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Sounds Like San Diego: May 19

Thundercat headlines the Observatory North Park -- and kicks off the weekend right

I don't know about you, but every week feels more exhausting than the last and by the time Friday hits, I'm ready to get out for some fun. Tonight, you can do that with Tikibeat at the Bali Hai with Creepxotica setting the tone for a chill summer. When that wraps, it'll be time to catch a show, so head to the Observatory for Thundercat. If you've talked to anyone who saw the sets at Coachella, you'd know that it was one of the crowd favorites. Meanwhile, Casbah welcomes Woods, L.A. Witch play Soda Bar and SWMRS play the Irenic. For something extra fun, classic rocker Robin Trower (Procol Harum) plays House of Blues with our good friends Strange Vine opening the show.

Friday, May 19:

  • Tikibeat Summer Kickoff with Creepxotica, the Upshots, Jason Hanna & the Bullfighters @ Bali Hai 
  • Thundercat @ The Observatory North Park
  • Woods, Golden Daze @ Casbah
  • SWMRS, No Parents, Mt. Eddy @ The Irenic
  • Robin Trower, Strange Vine @ House of Blues
  • L.A. Witch, Mr. Elevator, Keepers @ Soda Bar
  • In Your Neighborhood with DJ Lou Niles presents the Andrew McKeag Band, Spitfire Torpedo @ Pour House (Oceanside)
  • The Spazmatics and CalPhonics: The Best of the '80s and '90s! @ Belly Up
  • Brian Ellis' "Mirror/Mirror" Release Party @ Space
  • Class Project with DJ Grimm and Old Man Johnson @ Bar Pink
  • The Fooks with DJ Ofier @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Peggy Watson, David Beldock @ Java Joe's
  • Erika Davies @ Panama 66
  • Ed Kornhauser Organ Trio @ Seven Grand
  • El Chicano / Thee Midniters @ Sycuan
  • Futureman/Silverman @ Museum of Making Music
  • Mark Goffeney, Gabriela Aparicio, Cory Wilkins @ La Jolla Athenaeum
  • F---in' in the Bushes @ Whistle Stop
  • BUMP! with Bob Dazzla, Shige & guests @ Blonde
  • '80s vs. '90s @ Bar Pink
  • Neck Down, Research, the Midnight Block, Skidmarks of Society @ Tower Bar
  • That's Right @ Pour House (Oceanside) (5 p.m.)
  • The iLL Movement Presents iLL Nicky, Rob Law, YS & Bakes, Nat-Z and more @ Music Box
  • The Burt Brion Revue (Diegueno Middle School Band Fundraiser) @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5 p.m.)
  • Low and Be Told, Cochinas Locas @ Black Cat Bar
  • Holy Grail, Monolith, Malison, Meltdown @ Brick By Brick
  • Steady Holiday, EMAL, Graham Elliot @ The Loft, UCSD
  • The Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
  • Chris Brown, O.T. Genasis, Fabolous, Kap G @ Viejas Arena, SDSU
  • The String Revolution @ Lestat's
  • Jerry 'Hot Rod' Demink @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Cowgirls From Hell, AntiTrust, GLAMel Töe, And Ever @ The Merrow
  • Now & Later Fridays with Beatnick, Artistic, Tramlife @ El Dorado
  • Bears Among Men, BloodPig @ Bancroft Bar
  • Arise Roots, True Press @ 710 Beach Club
  • Kid Wonder @ U-31
  • Funk's Most Wanted @ Tio Leo's
  • Michele Lundeen @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Beta Maxx @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Pop Vinyl @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino 
  • Fabolous @ Fluxx
  • Circle of Fifths @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • The Buckleys @ Lobby Bar, Viejas Casino 
  • Noir @ Bang Bang
  • Dash Berlin @ Omnia
  • Trippy Ass Technologies Label Launch w/ Christian Martin & more @ Spin
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's Pub
  • Reptile Society @ 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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