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A City in the Cloud

Cloud Nothings kick off a killer weekend for live music around San Diego



    Summertime is in full swing and July boasts two huge upcoming events in San Diego – Pride Weekend and Comic-Con. Make your plans accordingly, and take in some live music and dancing this weekend. 

    Friday night some legendary artists make their way to San Diego – Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band play a sold-out show at Humphreys Concerts By The Bay and Cher with special guest Cyndi Lauper are at Valley View Casino Center; the Reverend Horton Heat headlines at the Belly Up; at the Casbah, check out Okapi Sun, the debut of Madly, Seattle buzz band the Fame Riot and Kevin Martin in the Atari Lounge; Cloud Nothings with the Wytches play a sold-out show at Soda Bar; Deadbolt and El Monte Slim invade the Whistle Stop; the Growlers take over the North Park Theatre for a sold-out show; Drop Dead Dames Burlesque Revue, Two Wolves and Low Volts are at the Hideout; and Manuok, Little Tybe and Life play at the Tin Can.
    Saturday, the free all-ages Switchfoot Bro-am is at Moonlight Beach with live performances from Switchfoot, the Futures League, Run River North, Cody Lovaas and Idesia. Another daytime event that you can check out is She Fest at the North Park Community Park; and Dive Day Club with Ookay is at Harrah’s. More live music to be had at the Hideout with the David Bowie tribute Ziggy Shuffledust & the Spiders from Mars; Get Back Loretta, the Palace Ballroom, Flaggs and Neighbors to the North are at the Casbah; the Legend Records’ 2 Year Anniversary party is at Tango Del Rey; and La Roux & Big Data hit House of Blues. On the DJ tip, join me for Club Sabbat at Numb3rs with special guest DJ Xian from Los Angeles Darkside in the front room while Severin keeps it old school in the back room. Grab more details here; Maystar’s Fashion Whore is at U-31; Booty Bassment with DJs Dimitri and Rob is at the Whistle Stop; and Lush presents Hedonism with Jon Bishop at The Merrow.
    On Sunday, Intervention features Morgan Page at Float at the Hard Rock Hotel; For The F---ing Kids Fest with Danny Tanner, Retox, San Diego’s Finest, Big Bad Buffalo, and more is at the Che Cafe (a judge stayed an eviction notice for the club and shows will now continue there through at least Aug. 1); and later that night, celebrate Bar Pink’s 7th Anniversary featuring Schitzophonics and DJ Ratstar at Bar Pink.
    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.