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Gotta Get Down on Friday

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There's so much going on this Friday and throughout the weekend that it feels a little cruel to recommend any specific event over any others. After you participate in Bike to Work Day (it's not cheating if you have to jump on a bus with your bike for extra long commutes), get out and enjoy all that San Diego has to offer. Jimmy Eat World perform a sold-out show at the House of Blues, the Burning Of Rome headline a stacked local lineup at the Casbah, and UCSD hosts its annual Sun God Festival. I'm always excited about new art or performance spaces, so I'll probably head downtown to Warehouse1425 to check out the art and see Family Wagon headline a music lineup that also features Spirit Vine and Dirty Sirens. Still, there's so much to see and do this Friday that a good study down the lineup should yield positive results no matter where you go.

Friday, May 17:

  • Warehouse1425 featuring music by Family Wagon, Spirit Vine, Dirty Sirens, DJs Persue & Sake @ Warehouse1425 (1425 E Street, 6-10 p.m., $5, All Ages)
  • Sun God Festival featuring Kendrick Lamar, Portugal. the Man, Andrew McMahon, Danny Brown, Youngblood Hawke, Soda Pants and more @ RIMAC Field, UCSD (3 p.m. - 12 a.m.)
  • The Burning of Rome, Low Volts, the New Kinetics, Zero Zero @ Casbah
  • 91X presents Jimmy Eat World with IAmDynamite and Reason to Rebel @ House of Blues (SOLD OUT)
  • The Styletones @ Bar Pink
  • Super Buffet @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Janka Nabay (Gang Gang Dance), Illuminauts, Vertigo @ The Void
  • Stage 11, Subsurfer, Freak the Mighty, Stone Iris @ The Ken Club
  • Ben Wanicur & his quartet featuring Peter Sprague, Ian Tordella, Charlie Weller (CD Release) @ Dizzy's
  • The Amalgamated, Ssssnake, Coda Reactor, Hobo Torch @ Soda Bar
  • Brian Ellis Band, Joy (Tour Homecoming Show), Sacri Monti @ Tin Can
  • Casey Turner (5:00 p.m.), Tommy Dubs & Seismic Leveler with Year of the Dragon (9:30 p.m.) @ 710 Beach Club
  • Rattle Rockin Boys, Roy Rapid & the Rhythm Rock Trio, the Poppin' Firecrackers @ The Tower Bar
  • Mike Pinto with Natural Vibrations, DJ Clint Westwood of Whiskey Avengers (8:30 p.m.)
  • Lynette Skynyrd, Badd Co., ZZ Too @ Brick By Brick
  • Millionaires, Joy Island, Ashland High, Beneath the Sun, Lancifer, Chasing Claymores, Super Groupie, Figueroa @ Epicentre
  • King Schascha & Irusalem, DJ R2 @ Gallagher's
  • Temple of the Dads (5:00 p.m.), Detroit Underground (9:00 p.m.) @ Humphrey's Backstage
  • Caroline Brooks, Lucy Langlas, Natalie Gelman (CD release) @ Lestat's
  • Martha Davis & the Motels @ Ramona Mainstage
  • QuitSleep, Fresh Bakin and the Madero Group present LowRiderZ, Black 22s & Girl Friday @ Ruby Room
  • 2B, Gorilla Disko, Digital Jammer, Von Kiss, Preston Morrill, Fatal Inertia @ Soma
  • Lady Cellie presents Life of Zion, Soulective, Ladie Cellie @ The Griffin
  • Beheading the King, Raise the Guns, Squirrelly Arts & Draind @ Shakedown
  • The Ballad Mongers @ Tio Leos
  • Rewind Crew, Maine1, Hevrock, DJ L, Habitat @ U31
  • The Soultones @ The V Lounge
  • Popvinyl @ Dreamcatcher
  • Tristan Garner @ Voyeur
  • Austin Train and Lyle Brown (6:00 p.m.), Battle of the Bands with Finals Pool Party, Blue Still & the Orange Pickers, Irieality and Devocean @ Winston's

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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