Your Guide To This Week’s North County Concerts

Cinco de Mayo weekend calls for a party or two—day of and day after. Luckily, North County has plenty of options music-wise. Now it’s time for you to whittle down your options. Good luck!

Mariachi El Bronx – 5/5

The Belly Up

Solana Beach

Hardcore punk band Mariachi El Bronx wants to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with you.

Normally known simply as El Bronx, the group dons its not-so-secret identity “Mariachi El Bronx” to play great mariachi music. It even fills the gaps between segments on El Rey Network’s wrestling show Lucha Underground.

It’s time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo like you’re supposed to—with mariachi music.

The Schizophonics – 5/5

The Pour House


If you’re not in the mood for the usual Cinco de Mayo festivities—read: drinking heavily at house parties—join The Schizophonics for Cinco de Mayo.

The group’s high-energy psychedelic, garage rock is sure to keep you and your crew moving and grooving.

FreeMartin – 5/5

Aztec Brewing Company


Classic Rock + Southern Rock + Country + Blues = FreeMartin

And here you thought math was scary.

Playing covers and originals around San Diego since 2011, FreeMartin draws from the wells of the classics. Come hear for yourself at Aztec Brewing Company.

The Thens – 5/6

The Pour House


Fresh from the release of its first album Lessons in Being Late, The Thens isn’t stopping for anyone. Momentum is carrying this band straight to Pour House’s stage for your listening pleasure.

Let The Thens help you nurse your Cinco de Mayo hangover or work on cultivating a new one at Pour House.

Keith Haman & the Tin Stars – 5/7

The Pour House


Wind down from the weekend with good ol’ country courtesy of Keith Haman & the Tin Stars. The first week of May is the first week of the group’s month-long residency at The Pour House.

Tune in for some classic country stylings from these North County locals. Backing up Haman are two members you may know from Trouble in the Wind, Kyle Merritt and Trevor Mulvey.

May is the month of Haman and his Tin Stars—don’t miss it.