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Sounds Like San Diego: May 19

Taco Fest pops off with Salt-N-Pepa, but the real treat is MGMT at San Diego Civic Theatre

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    MGMT headline San Diego Civic Theatre on Saturday, May 19.

    There are some amazing things happening in San Diego this weekend, and you're going to want to pace yourself. By day, catch Taco Fest at Waterfront Park with artists like Salt-N-Pepa and Bulevar Descarga, head to Solana Beach for the annual Fiesta Del Sol street festival on the 101 with bands like Wayward Sons, Common Sense and multi-SDMA award winners Trouble in the Wind. Or, you can hear Thievery Corporation at Embarcadero Park North for Horizon Festival. Maybe take a little disco nap before nightfall because the lineup is off the charts. MGMT are back with a new record and a show at the Civic Theatre, Peter Hook's show at House of Blues will hopefully not be as depressing as last time around (it was on election night!) and legend John Prine appears at Balboa Theatre. In the smaller venues, Mating Ritual play Soda Bar, Quel Bordel are at the Casbah and Marujah play Border X Brewing Company. And don't forget while you're out, La Escalera Fest continues with day shows at the Office and Bar Pink. Whatever you choose, today is gonna be awesome, so get out and enjoy the music.

    Saturday, May 19:
    • Fiesta Del Sol featuring Wayward Sons, Common Sense, the Routine, Pine Mountain Logs, Trouble in the Wind, Atomic Groove @ Solana Beach, Hwy 101 (free, all ages)
    • San Diego Taco Fest featuring Salt-N-Pepa with Spinderella, Flashpants, One Drop Redemption, Bulevar Descarga, D-Rock, Live Lucha Libre and more @ Waterfront Park
    • Horizon Music Series featuring Thievery Corporation @ Embarcadero Marina Park North
    • MGMT, Molly Nilsson @ San Diego Civic Theatre
    • Peter Hook & the Light, El Ten Eleven @ House of Blues
    • John Prine, Sam Outlaw @ Balboa Theatre
    • Mating Ritual, Tim Atlas, Sun Sic @ Soda Bar
    • Quel Bordel, Coral Bells, Clint Westwood @ Casbah 
    • Marujah, Sisster @ Border X Brewing
    • Amps & Ales with Boostive & Elektric Voodoo @ Karl Strauss Tasting Room & Beer Garden
    • La Escalera Fest 7 @ Bar Pink (2-10 p.m., $20) 
    • La Escalera Fest 7 @ The Office 
    • La Escalera Fest 7 @ Red Brontosaurus Records
    • Christian Taylor & the Rhythm Makers, Nick Crook @ Rabbit Hole 
    • We Fest 2018 with Buddha Trixie, Bad Kids, Emmett, the Lefties, the Blank Minds, Fashion Jackson, Sights and Sages, Stray Monroe @ Tenth Avenue Arts Center
    • Lynyrd Skynyrd: Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour with Outlaws, Jamestown Revival, Georgia Satellites @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre 
    • Cindy Lee Berryhill @ Museum of Making Music
    • An Evening with Gregory Page @ Lestat's
    • Neon Beat @ Bar Pink (10 p.m.)
    • La Escalera Fest 7: Karaoke Party @ Tower Bar
    • Madly, Chaos & Order @ Black Cat Bar
    • Smokepurpp, Larry June, Lil Mosey @ Soma
    • The Brothers Comatose, Coby Lee Brooks, Lindsay Perry @ Belly Up  
    • Paul Rodriguez @ Sycuan Casino (6 p.m. & 9 p.m.)
    • Bump! NuDisco/French House/Indie @ Blonde
    • Backyard BBQ presented by Elite Events @ Quartyard 
    • JD Makes Three @ Seven Grand
    • Bar1ne & Friends, Rob $tone @ Music Box
    • Bad Light, Low Volts, Dark Alley Dogs @ Pour House
    • Coyote Blues @ Pour House (5 p.m.)  
    • Stonecutters SD: Phil Harmant Edition @ Til-Two Club
    • Hollyn, Joshua Micah @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
    • Tori Roze & the Hot Mess @ Martini's Above Fourth
    • Rhythm & the Method @ De Oro Mine Co.
    • Howling Roosters, Divided Heaven, Bradley Palermo, Blind Mountain Holler @ Bancroft Bar
    • Filmore @ Moonshine Beach 
    • Jerry Jacobs @ Moonshine Flats 
    • Psydecar, Cityside, Mango Habanero @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
    • Meltdown, Mortar, Die in Days, We Had a Name @ Brick by Brick
    • Parade of Horribles, Corporate Citizen, Look Up Here @ Midnight Jack
    • Thanatology, Temblad, Necrochamber @ The Merrow (9 p.m.)
    • Dr. Sketchy's Anti Art School San Diego @ The Merrow 
    • Strictly Business with DJs Edroc & KanyeAsada @ The Office
    • Sofa King, Bueno, Hall Pass, the Openers @ 710 Beach Club
    • DJ Senema @ U-31
    • Javier Rosas, El Alegre, Region Alterada @ El Gran Patron Night Club
    • Bump City Brass @ Tio Leo's
    • Tradewinds @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
    • GruvMatic @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
    • BK Lounge with DJ Billie Knight, Tone Capone, Dub-B @ El Dorado
    • Shabazz @ Fluxx
    • Sundown with Ricoshei Saand Dink! and Hylas @ Spin (3 p.m.)
    • Overdrive: Lucas Flamefly, Matt Effect & Yodah @ Spin (10 p.m.)
    • The Farmers @ Navajo Live 
    • Konflikt @ Parq
    • Divinity presents: Techno Sabbath 009 featuring Made in Paris @ Kava Lounge
    • Rockstar Saturdays @ Henry's

    Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah and writes about the San Diego music scene, events and general musings about life in San Diego on San Diego: Dialed In. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.