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Pierce the Night

The Bloody Beetroots head up a stellar weekend for live music



    Pierce the Night
    Adam Elmakias
    Pierce the Veil play a hometown show on Friday night at Viejas Arena.

    Friday, Pierce the Veil, Sleeping With Sirens, Pvris and Mallory Knox are at Viejas Arena (read the SoundDiego interview with Pierce the Veil); the Donkeys, And And And, Ditches and Erik Canzona & the Narrows take over the Casbah; Tolan Shaw, Dr. Seahorse and LANY are at the Merrow; Moon Hooch, Inspired and the Sleep and DJ Man-Cat hit Soda Bar; Mods vs. Rockers at the Tower Bar features Diddley Daddies, the Rosalyns, Action Andy & the Hi-Tones and DJ Tony the Tyger; Social Club, Sullen Ray and Katie Leigh & the Infantry are at the Ken Club; and Local Brews, Local Grooves: All Access takes over House of Blues (check out the SoundDiego preview of the festival). For your dancing fix, Carnage is at Bassmnt; Endo takes over Bang Bang; Club Death Nation presents Electrovot at Spin; and Boz Boorer (guitarist who plays with Morrissey) is doing a DJ set at the Whistle Stop, and the Smiths tribute band Nowhere Fast is playing. Plus, DJs Rob Moran and Saul Q round out the lineup.

    Saturday, the Loons, Schitzophonics and Gone Baby Gone (featuring birthday beauty Dizzy) are at Bar Pink; Cadillac Tramps, No More Saints and Screamin’ Yeehaws take over the Casbah; Helms Alee, Marriages and Kata are at the Hideout; Prayers, the Slashes and Sleeping Ghost are at 98 Bottles; Steam Powered Giraffe are at the Observatory North Park; Behind the Wagon, Jake Loban & the Bender Band and Greg Griffin hit Soda Bar; and Markland, Cardboard Truckers, Country Rockin’ Rebels and Future Age are at Brick By Brick. Dance options include Club Sabbat with Liquid Grey and yours truly at Numb3rs, Booty Bassmnt at the Whistle Stop; ATB at Bassmnt; and Posso and Erick Diaz at Bang Bang.

    Sunday, Los Lobos is sold out at the Belly Up, and so is Russian Circles at Soda Bar. Other options include the Coup, Odessa Kane and DJ Artistic at the Casbah; and Stevie Harris, Tori Roze and Johnny Alexander at Sycamore Den.

    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.