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Sounds Like San Diego: May 4

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Due to some unknown technical glitch, my listings from Friday were late being published, but, fortunately, Robin Roth did a great weekend summary to cover some of the bases. Judging by all of the Tweets and Facebook posts, Prince delivered with two amazing shows on Friday night, and as far as of this posting, you can still pony up the cash to see him at one of his two shows on Saturday at the Legends Ballroom at the Hard Rock Hotel. Though I won't be there to revel in his majesty, I'm pretty excited to be seeing legends of another sort over at Brick By Brick, as Killing Joke hit San Diego with their Singles Collection 1979-2012 tour. The Casbah hosts Canada's indie rockers Born Ruffians for a solid lineup, and you can get your alt-country on with the local flair of El Monte Slim et al at Soda Bar. Of course, with Sunday being the fifth, plenty of Cinco De Mayo celebrations are sure to catch some attention, too. Be safe and get a DD, and enjoy another musical weekend in San Diego.

Saturday, May 4:

  • Old Town Cinco De Mayo (11am-10pm)
  • Prince (7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.) @ Hard Rock Hotel Legends Ballroom
  • Born Ruffians, Moon King, Takahashi @ The Casbah
  • Killing Joke's the Singles Collection 1979-2012 Tour, Czars, Shaolin Signal @ Brick By Brick
  • El Monte Slim, River City, Behind the Wagon, Rusty Maples @ Soda Bar
  • East of Sweden, the Paper Thins, Black Snow @ The Tower Bar
  • Todo Mundo & Friends @ 710 Beach Club
  • Crash Kings, Chris Wilson & Planet Earth, Dreamers Dose @ The Griffin
  • Dominique Pruitt, with Little Fowl @ Bar Pink
  • Cinco De Mustache, featuring the Young Guns @ Belly Up
  • Third Story, featuring Danny Weller, Jeff Miles, Joshua White and Jens Kuross @ The Museum of Making Music
  • Intimate Classics @ Center Theater (California Center for the Arts Escondido)
  • Jim Romeo and the Mesa College Concert Jazz Band @ Dizzy's (SD Jet Ski Rental)
  • The Invisible Image, Follow Your footsteps, Ben Limpic, Kahla Flores Venetae @ Epicentre
  • Nectar, with Sid Vicious @ Fluxx
  • The Fooks, DJ Chelu @ Gallagher's
  • CLub Mercy presents Problem X Iamsu!: Million Dollar Afro Tour @ House of Blues
  • Sara Petite & the Sugar Daddies (5 p.m.) @ Humphreys Backstage
  • The Farmers (9 p.m.) @ Humphreys Backstage
  • Eleonar England @ Lestat's
  • Elektrofied Variety Showcase @ Ruby Room
  • Hula Guns, the Scatter Bombs, Oversoul, Kids in Heat, School of Rock House Band @ Soma
  • Comet Calendar, Crazy Eyes, Requiem for the Rockets @ Tin Can
  • Detroit Underground @ Tio Leo's
  • PartyQuake @ The V Lounge
  • Polyester Express @ Dreamcatcher
  • Dollyrots, Revenge Club, Linkletter @ The Void
  • Zen Freeman @ Voyeur
  • Benefit for NUTS, featuring Bike Britt Band, 3rd Project (5 p.m.); Head for the Hills (9 p.m.) @ Winstons

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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