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Sounds Like San Diego: May 27

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Earlier in the weekend I told you there was a lot of great music ahead, but now I'm warning you that Monday night is slim pickins', so you better get your fill of music on Sunday. By day, the ravers (are we calling them ravers again?) should be happy, as there are events all over town with some of the most popular and renowned DJs in the world. The I Love This City festival breaks ground at Cricket Wireless and should keep the kiddos entertained all day long. Much like the IDentity Festival last summer, this one brings big named DJs to several stages, utilizing the main stage and the parking lot of Cricket for sets by Crystal Method, Wolfgang Gartner and Skrillex, to name a few. While I will be attending the festival, it's more as a socio-anthropologist, but who knows, maybe I'll get in the groove after a few cocktails. By nightfall, one of my favorite little indies returns to Bar Pink. Bad Veins are a duo from Ohio with some great songs and a really killer old tape machine they use for backing tracks. Alison Krause is at Humphreys, George Clinton is at Anthology, and the dance party continues all night long at the Casbah for Jivewire, minus the dubstep that dominates the day.

    Sunday, May 27:

    • Bad Veins @ Bar Pink
    • Alison Krauss & Union Station, featuring Jerry Douglas @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
    • LED presents I Love This City San Diego, with Skrillex, Wolfgang Gartner, Madeon, A-Trak, The Crystal Method (dj set) Diertyloud, 12th Planet, Cookie Monsta, the Twelves, Adrian Lux, Brodinski, Nada Ali, Lucky Date, Mimosa, Devin, Sofi, Jaguar Skills, Ac Slater, TRJ, Flinch, Terravita, the M Machine, No Body, Deth Hertz @ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
    • Pizza Parlay #3 @ 3rdSpace
    • George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ Anthology (7:30 p.m., sold out; 9:30 p.m.)
    • Jivewire/One Nation Under a Groove, Hills Like Elephants, DJ Bart Blackstone, DJ Vaughn Avakian, DJ Mr Mazee, Las Pinchis DJ’a@ Casbah
    • The Natives, Big Time, Dead End Friend, Boondock Brothers @ Soda Bar
    • Cash’d Out, Lexington Field @ Belly Up
    • R3MEDY presents Hed Kandi World Series Miami, featuring Blackliquid, Soul Beat DJs, Cris Herrera & Drummer John, DJ Mimi, Paul Najera, DJ Nyce @ Café Sevilla
    • Pier Pressure Yacht Party @ Inspiration Hornblower (4:30-8:30 p.m.) 
    • Pre Memorial Day Dance Party, DJs Mario Orduno and Crew @ Whistle Stop
    • The Phantoms, the Red Starts, Mittens @ Tin Can
    • Cleveland Browns & Moosejaw @ The Shakedown
    • NSD presents Shoreline, Bad Craziness @ The Griffin
    • LLS Fundraiser, with Locked Out of Eden, Useless Rhetoric, Social Animal @ Ruby Room
    • Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie presents 45 Grave, Wrong Beach, Focke- Wolves, Some Kind of Nightmare@ Ken Club (8 p.m.)
    • Pants Karaoke!!!@ Eleven
    • Event Vibe and Amplified Access presents Steve Aoki, Mr. Nice Guy, Luke Skyy, Justin Campbell @ House of Blues
    • The Bug Out, Bboy Battle DJ and MC Showcase @ House of Blues 5th Avenue Stage
    • The Robin Henkel Band @ Lestat's
    • Dizzy’s and Gilbert Castellanos present Daniel Jackson, Marshall Hawkins, Gary LeFebvre, Mundell Lowe, Carlos Vasquez, Graham Dechter @ Tango Del Rey
    • Steve Aoki @ Intervention, Hard Rock Hotel (1-7 p.m.)
    • Afton presents Blue Still, Khopper & Phantom, Phantom, Guests @ Brick By Brick
    • Live Local Music @ 710 Beach Club
    • Jose Sinatra's OB-O-ke @ Winston's
    • Tribe of Kings/Reggae Vibes @ U-31
    • Hank Easton @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge Brunch (10 a.m to 2 p.m.)
    • Stellita @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge
    • Hillside Music Club @ Flying Elephant
    • Seismic presents Hulk, Mark Instinct, Numbernin6, Devin Martin, Thorn on a Rose, Randy Vission, DC @ 4th & B
    • Danny O’Keefe, Bob Lind @ AMSD (Acoustic Music San Diego)
    • Boom Culture, DJ Chelu @ Gallagher's
    • Mercedes Moore Band @ Marble Room
    • DJ Ratty @ El Dorado
    • Luciana, DJ Craig Smoove @ Fluxx

    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.