It's no secret that my heart is with indie music, and I'm not typically one to seek out pop music, but one of my regrets in not going to a recent Kaaboo was missing out on seeing P!nk. Of all the pop stars, I feel like her messaging, her image, her creativity and the incredible strength she demonstrates in her performances make her one of the best artists performing these days. With prices averaging upwards of three Benjamins, her tickets are certainly not for the average person, but for the person who keeps a rainy day fund for a special occasion, her show tonight at Valley View Casino Center might just warrant the splurge. And if anyone needs to get rid of some comps, I'd gladly take them off of your hands. Barring that miracle, I'll be at the Casbah for the sold-out punk of Subhumans. At the Belly Up, jazz singer Madeleine Peyroux takes the stage, Matt Hollywood of Brian Jonestown Massacre should pack the house at Blonde and Tory Lanez returns to the Observatory.
Monday, May 28 (Memorial Day):
- P!nk, DJ Kidcutup @ Valley View Casino Center
- Subhumans, Final Conflict, Karbonite, Records with Roger @ Casbah (SOLD OUT)
- Madeleine Peyroux @ Belly Up
- Blue Monday presents Matt Hollywood (Brian Jonestown Massacre), Wild Wild Wets, Premonition @ Blonde
Todd Albright, Hotel Ten Eyes @ Soda Bar
- Tory Lanez, Davo, Flipp Dinero @ Observatory North Park
- DJ Mia and DJ Matty @ Bar Pink (4-9 p.m.)
- Crew D’Etat Brass Band @ Bar Pink (9 p.m.)
- Fuzzy Rankins @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
- Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
- Makossa Mondays with DJ Tah Rei @ Seven Grand
- Big Boss Bubeleh @ De Oro Mine Co.
- Strictly Acoustic @ Navajo Live
- Radar 008 featuring Taylor Houseman, Jurado @ AC Lounge
- DJs Justin Pearson, Matt Barajas, Zack Oakley @ Whistle Stop
- 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.