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Sounds Like San Diego: May 4

Scottish rockers the Fratellis are not actually all brothers

May the fourth be with you! It's going to be an insane weekend of music, and with beautiful weather forecasted, you should get out and enjoy the fun day or night. Why not start off your evening at M-Theory for a free preview of A Ship in the Woods Festival with live performances by New Me and Cold Beaches. By evening, you might have tickets to sold out shows with the Lawrence Arms at Casbah or Khruangbin at the Belly Up, but if you don't, you might still be able to snag a ticket for the Fratellis at Observatory North Park, see our friend Tyson Motsenbocker at the House of Blues or catch Cullen Omori headlining Soda Bar. I kinda want to be everywhere tonight, so I'll have to pick carefully, and so will you.

Friday, May 4:

  • Fiesta Cinco De Mayo @ Old Town
  • A Ship in the Woods Sampler featuring New Me, Cold Beaches, DJ Sets by Pall Jenkins, Hexa, Spooky Cigarette @ M-Theory (free, 5 p.m.)
  • The Fratellis, Blood Red Shoes @ Observatory North Park
  • The Lawrence Arms, Red City Radio, Sincere Engineer @ Casbah (sold out)
  • Sean Watkins @ Museum of Making Music 
  • Khruangbin, the Mattson 2 @ Belly Up (sold out)
  • Tyson Motsenbocker, John Van Deusen Matthew Wright @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Cullen Omori, the Gloomies, Minor Gems @ Soda Bar
  • Luis Miguel @ Mattress Firm Amphitheatre 
  • Eric Andersen @ AMSD at Sweetwater Union High School
  • Lord Howler, Anestesia @ Ken Club 
  • TesseracT, Plini, Astronoid @ House of Blues
  • Jamie Shadowlight presents May the Fourth Be With You! @ Dizzy's
  • First Friday Hip Hop with DJ Artistic @ Bar Pink
  • Danny Green (album release) @ Panama 66
  • Sammy Johnson, Bo Napoleon, Lea Love @ Music Box
  • Atomic Groove's May the Fourth de Mayo Happy Hour @ Belly Up (5 p.m.)
  • Clinton Ross Davis @ Black Cat Bar
  • West Coast Weekender featuring DJ Mes, Red Sonya & Alien Tom, Matthew Brian, Bumpy Nuggets @ Lafayette Hotel 
  • West Coast Weekender featuring Hyenah, Doc Marten, Hector Romero, Cris Herrera, Oscar P, Eli Escobar, Adam Gibbons, Urulu, David Harness, Evlo B2B, Mikeytown @ Lafayette Hotel & World Beat Center
  • Hip Hop vs. Punk Rock with Midnight Block, the Magic, Nubiastylez & A.II.Z @ Tower Bar
  • Grant Farm and Trevor Green @ Winston's
  • Hannah Ellis @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Young Guns @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Kick-Stomp Ensemble @ De Oro Mine Co.
  • The Warmth, Melvus, Kahlil Nash, Polux, the Utility Players @ Soma
  • Disney on Ice presents "Frozen" @ Valley View Casino Center
  • Cinco De Mayo Fiesta: Benefit Tijuana Aids Fund, Ben Dillingham Gran @ The Merrow
  • Cranial Vacancy, Chicken Farm(ish), Powerballs, Surf Farmer @ Bancroft Bar
  • Slower, Jonny Tarr Quartet @ 710 Beach Club
  • Sophia Alone @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Beginners @ Til-Two Club
  • All-Vinyl Happy Hour with Monsieur Turbeau @ The Office (6 p.m.)
  • Live Acoustic Sessions @ U-31 (7 p.m.)
  • Von Kiss @ U-31 (9:30 p.m.)
  • SantanaWays Cinco De Mayo Weekend @ Tio Leo's
  • FX5 @ Navajo Live (9 p.m.)
  • OB Comedy @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • LED presents Wax Motif, Erick Diaz @ Bang Bang
  • Tritonal @ Omnia
  • DJ Dynamiq @ Fluxx
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's Pub
  • Lil Dicky @ Parq
  • Acid Varsity 46 featuring Ron D Core, Duckman, Otherr, MaxBetta @ Kava Lounge
  • Line Dancing Lessons @ Ramina Mainstage
  • 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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