Friday, the Palace Ballroom (CD release), Birdy Bardot, Grizzly Business and Diamond Lakes take over the Casbah; Howard Jones is at Sycuan Casino; Two Gallants and Black Range are at Soda Bar; the Relationship (members of Weezer, U.S. Bombs and Bravery), Gringo Star and Panic Is Perfect play at House of Blues Voodoo Room; the Waterboys headline at Humphreys Concerts By The Bay; Young Dubliners with the Paragraphs play at the Belly Up; Black Pistol Fire, Low Volts and the Casey Hensley Band are at the Hideout; Neil Diamond’s World Tour is at Valley View Casino Center; Cathedrals and Tunji Ige hit the Loft (UCSD); the Routine is at Seven Grand; MDC, Deathwish, Systematic Abuse, Death Eyes and Sculpins are at Til-Two; and Klingande takes over House of Blues. More dancing with F---ing in the Bushes at the Whistle Stop; Afrojack at Omnia; Doorly and Craig Chambers at Bang Bang; and TJR at Fluxx.
Start your Saturday with the free, all-ages North Park Festival of Arts from 11 a.m. to 6 p. m. featuring Barbarian, the Midnight Pine, Schizophonics, the Rosalyns, Taurus Authority, Mr. Tube & the Flying Objects and more. Later that night, Lana Del Rey and Courtney Love are at Sleep Train Amphitheatre; Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds play at Humphreys By The Bay; Wolf Alice and Gateway Drugs take over Soda Bar; Stick Figure, Ballyhoo! and Seedless are at the Observatory North Park; Ex Hex headlines at the Casbah; Tribute bands No Duh, Green Today and Godspeed McQueen hit the Belly Up; Miss Erika Davies and Trio Gadjo are at the Balboa for an early show followed by Foreign Bodies and Last Days of Ancient Sunlight; Kyle is at the Irenic; Still Ill play at Seven Grand; Darks of Heaven and Zombie Barbie are at the Bancroft; the Nashville Ramblers, the Rosalyns and Diddley Daddies play at Til-Two; and Cochinas Locas, Poontang Clam, Cedar Fire and the Touchies are at the Treehouse. Dance party action with Fergie (DJ) at Omnia; Neon Beat at Bar Pink; Louis La Roche at Bang Bang, Danny Avila at Bassmnt; and ‘80s .vs. ‘90s with Saul Q and Gabe Vega at the Whistle Stop.
On Sunday, the Dive Day Club returns to Harrah’s Resort Southern California with the DJ trio Yellow Claw. Later that night, Passion Pit and COIN play a sold out show at the Observatory North Park; and Hutch & Kathy (of the Thermals), S (Jenn Ghetto) and Allie Goertz are at Soda Bar.
Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on the dance floor!
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