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Sounds Like San Diego: December 14

The Album Leaf return home to take over the Casbah stage Thursday

We hear a lot about 'adulting' across social media, and as music consumers grow up and have to face new responsibilities and stages of life, so too do our beloved musicians. San Diego felt a great loss when the Album Leaf's Jimmy Lavalle moved north, and as band members entered the world of parenting, but fortunately for all of us, they haven't quit music and tonight will be a very special reunion as the band once again takes the stage at the Casbah. It's a haze of gauzy music I can totally get behind this Thursday night. Meanwhile, it's gonna be more rollicking and whiskey-fueled fun at Bar Pink as Behind the Wagon headline the stage there. For lovers of jazz, Dave Koz brings his annual Christmas tour to Balboa Theatre and Canadian DJ/producer Rezz brings EDM to the Observatory. Even Queen Bee's is in on the Thursday night action with an album release by San Diego Music Award-winner Whitney Shay, and Oklahoma alt-rockers Skating Polly play Soda Bar. Good times abound tonight so duck out of your holiday party early and catch some live music.

Thursday, Dec. 14:

  • The Album Leaf, Vakoum @ Casbah
  • Behind the Wagon, Clint Westwood, Nick Bone & the Big Scene @ Bar Pink
  • Rezz @ The Observatory
  • Dave Koz 20th Anniversary Christmas Tour with Dave Koz, David Benoit, Rick Braun, Peter White, Selina Albright @ Balboa Theatre
  • Whitney Shay & the JazzKatz Orchestra: Holiday Album Release Party! @ Queen Bee's
  • Everlast @ Music Box
  • Lorraine Castellanos @ Panama 66 
  • The Rustle Your Jimmies Fest with Atomic 99 @ SOMA
  • Skating Polly, Starcrawler, the Touchies @ Soda Bar
  • DJ Earl (Teklife), Nick Hook @ Space
  • Late Nite Jam Session @ Ken Club 
  • Hazmatt, KNG MKR @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Club Hemlock (A Night of Death Rock) @ Blonde
  • Holiday Hangover ft. Strangelove, the Cured @ House of Blues
  • The Havnauts, PJ Sparkles @ Sycamore Den
  • The Fractions, Warranty Void, My Friendly Bartender, DJ John Jolley @ The Merrow
  • J'adore Partric and Jillian @ Java Joe's 
  • Boomboxx Thursdays @ U-31
  • Jerry "Hot Rod" DeMink @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Luv A Lot @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • The Saxations in "A Very Saxxy Holiday" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • DJ Bingo @ De Or Mine Co 
  • Skull Caster, Sculpins, Dhatra @ Bancroft
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Uptown Rhythm Makers @ Black Cat Bar
  • Amoramora, the Real Savage Henry @ Winston's
  • No Limits with Yo Colombo DJ Myson King @ The Office
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • Tango Thursdays @ Queen Bee's
  • Digital Cocoon with Alien Tom @ Kava Lounge
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • The Fremonts @ Tio Leo's
  • Aviator Stash @ Boar Cross'n
  • Liquid Courage Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club
  • Throwback Thursday @ Moonshine Beach 
  • AC Slater @ Bang Bang 
  • Pizza & Champagne San Diego Takeover with Purge & Contrvbvnd @ SPIN
  • 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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