Put It All on Blacc

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I wish I could definitively tell you which one show you should attend tonight, but there are so many great choices.

For those of you with tickets to see French popstress Yelle, it's gonna get steamy in the Casbah, so dress accordingly. For those of you without tickets, the sexy soul of Aloe Blacc will infuse the Belly Up with some magic, Jesse LaMonaca and the Dime Novels bring the heat to Eleven, and Jaime Foxx rocks Harrah's Rincon. My mom is going to that one, incidentally. I don't know much about Houses, but Dangerbird Records' the One AM Radio is fantastic live, and his latest record hits really deep, so he's worth checking out, too. All over town there are great shows, so explore your city and all it has to offer.

Friday, May 20:

  • Aloe Blacc, Tutu Sweeney and the Brothers Band @ Belly Up
  • Jesse LaMonaca and the Dime Novels, The Janks, The Shivers @ Eleven
  • Yelle , French Horn Rebellion , DJ SkuLLcRuSheR @ Casbah (sold out)
  • Houses, the One AM Radio, the New Assembly @ Soda Bar
  • Jamie Foxx @ Harrah’s Rincon Casino
  • The Styletones @ Bar Pink -- watch our profile of Stevie Harris
  • Ghetto Blaster, Batwings, Innerds (members of locust /sleeping people), Therapist, the Officetwins @ Ruby Room
  • Kamikaze, Jet Kill Radio, Roach Spit @ The Shakedown
  • Chad Farran and Steve Haney @ Vin de Syrah
  • Aloha Radio, Blackfeet Braves, Bear Slim, Pool Kid @ Tin Can
  • Deadbolt, Hard Fall Hearts, the Fink Bombs @ Ken Club
  • Daedalus, Nosaj Thing @ Warren Mall, UCSD
  • Feel the Noise Electro Dance, with Hyphy Crunk, Whiskey Pete, Gabe Vega @ U-31
  • Sweettooth, Loud on Mute, Satellite Sky @ O'Connell's
  • Rex Navarrete @ House of Blues
  • Happy Hour with Atomic Groove @ Belly Up (5:30 p.m.)
  • The Whispers, Howard Hewett @ 4th & B
  • The Gregory Page Show @ Lestat's
  • Blind on Bourbon (CD release party) with Subsurfer @ Brick By Brick
  • Eligh, Adios, Destructo Bunny @ Winston's
  • Dave Stamey @ AMSD (Acoustic Music San Diego)
  • Noche Cubana: A Celebration of Cuban Music, Dance and Culture, featuring Ana Perez, Sandy Perez and Luis Cancino Morales @ World Beat Center
  • Send the Sages, In Every Breath @ 710 Beach Club
  • The Gnarly Sheen Tour, featuring A Fayline Sky, Rosaline, As Artifects, As Dreams Die (CD release), Eve of Conviction, Before My Days Are Gone @ Epicentre
  • Irieality, the Skains, Fiery I, Arvosoul, Squirrel Plague @ Soma
  • Gilbert Castellanos and His Hammond B3 Trio @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine and Culinary Center)
  • Sister Speak @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (5 p.m.)
  • Detroit Underground @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (9:30 p.m.)
  • Todash @ The Stage
  • Black 7, Pass the Ax @ Hensley's Flying Elephant
  • The Amalgamated @ The Turquoise
  • Warsaw Poland Bros, DJ R2 @ Gallagher's
  • Brother Yusef @ Marble Room
  • BT, Victor Dinaire @ Voyeur
  • Moonshake with Mark E Quark @ Kadan
  • Zenbu Fridays with DJ Leif @ Zenbu Cardiff
  • Orkastra Moustachio, starring Wolverine VonCope, Hobotech, West Ghost @ Kava Lounge
  • Cosmic Dan, Saul Q, Kid Wonder @ El Dorado
  • Elev8 with J. Rabbit @ Spin
  • Party Rock, with Red Foo (LMFAO) @ Fluxx
  • Benjamin Hart, Arm and a Leg, Axxion, the Rising Son @ Ramona Mainstage (7 p.m.)
  • Chuck Taylor and Mack Jayy, Boogie B, FlyFreshMen, Toni Mash, Trendsetters @ Ramona Mainstage (9:30 p.m.)
  • San Diego Opera presents Carmen @ Civic Theatre

Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events, and general musings about life in San Diego onSan Diego: Dialed In. She does social media for the Casbah, books at West Coast Tavern West Coast Tavern, and is trying her hand at band management. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.

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