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Sounds Like San Diego: December 24

Every year on Christmas Eve, music lovers flock to the Casbah for Exile on Kettner Boulevard.



    Dan Chusid
    SoundDiego blogger Tim Pyles of FM 94/9 and the Local Pyle, Tim Mays of the Casbah and Mario Escovedo of Requiemme Management (from left)

    On just about every Monday of the year, we celebrate with the Anti-Monday League at the Casbah, the long-running Monday night music showcases presented by Tim Pyles, but who can complain about a Monday when it coincides with Christmas Eve? Every year, music lovers flock to the Casbah for Exile on Kettner Boulevard. Mario Escovedo leads a mix of all-star musicians as they perform Rolling Stones covers all night long. It's a chance to catch up with old friends, see musicians who've graced San Diego with their talent over the years and a chance to enjoy some holiday cocktails without judgment. The show is always free, but the bar always reaches capacity, so come early, stay late and enjoy a Christmas Eve tradition in San Diego.

    Monday, Dec. 24:

    • Exile on Kettner Blvd. @ Casbah
    • Toothless George, the Last Years, A Zillion Happy Volts @ Eleven
    • Dirty Mondays, with DJ Gabe Vega @ The Saloon (Encinitas)
    • Pyrate Punx @ Tower Bar
    • Dave Scott & Monsoon Jazz @ Croce's
    • DJ John Phillips @ Humphreys Backstage Live
    • Electric Waste Band @ Winston's
    • Karaoke @ Til-Two Club
    • Open Mic @ Lestat's
    • Karaoke @ Coyote Bar & Grill
    • Doug Allen @ The Kraken

    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.