Friday, We Are Scientists, the Palms and Billie Eilish are at House of Blues Voodoo Room; Phoebe Ryan, Cardiknox and Secret Weapons play at the Casbah; 88 Fingers Louie, Sic Waiting, Caskitt and Castoff hit Soda Bar; The Falcon, the Copyrights, Sam Russo and Mikey Erg are at the Ken Club; Pins of Light, Cruz Radical, Santa Ana Knights and Birth Defects are at Tower Bar; Hoquinai, Hand of Gavrilo and Pleasure Fix take over the Che Café; and Cowboy Mouth and Euphoria Brass Band play at Music Box. Get your dance on with F---ing In the Bushes at the Whistle Stop; Mike Delgado at El Dorado; DJ Ruckus at Omnia; Nora en Pure at Bang Bang; and Jackal at Bassmnt.
Saturday, SoundDiego Summer Splash featuring La Luz and Botanica Chango takes over Harrah’s Resort Southern California; Rubio’s Coast Fest with the Mowgli’s, Max and the Moon, and more hits Junior Seau Memorial Amphitheatre at Oceanside Pier; Halsey and Bad Suns are at the Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre; Ducktails, Nic Hessler and Heavy Hawaii hit the Hideout; Geezer, Smells Like Nirvana and Hey! Ho! Let’s Go! play at Music Box; Boss Hog and Krass Bros. are at the Casbah; The Kids tour kick off is at the Che Café; Strangelove, the Cured, Planet Earth and Sonic Temple take over House of Blues; plus the Pride Festival is Saturday (with headliner Kesha) and Sunday. Plenty of dance options including the Pride party at the Merrow; Flaunt at Quartyard; Neon Beat at Bar Pink where I’ll be guest DJing; ’80s vs. ’90s at the Whistle Stop; Adam Salter at El Dorado; Cash Cash at Omnia; Etc! Etc! at Bassmnt; The Aston Shuffle at Bang Bang; and Overdrive Pride at Spin.
In addition to the Pride Festival on Sunday, Diana Ross plays at Embarcadero Marina Park South; the Dickies, the Queers, the Widows and Records with Roger takes over the Casbah; Saosin headlines at the Observatory North Park; Wye Oak and Tushka are at the Irenic; and Hoquinai, Creature Canyon and Cerulean Veins are at Soda Bar.
Have a great weekend and I’ll see you on the dance floor!