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Grand Tarantula, Gay Blades Set 'Casbah On Fire'

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Grand Tarantula, Gay Blades Set 'Casbah On Fire'

Rosemary Bystrak

Grand Tarantula is one of San Diego's newer bands making a name for themselves in 2010.

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There are plenty of great shows tonight, and I personally was on the fence, but after the Gay Blades sent a tweet that they had written a song to promote their show in San Diego, I was instantly won over. Take a look at their YouTube page; they have been doing this along their entire tour, writing and recording a song for each city along the way, but I'm a sucker for bands that go the extra mile to stand out above the crowd and work hard to get some attention, and I really look forward to checking them out. They're joined by Grand Tarantula, a band that has really made an impression on the San Diego scene in 2010 and is definitely a local band to watch moving into 2011. Check out "The Casbah's On Fire (San Diego)" and come see the band live tonight at the Casbah.

Wednesday, Dec. 8:

  • The Gay Blades, Grand Tarantula, Feet Feet Parachute @
  • Bedouin Soundclash, Moneybrother @ Belly Up
  • Beautiful Small Machines, The New Assembly, Echo Revolution @ Soda Bar
  • Casey Neill, the Shantyannes @ Bar Pink
  • The Bad Plus @ Anthology -- read T. Loper's preview HERE
  • Eclipse79, Skyline Union @ The Office
  • Peter Bolland, Joe Rathburn and Jeff Stasney perform the music of John Denver @ The Folkey Monkey (e-mail for reservation/directions)
  • The Secret Samurai @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Age of Collapse, the Taxpayers, Di Niginum, Mala Salud, Say Something @ Che Cafe
  • A Night of Belly Dancers and Music @ Lestat's
  • Skynyrds Innyrds, 89 Vissions @ Brick By Brick
  • Safety Orange @ Hennessey's Gaslamp
  • Skyline Union @ The Office
  • Spin Cycle, featuring Sab the Artist, Day-Go Produce, Parker and the Numberman, Tramlife, DJ L, Collagey @ Ruby Room
  • Lady Dottie and the Diamonds @ Gallagher's
  • Soiree of Music & Dance @ Don Powell Theatre SDSU
  • Dave Scott Jazz Ensemble @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • The Golden Hill Blues Band, Nasty, Zack @ Tin Can
  • Club Kingston with Pali Roots, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Skybeatz @ Stage Saloon
  • Dub Dorado featuring TROWA, Whiskey Pete, Tea Long, Mr. Biggs, Austin Speed @ El Dorado
  • Missy Andersen @ Patrick's ll
  • Acoustic Fooks @ Dublin Square
  • Gilbert Castellanos with the New Latin Jazz Quintet, Rob Thorsen @ El Camino
  • Len Rainey and the Midnight Players @ Donovan's Circle of 5ths
  • Wednesday Night Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
  • Jeff Moore and the Witchdoctors @ The Kraken
  • Sue Palmer @ Croce's
  • Firehouse Swing Night @ Queen Bee's
  • Problumz, Mz Chief, Prissy Krissy, Likwit, the Nutty Buddies, No Face @ Dreamstreet
  • Epica, Scar Symmetry, Mutiny Within, Blackguard, Aventale @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Jaden Carlson @ Davina's Cabo Grill
  • Steve Portillo and the Banditos @ Cafe LaMaze

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 or submit your music listings.

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