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Sounds Like San Diego: December 23



    When I first announced earlier this year that I'd be booking Thursday night shows at West Coast Tavern, several friends recommended Jesse LaMonaca. We hadn't met before, I hadn't heard his music, and when I tried to reach out and find him, he was travelling on a solo tour through Australia. Upon his retum, I met him one night at the Casbah and booked him on the spot to perform last week. He played for beyond ninety minutes and blew away not only the crowd in the restaurant, but even the staff and management gushed about his talents. While he has a full band with the DimeNovels, they played as a trio. This week he's back, this time joined with Josh Damigo, to play some songs on his own, throwing in some holiday songs along with his originals. If you're a transplant to San Diego, perhaps you're missing family but there's no reason to be alone this time of year, so come on out and hang with me and get in the holiday spirit.

    If you're on the opposite end of the spectrum and would like some not-so-serious hip-hop for the holidays, check out D-Pain, Grammatical B, Microphone Mike, and more down at the Casbah.

    Thursday, December 23:

    • Josh Damigo, Jesse Lamonaca @ West Coast Tavern
    • D-Pain, Grammatical B, Microphone Mike, MC JRE & The Eteam @ Casbah
    • Cash'd Out, River City, Hell on Heels Burlesque @ Belly Up
    • Incomplete Neighbor, Ox Eyes, Samhears @ Soda Bar
    • Halcyonaire, Cascavell, Scruffles @ Tin Can
    • Schmaltz, Mutantspaceboy @ Bar Pink
    • El Monte Slim @ Riviera Supper Club
    • The Mar Dels Christmas Show @ Belly Up 5;30
    • Jordan Reimer, Chad Cavanaugh, Lakin, Scott West @ Lestat's
    • Shakey Legs and The Teardrops, The Unruly Bangs, Happy Zillion Volts @ Eleven
    • Snuffaluffagus, Witt, Miniature Tree, Bro Zen, Dirty Gold @ Che Cafe
    • Fish Out of Water @ House of Blues Voodoo Stage
    • Gatsby Nights w/ Mr. Gregory Page & His Imaginary Orchestra, Daniele Spadavecchia, DJ Douglas Leclair, DJ Danny Massure @ The Office
    • Psydecar @ Winston's
    • All Things Rad Presents: Iron's Xmas Party feat. Profile, Iron Mike, Jay Dread, Question @ El Dorado
    • Hiroshima @ Anthology 7:30 & 9:30
    • Soul Jazz @ Croce's
    • Moonlight Serenade Orchestra @ The Lucky Star Restaurant (54th & University)
    • Bill Magee @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
    • The Flock of 80's @ Henry's Pub
    • Kyle Sorrell @ Tiki House
    • Missy Andersen @ Marble Room
    • Club 80's @ Club Kadan
    • Louis Fanucchi @ The Office
    • Len Rainey's Midnight Players @ Patrick's II
    • Tim and The 23's @ Hennessey's Carlsbad
    • The Speks, The Mega's, Random Gibberish @ Dreamstreet Live
    • The Heroes @ Valley View Casino
    • Pali Roots @ Gallagher's
    • Zack Carpenter @ Davina's Cabo Grill
    • Therealaod @ Queen Bee's
    • Sandy Chappel @ Cafe LaMaze
    • Octorox, Metal Priestess @ Second Wind Santee
    • Bankers Hill@ Second Wind Navajo
    • Live Band Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club
    • Ikah Love & Mateo @ Kava Lounge
    • Rock The Bells with Colour Vision, Supertramp @ AC Lounge

    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.