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Sounds Like San Diego: May 18

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Andy Platfoot

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There are so many great shows in town on Friday night, but since Clap Your Hands Say Yeah is already sold out, I'd like to focus on a new venue. Kitty Diamond is opening its doors, and while the location is newly owned, it might feel like old times. Located at what used to be the Flame, the space was bought by Erika Jessup and made into a whole new destination. With the help of Gabe Vega and his Feel the Noise crew, there will be DJ's in one room while bands perform in the other. With the Blackout Party headlining this shindig, you're going to want to check it out on Friday and keep an eye out as the venue grows and evolves with special events. Technically this is still a soft opening, but you'll want to be there from the beginning for what's certain to be another bright spot in San Diego's ever-expanding musical landscape.

Friday, May 18:

  • Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, the Darcys @ Casbah (sold out)
  • Soda Bar & Art Fag present Beach Fossils, Catwalk, Mini Death, DJ Mario Orduno @ The Irenic (3090 Polk Ave.)
  • Feel The Noise with Blackout Party, Incomplete Neighbor, Gabe Vega, Adam Salter, Mike Delgado, Jeff Graves, French Kiss @ Kitty Diamond (3780 Park Blvd.)
  • Irradio, Lands On Fire, Subsurfer @ Tin Can
  • Vanity Theft, Enemies, Small City Calling @ The Griffin
  • The Styletones @ Bar Pink
  • Narrows, Secret Fun Club, Bumbklaatt, It's A Trap @ Eleven
  • Alcoholic Faith Mission, You Won't. Long Live Logos @ Soda Bar
  • Sun God Festival @ Rimac Field, UCSD
  • Joan Osborne @ Anthology (7:30 p.m.)
  • Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars, Black Nature Band @ Anthology (9:30 p.m.)
  • The Cured, Strangelove @ Belly Up
  • Gramatik, GriZ @ House of Blues
  • Hungry Cloud Darkening, Motorbikes, TBA @ Park Gallery
  • Chris Cutz & Erick Diaz @ Hard Rock Hotel Float
  • Metalachi, Mariachi Estella de San Diego, Hey! Ho! Let's Go! @ Brick By Brick
  • Gurf Morlix, Lisa Sanders @ Lestat's
  • Taboo @ Til-Two Club
  • Chance Hurtea Benefit with Godhammered, Medius & Betty Beware, the Coffin Bangers Gorelesque @ The Shakedown Bar
  • Hi Roots @ Winston's
  • Satramote, Heart of the Hero, Aenea, Deep Sea Thunder Beast, Hundred Calibre, Dennis is Dead, Fates Demise @ Epicentre
  • Zozo Fiasco @ Riviera Supper Club
  • The Mattson Two @ 98 Bottles
  • Mister Wister, Gates, My Iron Lung, Paper Planet, Sound Syringe, Aaron Richards @ Soma
  • The Last Years, Mr. Nobody, Sculpins, Methlabs @ Tower Bar
  • Plato Soul @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (early show)
  • Betamaxx @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (late show)
  • Fundraising Party for Rockstar Theme Camp @ Kava Lounge
  • Brian Jordan Band, DJ Arox @ Gallagher's Pub
  • Willie Nelson Tribute @ Flying Elephant Pub & Grill
  • Still Ill, Hott Thing, FMera, Elektric Monk @ Ruby Room
  • Johnny Vernazza @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
  • Sounds Like 4 @ Claire de Lune
  • John Foltz @ The Marble Room
  • L.E.D. presents TJR, HeartAttack, Mossberg Pump @ Voyeur
  • Lady Dottie & the Diamonds @ Croce's
  • Legacy Pack, Tim & the 23's @ Tiki House
  • F'ing In the Bushes with DJ Rob Moran @ Whistle Stop
  • So* Cal Vibes, Sunny Rude @ 710 Beach Club
  • Hickies & Dry Humps present Z90 Party with DJ Rage, DJ Smalls, Jason Waterfalls, Saul Q @ El Dorado
  • Haley, DJ Brett Bodley, DJ J. Lewis @ Fluxx
  • Dred Carpet + Wolfpack Ent Present @ Spin
  • Rising Star with DJ 2Rille & the V Dancers @ Dreamcatcher Viejas
  • King Kruk-Elite Elvis Tribute @ V Lounge Viejas Casino
  • G.F.I., the Warned, She's My Cassette, Corrosive @ The Jumping Turtle
  • Overtime with DJ Beatnick @ The Office
  • Artistic @ Sandbar Sports Grill
  • Clay Colton, DJ Gary B @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Disco Pimps, the Very, Frankie Marathon, Upscale Casual @ Stage Rock Bar & Grill
  • David De Alva @ Davina's Cabo Grill
  • Stilettos @ McP's Irish Pub
  • The Neverly Brothers @ Valley View Casino

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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