Sounds Like San Diego: May 10

The Sonics return to San Diego for a show at the Belly Up Sunday

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Today is the final day of the annual Gator By the Bay Festival. Long a Mother's Day tradition in my own family, the zydeco and Cajun music fest has expanded over the years to include five stages, with a broader scope of music including blues, rock, and more. It has been a bit of a chilly weekend but today should shape up to be a nice one for spending the day with Mom. By nightfall, legendary Tacoma band the Sonics perform at the Belly Up. The band has been cited as influential to bands like the Cramps, the Ramones, Nirvana and the Fall. They've recently released their first album in nearly 50 years, and after a successful all-ages show here last summer, tonight they head to Solana Beach.

Sunday, May 10 (Happy Mother's Day!):

  • Gator By The Bay @ Spanish Landing
  • The Sonics, Barrence Whitfield, the Savages, Beehive & the Barracudas @ Belly Up
  • Rat Sabbath @ Bar Pink
  • Rat Fist, Gloomsday @ Casbah
  • Golden Coast, Swim Team, the Verigolds @ The Merrow (FREE RESIDENCY)
  • Runa @ AMSD
  • Deftones @ House of Blues
  • Dead Men Walking, Barb Wire Dolls, Grids @ Soda Bar
  • The Road To Psycho Tour: Dead Meadow, Elder, Stoned Jesus, Electric Citizen @ Brick By Brick
  • Nina Francis, Danny Green @ Croce's Park West
  • Mundell Lowe, Jaime Valle, Bob Boss @ Dizzy's
  • In Virdian @ Epicentre
  • Dee Lucas @ Humphreys Backstage (8 p.m.)
  • Haiku Group, Dave Good's Jazz Jam @ Java Joes
  • Joe Budden @ Porter's Pub
  • Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars @ World Beat Center
  • The Big Decisions @ Sycamore Den
  • Gonzo, Beyong I Sight, Maka Roots, Iya Terra @ U-31
  • Jose Sinatra hosts O.B.-o-ke @ Winstons

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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