Robin Roth picks the must-see weekend shows, including the Kings of Leon at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre on Saturday.
Spring has sprung. Soak it all in and enjoy some great events over the next few days.
Queen Bee’s Official Sign Lighting Celebration is Friday night. They’ll be shooting for a TV commercial starting at 6 p.m. and the party goes on from there. Grab more info via this link. The Spring Thing featuring DJ Man-Cat is at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego; Siesta featuring Dan Ghenacia, Palunka and Cris Herrera takes over Bang Bang; El Puro Party with Mike Delgado and Adam Salter is at El Camino; SVPER Live and Direct from Spain with special guests Fesway, Mirror Pop and Memory Lounge are at the Griffin; and F**ing in the Bushes Brit Rock dance party takes over the Whistle Stop. For your live music fix, G. Love & Special Sauce with Ethan Tucker are at House of Blues, while K.Flay, Air Dubai with Itch take over the House of Blues Fifth Avenue Sidestage; the English Beat with 2 Tone Sounds are at the Belly Up; the Orwells play at the Che Café; NoBunny, Hunx And His Punx and Shannon and the Clams take over the Irenic for an all ages show; At Tower Bar, the Soundrange presents Amerikan Bear, Boogarins and Muscle Beech; Deadly Birds play at Gallagher’s; and Nancarrow and Morgan Leigh play at Lestat’s West.
Start off your Saturday with either of these daytime events. M-Theory hosts the Dap-Kings DJ Set and Meet & Greet. Plus, it’s the grand opening of the new San Diego Harley Davidson with a free all-ages show from San Diego’s P.O.D., Mower and Dive Bomber. Later that night, Kings of Leon with Local Natives play at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre; the English Beat with Oceanside Sound System have a sold-out show at the Belly Up; Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings with DJ Claire & Valerie June are at House of Blues, while Jeremy Messersmith plays at House of Blues Fifth Avenue Sidestage; the Loons, Schitzophonics, Los Sweepers, Grim Imperials and DJ Tony the Tyger are at the Casbah; Love & the Skull headline at the Ken Club; Chess Wars play at Butcher’s Brewing; Barnesey's B-Day with the Widows, Neighborhood Brats, D.P.I. & Pissed Regardless is at Soda Bar; Two Wolves are at Riviera; and Sad Robot with Gone Baby Gone play at Bar Pink. For your dancing fix, DJs Liquid Grey and Diskdroid take over the front room of Club Sabbat at Numb3rs and Booty Bassment hits the Whistle Stop.
Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on the dance floor
Robin Roth is a familiar voice in the San Diego scene. She is on the air weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on 91X, plus she promotes and spins all over town. Follow Robin on Twitter @robin_roth or submit your DJ listings here.