Wendy Bailey and True Stories, Neon Cough @ Eleven
    • Feel the Noise Electro Dance, with DJs Gabe Vega & Friends @ U-31
    • Midnight Saviours, Lightning Swords of Death, the Archons, the Strikers @ O'Connell's
    • Channel 93.3 Summer Kickoff Concert, featuring Ke$ha, Pitbull, Big Time Rush, Nelly, Taio Cruz, Far East Movement, New Boyz, Cody Simpson and Lupe Fiasco @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
    • The Mar Dels @ Belly Up (happy hour)
    • Ocean Beats, with Ana Sia, Pinto Dubs Project and Tommy Dubs, ill-esha, Babylon System, Austin Speed & CRMNL @ Winston's
    • Tomorrows Bad Seeds, Natives of the New Dawn @ 710 Beach Club
    • Rande Mona, Chronic Tardiness, Positive Company, Slow Graffiti (DJ set), Bam, Talentd, Dezzy, Lyrik @ Epicentre
    • Carnifex, Oceano, TTD TapDance Extravaganza, Within the Ruins, Colossal, Abaddon @ Soma (doors at 6 p.m.)
    • Rising Star @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge
    • STRUT: A Journey Through Nu Sounds with Classic Soul, featuring Mark E Quark, Paluka, Why-T @ Kava Lounge
    • Yanni @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay (sold out)
    • The Impalers, the Amalgamated, the Bohunks, DJ Zapadru @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
    • The Sidekicks Duo @ Donovan's Circle of Fifths
    • Wild Child @ Anthology (7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.)
    • Natural Incense, DJ R2 @ Gallagher's
    • John Foltz @ Marble Room
    • Funkagenda, Taurus and Vaggeli @ Voyeur
    • Zenbu Fridays with DJ Leif @ Zenbu Cardiff
    • Grandmasta Rats @ El Dorado
    • DWNTWN and Tabs, Gabe Vega @ U-31
    • Shaun Phillips with DJ Scooter @ Fluxx
    • Asleep at the Wheel, Bayou Brothers @ Ramona Mainstage

    Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events, and general musings about life in San Diego onSan Diego: Dialed In. She does social media for the Casbah, books at West Coast Tavern West Coast Tavern, and is trying her hand at band management. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.