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Sounds Like San Diego: May 22

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Rosemary Bystrak
    Buck-O-Nine perform tonight at the Casbah, opening for ska legends Bad Manners.

    San Diego is going old school tonight. Two longtime San Diego bands -- Battalion of Saints and Buck-o-Nine -- are playing (separately) tonight. The Saints formed in 1980 and have seen various lineups over the years and 30 years later are shooting a video and playing an all-out punk rock show at the Shakedown. Buck-o-Nine formed in 1991 and have seen their share of lineup changes over the years, too, but their ska has stayed well intact. Tonight, they'll open for legendary 2 tone ska band Bad Manners, from England. Be ready to get your skank on tonight at the Casbah.

    Sunday, May 22:

    • Battalion of Saints @ The Shakedown ( private video shoot and public free show)
    • Bad Manners, Buck-o-Nine , the Lifters @ Casbah
    • Bad Luck, Nicey Nice, Samhears @ Soda Bar
    • Benny Benassi @ Hard Rock Hotel
    • San Diego County Fair Musicpalooza showcase @ Belly Up (1:30 p.m.)
    • Camilo Sesto @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
    • Salsa Sunday, with Trece De La Suerte @ Belly Up (7:30 p.m.)
    • Frank Melendez presents Mission:Valley, Riververb, Aquapuke, Memorial Cervix, Pacifighost @ Tin Can
    • Shaolin Signal, Darks of Heaven and Guria @ Ruby Room
    • Xray Eyeballs @ Bar Pink
    • Lita Ford, with special guest Gary Hoey, Safety Orange @ House of Blues
    • Rockhill and the Armory presents the Smugglers Tour, featuring Bambu, with special guest Dannu of the Visionaries, Odessa Kane, Old English, King D and Black Ran of LPSD @ House of Blues (5th Avenue Sidestage)
    • The Robin Henkel Band @ Lestat's
    • Afton presents Slow Graffiti, K.C., Black Oak Hymnal, Matt Markin & Guests @ Brick By Brick
    • Viva Musica, featuring El Gran Combo @ Sea World
    • Club Salsa @ The Loft, UCSD
    • The Elite Elvis Tribute, with James Kruk and City Limits @ Winston’s (4 p.m.)
    • The Cactus Jacks @ Winston’s (7 p.m.)
    • Jose Sinatra's OB-O-ke @ Winston's
    • Tribe of Kings/Reggae Vibes @ U- 31
    • The Ira B Lis Big Band Jazz Machine, featuring Janet Hammer @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine and Culinary Center)
    • Stelita @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge Brunch (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
    • Reggie Smith @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (8 p.m.)
    • The Moody Blues @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
    • Les Nubians @ Anthology (7p.m.)
    • Dapper Dan, Black Orion, Dojo Masters, None Illa, the Infantry, DJ Enti @ Kava Lounge
    • Reggae Sundays @ Spin
    • SunDaze with M.A.N.D.Y. and D. Ramirez @ Wavehouse
    • San Diego Opera presents "Carmen" @ Civic Theatre
    • Carlsbad Dance Centre presents "Illuminate" @ California Center for the Arts Escondido

    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.