Sounds Like San Diego: Jan. 5

Some of our favorite bands reunite for Casbah's 30th anniversary month, including Uncle Joe's Big Ol' Driver

Now we're talking, 2019! There are so many great shows tonight that you're really gonna want to hit the town. Maybe start early with the year's first Flim Flam Revue as Grampadrew wrangles his fellow heathens at the Whistle Stop's happy hour. By nightfall, I cannot wait for the return of Uncle Joe's Big Ol' Driver, easily one of my favorites of the many bands reuniting for the Casbah's 30th year anniversary month. They're supporting Chinchilla, another '90s mainstay. Meanwhile at the Belly Up, it's time for another Beat Farmers Hootenanny, celebrating the late Country Dick with tons of acts performing. If you're in the mood for new indie, check out Canadians Calpurnia at House of Blues or if punk is your vibe, catch John Cougar Concentration Camp and Tiltwheel at the Ken Club.
Saturday, Jan. 5:
  • Chinchilla, Uncle Joe's Big Ol' Driver, Mostly Sunny, Scary Pierre @ Casbah 
  • Calpurnia, Illuminati Hotties @ House of Blues
  • Ninth Annual Beat Farmers Hootenanny featuring the Farmers, Joey Harris & the Mentals, Mike Watt, Jesse Hughes, Nena Anderson, Jack Tempchin, Casey Hensley @ Belly Up  
  • Jon Cougar Concentration Camp, Tiltwheel, VHS Club @ Ken Club
  • Stellar Corpses, Hard Fall Hearts, the Writhers @ Soda Bar
  • Mittens, Grizzly Business, Havnauts @ Bar Pink
  • Marujah, Urban Alchemy, Cuarto Menguante @ De Oro Mine Co.
  • Dead on the Wire, Slaughter Boys, Razor Nights, Baby Hairs @ Tower Bar
  • DJ Mike Delgado @ Bar Pink (11 p.m.)
  • The Winehouse Experience, Jonny Tarr @ Music Box
  • Miles Bandit, the Galactics, Lunar Hand, Jara, 4BNM, Chutes @ Soma
  • '80s vs. '90s with DJs Saul Q & Gabe Vega
  • Flim Flam Revue @ Whistle Stop (5 p.m.)
  • Hide & Go Freak presents a night of R&B @ Space
  • Besos Trio @ Panama 66
  • Ascension with DJs Robin Roth, Ladynoir, Severin @ Kava Lounge
  • Dave Stamey @ AMSD Concerts (Sweetwater Community Church)
  • Joanne Baduria & Soul Fire @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • The Big Lewinsky, Major Interval @ 710 Beach Club
  • Santana Pa Ti @ Border X Brewing
  • The Naked @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • A Night of Fantasies Fundraiser @ The Merrow (4:30 p.m.)
  • Initiate, Dare, Rod of Correction, Slowbleed @ Che Cafe Collective
  • Rising Lotus Promotions presents New Year Punk/Skalution @ Bancroft Bar
  • CJ Solar @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Scotty Alexander @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Big Scary Robot, Bitter Kiddos, South Towne Sham @ Winston's (5 p.m.)
  • OB Hip-Hop Social with Arnny Paulmer, 18Scales + More @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
  • Mr. & Mrs. Ford/Lord Knows I'm Drinking @ Til-Two Club
  • SDPC presents Krash Events @ Queen Bee's
  • Bear Night San Diego @ The Merrow
  • Strictly Business with DJs Edroc & KanyeAsada @ The Office
  • Rough Riot (featuring former members of Quiet Riot and Rough Cutt), Rattz, Symbolic @ Ramona Mainstage 
  • Full Strength Funk Band @ Tio Leo's
  • Mercedes Moore @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Republic of Music @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Hotfire @ Bang Bang
  • Resolution featuring Matth, Ben0te, Keenan Skelton, Shellz @ Spin
  • 8Five8 @ Navajo Live 
  • Rockstar Saturdays @ Henry's

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.

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