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  • Writer's pictureJarnard Sutton

Nardcast Concert Picks: May 12 - 17

Here are a few concerts happening this week that you don't want to miss.

The Piano Guys - Tuesday, May 12

YouTube sensation The Piano Guys will bring their high-energy performance to Humphreys Concerts by the Bay. Be sure to check out their latest Jackson 5 and Bach mashup called “I Want You Bach.”

7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, 2241 Shelter Island Dr., San Diego. $62 - $167. Ages 18 and up. (619) 224-3577 or

Social Club - Wednesday, May 13

I love watching this San Diego four piece rock band Social Club rock out on stage. I don't think you want to miss this opportunity to check this band out at The Merrow. The event also includes performances from Digital Lizards of Doom and Dirty Disciple and Goldfingaz.

8:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Merrow, 1271 University Ave., North Park. $5. Ages 21 and up. (619) 299-7372 or

Amerikan Bear - Wednesday, May 13

San Diego psychedelic rock band Amerikan Bear will rock out at Belly Up Tavern. Be sure to check out their track "It Ain't Free", on episode 169 of the podcast. Click here to listen.

7 p.m. Wednesday. Belly Up Tavern, 143 S Cedros Ave., Solana Beach. $8 - $10. Ages 21 and up. (858) 481-8140 or

Sour Bridges - Thursday, May 14

Head over to Winstons for a night of bluegrass provided by Austin-based band Sour Bridges. The night will be full of fiddle, banjo, mandolin and acoustic guitar sounds.

9:30 p.m. Thursday. Winstons, 1921 Bacon St., Ocean Beach. $7. Ages 21 and up. (619) 222-6822 or

Waka Flocka - Thursday, May 14

Get down with "No Hands" and sip Moscato with ATL rapper Waka Flocka at FLUXX.

9 p.m. Thursday. FLUXX, 500 4th Ave., downtown. $15. Ages 21 and up. (619) 232-8100 or

Neil Diamond - Friday, May 15

Legendary singer-songwriter Neil Diamond brings his award-winning hits and crowd-pleasing show to Valley View Casino Center.

6:30 p.m. Friday. Valley View Casino Center, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., Point Loma. $39.50 - $150.00. Ages 18 and up. (619) 224-4171 or

Palace Ballroom - Friday, May 15

San Diego rock band Palace Ballroom are set to release their highly anticipated self-titled sophomore record at the Casbah. Also performing will be Birdy Bardot, Grizzly Business and Diamond Lakes.

8:30 p.m. Friday. Casbah, 2501 Kettner Blvd., San Diego. $10. Ages 21 and up. (619) 232-4355 or

Stick Figure - Saturday, May 16

Reggae fans, enjoy some chill tunes from San Diego dub band Stick Figure at Observatory North Park.

8 p.m. Saturday. Observatory North Park, 2891 University Ave., North Park. $15. Ages 18 and up. (619) 239-8836 or Erika Davies - Saturday, May 16

The lovely San Diego singer-songwriter Erika Davies will host her CD release show for her latest album "In Love With Someone" at The Balboa.

8 p.m. Saturday. The Balboa, 1863 5th Ave., San Diego. $10. Ages 21 and up. (619) 955-8525

Golden Coast - Sunday, May 17

Los Angeles-based indie pop band will light up the stage and wow the crowd at The Merrow.

9 p.m. The Merrow, 1271 University Ave., Hillcrest. Free. Ages 21 and up. (619) 299-7372 or

What shows are you excited about?

Other concerts worth mentioning:

May 12, Tuesday:

Timber Timbre at The Irenic; more info.

May 13, Wednesday:

The Wombats at House of Blues; more info.

May 14, Thursday: Lord Huron at Observatory North Park (SOLD OUT); more info.

Tony Bennett at Humphrey's COncerts by the Bay; more info.

May 15, Friday:

Two Gallants at Soda Bar (SOLD OUT); more info.

Young Dubliners at Belly Up Tavern; more info.

May 16, Saturday:

Ex Hex at the Casbah; more info. Lana Del Rey at Sleep Train Amphitheatre; more info.

May 17, Sunday:

Passion Pit at Observatory North Park (SOLD OUT); more info.

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