Robin Roth of 91x makes her picks for this weekend's must-see shows -- Ed.
Friday, Joey Cape, singer-songwriter of the legendary punk band Lagwagon, brings his solo act to Soda Bar with Chris Cresswell, Noel Jordan and Brian Wahlstrom; The Ataris, Zebrahead and Mike Herrera take over the Irenic; Dave Matthews Band plays two sets – acoustic and electric - at Sleep Train Amphitheatre; The Donkeys, Tropical Popsicle and Ditches are at the Casbah; Gone Baby Gone with Jessica Hernandez & the Deltas hit House of Blues Voodoo Room; Terraplane Sun with Stripes and Lines and Sister Juanita are at the Belly Up; The Amandas and DJ Claire take over the Whistle Stop; Prayers play at the Shakedown; Sure Fire Soul Ensemble and DJ Blender are at Seven Grand; Life, Manuok and the Darrows are at the Tin Can; Gayle Skidmore plays at the Museum of Making Music; Hip Hop vs. Punk Rock takes over the Tower Bar; and Brazzabelle hits Bang Bang.
Start your Saturday with the Fiesta de Kustom Kulture
Car, Bike and Low Brow Art Show in Old Town or the San Diego Blues Festival
. Later that night, the Burning of Rome, Grammatical B, the Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra and Melt With Me are at the Casbah
; Johnny Vatos Boingo Dance Party takes over the Sycuan Casino
; Javier Escovedo & the City Lights, Nena Anderson and Erik Canzona play at Lestat's
; the Diddley Daddies, the New Kinetics and Schitzophonics are at the Black Cat
; Danyavaad and the Shimmy Sisters with Light Rain are at Tango del Rey
; Eyes Set to Kill, Nuclear Sunday, Never Victorious, Never Defeated and Leave the Universe take over SOMA
; Zombie Barbie and AntiQuark will be at the Shakedown
; and Patrick Sweany, the Record Company and John Meeks play at Soda Bar
. For your dancing fix, join me for the best in dark underground dance music at Club Ascension
at the Kava Lounge.
at the Hard Rock Hotel features Arty. Later that night, the Weirdos, Death Eyes, Homeless Sexuals and Records With Roger take over the Casbah
; Colin Hay headlines at the Belly Up
; She Keeps Bees, Shilpa Ray and Diatribes are at Soda Bar
; and the Riot House Records Showcase features Rough Francis, Soener Moody (Murder City Devils) and Grand Tarantula 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.