Sounds Like San Diego: Dec. 16

Casbah and Soda Bar are sold out but our local psych rock legends Earthless headline Belly Up

Camilla Saufley
It makes me so proud of our thriving music scene when we're in the middle of December and both Casbah and Soda Bar sell out in advance on the same night. I know they're small venues and together don't even add up to the capacity of the Belly Up, for example, but when artists like Roosevelt and JMSN are both sold out, it speaks to fans still being in the know, seeking out new artists and supporting them -- and that couldn't make me happier. Besides those two, you have the Regrettes, a delightful act playing the Alt Nation Advanced Placement Tour at the House of Blues (having graduated from their last show there in the Voodoo Room), our local psych rock legends Earthless at the Belly Up and Ambassadors of Soul keeping it cool at Panama 66. 
Sunday, Dec. 16:
  • JMSN, August 08 @ Casbah (sold out)
  • Roosevelt, Loyal @ Soda Bar (sold out)
  • Advanced Placement Tour featuring the Regrettes, Welles, Micky James @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues San Diego
  • Earthless featuring Mad Alchemy Light Show, Volcano @ Belly Up 
  • Ambassadors of Soul @ Panama 66
  • Breakthru Entertainment @ House of Blues
  • Anuhea, Mahi, Alex Sparrow, Justin Young @ Music Box
  • No Zodiac, Peach in Terror, Immoral, Victimized, Legions, Iron Curtain, Palace of Mourning @ Soma 
  • House of Blues Gospel Brunch @ House of Blues (11 a.m.)
  • Holiday Groove with Allison, Leonard, Peter & Friends @ Dizzy's
  • A Very Beary Holiday Fundraiser @ Bar Pink (6 p.m.)
  • Rat Sabbath with DJ Ratty @ Bar Pink (10 p.m.)
  • The Nutcracker @ Civic Theatre
  • San Diego Gay Men's Chorus: Jingle @ Balboa Theatre
  • Louda y Los Bad Hombres, the Visiters, Nite Lapse @ Bancroft Bar
  • PADC Nutcracker Ballet @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Mark Twain's "A Christmas Carol" @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • CYO presents "A Winter Concert" @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Die Young, Worthiest Sons, Billy the Kid, Dumah, xReignx @ Che Cafe
  • Children's Holiday Magic @ Martini's Above Fourth (5:30 p.m.)
  • Scattered Guts, Corpsemaker, Nerve Exposure, Kanok @ Tower Bar
  • In Concert Christmas Show @ The Merrow
  • The Playground: Sunday Night Dance Party @ The Merrow 
  • Spectrum: A Diverse Dance Party @ Blonde
  • Swellular @ Kava Lounge
  • Reggae Sunday @ U-31
  • Uptown Top Ranking @ The Office
  • Psydecar @ Humphreys Backstage Live (7 p.m.)
  • Reggae Sunday @ Spin

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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