Let's get the disappointing portion of this night out of the way: While it should come as no surprise to anyone, Prophets of Rage is long sold out at the Observatory and AJJ is long sold out at the Irenic. Both are going to be amazing and mean a lot of people are getting a head start on the weekend. If you didn't get tickets for either show, you can still have a great night with shows like Tim Barry, who's taken the singer-songwriter route after years as frontman in Avail; South Carolina's indie powerhouse Susto play Soda Bar, and our local friends Downs Family and Screamin Yeehaws play a special Thuesday night show at Bar Pink.
Thursday, Dec. 7:
- Prophets of Rage, P.O.D. @ The Observatory (SOLD OUT) - AJJ (formerly Andrew Jackson Jihad), Toys That Kill @ The Irenic (SOLD OUT) - Tim Barry, Roger Harvey, A.W. (Allison Weiss) @ Casbah - Susto, Esme Patterson @ Soda Bar - The Anomaly, Warsaw, Slow Caves, Crew D'etat Brass Band @ The Merrow - Downs Family, Screamin Yeehaws, Powerballs, DJ Chris Freeman @ Bar Pink - Atomic Groove's Twilight Xmas Show @ Belly Up (6 p.m.) - Night Owls: (Gin)gerbread feat. Tina Leinenweber @ La Jolla Athenaeum - The Mesa College Big Band @ Dizzy's - Fish Out of Water @ The Holding Company 1502 - Cosmonauts, Wild Wild Wets, DJ Andrew McGranahan, Mike Delgado @ Blonde - First Thursday at the Lafayette @ Lafayette Hotel, Swim Club & Bungalows - The Rebel Set, Alvino & the Dwells, Thee Allyrgic Reaction @ Pour House (Oceanside) - An Evening of Jazz with Jux @ Sycamore Den - Thursday Night Jam @ Ken Club - Veronica May @ Java Joe's - Boomboxx Thursdays @ U-31 - Jerry HotRod DeMink @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE) - Groove Squad @ Humphreys Backstage Live - Whitechapel, Carnifex, Rings Of Saturn, Entheos, So This Is Suffering @ Brick by Brick - Steve Grand in "All-American Boy" @ Martini's Above Fourth - Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand - Chill Clinton @ De Oro Mine Co. - Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.) - Bum Lucky, Space Bus, Arnny Paulmer and Strangely Strange, Nick Gray, DJ OMZ @ Winston's - No Limits with DJMysonKing @ The Office - Winter Menu Release with DJs Artistic, Hektik, Cros1 @ El Dorado - Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof - Tango Thursdays @ Queen Bee's - Ecotopiia II: An EcoParty ft. NiCO LUMiNOUS, The Brothers Burns @ Kava Lounge - Chevere All stars, Ukeim @ Music Box - Pajama Jam @ Moonshine Beach - Line Dancing @ Moonshine Flats - Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live - Blue Largo @ Tio Leo's - Matt Sundstedt Band @ Boar Cross'n - Liquid Courage Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club - DJ Yodah @ Henry's Pub
Rosemary Bystrak is the publicist for the Casbah and 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.