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Sounds Like San Diego: January 8-9

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    NEWSLETTERS

    For the first weekend of the year, you certainly have a broad swath of options. On Saturday night, there's a great local lineup at the Casbah, with Family Wagon and Midnight Rivals co-headlining, or you can catch touring act Man/Miracle performing with Beta Lion, among others, at the Tin Can. My ears certainly perked up when I heard Matt Sheridan of the Modlins would be at Cafe Libertalia. The band went on indefinite hiatus when Eric moved to NYC, and Matt will soon follow, so this is an opportunity to send him off with some San Diego love. Over at Lestat's, Josh Damigo has his monthly show and is officially performing with his full band, the Midnight Pound.

    On Sunday, local Kenseth Thibideau, perhaps most known for his contributions to Pinback, Three Mile Pilot and Sleeping People, performs his solo material at the Casbah and will be joined by Little White Teeth and Primitive Noyes; or, head over to Soda Bar for a night of Americana with the Bay Area's Kamp Camille, local Jesse LaMonaca and Craig Browning.

    Sounds like a solid San Diego weekend to me...

    Saturday, Jan. 8:

    • Family Wagon, Midnight Rivals, Lord Howler @ Casbah
    • Matt Sheridan (the Modlins), Matt Curreri (Ex-Friends, Billy Shaddox [of Billy Midnight]) @ Cafe Libertalia
    • Man Miracle, Beta Lion, the Spires, Jake Mann @ Tin Can
    • Josh Damigo and the Midnight Pound, Nina Storey @ Lestat's
    • Club Sabbat, featuring DJs Robin Roth, Severin, Diskdroid @ the Flame -- check out Robin Roth's Weekend Dance Picks
    • Pete Escovedo Orchestra, featuring Juan and Peter Michael Escovedo @ Anthology (early show 7:30 p.m.; late show, 9:30 p.m.)
    • Cedar Fire, Wendy Bailey and the True Stories, Super Buffet @ Soda Bar
    • Atomic Punks, Dust n Bones @ Belly Up
    • Bill Cardinal and the Canyon Band @ Riviera
    • Beat Kitchen, featuring Charlie Rock and Question Mark @ Til Two Club
    • Unruly Bangs, Jet Kill Radio, Dos Bertos @ Eleven
    • Geezer, Endoxi, Red Light Mind @ Winston's
    • Narcoleptic Yough, San Devians, DJ Sid Row @ The Shakedown
    • Bagdad, Days of Anomie @ Ruby Room
    • Anthony B., Stranger, Califarians, Tribe of Kings Soundsystem @ Sound Wave
    • Drivin n Cryin, Alex Woodard, Sara Petite, John Meeks @ 4th & B
    • Helsott, Achronica, Big Vinney @ Brick By Brick
    • Awaken the Alchemist, Jeremiah Johnson, Shores, Disposable Being, Darkest Before Dawn, Draind @ Soma
    • This Romantic Tragedy, Mozart Season, Kingdom of Giants, He Became Glass, Eyes Like the Sea, Above Me @ Epicentre
    • Chris Burgess Quartet @ Dizzy's (San Diego Wine and Culinary Center)
    • Green Light, featuring Maria de Paz @ Donovan's Circle of Fifths (5:30-8:30 p.m.)
    • Lady Dottie and the Diamonds @ Donovan's Circle of Fifths (9 p.m.)
    • First Friday Gomango Kids Concert @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (2-4 p.m.)
    • Viva Santana @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (8 p.m.)
    • Pushin Rope @ Tiki
    • Rolling Stones Tribute Band @ Stage Saloon
    • Never Say Die presents local music showcase @ Queen Bee's
    • Live Band Karaoke @ Analog
    • Blues Jam @ South Park Abbey
    • Young Guns, featuring Gabe Vega, Groundfloor, Colourvision, Blancnoire, hosted by May*Star @ El Dorado
    • Villains @ Voyeur
    • John Foltz @ Marble Room
    • Nonsense, DJs Saul Q and Havok S @ U-31
    • Paul DiAnno, Icarus Witch, Caustic Felon, Bastard Saints @ Ramona Mainstage

    Sunday, Jan. 9:

    • Kenseth Thibideau, Little White Teeth, Primitive Noyes @ Casbah
    • Kamp Camille, Jesse LaMonaca, Craig Browning @ Soda Bar
    • The Slackers, the Bullets, Social Green, DJ Duke Duel @ Belly Up
    • Todd Day Waitand the Golden Hills Blues Band, Space Nature, Joy, Sunny Daze @ Ruby Room
    • Harpco @ Eleven (5 p.m.)
    • Soul Brunch, featuring Lady Dottie and the Diamonds @ Donovan's Circle of Fifths (11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
    • Afton Presents Doug McCarron, Matt Markin @ Brick By Brick
    • Eric Darius @ Casino Pauma
    • Cactus Jacks and Friends @ Winstons (6-9 p.m.)
    • Jose Sinatra's OB-O-ke @ Winston's
    • Jackiem Joyner @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge Brunch (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
    • Jackiem Joyner @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (8 p.m.)
    • The Disco Pimps @ Stage Saloon

    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.