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Rise of the Boxer Rebellion

91x's Robin Roth makes her picks for the top shows this weekend



    Rise of the Boxer Rebellion
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    The Boxer Rebellion headline our very own SoundDiego Summer Splash concert series kickoff show on Saturday, May 21 at Harrah's Resort SoCal!

    Friday, the Cure and the Twilight Sad play at Sleep Train Amphitheatre; The Cult headline at Humphreys Concerts By the Bay; The Thermals, Summer Cannibals and Colleen Green are at Soda Bar; Damien Jurado & the Heavy Light and Ben Abraham hit the Casbah; Citybeat’s TikiBeat Summer Kickoff Party is at the Bali Hai; J Boog and Hirie are at the Observatory North Park; Titus Andronicus and La Sera play at the Che Cafe; Nicky Venus and Bakkuda take over Bar Pink; and the Garden, Some Kind of Lizard, Shady Francos, and the Monsoon are at Til-Two. Dance options include F---ing In the Bushes with Dan Sant & Rob Moran at the Whistle Stop; Sidney Samson and Kennedy Jones at Bassmnt; Rainer + Grimm at Bang Bang; and Tiesto at Omnia.

    Start your Saturday with the North Park Festival of Arts; Fiesta del Sol, or San Diego Taco Fest. Elsewhere, SoundDiego Summer Splash featuring the Boxer Rebellion and the Verigolds is at Harrah's Resort SoCal; In-Ko-Pah 3 takes over the Desert View Tower; Frightened Rabbit and Caveman play at the Belly Up; Mrs. Magician, the Sess and Keepers are at Soda Bar; Fruit Bats and Kyle Craft take over the Casbah; Jewel (solo acoustic) and Griffin House are at Humphreys Concerts By the Bay; Dreams Made Flesh (members of Ilya and Tristeza), Bit Maps and Blood Ponies play at the Hideout; and San Diego City Soul Club 3-Year Anniversary with Revivers and Mochilero All Stars takes over Til-Two.  Dance to Neon Beat: The Best and Worst of the ‘80s at Bar Pink; '80s vs. '90s with DJs Gabe Vega and Saul Q at the Whistle Stop; and DJ Politik at Omnia.

    Sunday is day two of Fiesta del Sol; Gorgon City and Rudimental are at Quartyard; and Femme Fest takes over the Che Café. Elsewhere, Nada Surf and Prism Tats are at the Irenic; PVRIS headline at House of Blues; Royce Rizzy and Andrew Power play at Soda Bar; and Idlewild and the Jaguar Club are at the Casbah.

    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 or submit your DJ listings here.