Sounds Like San Diego: May 3

Colin Hay, of Men at Work fame, steps into the spotlight at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay Friday

Colin Hay Press Photo
Courtesy of Compass Records

When I was a little girl, I loved Men at Work. I was obsessed with anything Australian and to this day, hearing "Down Under" lights me up. But in adulthood, it was the softer side of Colin Hay that hooked me. The raspiness of his voice and the intimacy of his lyrics make him one of the best singer-songwriters of our time. Tonight, the legend plays at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay and I just might have to strap my canoe to the roof and head out to Point Loma for the evening (check out the SoundDiego interview with Hay here). Around town tonight, join El Vez at the Casbah for his Cinco de Mayo soul revue, catch electronic act Auz Fontaine at Soda bar, or get down to the reggae rhythms of the Expanders at the Belly Up.

Friday, May 3:

  • Colin Hay @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
  • El Vez: Soul Cinco de Mayo w/ the Exbats, Scary Pierre @ Casbah
  • Auz Fontaine, Shindigs, Bruin, spacewizardinspace @ Soda Bar
  • The Expanders, Ginger Roots, the Protectors, Synrgy @ Belly Up
  • Dum Dum Boys, Strychnine 99, Los Homeless, Kids n Propane @ Ken Club
  • Hip-Hop vs. Punk Rock with Parker Meridien, Jumped In, Razor Nights, Digital Dust Mites @ Tower Bar
  • The Amandas @ Whistle Stop
  • West Coast Weekender ft. Doc Martin (Sublevel live), J.Philip, Gene Farris, Oscar P and more @ The Oak Room, Viejas Casino
  • Rebel Babes All Babe Lineup with Naked Aggression, the Voids, Venomous Pinks, Trap Girl, Ursula @ Til-Two Club (Donate unopened packages of feminine hygiene products or condoms)
  • We Are Your Friends Indie Dance Party @ Blonde
  • The Grinns, the Shakes, Strawberry Army, Carpool Tunnel, Psychic Barber, Alex Lievanos @ SOMA
  • First Friday with DJ Artistic & Johaz DagSavage @ Bar Pink ($5 after 11 p.m.)
  • Zzymzzy Quartet @ Panama 66
  • Capitol Steps @ Poway OnStage
  • Rituals (coldwave, dark '80s, post-punk, industrial) w/ guest DJ Eser @ Space
  • An Evening with Ian McEwan @ Shiley Theatre, USD
  • OrchidxMantis, Fistfights With Wolves, Fiona Digney @ Black Cat Bar
  • Los Hurricanes, Local Art @ The Che Cafe
  • Matte Gray Band @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Jerry Jacobs @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Rascal Martinez @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Bumpin' Uglies,  No Kings, Kyle Smith @ House of Blues
  • Martin Castillo @ El Gran Patron Night Club
  • Batalla de Puebla Celebration: Rock En Espanol with Zenith @ Border X Brewing
  • Agni Kai Hip-Hop Contest @ Public Square Coffee House
  • Blind Mountain Holler, Sim Williams, Damon Robinson @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Zamman ft. Bachata Surf & Sugar Shimmy @ Pour House  
  • Pete Seeger's 100th Birthday @ Templar's Hall In Old Poway Park
  • Silent Vice, Mortar, the Undertaking @ The Merrow
  • Faux Fighters, Weezerton (tributes to Foo Fighters and Weezer) @ 710 Beach Club
  • Janice, Nathan & Tony @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Nite Moves with DJs Beatnick & Ayla Simone @ The Office 
  • Suspicious Grits @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • All-Vinyl Happy Hour w/Monsieur Turbeau @ The Office (6 p.m.)
  • Collin Ready @ Goodbar 
  • DJ Senema @ U-31
  • The Red Elvises @ Tio Leo's
  • En Stereo Total: 80's and Rock en Espanol @ Manhattan Bar
  • Three Chord Justice @ Renegade
  • Rip Carson @ Himmelberg's
  • Funks Most Wanted @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Sonic Moonshine @ Navajo Live  
  • Craig Smoove @ Parq
  • Trill Fridays @ Bassmnt 
  • Slumberjack @ Bang Bang
  • 143 Soundsystem: 6 Year Tour @ Spin
  • Audien @ Omnia
  • Mo Beatz @ FLUXX
  • Rumba X @ Onyx Room
  • SoMo, Drama Relax, Lernerd @ Music Box
  • Made in Paris @ Kava Lounge

Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah and writes about the San Diego music scene, events and general musings about life in San Diego on San Diego: Dialed In. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.

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