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Let Them Eat Aoki's Cake

91x's Robin Roth makes her weekend show picks for the best shows in town



    Let Them Eat Aoki's Cake
    91x's Robin Roth highlights the best shows in town this weekend -- including superstar DJ Steve Aoki at SOMA.

    Friday, Surfer Blood headline a sold-out show at the Casbah; Guttermouth, Counterpunch, Caskitt and Castoff are at Soda Bar; Con Brio and Taurus Authority hit the Merrow; Back in Black: A Tribute to AC/DC with Kissed Alive & Cheapest Trick take over the House of Blues; Zombie Barbie, Vaginals, Tactical Fever and Butler hit the Ken Club; and Paul Thorn and Nancarrow are at the Belly Up. Plenty of dance options, including Steve Aoki, Headhunterz and Caked Up at SOMA (sold out); Death Nation at Spin, featuring Joe Letz of Combichrist; Steampunk Soiree! at Queen Bee’s; F---ing in the Bushes, with DJs Rob Moran and Daniel Sant at the Whistle Stop; Bassjackers at Bassmnt; Autograf at Bang Bang; and Colour Vision & Louis the Child with the Latin Lovers at the Hideout.

    Saturday highlights include Mac Sabbath and Black F-- at the Hideout; Lucinda Williams at the Observatory North Park; Steve Poltz’s 50th Birthday Bash, with the Rugburns, Mr. Gregory Page, Tim Flannery and Bushwalla are at the Belly Up; the Parlor Mob, Gods and Spero rock Soda Bar; Wild Child, Desert Noises, Goodnight and Texas take over the Casbah; the Routine hit the Rabbit Hole; the Gods of Science play at Main Tap Tavern; and Gloomsday headlines at the Tower Bar. For your dancing fix, check out ‘80s vs. ‘90s at the Whistle Stop, with DJs Gabe Vega and Saul; Neon Beat with the Best & Worst of the ‘80s at Bar Pink; Tropicana with Whiiite at Fluxx; Dannic at Bassmnt; or Mike Mago at Bang Bang.

    Sunday, Cursive headline a sold-out show at the Casbah; Jim Adkins of Jimmy Eat World is doing a sold-out acoustic show at Bar Pink; and Gregory Alan Isakov at the Irenic is also sold-out. Other options include the Mary Onettes, ÆMPIRE and Sundrop Electric at Soda Bar; Zap Mama and Antibalas at the Belly Up; and El Tri with Marujah at the Observatory North Park.  

    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 or submit your DJ listings here.