Sounds Like San Diego: May 21

The Boxer Rebellion head up an insane day of live-music in San Diego

I'm not gonna lie. There are a million amazing things to do in San Diego today, but around here, we're beaming with joy as we kick off SoundDiego's Summer Splash at Harrah's Resort SoCal. We'll have the Boxer Rebellion and local favorites the Verigolds entertaining you as you hang out by the pool. We've even got a shuttle from Pacific Beach so you can have a safe ride to and from the resort. [Purchase special $20 tickets here with code SOUNDDIEGO] Around town, Mariachi El Bronx headlines the Festival of Arts in North Park, Frightened Rabbit plays to a sold-out Belly Up, and Mrs. Magician celebrate their new release, "Bermuda," at Soda Bar.

Saturday, May 21:

  • SoundDiego Summer Splash feat. the Boxer Rebellion, the Verigolds @ Harrah's Resort SoCal [Snag tickets here]
  • Frightened Rabbit, Caveman @ Belly Up (sold out)
  • Mrs. Magician, the Sess, Keepers @ Soda Bar (see our SoundDiego Spotlight session on Mrs. Magician here)
  • Fruit Bats, Kyle Craft @ Casbah
  • North Park Festival of Arts feat. Steve Poltz, Mariachi El Bronx, Creepy Creeps, Vokab Kompany, Dani Bell & the Tarrantist, Piracy Conspiracy, Pounded By the Surf, Rebecca Jade & the Cold Fact, Buckfast Superbee, Juicebox, the Verigolds, Goma, Hills Like Elephants, the Lexicons, Weird Night @ North Park (University Between 30th and 32nd, free, all ages, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.)
  • Fiesta del Sol Festival 2016 feat. Pato Banton, Common Sense, Ki, the Routine @ Solana Beach
  • San Diego Taco Fest with Sir Mix-A-Lot, Metalachi, 40oz To Freedom, El Vez, Todo Mundo, B-Side Players @ Waterfront Park (11 a.m.-10 p.m.)
  • In-Ko-Pah 3 2016 feat. Audacity, Three Mile Pilot, the Blank Tapes, the Gloomies, Red Tank, Shady Francos, the Rosalyns, Some Kind Of Lizard, Madly @ Desert View Tower
  • Father @ The Observatory North Park
  • Jeff Rosenstock, Upset, Diners, Sledding With Tigers @ Che Cafe
  • Neon Beat: The Best and Worst of the '80s @ Bar Pink
  • Brad Paisley, Tyler Farr, Maddie & Tae @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
  • Tribute To Prince @ Music Box (8 p.m.)
  • Bass Tribe Presents: Thriftworks, Galangsta @ Music Box (11:15 p.m.)
  • Guy Davis @ AMSD
  • '80s vs. '90s with DJs Gabe Vega & Saul Q@ Whistle Stop
  • Anna Zappoli & Adam Greenfield Book Release, Pall Jenkins Solo Set @ Whistle Stop
  • Jewel (solo acoustic), Griffin House @ Humphreys Concerts By The Bay
  • Fmlybnd, Olivver the Kid, Dark Waves @ House of Blues
  • Short Stories, Alive & Well, Acidic, Air Go, the Montell Jordans, Effe Emme @ SOMA
  • Jazz pianist/composer Joshua White @ Dizzy's
  • Dreams Made Flesh, Bit Maps, Blood Ponies @ The Hideout
  • Club Therapy: Ant Dakini, Ultima Circo @ The Bancroft
  • Hierophant, Bonebreaker, TBA @ Tower Bar
  • Lust For Life @ Winston's (5 p.m.)
  • AJ Froman, Shellshock, Destructo Bunny @ Winston's (9 p.m.)
  • San Diego City Soul Club 3 Year Anniversary with Revivers and Mochilero All Stars @ Til-Two Club
  • Trevor McSpadden, Tom Ward, Josh Jones @ The Black Cat
  • Soulfly, Warbringer, Lody Kong, Santa Claus, Contortion @ Brick By Brick (7 p.m.)
  • Poison Headache (album release) @ Brick By Brick (Free, 11:30 p.m.)
  • Allison Lonsdale and Eben Brooks @ Lestat's (6-8 p.m.)
  • Gregory Page Show @ Lestat's
  • Zero To Billy @ Java Joe's
  • Shawn Barry Presents: Township Rebellion (Rage Against the Machine tribute), Class of '99 ('90s hits), the Grind @ The Merrow
  • Bird Rock Elementary Fundraiser @ 710 Beach Club
  • Comedy @ The Bancroft
  • Satin Jackets @ El Dorado
  • Detroit Underground @ Tio Leo's
  • Wildside @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Wellman, Schoeny @ Fluxx
  • Lucas Hope @ Moonshine Flats
  • Soul Work Presents Eden
  • DJ Politik @ Omnia
  • Justin Credible @ Parq
  • Jay Hardway @ Bassmnt

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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