Friday, Twin Shadow headlines at the Belly Up; The Little Richards, Mighty Manfred and the Magnificent, Shady Francos and the Two Tens are at the Casbah; Kevin Devine & the Goddamn Band, Dads, and Field Mouse take over the Irenic; Colin Hay (Men at Work) plays at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts; The Twilight Sad and Part St. Willow are at the Merrow; Swim Team and Other Bodies hit the Balboa; The Velvet Teen, Slow Bird and Nicely are at Soda Bar; Jared & the Mill with Songs For People play at Seven Grand; The Downs Family are at Bar Pink; The Routine takes over the Rabbit Hole; The Mighty 388s with Brian Jordan are at Sanctuary Lounge; Rebel Souljahs with Tribal Theory are at House of Blues; Halsey and Young Rising Sons hit the Voodoo Room at House of Blues; 2:54 and Honeyblood are at the Hideout; Super Buffet and Hocus play at the Salty Frog; and the Amandas hit the the Whistle Stop. For your dancing fix, James Murphy (DFA/LCD Soundsystem) is in town for CRSSD and takes over Bang Bang; DJ Mustard is at Bassmnt; and Lex Luger and HUCCI are at Spin.
Start off your Saturday with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival; CRSSD Festival takes over Waterfront Park with Empire of the Sun, Hot Natured, Classixx, Strfkr, Damian Lazarus & the Ancient Moons, Goldroom, Slow Magi, Jason Bentley, James Murphy, Lee Burridge, Pete Tong, Infinity Ink, Amtrac, Kill Frenzy, Lee K, Breakbot, Treasure Fingers, and more; Che Fest at the Che Cafe features Big Bad Buffalo, PSO, Inspired and the Sleep, Left Astray, Coolside, Shady Francos, Debt Ritual, Drug Control, Haruka, Malinchista, Nerve Control, and more (read SoundDiego article about UCSD developments regarding the Che Cafe) ; ShamROCK Festival is in the Gaslamp; Dengue Fever and California Bleeding are at the Casbah; TV Girl is at the Hideout; Paper Days headlines at SOMA; Wand, Walter TV, Gooch Palms and Death Valley Girls are at Soda Bar; and Tommy Castro & the Painkillers plus the 44s hit the Belly Up. Club Sabbat at Numb3rs has DJs Severin, Drew Harlander and yours truly; Damian Lazarus is at Bang Bang; Pete Tong and Thomas Jack take over the Hornblower; Booty Bassment hits the Whistle Stop; and Max Vangeli is at Bassmnt.
On Sunday, the CRSSD Festival features Chromeo, ODESZA, Flight Facilities, Robert Delong, Lido, George Maple, Big Wild, SWIMM, Jason Bentley, Simian Mobile Disco, Roman Flugel, Tensnake, Harvard Bass, Sander Kleinenberg, Trippy Turtle, Bixel Boys, Viceroy, Justin Martin and more at the Waterfront Park; Kevin Seconds, Grampa Drew and Matt Strachota are at Bar Pink; Dent May, Tower and Citrus & Katie take over Soda Bar; Burger/Lollipop SxSW Caravan with Gap Dream, Sarah Bethe Nelson, Blood Sister, Vision, Levitation Room, Max Pain & the Groovies and Pearl Charles hits the Casbah; the Expendables, Fortunate Youth and Katastro are at House of Blues; and Godwana, Piracy Conspiracy and DJ Mykol Orthodox are at the Belly Up. Plus, there is more CRSSD after-party action, with Chromeo at Fluxx, Seth Troxler at Spin; and Trippy Turtle at Bang Bang.
Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on the dance floor!
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