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Sounds Like San Diego: May 11

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes kickstart your weekend early

There seems to be a huge resurgence of '90s pop-punk bands touring, celebrating 20- or 30-year anniversaries and building new fans along with older ones who were teens back when the Warped Tour was in its infancy. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes were not only unique in their delivery of cover songs, but they were a legit supergroup featuring members of Swingin' Utters, Lagwagon, and NoFX among others. Tonight, the band plays at House of Blues and their shows always feel like a big, awesome reunion party. You could also definitely say the same about Schizophonics, who rock the Casbah tonight along with Jason Hanna & the Bullfighters. Local instrumental rock band the Wind Playing Tricks headline Soda Bar, San Diego rock-weirdo Gary Wilson plays Space, and dance-rocker Shwayze plays the Holding Company's anniversary. For a special show, get in the mood for Gator By the Bay with SDMA-winner Whitney Shay and Brazilian guitarist Netto Rockefeller at Tio Leo's.

Thursday, May 11:

  • Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Kid Congo & the Pink Monkey Birds, Together Pangea @ House of Blues
  • Schizophonics, Jason Hanna & the Bullfighters, Dream Burglar, DJ Josh Kmak @ Casbah
  • The Wind Playing Tricks, Stray Monroe, Of Ennui @ Soda Bar
  • Gary Wilson, Macula Dog (NY), Jinx Bobby @ Space
  • Grown Folk Music with the Husky Boy All-Stars @ Bar Pink
  • Sully & the Blue-Eyed Soul Band @ Belly Up
  • Shwayze @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Hemlock Presents Spirit In the Room, Ultima Circo @ Blonde
  • Ginger Cowgirl, Podunk Nowhere @ Sycamore Den
  • Whitney Shay with Netto Rockefeller @ Tio Leo's
  • Wish & the Well, Coby Lee Brooks @ Pour House (Oceanside)
  • All That Dance Party with Sasha Marie @ The Merrow
  • Under the Groove with Funk Vinyl, DJ Boogieman @ Whistle Stop
  • The Zicas @ Java Joe's
  • Thursdaze @ U-31
  • Jerry 'Hot Rod' Demink @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Francois Sims & Groove Squad @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Karaoke With Goldilox @ Tower Bar
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Keychain, Taipan, Bangroc @ Bancroft
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Boostive: TV Broken 3rd Eye Open @ Winston's
  • Justin Symbol & the God Bombs, Our Frankenstein, Shaolin Signal, JasonXVoorhees, Decompose @ Til-Two Club
  • No Limits with DJ Myson King @ The Office
  • The Loosen Up with DJs Mane, A-Boogie, Kid Wonder @ El Dorado
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • Tango Thursdays @ Queen Bee's
  • Night Skool @ Henry's Pub
  • Digital Cocoon presents 'ODDYSSY' @ Kava Lounge
  • Sikdope, Peter Li, 3Bangz, Scarley, MAchA @ Parq
  • Ital Vibes, The Riddims @ 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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