Friday, Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers and Los Beautiful Beast are at the Belly Up; Mana play the Viejas Arena; William Fitzsimmons and Laura Burhenn (of the Mynabirds) perform at the Casbah; Trash Talk, Antwon and Black Noise take over Soda Bar; Normandie Wilson & the Joyelles, Saba and Mittens are at Bar Pink; Hed PE, Reason to Rebel and 1001 hit the Hideout; Dave Matthews Experience and Stepping Feet perform at Music Box; Joey Harris & the Mentals and Where's Willis? are at the Black Cat; Queensrÿche, Armored Saint and Midnight Eternal play at House of Blues; and Tombs, Wolvhammer, Gravespell, and Deep Sea Thunder Beast are at the Merrow. Dance options include F---ing in the Bushes at the Whistle Stop, Lee Foss at Spin, Jeremy Olander at Bang Bang, Carnage at Omnia and Figure & Protohype at Bassmnt.
Saturday, Iration and Through the Roots hit the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club; Gogol Bordello play at the Observatory North Park; Lucius and the Cactus Blossoms are at the Belly Up; Moon Hooch and Honeycomb take over Music Box; Neko Case, Eric Bachmann, and Jon Rauhouse perform at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts; Lukas Graham and Hein Cooper are at House of Blues; Night Beats, Mystery Lights and Warbly Jets play at the Casbah; Vanishing Life, Super Unison and No Sympathy are at the Hideout; Slow Club and Red Pony Clock take over Soda Bar; Josh Damigo and Trish Naval are at Lestat's; Jason Lee & the R.I.P. Tides and Fake Tides hit Til-Two; the Paper Hearts, Transistor, the Ex Gentlemen and Dead on the Wire are at Tower Bar; and the Phantoms and Fanny & the Atta Boys take over the Black Cat. Get your dance on with the Dragon Lounge Reunion at the Kava Lounge, '80s vs. '90s at the Whistle Stop, Neon Beat at Bar Pink, Through Being Cool Emo Night at Blonde, Mat.Joe at Bang Bang, Vice at Omnia or Gladiator at Bassmnt.
Sunday, Screaming Lord Stax & the Savages, the Gargoyles and DJ Tony the Tyger are at the Casbah; Snakehips and AbJo play at the Observatory North Park; Take Over and Destroy, Fantasy Arcade and Bastardsect hit Soda Bar; John Mayall performs at the Belly Up; Cherub and Boo Seeka are at House of Blues; Fairy Bones, Paper Foxes and Bosswitch play the Merrow; and the Ramones Live Tribute is at Blonde.
Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on the dance floor.