Sounds Like San Diego: May 30

Blackout Party head up a fine Saturday in San Diego for live music

Blackout Party Rebecca Joelson
Rebecca Joelson

There are so many cool things going on in San Diego, it's hard to know where to even begin. It's Fiesta Del Sol up in Solana Beach so you can catch some of your favorite Belly Up artists among the stages of the street fair, while farther south, you can drop by Karl Strauss in Pacific Beach for a free event with Blackout Party and Low Volts. There's a paella festival at the Embarcadero, a foodie and beer event at Silo, and PB Jamfest goes on all day at 710. Of course I'm looking forward to the night life, with the worst name but possible most awesome band you'll ever witness, Diarrhea Planet, playing at the Casbah. Five guitars just shredding should make this a band on your radar. Otherwise, Steve Poltz plays an intimate show at Java Joe's, Behind the Wagon rock the Ken Club, and Pig Pen Theatre Co. return to Soda Bar. 

Saturday, May 30:

  • Fiesta Del Sol @ Solana Beach (9 a.m.-9 p.m.)
  • Craft Beer + Bites with Music by Trent Hancock, Goose ^ Mvrk @ Silo/Maker's Quarter (3-7 p.m. Info/Tickets)
  • Karl Strauss Arts and Amps feat Blackout Party, Low Volts @ Karl Strauss Tasting Room, PB, Free, 21+ 
  • International Paella and Wine Festival @ Embarcadero Marina Park South (12-6 p.m.)
  • An Evening with Delta Spirit and Friends @ The Irenic (SOLD OUT)
  • Diarrhea Planet, Left & Right, Muscle Beech @ Casbah
  • Steve Poltz @ Java Joe's
  • Behind the Wagon, Diamond Lakes, Santa Ana Knights @ Ken Club
  • Pigpen Theatre Co; Pearl and the Beard; Goodnight, Texas @ Soda Bar
  • Whose Live Anyway @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Everlast, Big B @ Belly Up
  • Pacific Beach Jamfest -- Summit Agency Presents: Arden Park Root midnight-1:30 a.m. Ease Up 11 p.m.-11:40 p.m. Wheeland Brothers 10 p.m.-10:40 p.m. Build A Machine 9 p.m.-9:40 p.m. So*Cal Vibes 8 p.m.-8:40 p.m. Sun Dried Vibes 7 p.m.-7:40 p.m.  City Reef 6 p.m.-6:40 p.m. @ 710 Beach Club
  • Barry McGuire & PF Sloan @ AMSD
  • Madly @ Bar Pink
  • Freedom Fry, the Brevet, Vida Blue @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Earth Mover, Always The Understudy, NSA, Victimized, Midnight Track, Strangely Strange @ Soma
  • Strung Out, La Armada, Pears, Red City Radio @ House of Blues
  • Lola Demure's Burlesque & Variety Show @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Film Out Festival 2015 @ The Observatory North Park
  • The Crawdaddys, Los Sweepers @ Til-Two Club
  • Aerosmyth @ Brick By Brick
  • Allison Adams Tucker's Latin Jazz al Fin @ Dizzy's
  • Kilo and the Dew, Passport Envy, Trans-Conduit @ Lestat's
  • Prince Fox @ Bang Bang
  • Booty Bassment @ Whistle Stop
  • Raise the Guns (EP Release), Dark Measure, Imbalanced, Cowgirls From Hell @ The Merrow
  • The Routine @ The Rabbit Hole
  • Robot Ears Presents: Shaded, Chad Andrew, Halo @ Spin
  • Uncle Leo, The Areas, El Cucuy and the Cochinos @ The Bancroft
  • DJ R-You @ U-31
  • Mark Fisher @ Croce's Park West (noon)
  • Gilbert Castellanos & the Park West Ensemble @ Croce's Park West
  • Ruby @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Rising Star @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • The Beat Rockets, Chango Rey, the Cardielles @ Tower Bar
  • Niyaz, Azam Ali @ UCSD Price Center Theater
  • The Shakedown @ Winston's (5-8 p.m.)
  • Ocean Boogie with DJs Peril, Green T, Unite @ Winston's
  • Adam Salter @ El Dorado
  • Arty @ Bassmnt
  • Full Strength Funk Band @ Tio Leo's
  • Marrakesh with DJ Karma @ Fluxx
  • Revival, DJ Chelu @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Loose Nuts Farewell Show @ Boar Cross'n
  • Eric Gales, Brett Ellis Band, One Foot In the Blues @ 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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