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Sounds Like San Diego: December 12

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Tim Pyles
    San Diego's rock & roll couple Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls and Brandon of Crocodiles

    If you're a numbers person, today might feel a little bit special with the written date of 12/12/12. And to celebrate, Adam Gimbel has reunited Twelve, the Spinal Tap tribute band that performed last year for 11/11/11. You can expect some pretty great and silly antics from Twelve as they perform at the Casbah along with Deadbolt and San Diego's original Robot band, Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra. But don't limit yourself because there are other great shows, like the country-inflected music of Justin Townes Earle at the Belly Up, newcomers Blondfire at 710 Beach Club and KPRI's Holiday Soiree at Balboa Theatre. Also note that the Public Enemy show moved from 4th & B to the House of Blues, but I think I'll head over to the Soda Bar to see Brandon of the Crocodiles perform alongside Dee Dee of the Dum Dum Girls. Brandon and Dee Dee have both had successful projects that blossomed in San Diego, and though their projects have performed together, this might be the first time they've performed together in this town, so it should be a pretty special night, indeed.

    Wednesday, Dec. 12:

    • Dee Dee & Brandon Duo, Heavy Hawaii, DJ Mario Orduno @ Soda Bar
    • Casbah presents Justin Townes Earle, Trixie Whitley @ Belly Up
    • 91X's Next Big Thing presents Blondfire, Pool Party @ 710 Beach Club
    • KPRI Holiday Soiree featuring Mat Kearney, Allen Stone, ZZ Ward @ Balboa Theatre
    • Twelve, Deadbolt, Satanic Puppeteer Orchestra @ Casbah
    • Public Enemy, X-Clan, Monie Love, Schoolly D, Leaders of the New School, Wise, Son of Bazerk & No Self Control, Awesome Dre, Davy DMX, DJ Johnny Juice @ House of Blues
    • Real Things Are Good, Shark Blood, Rock Paper Tiger @ Tin Can
    • Zozo Fiasco, Brenda Carsey, the Llamadors @ Eleven
    • Aaron Neville @ Anthology (sold out)
    • Undead Garden, the Jergers, the Great Electric Quest @ The Griffin
    • Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots @ La Jolla Playhouse
    • Justin Trawick, We Are The 9 @ Lestat's
    • K-Love Tour featuring Sanctus Real, Sidewalk Prophets, Dara Maclean @ Skyline Church (11330 Campo Rd., La Mesa, Calif. 91941)
    • Kice Simko and Friends @ Riviera Supper Club
    • Le Blorr @ The Saloon (Encinitas)
    • Tori Roze & The Hot Mess, Afrojazziacs @ Bar Pink
    • Dizzyfunk featuring Nick Monaco, Mikey Lion Marbs, Dink, Ryanscott @ Ruby Room
    • Public Enemy @ 4th & B
    • Club Kingston with Sunny Rude, Roots High Power Sound, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
    • Stoney B Blues Band @ Humphreys Backstage Live
    • The Big Bang! @ Worldbeat Center
    • Gilbert Castellanos with the New Latin Jazz Quintet @ El Camino
    • LED presents Crizzly @ Voyeur
    • Wednesday Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
    • Lady Dottie & the Diamonds @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
    • Bill Magee Blues Band @ Patrick's Gaslamp Pub
    • Firehouse Swing Night @ Queen Bee's
    • Karaoke @ Chico Club
    • Nathan James @ Jimmy Love's
    • The Ratt's Revenge @ Tower Bar
    • Uptown Boogie @ The Office
    • Full Circle @ Coyote Bar & Grill
    • Goodal Boys @ McP's Irish Pub

    Rosemary Bystrak 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.