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Sounds Like San Diego: December 14

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Friday night is looking so good if you're a fan of music. The spectrum is so wide that no matter your taste, you'll probably find something to suit your fancy. Boy King and River City appear at the Whistle Stop for a free show so lack of money can't be your excuse, or you can catch former San Diegans TV Girl along with Blackbird Blackbird for a fuzzed-out night at Soda Bar. Guitar genius Jonny Lang performs at the Belly Up, while garage rockers the Growlers kick off a two-night stand at the Casbah. It might not be on your radar, but I hear that Metalachi is pretty amazing as they blend metal with mariachi music in the vein of Mariachi El Bronx, and another group of former San Diegans, the Soft Pack, return to town for a killer lineup at the Griffin. There are so many choices that, if you find yourself bored, you have nobody to blame but yourself.

Friday, Dec. 14:

  • Daydream Nation presents Soft Pack, Plateaus, Ale Mania @ Griffin
  • The Growlers, TRMRS, Barbarian @ Casbah
  • Jonny Lang with Ben Powell @ Belly Up (9:00 p.m.)
  • Metalachi/Mex-Zeppelin/Jimmy & Enrique/Sol Sacrafice @ Brick By Brick
  • TV Girl, Blackbird Blackbird, Clockart, Twin Cabins @ Soda Bar
  • Aja Lee Faasse, Kelsea Little, the Novelists @ Lestat’s
  • Boy King, River City, DJs Robin Roth and Terryn S @ Whistle Stop
  • Translation Audio, Lexington Field, Arms Away @ Tin Can
  • Electric Healing Sound with Drinking Flowers and Adult Books with Legs & Amerikan Bear @ The Tower Bar
  • Astronautilus, Busdriver (L.A.), Jel, Mystery Cave, DJ Psychopop @ Eleven
  • Sprung Monkey @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Oceanside Sound System, Nautikal, the Entities, Behind the Label, Chasing Norman and Second Hand Smoke @ Rookies Sports Bar
  • Rio Peligroso @ Riviera
  • LIXX ('80s Tribute) vs. the Big Lewinski ('90s Tribute) @ 710 Beach Club
  • Pocket @ Bar Pink
  • Atomic Groove/Frog’s Fitness Xmas Happy Hour @ Belly Up (5:30 p.m.)
  • A Better Hope Foundation, Sleepwalk, Deadweight, Halftime @ Ché Café
  • DJ Kid Riz, Cros 1 @ El Dorado Bar
  • Nihilist, Slut Machine @ Flying Elephant
  • Chi Club, DJ R2 @ Gallagher’s Pub
  • Plato Soul @ Humphreys Backstage (5:00)
  • Farmers @ Humphreys Backstage (9:00)
  • Mercedes Moore Band @ Marble Room
  • Sant’s Naughty Variety Show hosted by Ophelia Later featuring Pink Boombox Burlesque, Mimi Zulu & the Revenge, Gabriel Joseph, Soul Ablaze, Ryan Roots as Naughty Santa
  • Blood on the Dancefloor, Jeffree Star, Consider Me Dead, Davey Suicide @ Soma
  • The Jones Revival @ Tio Leo’s
  • Hernan Cattaneo @ Voyeur
  • The Simpkin Project with the Expanders @ Winston’s

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.

Related Topics The Soft Pack, Plateaus, Griffin
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