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Sounds Like San Diego: May 20

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Lara Michelle Stucki

    It is days like this when I realize I have my hands in several cookie jars, so it's hard not to promote the events that I'm tied closely to. In this latest instance, I am producing the Antengo Main Stage at the North Park Festival of Arts, and I know that I booked a solid lineup of talent, but I just hope that the familiarity of the local bands (or that the festival is free) is enticing enough to come spend your Sunday in North Park. This is the 16th year of the festival (and the third that I've been involved), and it's always a great time with the music, the dance, the arts, the crafts and, of course, the Craft Beer Block (which will cost you $35 for beer and food tasting). After the festival, there are great shows at the Belly Up, the Casbah and Til-Two Club that can keep you going all night long.  

    Sunday, May 20:

    • 16th Annual North Park Festival of Arts (Main Stage: the Beautiful View, the Black Sands, Maren Parusel, Echo Revolution, Rodello's Machine, Archery for the Blind @ University Ave. & 30th St. (free, all ages/21+ beer garden & Craft Beer Block, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
    • Casbah presents Spiritualized, Nikki Lane @ Belly Up
    • Suckers, Young Man, Vanaprasta @ Casbah
    • The Sigtts, the Bloodflowers @ Til-Two Club
    • Behind The Wagon, Stephen Rey, Misery Jackals @ Eleven (5 p.m.)
    • Tiesto @ Intervention, Hard Rock Hotel
    • Happy Endings, with DJs Joemama & Tramlife @ Bar Pink
    • BOTB, featuring Uniquely Divided, the Calefaction, Irusalem, the Roman Watchdogs, Saramote @ Brick By Brick
    • Jameson, Aghori, One Theory, Fates Demise @ The Shakedown Bar
    • Hey Ho Let's Go, Core @ Ruby Room
    • StarKid, Charlene Kaye @ House of Blues
    • Zach From Ohio, Randy Driscoll @ Lestat's
    • L.E.D. presents SunDaze, with Bingo Players, TJR, Mr. White, Rifat Ziadeh, Mossberg Pump @ Soundwave
    • Pants Karaoke @ Eleven
    • EDM, with Moguai @ Fluxx
    • Jose Sinatra hosts O.B.-o-ke @ Winston's
    • Midnight Eagle, Shark Blood @ Tower Bar (early show)
    • Electric Healing Sound, Slipping Into Darkness, Legs @ Tower Bar (late show)
    • The Archtones @ Croce's
    • Chido Fest @ Show Palace Oceanside
    • Reggie Smith @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge
    • Jason Brown @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (10 a.m.)
    • Listen Local SD Presents the Young Performers Showcase @ House of Blues 5th Avenue Side Stage
    • Amanda Wagner Band @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
    • Peter Sprague, Mundell Lowe @ 98 Bottles (2 p.m.)
    • Scott Helmer @ Hennessey's Gaslamp
    • Liberation Posse @ Stage Rock Bar & Grill
    • Live Local Music @ 710 Beach Club
    • The Hips @ Gallagher's Pub 3pm
    • Jerome Dawson @ Coyote Bar & Grill
    • 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.