Friday, Tikibeat Summer Kickoff with Creepxotica, Jason Hanna & the Bullfighters and the Upshots takes over the Bali Hai; SWMRS, No Parents, and Mt. Eddy perform at the Irenic; Woods and Golden Daze play at the Casbah; Thundercat hits the Observatory North Park; L.A. Witch, Mr. Elevator and Keepers are at Soda Bar; In Your Neighborhood with Lou Niles presents the Andrew McKeag Band and Spitfire Torpedo at the Pour House; and the Spazmatics and CalPhonics: The Best of the ‘80s and ‘90s! is at the Belly Up. Dance options include Bump! at Blonde; Noir at Bang Bang; Dash Berlin at Omnia; and F---ing in the Bushes at the Whistle Stop.
Saturday is Day One of Fiesta Del Sol in Solana Beach with Dead Man's Party, Through the Roots, Betamaxx, Thicker Than Thieves, the Paragraphs and more; The North Park Festival of Arts includes B-Side Players, Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, the Routine, Cash'd Out and Euphoria Brass Band; Taco Fest takes over Waterfront Park with Vanilla Ice, Mix Master Mike, Vokab Kompany, Sweet & Tender Hooligans and more; Arts & Amps with the Verigolds and Boostive hits Karl Strauss Brewing Company; Magic Giant and Ki are at the Casbah; Wild Child (the Doors Experience) and Chris Torres Band perform at the Belly Up; Rubblebucket, Sego and Alexander F play at the Irenic; Sweet Spirit, the Lulls and Snowball II are at Soda Bar; Awesomefest presents Pale Angels, Tots That Kill, Cruz Radical and Jason Paul & the Know It Alls at Bar Pink; San Diego City Soul Club 4 Year Anniversary takes over the Ken Club; The Crawdaddys, the Allyrgic Reaction and DJs Richard Whig and Glynis Ward are at Space; The Iron Maidens headline at Brick By Brick; John Lindahl and Miklo play at House of Blues; and Bossfight, Implants, Skipjack and Authentic Sellout are at the Merrow. Get your dance on with Benny Benassi at Bassmnt; Neon Beat at Bar Pink; Lady Lush at Blonde, DJ Irie at Omnia; or Justin Jay at Bang Bang.
Sunday is day two of Fiesta Del Sol with Pato Banton, Anuhea, Nancarrow, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers, Pine Mountain Logs, Euphoria Brass Band and Atomic Groove; The Strumbellas headline at the Observatory North Park; Mother Mother play at the Casbah; and Ann Wilson (Heart) performs at the Belly Up (check out the SoundDiego interview with her here).
Have a good weekend and I’ll see you on the dance floor.