5/12 Concert Calendar


5/2: Sara Watkins
@ Anthology,
Fiddle player from S.D.'s “New Grass” legends, Nickel Creek.

5/2: Say Anything
@ House of Blue,
Emo-punk band from Los Angeles.

5/3: Middle Class Rut
@ House of Blues,
Also known as M.C. Rut, but not a DJ-they actually rock!

5/3: David Tort
DJ/producer from Spain, mixing electro house with Old School sounds.

5/4: Deer Tick @ Casbah,
Folk, blues and country, all wrapped up into one cool band.

5/4: Thrice
@ House of Blues,
Since forming in Irvine around 1998, these alt rockers gone through many changes, recently incorporating electronic beats.

5/4: X
@ Belly Up,
Iconic punk band from the heyday of the L.A. scene...and they still got it.

5/4: Morten Breum
@ Voyeur,
Danish DJ and producer for your dancing pleasure.

5/5: Portugal, The Man
@ 4th & B,
This band writes epic songs that leave you wanting more. Think a more-rocking Radiohead.

5/5: Harvard Bass
@ Voyeur,
Straight out of San Diego-breaks and beats from a local dude that’s blowing up.

5/6: Roger Sanchez
@ Float at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego,
This American house music DJ has scored many hits on the European charts, plus he’s remixed No Doubt. It’s bikini season-are you ready?

5/6: Allo Darlin
@ Casbah,
Indie rock/twee pop band from London, known for simple, sweet melodies and lyrics, often combined with jangling guitars.

5/7: Rocky Votolato
@ Casbah,
Singer/songwriter (formerly of Waxwing) who will touch your heart with his songs.

5/9: The Wombats
@ Casbah,
See this big indie rock band from the U.K. in a small club and make your English friends jealous.

5/10: Brendan Benson
@ Casbah,
This guy’s also in The Raconteurs with Jack White. His new solo record is due soon.

5/10: Mark Knight
Famous for his mega-sets lasting up to seven hours, DJ/producer Mark Knight worked on the Black Eyed Peas’ multi-platinum album, “The-End.”

5/11: Augustana
@ House of Blues,
Great band that writes anthemic pop rock songs and got their start right here in S.D. You’ve probably heard their hits, “Boston” and “Sweet and Low.”

5/11: Hanni El Khatib
@ Casbah,
His musical style includes elements of garage rock, blues and doo-wop, which is making a big comeback.

5/11: Channel 933 Summer
Kickoff Concert
Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre, Chula Vista
Nine of the nation’s hottest Top 40 artists-including Maroon 5, Flo Rida, Wiz Khalifa and Gym Class Heroes-are coming to San Diego for Channel 933’s annual Summer Kickoff Concert.

“I’m particularly excited to see Flo Rida this year,” says “Cabana Boy” Jeff Allen, Channel 933 on-air personality and director of promotions for San Diego’s Clear Channel radio stations. “He’s performed for us before as a tracked artist, but this year he’ll be playing with a live band. There aren’t many hip hop artists that do that.”

5/12: Delta Spirit
@ Belly Up,
Our hometown rock/soul heroes have a new self-titled album. Check out the first single, “California.”

5/12: Devo
@ Humphrey’s by the Bay,
This band formed in 1972, and they still “Whip It” good!

5/13: Roger Waters
@ Valley View Casino Center,
The wall will fall!

5/13: Donald Glaude
@ Float at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego,
This house music maker and mixer consistently ranks on DJ Mag‘s Top 100 DJs.

5/16: Dum Dum Girls
@ Belly Up,
Noise-pop/dream-pop band reminiscent of ‘60s girl groups.

5/17: Joachim Garraud
Joachim blends the art of being a DJ with musical improvisation to give audiences a true concert experience.

5/18: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
@ Casbah,
Cool indie rock band that achieved their initial fame and commercial success via the Internet rather than through a record label.

5/20: Moguai
German house music DJ and producer whose debut album, “We Ar Lyve” was the first non-Deadmau5 release under the Mau5trap label.

5/22: Daughtry
@ San Diego Civic Theatre,
American Idol season 5 finalist Chris Daughtry fronts this rock band from North Carolina.

5/22: Imelda May
@ House of Blues,
May has been compared to legendary jazz artist Billie Holliday.

5/24: Toad the Wet Sprocket
@ Anthology,
Great ‘90s band who took their name from a Monty Python skit. Remember their hit “All I Want”?

5/25: The Cult
@ Humphrey’s by the Bay,
Ian Astbury is one of the best frontmen ever. Look for a new record from the band that’s been rocking for more than 30 years.

5/25: The Expendables
@ Belly Up,
Blending reggae and punk rock with ‘80s-style dueling guitar solos.

5/25: Beach Boys
@ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre,
The original sounds of summer, the Beach Boys reunite with Brian Wilson.

5/26: Lil Jon

@ Float at Hard Rock Hotel San Diego,

In a word, CRUNK!

Petco Park, Downtown,
Skrillex, A Track, The Crystal Method, Dirty Loud, The Twelves and dozens more big-time electronic acts will transform Petco Park into the city’s biggest nightclub for one light-stick-filled evening on Memorial Day weekend.

5/29: Greg Laswell
@ Belly Up,
The ladies love this sensitive singer/songwriter from San Diego who graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University and has had his songs featured on TV shows including One Tree Hill, Cold Case, True Blood, Friday Night Lights, Grey’s Anatomy and 90210.

5/31: Sugarland
@ Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre,
The country pop rock duo will take audience requests to help form the set list for this outdoor show.