Steel Panther Roars into House of Blues

Our free bash makes the list of Robin Roth's top weekend music picks

Friday, SoundDiego LIVE presents Botanica Chango, the Palace Ballroom, Jesse LaMonaca & the Dime Novels and Mayfield at the Casbah. The event will be hosted by 91x's Tim Pyles; get on the guest list here for the FREE event. Elsewhere, Tuxedo hit the Observatory North Park; Big Head Todd & the Monsers and Mike Doughty return for Night 2 at the Belly Up; Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek take over Music Box; Kottonmouth Kings headline at SOMA; Big Bad Buffalo, the Rosalyns, Living Strange and Grit are at the Stage Room (formerly Porter's Pub at UCSD); AJ Froman, Glasmus and Flatlands take over Soda Bar; Never Shout Never headline at House of Blues; and Doncat and Oh Spirit are at the Whistle Stop. Get your dance on with Bassjackers at Omnia, and ‘80s & ‘90s battle it out with DJs Junior and Vaughn at Bar Pink.    

Saturday, the Smithereens perform "Tommy" at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts; JD McPherson and HoneyHoney are at the Belly Up; All Them Witches, L.A. Witch, and Dani Bell and the Tarantist play at the Casbah; and Steel Panther headline at House of Blues. Dance options include Hunky Dory Happy Hour: A Tribute to Bowie at the Whistle Stop; Club Sabbat with a Night Honoring David Bowie at Numb3rs; Pete Tong at Bang Bang; Justin James at Spin; DJ Irie at Omnia; Booty Bassment at the Whistle Stop; and Sleepwalking at Til-Two.

My pick for Sunday is Vanessa Carlton and Skye Steel 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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