Sounds Like San Diego: May 6

Beach Slang head up a fine night of Friday music in a rather damp San Diego

"Let the rumpus begin!" This weekend is so jam-packed with events that I can hardly contain my enthusiasm to chuck my laptop and enjoy all the fun stuff going on. Tonight kicks off the Gator By The Bay festival with some social club dances, and Old Town kicks into high gear for Cinco de Mayo (despite the actual day being yesterday). Violent Femmes are sold out at Humphreys, which makes it a great night to find a canoe or dinghy, and "Saturday Night Live" comedian Jim Breuer is at the Observatory. Personally, the most exciting show for me is at the Casbah with Beach Slang (read the SoundDiego interview with the band here). I've been digging their vibe for a while and it will be great to see them on a Friday when I know I have not a single Saturday morning responsibility.

Friday, May 6:

  • Gator By The Bay @ Spanish Landing Park
  • Fiesta Cinco De Mayo @ Old Town
  • Beach Slang, Potty Mouth, Dyke Drama, California @ Casbah
  • Violent Femmes, happiness. @ Humphreys Concerts By The Bay (SOLD OUT)
  • Jim Breuer @ The Observatory North Park
  • Dethsurf, Pissed Regardless, Christ Killer @ Ken Club
  • The Mesa College Jazz Ensemble @ Dizzy's
  • Voodoo Glow Skulls, Pinata Protest, Oceanside Sound System @ Soda Bar
  • The Amandas @ Whistle Stop
  • First Friday pres. by DJ Artistic @ Bar Pink
  • 90s Remix with Jagged Edge, Ideal, Wildside @ Music Box
  • Atomic Groove Seis de Mayo/Dia de Madres @ Belly Up (happy hour, 5 p.m.)
  • Charlie Musselwhite, Guitar Shorty @ Belly Up
  • Resurrection Kings, Symbolic, Cage (CA), Dolan Brotherhood @ Brick By Brick
  • Lindsey White @ Java Joe's
  • Breakthru Entertainment @ House of Blues
  • Cowgirls From Hell, Raise The Guns, Mursic, Dead Chaplain @ The Merrow
  • Lucid Season, the City Hall, the Co Founder, ArtMonk @ The Bancroft
  • The Sextones & the-O @ 710 Beach Club
  • Ypsitucky and the lost weekend band, Pinkeye @ Pourhouse
  • The Distractions @ Tio Leo's
  • Bad & the Ugly, the 131ers, Little Green Army, Wasted Days @ Che Cafe
  • Viva Santana @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Hip Hop vs. Punk Rock @ Tower Bar
  • Poor Man's Whiskey (doing the Eagles), Homesick Hitchers @ Winston's
  • 13 Wolves, the Decomps, the Midnight Block, the Cat Chasers @ Til-Two Club
  • Green Lantern @ Fluxx
  • Funtcase, Dirtyphonics, Habstrakt @ Bassmnt
  • Throttle, Erick Diaz @ Bang Bang
  • Sander Van Doorn @ Omnia
  • Jaytekz @ World Beat Center
  • DJ Earwaxxx @ Parq
  • Grim Slippers @ Mr. Peabody's
  • Daddy-O, the Fresh Brunettes, Mittens, Boychick @ Kava Lounge
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n
  • F.A.B. Friday @ Spin

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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