San Diego is popping off in September as the end of the summer is upon us. With Miley Cyrus’ colorful performance closing out the VMAs kicking off the month, we can get to preparing for Labor Day weekend with most every spot in town ready to rage as of Thursday night! Weekly picks are below, but first, the lowdown.
For those not making it out to Insomniac’s Nocturnal Wonderland, the highlight of the weekend could be marked by OWSLA label boss Skrillex treating the music lovers of San Diego with a double opportunity to party with him. Catch some rays on Sunday at Quartyard with Skrillex plus friends Mija, Rezz and Klatch, or roll over to Parq the same evening when Skrillex takes over nighttime soundtrack duties. For those who want to make a LDW splash in the pool the same day, Dive Day Club at Harrah's Resort Southern California boasts headliners Lil’ John and the EC Twins, who will have the party rocking’ whether you’re on the dance floor or the lazy river. For the progressive house lovers, Adrian Lux steps into Bassmnt. With just enough time to let you rest from LDW, the yearly sensation of Mad Decent Block Party descends upon Petco Park with Major Lazer, Thomas Jack and more -- sprinkled with some intimate after parties!
Switching it up halfway through the month, Zedd, Dirty South and Alex Metric invite you to join them after grabbing some tacos at the Valley View Casino Center -- on a Tuesday! Closing out the weekend, take a dive into the underground with two unique, quality events: Somewhere Loud, San Diego’s 18+ legal warehouse-themed venue, hosts Skism for a heavy bass, lasers-in-your face rave-a-thon. And if you’re up for a late night, Mark Farina + Fred Everything will be at a secret location to be announced the day of event -- so get to searching for that golden egg to join in the fun that will go late into the morning!
If you’ve made it to all these events by the time the big bang of the month hits, you deserve a party badge. The big bang goes out to LED and their massive Tramps Like Us, featuring Adventure Club, 3LAU and a special appearance by Martin Solveig at the Valley View Casino Center.
For those who have yet to experience San Diego’s newest interpretation of a Las Vegas club with consistent top-of-the-line talent, Omnia Nightclub is teasing the city with two special guest headliner shows -- the question is, which of their Vegas residents will they send us this time?
Stay posted with much more to come as we lead into everyone’s favorite trick-or-treat holiday!
Sept. 6: Lil Jon and the EC Twins @ Dive Day Club, Harrah's Resort Southern California
Sept. 6: Skrillex, Mija, Rezz and more @ Quartyard for a daytime outing
Sept. 6: Skrillex @ Parq
Sept. 6: Adrian Lux @ Bassmnt
Sept: 13: We Are Treo @ Dive Day Club, Harrah's Resort Southern California
Sept. 13: Mad Decent Block Party with Major Lazer, Thomas Jack, Netsky and more @ Petco Park
Sept. 13: Mad Decent After Party with Diplo @ Fluxx
Sept. 15: Zedd, Dirty South, Alex Metric @ Valley View Casino Center
Sept. 18: Special guest headliners @ Omnia
Sept. 19: Skism @ Somewhere Loud (18+)
Sept. 19: Mark Farina + Fred Everything @ location TBA day of the event
Sept. 24: Special guest headliners @ Omnia
Sept. 25: Tramps Like Us featuring Adventure Club, 3LAU, Martin Solveig @ Valley View Casino Center
Tomas Serrano, aka DJ IDeaL, is the electronic dance music correspondent for SoundDiego, covering the best of San Diego's electronic music events and culture. Follow his whereabouts on Facebook, Twitter or contact him directly.