Have you looked through this weekend's concerts and things to do? I mean, this is one pretty fantastic Memorial Day weekend ahead, even if it's kicking off with some light rain.
On Friday, one of my favorite touring bands returns to the Casbah. Though Margot & the Nuclear So and So's have gone through some lineup changes, backbone/primary songwriter Richard Edwards is writing some of the best music of his career, as evidenced by this year's spectacular album, Rot Gut, Domestic. With Dinosaur Feathers and Whispertown opening, this is a solid Friday night lineup.
At Winston's in Ocean Beach, locals the Heavy Guilt and the Blackout Party duke it out for local supremacy with alternating sets throughout the night, and over at the Propagandist, Cuckoo Chaos leads a hefty lineup that is sure to draw the hipsters on a downtown invasion. There are really great options tonight and throughout the weekend, so enjoy all of those happy hours and barbecues, but remember to save your energy for some great live music.
Friday, May 25, 2012:
Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s, Dinosaur Feathers, Whispertown @ Casbah
Beach Boys, Foster the People @ Cricket Wireless
The Heavy Guilt vs. the Blackout Party @ Winston's
Cuckoo Chaos, Golden Boots, Ohioan @ The Propagandist
The Cult, Against Me!, the Icarus Line @ Humphreys Concerts By The Bay
Monsters From Mars, Rachel Fannan, Just Another Snake Cults, Kids @ Soda Bar
Do Lab presents Lighting in a Bottle Festival (May 24-28) @ Silverado, CA
The Expendables, Unwritten Law, Josh Fischel, DJ Unite @ Belly Up
Bonkers EDM Dance Party with Junior and Vaughn @ Bar Pink
FTN, SLPWLKRS, Memory Lounge, Gabe Vega & Adam Salter @ Kitty Diamond (formerly the Flame)
The Bourbon Saints, Revenge Death Ball, Slut Machine & Purple Church @ The Shakedown
Tectonic Fundraiser with the Lyon Crowns, Shiva Trash, Pilots, Wild Wild Wets @ Tin Can
Taboo @ Til-Two Club
Bearracuda Dance Party with DJ Sherwood @ Ruby Room