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Sounds Like San Diego: Dec. 10

Wednesday sees Tears for Fears making a play for a sold-out Belly Up and more

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    New wave's Tears for Fears makes a play for the Belly Up stage on Wednesday. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

    It had to be about the summer of 1985. I was 9 years old at my first-ever tennis camp -- there were kids of all ages, all the way through high school. I was the youngest, and I was in awe. The teenagers seemed so cool, and I distinctly remember telling my mom after my first class that we had to buy the Tears for Fears cassette because that's what everyone was talking about and listening to. So here it is, nearly 30 years later, and this amazing band is touring and playing the very small (relatively speaking) Belly Up to a very sold-out crowd. And oh, how that 9-year-old girl in me just wants to hear "Shout" or "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" in person. Around town, Merle Haggard performs at California Center for the Arts, Escondido, with the awesome Jamestown Revival opening, while Celtic Woman takes over the Civic Theatre, and Til-Two hosts a benefit for the original dirty rapper Blowfly along with Too $hort. Eclectic options, for sure.

    Wednesday, Dec. 10:

    • Tears For Fears @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
    • Merle Haggard, Jamestown Revival @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
    • Celtic Woman @ San Diego Civic Theatre
    • Blowfly, Too $hort, Rap Sabbath, DJ Unite, Mr. Henshaw @ Til-Two Club
    • Lexington Field, Quel Bordel, the Whiskey Avengers @ Casbah
    • Rubberneck Lions, Vinyl Mill, Boychick, Project Analogue @ Soda Bar
    • The Burning of Rome @ Porter's Pub
    • Boxcar Thief, My First Circus, Deadbrokedown @ The Merrow
    • DJ Grand Masta Rats @ Bar Pink
    • Creepers (Deafheaven side project), Shmu (Zorch Side Project) @ The Hideout
    • Hungry Cloud Darkening, Marcus Rubio @ Che Cafe
    • Black Cobra, Wolvhammer @ Brick by Brick
    • Lindsey Stirling, Mat Kearney @ House of Blues
    • Lindsey Saunders, Mason James, Nina Francis @ Lestat's
    • Kyle Myers @ Croce's Park West
    • La Niche featuring DJ V Rock with Paul Lopez @ U-31
    • The Fooks @ Henry's Pub (9:30 p.m.-close)
    • Gilbert Castellanos Jazz Jam @ Seven Grand
    • Records with Roger @ Bluefoot
    • Ras Ijah & Judgment Band with DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
    • The Ratts Revenge, DJ Tiki Thomas & Mikey Ratt @ Tower Bar
    • Pop Vinyl @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
    • Red Hand @ Boar Cross'n
    • Wu-Tang Wednesday @ Whistle Stop
    • Johnny Tarr @ Henry's Pub (7:30-9:30 p.m.)

    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.