The Doobie Brothers will perform classics as well as music from their new album tonight at Spreckels Theatre.
It's the holiday season, and most local radio stations have their own concert celebration to welcome listeners to a sampling of the music styles programmed on the individual stations. This year, KPRI gets the award for the most eclectic mix of music, representing their Then and Now programming with a concert in one of San Diego's concert gems, the Spreckels Theatre, with the Doobie Brothers, Shawn Mullins and Crystal Bowersox (read Chris Cantore's blog). I remember looking through my parents' records in college (while deciding which ones I would swipe) and listening to the Doobies. and not really getting it. Now that I'm older and have more diverse tastes, I'm glad that those records are in my possession. The band has survived decades, and with an all-new record under their belts, my mom and I can share the music experience together.
If that's not your flavor, you can check out San Diego's Earthless, who have been on tour for so long that their overdue hometown performance is one of just a couple this year, or head up to Bar Pink for some fresh talents (Mississippi Man, Rumspringa and a SoundDiego favorite, the Howls). I have to say, while our focus here at SoundDiego is music, I'm a little sad I'll be missing my comedy crush, Louis CK, over at the Balboa Theatre.
Wu-Tang Clan: The Reunion Tour, featuring Methodman, Raekwon, U-God, Ghostface, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa with Vok Merger, Mr. Dubie, Substance Abuse, Black Resume, DJ Righteous, G. Smeezy the 16 Bar Bully @ 4th & B
Comedy: Louis CK @ Balboa Theatre (8 & 10:30 p.m.)
Windigo International presents the 8th Annual Turtleneck & Sweater Party, featuring Metro @ Belly Up
Jay Smart, Kelsea Little and Michael Reed @ Mueller College (4603 Park Blvd., University Heights)
The Dabbers, the Hitchhikers, Spare Parts For Broken Hearts @ Eleven
Electric Healing Sound, the Mantles, Devon Williams, Twin Lion @ Tin Can
Lucy Schwartz, Julian Velard, Derek Evans @ Yoga One
Screamin Yeehaws, S.F.T. @ The Shakedown
One Nation Under a Groove, with DJs Atari and Bart Blackstone @ Whistle Stop
Boys & Girls, featuring Rchrd Oh, Saul Q, Adam Salter @ El Dorado
Style of Eye, Brazzabelle @ Voyeur
John Joseph + Big Chris @ Spin
Inferno/PINK Party 2 Year Anniversary, featuring Garrison Bailey and the Groove Kitties, DJ Muse @ The Flame
Website Launch Party, featuring DJ Cobra @ Fluxx
Broken Beat @ Kadan
Junior theDISCOpunk @ The Waterfront
Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events, and sometimes whatever creeps into her head on her music blog San Diego: Dialed In. Check it for even more listings. She also provides social media content for the Casbah. Follow her updates at twitter.com/sddialedin or submit your music listings.