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Sounds Like San Diego: May 11

Hot Snakes head up a jam-packed night of live music in San Diego

San Diego music fans and musicians alike are all about Hot Snakes (read the SoundDiego interview with Swami John Reis here). When they recently played the Casbah, social media feeds were filled with people either declaring it the "best show ever" or lamenting that they didn't get tickets. They released their new album, "Jericho Sirens," to rave reviews and dudes declaring it's the only record you need in 2018. Tonight, the band is back with a show at Observatory North Park and there may still be tickets available, so get your tickets and then can we chill on the fanboy love for a second? I mean, there are other shows, like the amazing Sparta, who are playing a sold-out show at Soda Bar, or Tech N9ne who performs at House of Blues. You can also keep it local with the Midnight Pine and Jake Najor's new project; or pop lovers can head to Mattress Firm Amphitheatre for Channel 933's Summer Kickoff. It's going to be a super awesome night for music in San Diego, so be ready to rock out -- then rest up to do it all over again.

Friday, May 11:

  • Hot Snakes, Le Butcherettes, Cat Scan @ The Observatory North Park
  • Sparta, NALGADAS @ Soda Bar (SOLD OUT)
  • The Midnight Pine, Jake Najor & the Moment of Truth, Stephen El Rey @ Casbah
  • Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Just Juice, Joey Cool, King ISO, Mackenzie Nicole @ House of Blues
  • American Pleasure Club (fka Teen Suicide), Special Explosion, Bad Kids @ Queen Bee's
  • Channel 933 Summer Kickoff ft. the Chainsmokers, Ne-Yo, Miguel, Meghan Trainor, In Real Life, Lauv, Iggy Azalea @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
  • Ignant Benches, the Extrangers, Retra, Effe Emme, Beyond My Afterlife, Violent Dreams @ SOMA
  • Easy Wind, SantanaWays @ Belly Up
  • Animal Years, Joel Taylor @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Death By Dancing with DJ Jon Blaj @ Whistle Stop
  • GLYPH: Matthewdavid, PBDY, Callie Ryan, TAR crew @ Space
  • Fashion Jackson, Duuns, Rubenstein Drive-By, Mr. Mumble @ Che Cafe
  • Dance Punk Indie Blog Haus Electro @ Blonde
  • League of Liars, Falling Doves @ Bar Pink (8 p.m.)
  • DJ Old Man Johnson, DJ Switch @ Bar Pink (10 p.m.)
  • The Mad Hat Hucksters @ Panama 66
  • Super Nacho @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5 p.m.)
  • Dethsurf, Gorm @ Black Cat Bar
  • Petty Saints, Batlords, Christ Killer, Inciting Riots @ Tower Bar
  • Biohazard (Dubstep/Electronic DJ Night) @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Poor Man's Whiskey, Hunter and the Dirty Jacks @ Winston's
  • Scotty Alexander @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Jake Rose @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Whiskey Ridge @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Deva Premal & Miten with Manose @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Joe Wood @ Pour House  
  • The Sometimes Island, Johnny Kahn, the 40 ouncers, the Pawns, Offset @ Bancroft Bar
  • Strictly Skunk, the Originators @ 710 Beach Club
  • Echosmith, the Score, Jena Rose @ Music Box
  • After Hours with DJs Adam Salter & Ikah Love @ The Office 
  • The Gears, the Dogs, the Spent Idols, the Widows @ Til-Two Club
  • All-Vinyl Happy Hour w/Monsieur Turbeau @ The Office (6 p.m.)
  • Live Acoustic Sessions @ U-31 (7-9 p.m.)
  • DJ Senema @ U-31
  • The Siers Brothers @ Tio Leo's
  • Y3K @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Detroit Underground @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Strait Jacket @ Navajo Live  
  • Hot Cakes with DJs Mister Hek & Love Siene @ El Dorado
  • Pan-Pot + Lee K @ Bang Bang
  • Pretty Ricky @ FLUXX
  • Zaytoven @ Parq
  • Mitch Dodge, Arielle Z, Susio, Delos Xhrdn @ Spin
  • Digital Cocoon with Memo Rex @ 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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