Sounds Like San Diego: June 1

Greg Laswell, a long-time San Diego favorite, returns to town for a show at the Belly Up Friday

San Diego has a problem: When our musicians get noticed outside of our region, they "hit the bigtime," or just get offered bigger opportunities, we should be better about supporting them, not begrudging them when they choose to leave or move or find success elsewhere. We should love and support and welcome when such artists return. Such is the case for Greg Laswell. A regular at Lestat's for ages, Greg was kind of always the saddest singer in the room, and for that reason, perhaps, easy to connect with. Last we heard he was in NYC, but wherever his journey has taken him, tonight he's back at the Belly Up, and if you're able, you should take the time to welcome him home. Meanwhile, local legends the Paladins rock the Casbah, Lord Huron play a second sold-out show at House of Blues, and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard play a sold-out show at the Observatory North Park.

Friday, June 1:

  • Tinashe @ San Diego County Fair Summer Concert Series
  • The Temecula Valley Balloon & Wine Festival with Sugar Ray, Spin Doctors, Safety Orange, Kalimba, Kaitlyn Weathers, Bulldawg Blues Band, DJ Pasha @ Lake Skinner Regional Park
  • Greg Laswell, Tolan Shaw @ Belly Up
  • Lord Huron, Misty Boyce @ House of Blues (SOLD OUT)
  • The Paladins, the Bedbreakers, the Tighten Ups @ Casbah
  • King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Amyl and the Sniffers @ The Observatory North Park (SOLD OUT)
  • WYO, Duuns, Half Eaten, Hail Hail @ Soda Bar
  • Bane's World, Michael Seyer @ The Irenic
  • “It Came From Lurkville” pre-party with Blacks Beach Boys, the Kabbs, DJ Raw Soul Rebel @ Ken Club (9 p.m.)
  • “It Came From Lurkville” post-party with Chango Rey & his Reyman, DJ Raw Soul Rebel @ Ken Club (midnight)
  • Black Friday with Vaughn Avakian, Mario Orduno, Camilla Robina @ Whistle Stop
  • Surge: Group Art Exhibit ft. J.Linn & the Rotation, Misc Ailments, Lighter Burns @ Black Plague Brewing, Oceanside (6-11 p.m.)
  • Dance Punk! Indie, blog, haus, electro dance party @ Blonde
  • Jeff Denson "Outside My Window" CD Release Tour @ Dizzy's
  • The Spinners @ Sycuan Casino
  • Realm of Absurdity, Eric Towers, KG Smokey, Sir Karri, Pumpkin VVS, Joey Wild @ SOMA
  • KRZ (ft. Mimi Zulu), Chill Clinton, Lenny Morris @ Salty Frog, Imperial Beach
  • First Friday Hip-Hop Night @ Bar Pink ($5)
  • The Midnight Pine @ Panama 66
  • Mark Farina, Cris Herrera, Arielle Z, Eric Medina @ Music Box
  • Amanda Brown, Savannah Philyaw @ Lestat's
  • Hip-Hop vs. Punk Rock w/ Kaus & Emphasize, Batlords, Pengineer & the Gay Agenda @ Tower Bar
  • Tropa Magica @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Berkley Hart @ Java Joe's
  • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Brandon Ray @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Brodie Stewart Band @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Disappointing Joseph @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Logan Henderson, Savannah Outen @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Shocks of Mighty @ Pour House (9 p.m.)
  • Heart of Leo @ Pour House (5:30 p.m.)  
  • Beekeeper, Monarch, Malison, Sergulath @ The Merrow
  • Tzimani, Space Vacation @ Bancroft Bar
  • Shay & the Hustle, Triton Eye @ 710 Beach Club
  • The Sometimes Island @ La Mesa Wine Works
  • Fast Heart Mart @ Nate's Garden Grill
  • Janice & Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Warboy, Reckless Disregard, CFA, Curbside Funeral @ Til-Two Club
  • All-Vinyl Happy Hour w/ Monsieur Turbeau @ The Office (6 p.m.)
  • Sam Bybee @ Hooley's Irish Pub & Grill 
  • Kid Wonder @ U-31
  • Pepe Tovar Y Los Chacales @ El Gran Patron Night Club
  • Graceland with Marlon Von Ratibor -- "The Voice of Elvis" @ Tio Leo's
  • Sue Palmer @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • GruvMatic @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Bastard Sons of the Serious Guise @ Navajo Live  
  • Ardalan @ Bang Bang
  • Party Favor @ Omnia
  • Waze & Odyssey @ Spin 
  • Digital Cocoon with DELOS and Xhrdn @ Kava Lounge
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n

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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