Sounds Like San Diego: May 5

San Diego reaps the benefits of Just Like Heaven Fest

This weekend was the inaugural Just Like Heaven Fest at the Queen Mary, so tonight, San Diego reaps the benefits of that event with shows from Peter, Bjorn, and John and the Faint at the Irenic and the Observatory, respectively. Violent Femmes and X would've fit perfectly on that bill as well, and tonight they play by the bay at Humphreys. Casbah is celebrating actual Cinco de Mayo with Cumbia Machin and friends, and if I remember correctly, the last time Sekta Core were supposed to play Soda Bar, the show was canceled due to some Visa issues, so hopefully, that's all sorted out, and they'll get to play tonight's show to make up for it. That's a pretty solid Sunday lineup, and you can still wrap it all up early enough to get a full night's sleep so you feel refreshed for Monday morning.  

Sunday, May 5:

  • Violent Femmes, X @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
  • Peter, Bjorn and John, Jonathan Something @ the Irenic
  • The Faint @ Observatory North Park
  • Cinco de Mayo with Cumbia Machin, La Diabla, Maria y Jose, Sonidero Travesura, Air Nandez, Las Sucias @ Casbah
  • Sekta Core, No Moral, Mafia Rusa, Mad Cow Disease, Vile Humor @ Soda Bar
  • Jehlad Akin, Rodrigo Bars, Sarah Cook, Plexus Play, A.II.Z, Sante Prince, Dirty 619, Lucier the Band, Getaway 95, Alternate Era, Hollywood Values, Jam Club, Dominico Andretti, Rose Quartz @ Che Cafe
  • Rat Sabbath with Ratty @ Bar Pink
  • Hott MT, Wild Wild Wets, Tapes, DJ Andrew McGranahan @ Blonde
  • Uptown Rhythm Makers @ Panama 66
  • Jason Hanna Jazz Quartet, DJ Jecs @ Salty Frog
  • Cirque du Soleil Volta @ The Grand Chapiteau, Del Mar Fairgrounds 
  • Bosswitch, Actionesse, Other Ways @ Tower Bar
  • Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony @ Symphony Hall 
  • Cinco de Pocari @ Space
  • West Coast Weekender Day 3 featuring the Pharcyde, Mark Farina, Osunlade & po-lar-i-ty, Rich Medina @ Viejas Concerts in the Park & Oak Ballroom, Viejas Casino
  • Cocoa Tea, Layne & the New Nation @ Belly Up 
  • Neurotic Image, Bitter Kiddos, Avnet @ Navajo Live 
  • Dream Nite with Choir Boy DJ set @ Whistle Stop
  • Arrival From Sweden: the Music of ABBA @ Amici Park
  • Next Level and Subelo Sundays present DJ Esco @ Music Box 
  • The Folk Collection @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Convergence/Convergencia @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Jerry "Hot Rod" DeMink @ Crossroads, House of Blues (free)
  • Keep It on the DL @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Cinco de Mayo @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Batalla de Puebla Celebration @ Border X Brewing
  • Cinco de Mayo Yacht Party @ Hornblower Cruises
  • Cinco de Mayo with Jim Allen Band @ Renegade
  • Sip & Swim @ Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows (12 p.m.)
  • Gta, Jstjr, Matphilly @ Bassmnt 
  • Deep Tech SD presents Redux Saints @ Kava Lounge
  • Cinco de Mayo with Raiz Muzik @ U-31
  • Uptown Top Ranking with Tribe of Kings @ The Office
  • Disney on Ice presents Worlds of Enchantment @ Pechanga Arena
  • The Amalgamated @ Humphreys Backstage Live (7 p.m.)
  • Reggae Sunday @ Spin
  • Cinco De Mayo Fiesta @ 710 Beach Club

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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