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    NEWSLETTERS

    I know it's Cinco de Mayo, but come on, we live in San Diego, where you never need an excuse to drink cheap Mexican beer and chow down some solid tacos or burritos. Instead, enjoy the awesome music that abounds when Portugal. The Man return to San Diego with a show at 4th & B, presented by one of our favorite promoters, Bring on the Bright Lights. With the Lonely Forest and Hyena opening, this is definitely a not-to-miss show. Then again, Transfer are playing at the Casbah with the Howls and Black Hondo, and that is going to be pretty awesome as well. Around town, James Morrisson, who is blowing away crowds across the pond, performs at Humphreys, face melters Sleep Lady perform at Eleven, and the Widows make an appearance at the Tower Bar. Saturday is a great night for music, and all of the venues will be offering tequila and beer to make you feel like you got your Cinco de Mayo's worth.

    Saturday, May 5:

    • Bring on the Bright Lights presents Portugal. The Man, the Lonely Forest, Hyena @ 4th & B
    • Transfer, the Howls, Black Hondo @ Casbah
    • James Morrison, Honeyhoney @ Humphreys Concerts By the Bay
    • Sleep Lady, Immovable Objects, Midnight Ghosttrain, Dagnir @ Eleven
    • The Widows, the Lumps, Vyper Skwad @ Tower Bar
    • Los Sweepers, the Last Years @ Eleven (5 p.m.)
    • Moosejaw, Cash Crop, Bridge Jumper, the Dirty Legs @ Tin Can
    • Adventure Gallery, Hills Like Elephants, Abandon the Raft @ Soda Bar
    • Lee Coulter, the Donnis Trio @ Lestat's
    • Windigo Surfboards presents Cinco de Mustache, with the Young Guns, DJ Elwell @ Belly Up
    • Hello Trouble @ Bar Pink
    • Club i-D @ The Lafayette Hotel Mississippi Room
    • More Bitchin Entertainment presents Floorian, Brian Ellis Group, Psicomagica, the Sidewalk Scene @ Til-Two Club
    • The Amandas @ Riviera Supper Club
    • B-Side Players' Cinco de Mayo Party, with Stranger, Mariachi, Tribe of Kings @ House of Blues
    • Cinco de Mayo, with the Greasy Petes @ The Griffin
    • Nerve Control, Spreading Convictions, the Pee Ons @ The Shakedown
    • Valerie Simpson: A Tribute to Nick Ashford @ Anthology (7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.)
    • It's a Beautiful Day @ AMSD Concerts
    • Handguns, Kills & Thrills, At the Premier, Lucky & Wild, Limits & Lines @ Soma
    • Afterschool Special, Chill Clinton, F.U.Z.Z., F.O.E., DJ Inform, the Girl Rapper @ Ruby Room
    • Ruptures, Stripper P---y, Kids, Icenine, Good Grief @ Che Cafe
    • Chris Bell & 100% Blues @ House of Blues Voodoo Stage
    • Life Down Here, the Calefaction @ Brick By Brick
    • The Styletones, Allensworth @ Winston's
    • Melly Frances & the Distilled Spirits @ 98 Bottles
    • Ascension @ Kava Lounge
    • Taryn Donath @ Marble Room
    • Brian Travis Band @ Claire de Lune
    • Viva Santana @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge
    • Boys & Girls presents Azucar, Kid Wonder, Office Twins, Adam Salter @ El Dorado
    • Rock Out Karaoke @ El Dorado (5 p.m.)
    • Gio Trio + 1 @ Croce's
    • Queen Bees & Manequin Vanity Records present the Pullmen, Jason Cruz & the Howl, the Plastic Revolution, Teddy Fantastico @ Queen Bee's
    • Deep in the Shed @ Tiki House
    • Embalmers @ Flying Elephant Pub & Grill
    • L.E.D. presents Harvard Bass @ Voyeur
    • DJ Karma, DJ Craig Smoove @ Fluxx
    • Freq Nasty, Jelo @ Spin
    • DJ Harvey, Chris Renzulli @ Burlap (Del Mar)
    • Matt Alber @ Martini's Above Fourth
    • Sleeping Giant Music @ Firehouse PB
    • Sound Vault, DJs Wreckrd & R.O.D. @ Coyote Bar & Grill
    • Len Rainey & the Midnight Players @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
    • S.P.E.C.T.R.E., Osal8, Boolean, Labels @ Kava Lounge
    • Caliber, DJ Chuck Fresh & the V Dancers @ Dreamcatcher Viejas
    • Elvia & the Fellas @ V Lounge Viejas
    • Hard Rock After Dark, featuring Lenny Morris @ Hard Rock Cafe
    • Bateke Beat, Slower @ 710 Beach Club
    • Stepping Feet @ RT's Longboard Grill
    • Liberation Posse @ Stage Rock Bar & Grill
    • The Fooks @ Gallagher's Pub
    • Strictly Busines @ The Office
    • L.E.D. presents Sundaze, with Chris Lake, TJR, No Body, Deth Hertz, Mossberg Pump @ Wave House
    • The Pullmen, Jason Cruz & the Howl, the Plastic Revolution, Teddy Fantastico @ Queen Bee's
    • Disco Pimps, Toxicana @ Stage Rock Bar & Grill
    • Mor Sol @ Davina's Cabo Grill
    • Aunt Kizzy's Boyz, the Jones Revival @ Valley View Casino
    • L.A. Guns, the Tracii Guns League of Gentlemen, Slut Machine, Oddball @ The Jumping Turtle

    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.