Sounds Like San Diego: May 13

Gwen Stefani heads up a night of incredible live music in San Diego on Friday

It's Friday the 13th, but don't let superstition keep you home on this night of incredible shows. In Chula Vista, 93.3 presents their annual Summer Kick Off Concert. With acts like Gwen Stefani and Ariana Grande playing, no doubt this will be one people talk about. Meanwhile, another band that came from the OC punk scene many moons ago, Pennywise, kicks off the first of three nights at the Observatory. Tonight's show displaced Andrew Bird, but the whistling troubadour will sound amazing at the Music Box nonetheless. Rounding out the night, Night Moves is at the Casbah with our friends the Verigolds; and the Rocket Summer play in the open air at Quartyard.
Friday, May 13:
  • Andrew Bird, John Grant @ Music Box
  • Night Moves, the Verigolds @ Casbah
  • The Rocket Summer, Get Back Loretta, the Eagle and Child @ Quartyard
  • Pennywise performing "Pennywise," Good Riddance @ The Observatory North Park
  • Channel 93.3 Summer Kick Off with Gwen Stefani, Ariana Grande, Flo Rida, Iggy Azalea, Fifth Harmony, Melanie Martinez, and Alessia Cara @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
  • Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic, DJ Zone Homeboy Sandman, Luck & Lana @ Belly Up
  • The Downs Family, Behind the Wagon, Ypsitucky @ Soda Bar
  • Pall Jenkins with Tom Cheshire @ Bar Pink
  • Super Nacho's Del Mar Jr. Lifeguard Fundraiser @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5 p.m.)
  • BCB DJs @ The Black Cat
  • Moonshine Bandits, Demun Jones @ Brick By Brick
  • West Coast Weekender Kickoff @ Spin
  • JR Jarris @ The Hideout (free)
  • Drab Majesty, DJ Mario Orduno @ Whistle Stop
  • Matthew Mayfield, Amy Obenski @ Lestat's
  • Tom Brousseau, Gregory Page, Rob Thorsen, Owen Burke @ Java Joe's
  • Steel Panther, Budderside @ House of Blues
  • Groove International Local Band Showcase @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • URIZEN, Kirby's Dream Band, Digital Lizards of Doom @ The Merrow
  • Another Run (TX), Philosopher's Ray Gun, Cotton the Machine @ The Bancroft
  • Dubbest & Special Guests @ 710 Beach Club
  • A New Challenger Approaches, I Survive, Voidlines. Hollow I Am. Shawshank Redeemed, Ascensions @ SOMA
  • Wilson Harwood @ Across the Street at Mueller College
  • Sales @ The Loft, UCSD
  • The Reflectors @ Tio Leo's
  • The Reflectors @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Funk's Most Wanted @ Humphreys Backstage Live (8 p.m.)
  • The Hotshot Drifters, R.C. Edson @ Tower Bar
  • The Steppas and Inna Vision @ Winston's
  • FEA (Jenn Alva and Phanie Diaz of Girl In A Coma), Kristeen Young, Subtropics, Cochinas Locas @ Til-Two Club
  • Styles & Complete @ Fluxx
  • Dennis Ferrer @ Bang Bang
  • Showtek @ Omnia
  • Purps & Turqs with Alex Rubio @ Kava Lounge
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n
  • Coco Montoya @ Ramona Mainstage

Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah, the content manager for DoSD, 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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