San Diego Comic Fest is Friday through Sunday -- you can grab more details here. Friday night, the Expendables with Jet West take over the Belly Up; Ray LaMontagne plays at the Open Air Theatre; Yellowcard, Memphis May Fire and Emarosa are at the North Park Theatre; Perfume Genius, Matteah Baim and Island Boy are at Soda Bar; Rubblebucket with Royal Canoe and Bakkuda play at the Casbah; Chica Diabla, the Night Owl Massacre, the Touchies and Pharmacy hit the Merrow; and Diatribes and Sand Babies are at Sycamore Den. Elsewhere, one of my favorite dance nights F---ing in the Bushes, with Daniel Sant and Rob Moran, is at the Whistle Stop; New World Sound is at Bassmnt; El Puro Party with Adam Salter, Kid Wonder and Pleasure Victim take over El Camino; and Jason Bentley is at Bang Bang.
Saturday, there’s a Save the Che Benefit Fast Crowd Release Showcase at the Che Cafe; the New Pornographers and the Pains of Being Pure at Heart are at the North Park Theatre; Writer, Scruffles, Ultragash and DJ Nathan Aguilar (Cults) hit Soda Bar; Rubblebucket, Royal Canoe and Nicky Venus are at the Casbah; the Johnny Deadly Trio haunts Hooley’s; Danny & the Tramp take over Gallagher’s; and Chamber Sixx, My Revenge, Hocus and Nustache are at the Ken Club. For your dancing fix, SD Union features Random Movement, DJ Evlo, Ghost M.D., and Dirty Disco at the Merrow; Plastic Plates and Contemporary Menswear take over Bang Bang; ‘80s vs. ‘90s with DJs Gabe Vega and Saul Q is at the Whistle Stop; at House of Blues it’s the Superheroes vs. Villains Bash; and Rusko hits Bassmnt.
Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on the dance floor!
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