Rise of the Boxer Rebellion

91x's Robin Roth makes her picks for the top shows this weekend

Friday, the Cure and the Twilight Sad play at Sleep Train Amphitheatre; The Cult headline at Humphreys Concerts By the Bay; The Thermals, Summer Cannibals and Colleen Green are at Soda Bar; Damien Jurado & the Heavy Light and Ben Abraham hit the Casbah; Citybeat’s TikiBeat Summer Kickoff Party is at the Bali Hai; J Boog and Hirie are at the Observatory North Park; Titus Andronicus and La Sera play at the Che Cafe; Nicky Venus and Bakkuda take over Bar Pink; and the Garden, Some Kind of Lizard, Shady Francos, and the Monsoon are at Til-Two. Dance options include F---ing In the Bushes with Dan Sant & Rob Moran at the Whistle Stop; Sidney Samson and Kennedy Jones at Bassmnt; Rainer + Grimm at Bang Bang; and Tiesto at Omnia.

Start your Saturday with the North Park Festival of Arts; Fiesta del Sol, or San Diego Taco Fest. Elsewhere, SoundDiego Summer Splash featuring the Boxer Rebellion and the Verigolds is at Harrah's Resort SoCal; In-Ko-Pah 3 takes over the Desert View Tower; Frightened Rabbit and Caveman play at the Belly Up; Mrs. Magician, the Sess and Keepers are at Soda Bar; Fruit Bats and Kyle Craft take over the Casbah; Jewel (solo acoustic) and Griffin House are at Humphreys Concerts By the Bay; Dreams Made Flesh (members of Ilya and Tristeza), Bit Maps and Blood Ponies play at the Hideout; and San Diego City Soul Club 3-Year Anniversary with Revivers and Mochilero All Stars takes over Til-Two.  Dance to Neon Beat: The Best and Worst of the ‘80s at Bar Pink; '80s vs. '90s with DJs Gabe Vega and Saul Q at the Whistle Stop; and DJ Politik at Omnia.

Sunday is day two of Fiesta del Sol; Gorgon City and Rudimental are at Quartyard; and Femme Fest takes over the Che Café. Elsewhere, Nada Surf and Prism Tats are at the Irenic; PVRIS headline at House of Blues; Royce Rizzy and Andrew Power play at Soda Bar; and Idlewild and the Jaguar Club are at the Casbah.

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 or submit your DJ listings here.

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