On Friday, the English Beat and Third Project are at the Belly Up; Erykah Badu performs at the Observatory North Park; Crocodiles, AJ Davila and Keepers play at the Hideout (read SoundDiego's Crocodiles interview here); Reel Big Fish, Anti-Flag, Ballyhoo! and Pkew Pkew Pkew are at House of Blues; Screamin’ Yeehaws, the Downs Family and From Chaos and Heaven take over the Bancroft; The Booze Bombs (Germany), Jesse & the Rock N Roll Three and DJ D.K. Brown perform at Til-Two; Steve N Seagulls, Lexington Field and Grampadrew & the Gut Strings hit the Casbah; Slim Cessna’s Auto Club, the Heart Beat Trail and Black Oak Hymnal are at Soda Bar; Fake Tides, Bad Kids, Death Lens, the Gnars and Thee Azmatics take over the Che Café; and Vim Furor, Sisster, Hocus, Marujah, Carlos Se and Stars At Night are at the Ken Club. Get your dance on with Cut Chemist, Boostive and Jon Wesley at Music Box; F---ing in the Bushes at the Whistle Stop; Studio 54 at Bar Pink; Mike Delgado at El Dorado; Yellow Claw at Bassmnt; Seven Lions at Omnia; or Klangkuenstler at Bang Bang.
Saturday, Adam Ant headlines the Observatory North Park; Surfer Blood and Prism Tats take over Soda Bar (read the SoundDiego interview with Surfer Blood); The English Beat and the Warsaw Poland Brothers perform at the Belly Up; The Coathangers, Zig Zags and the Dabbers play at the Casbah; The Routine, Sure Fire Soul Ensemble and Funk Soul House Band are at Music Box; The Frights, Tijuana Panthers, the Garden, Antwon, No Parents, the Buttertones, Culture Abuse, the Regrettes, the Soaks, Death Lens, Grove, and the Thens are at SOMA; Steam Powered Giraffe takes over the California Center for the Arts, Escondido; Tribute to the Reggae Legends Festival is at the Worldbeat Center (read SoundDiego's preview); Quel Bordel performs at the Holding Company; La Luz and Boytoy hit the Hideout; and Action Andy & the Hi-Tones, the Johnny Deadly Trio, and Santa Ana Knights are at the Black Cat Bar. Dance options include Neon Beat at Bar Pink; Wax Motif at Bang Bang; ‘80s vs. ‘90s with DJ Gabe Vega & Saul at the Whistle Stop; DJ Savi at Omnia; Dubloadz at Bassmnt; and Adam Salter at El Dorado.
Sunday picks are the Dead Boys’ 40th Anniversary Tour with Cheetah Chrome, the Zeros and the Widows at the Hideout; Organ Freeman and Pigeons Playing Ping Pong at the Casbah; Blanks 77, the Oi! Scouts, Corrupted Youth, Infirmities and Broken Cuffs at Soda Bar; and day two of Tribute to the Reggae Legends Festival. Get your dance on with the L.E.D. Anniversary VI featuring RL Grime, Laidback Luke, Ghastly, Golden Features, Lostkings, Moksi, Wax Motif and Whethan at Valley View Casino Center; Jauz at Omnia; or Zomboy at Bassmnt.
Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on the dance floor!