Sounds Like San Diego: May 5

Nortec Collective headline the Headquarters while Cinco de Mayo celebrations kick off around town

Feliz Cinco de Mayo. With our proximity to the border, San Diego certainly does it's share of over-celebrating this day of the underdog, celebrating Mexico's unlikely defeat of France at the Battle of Puebla. I guess I'd like to think that around here, we always celebrate the underdog. Like welcoming back Givers to the Casbah. The band made a major splash a few years back and either took a long break or were maybe sidelined by their label who perhaps spent their focus on Mumford and Sons. It doesn't matter, point is that they're back. Meanwhile, Hippo Campus (one of the most cleverly named bands) is at House of Blues' Voodoo Lounge and Slumber is at Soda Bar. Our North County friends will be treated to a special night with Mariachi El Bronx as they play at the Belly Up and Music Box celebrates Cinco with Hijos de Barron at Music Box. For a big fiesta, make your way to the Headquarters for a free performance by our amigos in Nortec Collective. 

Thursday, May 5:

  • Cinco De Mayo with Nortec Collective, Javier Mena, Gepe @ Puesto, The Headquarters at Seaport Village (3:30-9:30 p.m., free, all ages)
  • Givers, Anna Wise @ Casbah
  • Mariachi El Bronx, Honus Honus, Pounded by the Surf @ Belly Up
  • Hippo Campus, Riothorse Royale @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Slumber, Jack's Last Bullet, Project Analogue @ Soda Bar
  • Cinco De Mayo @ Skyline Terrace, Coasterra
  • Ceremony Night @ Bar Pink
  • Cinco De Mayo with Hijos de Barron, Grupo Anarkia @ Music Box
  • Cinco De Mayo & Prince Tribute Dance Party @ The Hideout
  • Rosewood & Rye, Ezekiel Morphis @ Sycamore Den
  • Fear Factory, Soilwork, Omnikage, Spades and Blades, Thrown Into Exile @ Brick By Brick
  • Veronica May @ Java Joe's
  • Apocalyptica, 10 Years, Failure Anthem @ House of Blues
  • Cumbia Machin, Marujah @ The Merrow
  • Darkwave Garden @ The Bancroft
  • Bumpasonic @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Karaoke @ Tower Bar
  • Tritons for Israel Presents: Israeli Independence Celebration @ The Loft, UCSD
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • OB Hip Hop Social with Bleep Bloop @ Winston's
  • Lucha Libre @ Fluxx
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • Kiss & Make Up - Twee & C86 w/ Jon Blaj & Kyle Badour @ Whistle Stop
  • Psilo feat Defcon Uno @ Kava Lounge
  • Cinco De Mayo Party @ Tio Leo's
  • Liquid Courage Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club

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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