Sounds Like San Diego: Dec. 20

Get in the holiday spirit with Ziggy Shuffledust & the Spiders From Mars' birthday show at the Casbah

The signs that Christmas is fast approaching are all around us, but the music scene gives us signs in the way of tradition, too. And even though the Ziggy Shuffledust & the Spiders From Mars show at the Casbah really has nothing to do with the holiday, Gary Shuffler's birthday is the party to be at tonight and just like every year, it's going to be a spectacle and something you won't wanna miss. Of course, it's not the only game in town, so if you're not in a Bowie state of mind, head to Space for Lumerians and JJUUJJUU, catch surf-guitar legend Dick Dale at the Belly Up, or dance your ass off to the return of Hippie Sabotage at the Observatory North Park.

Thursday, Dec. 20:

  • Shuffler's Birthday Extravaganza: Ziggy Shuffledust & the Spiders From Mars, DJ Camilla Robina @ Casbah
  • Lumerians, JJUUJJUU, Cat Scan, DJs Andrew McGranahan & Mikey Turi @ Space
  • Dick Dale, Casey Hensley @ Belly Up
  • Coral Bells, A Perfect Tool (tribute to A Perfect Circle and Tool), Cream (tribute to Eric Clapton), R.I.P. (Rock's Influential Past), Oceans (tribute to Pearl Jam), DJ Professor CC @ House of Blues
  • Hippie Sabotage @ The Observatory North Park
  • Dan Dimonte Trio @ Bar Pink
  • Slasher Basher: Black Xmas Edition with JARA, Retra, Pocket Hole, DJ Josexxx @ Soda Bar
  • Chocolate: A Night of Deepdark Afro-Tech and Techno @ Blonde
  • Shuffle & Band @ Panama 66
  • Boomboxx Thursdays @ U-31
  • Robert Allen Shepherd Band @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Luv A Lot @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • David Burnham's Broadway Holiday @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • DJ Dunekat @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • Jhamasa Corinthian @ De Oro Mine Co 
  • Novac, the Macks @ Bancroft Bar
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • OB Hip-Hop Social ft. League of Immortals, Lit-One, Herbavore, CMO @ Winston's
  • Original Stylin (hip-hop) @ Til-Two Club
  • No Limits with DJ Myson King @ The Office
  • Bill Caballero Latin Jam @ Border X Brewing
  • PB&J presents DJs Brian Rose & Kyle Hapgood @ El Dorado
  • Acid Varsity 53 ft. Office Twins, Terri Lee, and residents @ Kava Lounge
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Berkley Hart Christmas with Suzanne Harper, Pony Death Ride @ Music Box
  • Mercedes Moore @ Tio Leo's
  • 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.

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