Friday, Oktoberfest events are in La Mesa and El Cajon; Rocky Votolato and Chris Staples take over the Casbah; Gringo Star, the Relationship (featuring Brian Bell of Weezer) and Polish are at Soda Bar; the Soul Rebels Sound System featuring Talib Kweli with Infinite Points (and Scarub) hit the Belly Up; Gone Baby Gone, the Etc., and the Heart Beat Trail are at the Black Cat; Disco Goth with Glass Spells, Soft Lions, Subtropics, Dancing Strangers and Dream Joints take over the Hideout; Red Not Chili Peppers, Blink 180-True and the Great Pumpkin are at Music Box; and Volar Records Anniversary Party, which serves as the Teach Me record release show (featuring members of the Sess, Beaters, Mrs. Magician) with Flat Worms (members of Thee Oh Sees, Kevin Morby) and Keepers, takes over the Whistle Stop. Dance options include LED Tramps Like Us at Valley View Casino Center; Flosstradamus and Shintaro Yasuda at Quartyard; Dazzla at El Dorado; Kill the Noise is at Bassmnt; and Lee Burridge at Bang Bang.
Start your Saturday with the Vinyl Junkies Record Swap at the Casbah; or Pacific Beachfest. Plus, the Oktoberfest celebrations in La Mesa and El Cajon continue. Elsewhere, Phantogram and the Range are at the Observatory North Park; Steve Gunn, Nap Eyes and the Whiskey Circle take over Soda Bar; Vowws play at the Kava Lounge; El Ten Eleven and Mylets are at Music Box; the Molly Ringwalds hit House of Blues; and Moosh & Twist with Bryce Vine perform at the Casbah. Dance party options include CRSSD Festival at Waterfront Park; AC Slater at El Camino; Mike Delgado at Bar Pink; Ashley Wallbridge at Omnia; and Chus and Ceballos at Bang Bang.
Sunday CRSSD Festival continues at Waterfront Park; the Oktoberfest festivities are in La Mesa and El Cajon; Echo & the Bunnymen and Ester Drang play at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay; Alice in Chains and the New Regime perform at Jacobs Music Center’s Copley Symphony Hall; Ani DiFranco and Chastity Brown take over the Belly Up; KT Tunstall and Wilding hit House of Blues; Modern Baseball, Chris Farren, Walter Etc. and Jank are at the Irenic; Mandolin Orange and Leif Vollebeck play at the Casbah; and the Dirty Nil, Wing Dam and Beach Goons are at Soda Bar.
Have a good weekend and I’ll see you on the dance floor.