Thursday, Social Distortion and Jade Jackson play a second sold-out night at the Observatory North Park; Bash & Pop and the Yawpers are at the Casbah; Lady Lamb and Bad & the Ugly hit Soda Bar; Dude York and Active Bird Community perform at The Hideout; Metal Blade’s 35th Anniversary Tour is at House of Blues with Whitechapel, Cattle Decapitation, Goatwhore and more; Sweater Beats hits the UCSD Price Center Ballroom; Coolio is at the Holding Company; and Pussy Galore with DJs Terryn S, Heather Hardcore and yours truly takes over Blonde.
Friday, Ozomatli, Kat Myers and the Buzzards are at the Belly Up; POS and Dwynell Roland play at the Casbah; TCHAMI takes over the Observatory North Park; Big Thief, Fell Runner and Henry Jamison perform at Soda Bar (read the SoundDiego interview with Big Thief here); and Ghostface Killah headlines House of Blues. Get your dance on with Boombox Cartel at Bassmnt; or Andre Power and Joe Kay with JR Jarris at Bang Bang;
Start off your Saturday with the SDMA Week Kickoff Event featuring Tolan Shaw, Birdy Bardot, and Rebecca Jade & the Cold Fact at Karl Strauss Brewing Company; G. Love & Special Sauce and City of the Sun are at the Belly Up; Japandroids and Craig Finn & the Uptown Controllers perform at Music Box (check out the SoundDiego Japandroids interview here); an early show with Neil Hamburger, JP Incorporated, Major Entertainer and Mystiki is at the Casbah with Big Sandy and His Flyrite Boys, Wayne "The Train" Hancock and the Johnny Deadly Trio there afterwards; Death By Unga Bunga take over the Hideout; Mothership, Slow Season, Beastmaker, Red Wizard and Goya play at Soda Bar; Epic (Faith No More tribute), Godspeed McQueen (punk covers) and Nurvana (Nirvana tribute) are at the Merrow; Le Youth is at Bang Bang; Morgan Page is at Omnia; and yours truly hosts Club Sabbat at Numb3rs.
Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on the dance floor.