I almost broke out my white pumps last weekend, but I wasn’t feeling it. I may just do it this weekend: We are almost halfway through June, and as things start to heat up, there will be more and more beach-related events where your favorite DJs will be included. Also, keep an eye out for rooftop and pool action with the party vibe.
There are plenty of fun things for you to do when it comes to dancing. We have such a thriving scene of bands and DJs in San Diego -- don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. This weekend, not only can you check out some great local talent, there are plenty of choices when it comes to out-of-town entertainment.
Thursday night, EDM with Fedde Le Grand is happening at Fluxx. This Dutch house DJ and producer has been at it since he was a teenager and hasn’t looked back since. His parties have been rocking the Netherlands since 2001, while his label, Flamingo Recordings, has been pushing its sound since 2004. Then "Put Your Hands Up for Detroit" exploded, hitting No. 1 in the UK, Spain, Russia, Finland and Bulgaria. It also won Best Underground House Track and Best Breaks/Electro Track at the IMDA and Club Banger of the Year in Miami, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Plus, Madonna, Fatboy Slim and Will.i.am all stood up and took notice, and got the remix stamp from Le Grand. Also on this night at Fluxx, Don Santino will be celebrating the release of his new summer CD, Underground With Love, so be sure to grab an exclusive copy after his set. Johnny James and the Office Twins will be doing opening honors. Get more info here. At Voyeur, Dutch DJ and dance musician Sidney Samson will be headlining the night. He started spinning at the age of 14, focusing on hip-hop before working on house. He DJs at the Matrixx, a major Dutch nightclub and has released music on various record labels. His most popular song, “Riverside,” was released in 2009, reaching No. 2 on the UK charts, No. 8 on the Dutch Top 40 and No. 10 on the Australian ARIA charts. Mr. White will be doing an opening set at Voyeur, so get there early.
Truth must be told: I had not heard of the band Love Grenades two months ago. They were part of the bill at the Casbah back then. My friend Rosey (aka sddialedin.com) was there and texted me either that night or the following morning, raving about how I needed to get them to play my Pussy Galore night. On her recommendation I contacted their rep, Niels, who, come to find out, I already knew. Funny how that happens in this business. Needless to say, everything came together and Love Grenades are playing as part of Pussy Galore on Friday at the Whistle Stop. I am really looking forward to seeing them live. Their recorded music is so catchy and fun, and I'm sure in person they are the same way. Check out one of their latest songs here. Gayle Skidmore will also be performing, and I’ll be DJing indie, electro, ’80s and more throughout the night, with Terryn S. Plus, it’s free!
Saturday, Club Sabbat at the Flame in Hillcrest will not disappoint with its unique blend of gothic, Industrial and dark ‘80s between the two rooms of music. I’ll be spinning in the front, with Sabbat resident DJ Liquid Grey. Special guest Tom King of Soil fame will be doing it up in back with the old school. Break out your vinyl, leather and fishnets for the night, and enjoy the amazing décor and ambiance that this club has to offer. For more info, go here.
Check out other weekend happenings via my blog. White pumps or not, 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. For more info about upcoming gigs, check out her event blog. Follow Robin on Twitter @robin_roth or submit your DJ listings here.