Sounds Like San Diego: May 13

Top Dawg Entertainment brings their label roster to Mattress Firm Amphitheatre

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It has been a busy weekend, but it is going to be a pretty amazing Sunday of music if you're up for it. At Mattress Firm Amphitheatre, Top Dawg Entertainment brings their label roster, which includes SZA, Schoolboy Q and, of course, Pulitzer Prize-winner Kendrick Lamar, whose "Damn" was awarded for being "a virtuosic song collection unified by its vernacular authenticity and rhythmic dynamism." At the Observatory, Scottish indie-rockers Franz Ferdinand return to town for a sold-out show, Canadian rockers Born Ruffians return to the Casbah for the first time in a few years, and you'll want to bundle up for a chilly night for Andrew McMahon and the Wilderness at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay.

Sunday, May 13:
  • Gator by the Bay @ Spanish Landing 
  • Balboa Park Pow Wow @ Balboa Park (Southeast corner at Park & President's Way) 
  • Top Dawg Entertainment: The Championship Tour featuring Kendrick Lamar, SZA, Schoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Sir, Ab-Soul, Lance Skiiwalker @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre
  • Franz Ferdinand @ Observatory North Park (sold out)
  • Born Ruffians, Little Junior @ Casbah
  • Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Allen Stone, Zac Clark, Bob Oxblood @ Humphreys Concerts by the Bay
  • Cat Pierce, Swimsuit Issue, Ba Bete @ Soda Bar
  • Priti Gandhi, Ines Irawati @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Steven Wilson, Ninet Tayeb @ House of Blues
  • Normandie Wilson @ Bar Pink (8 p.m.)
  • Rat Sabbath with DJ Ratty @ Bar Pink (10 p.m.)
  • Tierra Caliente Academy of Arts Annual Recital @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Ria Carey and Don L. @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jerry's Kids and Enlightened Rogues @ Winston's (5 p.m.)
  • Stay Bar/H20 Party @ Blonde
  • Whit Aadland @ Pour House (1 p.m.)
  • Corey Leal @ Pour House  (9 p.m.)
  • Hemlock, SevidemiC, 1001, the Flood @ Brick by Brick
  • Salsa Sundays @ Queen Bee's (all ages)
  • Reggae Sunday @ U-31
  • Uptown Top Ranking @ The Office
  • Jason Brown @ Humphreys Backstage Live (10 a.m.-2 p.m.)
  • Underworld. Gothic. Industrial. @ Navajo Live 
  • Cerissa McQueen @ Humphreys Backstage Live (8 p.m.)
  • House2ourselves X Noise Complaint present: Doorly @ Spin
  • Broadway Boogie DJs the Luna Brothers @ El Dorado

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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