91x's Robin Roth sorts through all the San Diego Music Thing madness, including Cults
There are so many great shows happening over the next several days. Some are part of the San Diego Music Thing, the annual two-day music and media conference. You can check out the complete schedule here and plan accordingly (also, refer to our 10 must-see picks here). I’ll be highlighting several of those shows in the Friday and Saturday listings.
Some of the shows on my radar as part of the SDMT Friday: Liars, Destruction Unit & Some Ember take over the North Park Theater; Dengue Fever, Barcelona, the Moth & the Flame, and Dr. Seahorse are at Soda Bar; Deap Vally, Wild Wild Wets, Mystic Braves, Black Taxi and Schitzophonics are at the Casbah; Slaughter & the Dogs headline at Til-Two; the Midnight Pine play at the Irenic: Little Dove will be with the Smart Brothers, Bushwalla, the Blues & Greys and Haunted Summer at the Merrow; Dead Feather Moon, Queen Caveat, Deadly Birds and more at U-31; Glass Spells, Amigo and Smoke Season are at Brick By Brick; and Earth, King Dude, Author & Punisher and Soft Lions are at the Hideout. Other events include Rock the Boat, supporting Surf Aid; and Metalachi with Godspeed McQueen at the Belly Up.
Start off your Saturday with the South Bay Pride Art & Music Festival at Bayfront Park; the 91x Next Big Thing Stage as part of the San Diego Music Thing features Meg Myers, the Griswolds and Cults; the Zeros, Mini Mansions, Low Volts and Neighbors to the North take over Bar Pink; Ilya, Stewardess and Champ play at the Office; Moving Units, Fenech Soler, Torches and Hills Like Elephants perform at the Hideout; the Hood Internet, Parker and the Numberman and Mystery Cave are at the Merrow; the San Diego Breast Cancer Fundraiser is at Fluxx; and the Johnny Deadly Trio takes over Hooley’s. On the dance tip, join me for Club Sabbat at Numb3rs, along with DJs Severin and Vaughn Avakian; Booty Bassment takes over the Whistle Stop with DJs Dimitri and Rob; and Dela Moontribe, Ubiquitous, Ashley Devore and Sarah Cranberry are at the Kava Lounge.
On Sunday Intervention at the Hard Rock Hotel features Sidney Samson; and the Mad Decent Block Party -- with Cashmere Cat, Diplo, Flosstradamus, Laidback Luke and others-- takes over the East Village. Later that night you can check out Inspired and the Sleep, Justin Froese and Oliver Trolley at the Belly Up; Owen Pallett, Avi Buffalo and Foxes In Fiction hit the Casbah; and KiWi Time and Big Bad Buffalo are at Lestat’s.
Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on the dance floor!
Robin Roth is a familiar voice in the San Diego scene. She is on the air weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on 91X, plus she promotes and spins all over town. Follow Robin on Twitter @robin_roth or submit your DJ listings here.