I spend a lot of time talking about new music and the next cool indie band rolling through town, but Sunday is definitely a throwback night. First, legendary singer/songwriter and actor Kris Kristofferson performs at the Belly Up. With a career that has spanned more than 40 years, seeing Kristofferson in the intimacy of the Belly Up is certainly going to be a special treat. Another great show will summon you to the far northeast corner of the county, to Harrah's Rincon Casino. Daryl Hall and John Oates of legendary group Hall & Oates reunite to perform their hits. The yacht-rockers have been loved for decades, and with the success of Darryl Hall's web series, "Live From Darryl's House," it appears their careers have been given a bit of a bump. Why see your drunk friends slay a Hall and Oates oldie at karaoke when you can see and hear the real thing live?
Artwalk on the Bay 2012, featuring Neon Cough (4:15 p.m.), Saba (3 p.m.), San Diego Symphony (1:45 p.m.), the Black Sands (12:30 p.m.), Jesse LaMonaca & the Dime Novels (11:15 a.m., Vanja James (10 a.m.) @ Hilton Bayfront
The Bottom Dollars, Nacosta, Royal Cande @Soda Bar
Red Hot Chili Peppers @ Valley View Casino Center (Sports Arena)
Red Pony Clock, Mandarin Dynastry, James Rabbit (4 p.m.) @ Eleven
Pants Karaoke!! (9 p.m.) @ Eleven
2012 Carlsbad Music Festival: 1:00 Mantra Percussion plays Aaron Siegel's "Science is Only a Sometimes Friend" (Free @Magee Park), 2:30 Calder Quartet ($20 @ Carlsbad Village Theatre), 4:30 Sara Watkins with MandoBasso (Free lawn seating + $20 priority seating @ Magee Park) @ 2012 Carlsbad Music Festival