Between bands coming off of SxSW and Coachella, the past couple of months have brought seemingly endless touring acts to town, but as we move into Memorial Day weekend, expect to see fewer big tours and more dance and DJ nights around town. Not to say there aren't worthy shows, but perhaps it's a good time to get reacquainted with your local music scene. Metal and burl fans will love Death Eyes tonight at Casbah, while fans of a more garage-rock sound will appreciate the Slashes at Soda Bar. Though Trevor Hall sounds homegrown with his mix of folky roots rock and reggae, he's actually from South Carolina, and he appears tonight at the Observatory. Tennis System perform live at Blonde, and Whitney Shay plays her heart out at Humphreys Backstage. It's a quieter night than usual, but still fun if you know where to find it.
Monday, May 21:
- Death Eyes, Constant Lovers, Wild Powwers, Qui @ Casbah
- The Slashes, Hurry Up, Mostly Sunny @ Soda Bar
- Trevor Hall with Mike Love @ Observatory North Park
- Motown on Monday @ Bar Pink
- Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
- Makossa Mondays with DJ Tah Rei @ Seven Grand
- Tennis System @ Blonde
- EHS Spring Dance Concert @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
- Kaije @ De Oro Mine Co.
- Andy Anderson & Nathan Fry @ Martini's Above Fourth
- Strictly Acoustic @ Navajo Live
- '80s with Junior theDISCOpunk @ The Brass Rail
- Whitney Shay @ Humphreys Backstage Live
- Wheels of the Industry @ Live Wire
- Open Mic @ Lestat's
- Acoustic Night/Industry Night @ Henry's Pub
- 31 Flavors @ U-31
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.