Sounds Like San Diego: May 5

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Mariachi el Bronx at Belly Up on Tuesday

I know over the weekend I was kind of poking fun at Cinco de Mayo -- or the Americanization of the day that has little to do with its actual historical relevance [read Dita Quinones' post on the subject]. But today is actually Cinco de Mayo, and what better way to remember the Battle of Puebla than by rocking out to one of our SoundDiego Live veterans, Mariachi el Bronx. I'm not sure how there are still tickets left to this show at Belly Up to be honest, but you better get them online while you can. Openers Tijuana Panthers and Pounded by the Surf ensure that this will be a full-on party. Meanwhile, Casbah is almost sold out for metal bands Lightning Bold and Liturgy [read Seth Combs' preview of the show], so you better grab those tickets while you can, too. Elsewhere, Michael McDonald returns to town with a show at Humphrey's, and Creature & the Woods keep it local at the Merrow, while hip-hop artist E-40 throws down at the Observatory.

Tuesday, May 5:

  • Mariachi el Bronx, Tijuana Panthers, Pounded by the Surf @ Belly Up
  • Lightning Bolt, Liturgy, Hot Nerds @ Casbah
  • Michael McDonald, Ruby & the Redhots Trio @ Humphrey's
  • Creature & the Woods, Calafia, Nite Lapse @ The Merrow
  • Tiki Tuesday featuring Adrian Demain's Exotica-tronica @ Bar Pink
  • E-40 @ Obervatory North Park
  • Kulteir, Sentinel, Beheading the Kind, Idols Plague @ Soda Bar
  • Korpiklaani, Trollfest, Helsott, Gunslinger's Gambit @ Brick by Brick
  • Backwater Blues Band @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Lori Bell and Ron Satterfield @ Croce's Park West
  • Kill the Noise, Tommy Trash @ Bassmnt
  • Sneaky Pete & the Secret Weapons @ Winston's
  • The Sleepwalkers @ Tio Leo's
  • Train of Thought @ Queen Bee's
  • Rockabilly Tuesdays with Big City Dawgs @ Henry's Pub
  • High-Tech Tuesdays @ Kava Lounge
  • Country Night @ 710 Beach Club

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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