Sounds Like San Diego: May 22


Friday night is jam-packed with some incredible shows for your aural pleasure. The legendary punk band X plays the first of two nights at the Observatory North Park, performing its first two albums, "Los Angeles" and "Wild Gift," in their entirety. Meanwhile Paramore are at the Open Air Theatre, our buddies in Buddy Banter are at Soda Bar, and TikiBeat goes off at the Lafayette Hotel. Sage Francis will sell out the Casbah, so grab tickets early, and Jesse Marchant -- an amazing singer/songwriter who used to play under his initials, JBM -- is playing for free at the Whistle Stop. The big deal of the night, however, is Pinback at the Belly Up, mostly because after some cryptic posts from Rob Crow alluding to quitting music, we really don't know if this is the last San Diego show ever or not. Don't take your chances. See them on Friday to bid farewell or, at least, "until next time."

Friday, May 22:

  • Casbah presents Jesse Marchant, Names of Ware, Gayle Skidmore @ Whistle Stop
  • Casbah presents Pinback, Sleeping People @ Belly Up
  • Sage Francis, Real J Wallace, DJ Artistic @ Casbah
  • X @ Observatory North Park
  • TikiBeat, featuring Roots Covenant, Desi Relator @ Lafayette Hotel
  • Paramore, Copeland @ Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
  • Buddy Banter, Ditches, Witness 9 @ Soda Bar
  • Hiatus Kaiyote, Low Leaf @ House of Blues, Voodoo Room
  • Jenna Syde & the Watchers, the Falling Doves @ Brick By Brick
  • Bianca Del Rio @ House of Blues
  • DJs Vaughn Avakian and Heather Hardcore @ Bar Pink
  • Ruslan, John Givez, Beleaf @ Themovement Church
  • Triple Deez @ 98 Bottles
  • Soul Organization @ Seven Grand
  • Rafe and Clelia Stefanini @ Java Joe's
  • Luke Wade, Pawnshop Kings @ The Merrow
  • Infidelz, Night Owl Massacre, Big Goat @ The Bancroft
  • Sue Palmer @ Croce's Park West
  • Sara Petite @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Aragentivas, Man vs. Man, Beekeeper, Discarded Youth @ Tower Bar
  • Hey Ho Let's Go, Generator, Godspeed McQueen @ Winston's
  • Shark Blood, Chango Rey, Chochinas Locas @ Til-Two Club
  • Beat Kitchen @ El Dorado
  • MDW, Grandtheft @ Fluxx
  • Junior theDISCOpunk @ Henry's Pub
  • For the Love of HipHop @ Kava Lounge
  • Nicole Moudaber @ Bang Bang
  • Etc! Etc! @ Bassmnt
  • The Guilt @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Tatanka, Fear Nuttin, Rakastep @ 710 Beach Club
  • Acid Reign @ Kava Lounge
  • Killing the Messenger, A New Challenger Approaches, Hundred Caliber, Seconds Ago, Hannibal, I Survive @ SOMA
  • Temple of Roots @ Worldbeat Center
  • Jenna Syde, Falling Doves, Blue Halas @ Brick by Brick
  • Funks Most Wanted @ Tio Leos
  • Jonathon Lee band @ Tin Roof
  • Sickstring Outlaws @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Archspire, Aborted, Fit for an Autopsy, Dark Sermon @ Ramona Mainstage

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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