Sounds Like San Diego: May 23

Are you ready to party? Because Friday is your night. Our friends at CityBeat kick off the summer a little bit early with their fifth annual TikiBeat at the Lafayette Hotel. The pool party will be swinging with the Creepy Creeps jazzier alter-egos, Creepxotica, and you can be sure you'll see lots of fruity beverages with little umbrellas. After hanging by the pool, there are great options around town, like the awesom Nathaniel Rateliff at Soda Bar, the great rock of Against Me! at House of Blues, and a free local show with Northern Tigers at the Whistle Stop. Still, we think there's no better place to close your night than with the Burning of Rome at the Casbah, where they will be celebrating the release of The Year of the Ox. This is their best and most cohesive album to date, so no wonder their poised to be the next big San Diego band to break through on radio and across the country. You can see them tonight and say you saw them when. 

Friday, May 23:

  • The Burning of Rome, Hell or Highwater, Eukaryst, Fairy Bones @ Casbah
  • Their/They're/There, Into It. Over It. & Owen (solo sets), the Down House, Big Bad Buffalo @ Che Cafe
  • CityBeat presents Tikibeat, featuring Creepxotica, Ivan & the Divine Lights @ Lafayette Hotel (6:30-10:30 p.m.)
  • Nathaniel Rateliff, Carly Ritter @ Soda Bar
  • Against Me!, Tony Molina, Big Eyes @ House of Blues
  • The Chris Robinson Brotherhood (9:15 p.m.) @ Belly Up
  • Northern Tigers, Artifact @ Whistle Stop
  • Brothers Gow, Quactus @ Winston's
  • Gang Green, Attitude Adjustment, Exile, Christ Killer, DJ Little Fists @ Til Two Club
  • The Gregory Page Show @ Lestat's
  • Brews Cruise, with Sunny Rude @ Hornblower Adventure
  • Bonkers! Dance Party @ Bar Pink
  • The Players Happy Hour (5:30 p.m.) @ Croce's Park West
  • Sue Palmer @ Croce's Park West
  • Yo Bill, Kevin Brown @ Bang Bang
  • Dave Negrete's Tribe of D, featuring Joshua White, Rob Thorsen and Dan Schnelle @ Dizzy's
  • Charlie Rock, Marsellus Wallace @ El Dorado Bar
  • DJ Brett Bodley @ Fluxx
  • The Curtis Taylor Quartet @ 98 Bottles
  • Noize Makerz, DJ R2 @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Trey Tosh (6 p.m.), Emily Rio (9 p.m.) @ The Hideout
  • Michael Woods and Mightyfools @ Bassmnt
  • Groove International @ House of Blues
  • Bob Teddi Band (5 p.m.), George Harrison Tribute (7 p.m.) @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • HBC - Henderson, Berlin, Chambers with the Bill Ray Project @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Bad Neighborz, Isleside and KNGMKR (9 p.m.; Dan the Blue Grass Hole (5 p.m.) @ 710 Beach Club
  • Almon Loos & the Hoop n/ Hollers, the Firecrackers @ The Shakedown
  • The Swift Beats, the Loudmouths @ The Tower Bar
  • Cody Jasper, Just Like Jenna @ The Tin Can
  • Rising Star @ Tio Leo's Lounge
  • DJ Man Cat @ U-31

Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah and The North Park Theatre, and writes about the San Diego music scene, events and general musings about life in San Diego on San Diego: Dialed In. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.

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