Sounds Like San Diego: May 17

The Dandy Warhols are celebrating 25 years at the Observatory North Park Friday

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The Dandy Warhols

The weekend is here and am I ready for a good one. Leading the pack, the Dandy Warhols are celebrating 25 years with a tour that should encompass their many masks -- from psych-rock jams to Americana-tinged tunes and everything in between. Expect to hear a career-spanning set and also some new tunes off their latest, "Why You So Crazy." The Belly Up, meanwhile, welcomes the return of reggae mainstay Pato Banton, the Casbah hosts Emo Nite, and Soda Bar goes psychobilly with Guana Batz. There are some legit shows all the way down the listings tonight, so look through and find the magic that speaks to you.  

Friday, May 17:

  • The Dandy Warhols, Cosmonauts, the Vacant Lots @ The Observatory North Park
  • Pato Banton, Dubbest, Maka Roots @ Belly Up
  • Emo Nite @ Casbah
  • Guana Batz, the Delta Bombers, Hard Fall Hearts @ Soda Bar
  • Fistfights With Wolves, Phantom Twins @ Bar Pink (8 p.m.)
  • Kiss the Whip with DJ Camilla Robina and Errol Fritz @ Bar Pink (10 p.m.)
  • Machine Politik, Germain Seed, Howl at the Moon @ The Merrow
  • The Gay Agenda, Ohcult, Secret Fun Club @ Black Cat Bar
  • Dark Funeral with special guests @ Brick By Brick
  • We Are One, PVKE, Suburban Park, RVRBOY, Ending Left, WIZÆRD @ The Che Cafe
  • Fishing for Chips, Alien Monster, Avenue Army, the Rough @ Himmelberg's
  • Night Bloom @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado (5 p.m.)
  • Diggin Dirt @ Winston's
  • Young Guns @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Martin McDaniels @ Moonshine Flats 
  • BJ Jezbera @ De Oro Mine Co
  • The Benedetti Ensemble Explore the Music of the 1960s & '70s @ Dizzy's
  • Quinteto Aleatorio @ Panama 66
  • David Lindley @ Museum of Making Music 
  • Scarborough @ Templar's Hall In Old Poway Park
  • Rasta Paw Festival featuring Cali Conscious, Skyler Lutes, the Tones @ Legacy Brewing, Oceanside
  • Derek King @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Pounder (members of Exhumed, Carcass), Gygax, Monarch, Shotgun Sawyer @ Tower Bar 
  • Mickey Avalon, Dirt Nasty, Derek King, Likybo @ House of Blues
  • Rock En Espanol with Zenith @ Border X Brewing
  • Jo James @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Tunnel Vision, Sensi Trails, Cydeways @ 710 Beach Club
  • Janice, Nathan & Tony @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Greg Douglas @ Wildwood Crossing
  • After Hours with DJs EdROC & Ayla Simone @ The Office 
  • Louis V & the Aesthetics @ Seven Grand
  • BoomTown Stingers @ Riviera Supper Club & Turquoise Room
  • PONCÉ, Takahashi Nation, Deep Yogurt @ Til-Two Club
  • DJ Freeman @ U-31
  • Funk's Most Wanted (album release) @ Tio Leo's
  • Roger!, True Stories , Velour @ Manhattan Bar
  • Nosis, Cappo Kelley @ Salty Frog
  • Backroads @ Renegade
  • Detroit Underground @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • FairPlay, Sluka @ Navajo Live 
  • Turned Up, DJ Miss Dust @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • Chris James Trio, DJ Miss Dust @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino
  • DJ Karma @ Parq
  • F---in in the Bushes Brit-Pop Dance Party @ Whistle Stop
  • We Are Your Friends Indie Dance Party @ Blonde
  • Rollin' Wit Tha Funk Vol.3 No.3 @ Space
  • DJ Heather, Cachet, Matthew Brian @ A/C Lounge
  • Now & Later with DJ Artistic and guests @ El Dorado
  • BlackGummy @ Bang Bang
  • Desert Dwellers, SAAND @ Music Box
  • Monolink with Marques Wyatt, Carlo Ofier, Staybad, Post Script, Nik Thrine, Laura Peck @ Spin 
  • Tyga @ Omnia
  • DJ Brees @ FLUXX
  • DJs & Dancing @ Henry's Pub
  • Tech Support ft. Killmor, Dylan Andrew, Mr.Smith @ 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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