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Sounds Like San Diego: December 20

Ziggy Shuffledust & the Spiders From Mars break out the Bowie jams at the Casbah Wednesday

Christmas is only five days away, so ideally this means you've got the week off so you can enjoy all the festivities. Tonight is one of my favorite nights of the year...when Gary Shuffler becomes Gary Shuffledust and plays a night of Bowie jams in full costume. The annual event at the Casbah is quite the spectacle in the best possible way. Meanwhile, Soda Bar has a bit of a twist tonight as Gospel singer Adam Everett takes the stage, so maybe you check him out, then you get a pass on Christmas mass. The Observatory welcomes former Mac Demarco guitarist Peter Sagar, who plays chill indie music under the name Homeshake, and Venice return to the Belly Up for their annual Christmas show. It's a good night to get out and have some fun.

Wednesday, Dec. 20:

  • Ziggy Shuffledust & the Spiders From Mars, Electric Warrior @ Casbah
  • Adam Everett, Coral Bells @ Soda Bar
  • Homeshake & Mild High Club @ The Observatory
  • Latin Percussion Arts Christmas Party @ Latin Percussion Arts (1855 1st Avenue)
  • One, Two, Threee with DJ EdROC @ The Office
  • The Venice Christmas Show @ Belly Up
  • David Broza @ JCC Event Center
  • Make Yourself at Home: 90s and Modern Emo, Hardcore and Pop Punk @ Space
  • Naughty or Nice Variety Night with Phil Crosby Jr. Ensemble @ The Merrow
  • Postcard Party @ Bar Pink (7-9 p.m.)
  • Christmas Toy Drive for the Homeless with Gary Wilson and Normandie Wilson @ Bar Pink (9 p.m.)
  • Gilbert Castellanos Young Lions Series & Jazz Jam @ Panama 66
  • Dance Klassique with Joe Pea, Ryan Bauer & Gomez @ Blonde
  • Open Mic Night @ Pour House (Oceanside) 
  • Hard Covers, Sweet Myths, Ryan Trafolla Band @ The Holding Company 1502
  • SM Familia, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • The Skivvies in "Sleigh My Name" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • San Diego Live with Fuzzy Rankins and the Blues Band @ Tio Leo's
  • Drumming in the Light: Multi-cultural Winter Solstice Ceremony @ Seaside Center for Spiritual Living
  • Firehouse Swing @ Queen Bee's
  • Karaoke @ The Bancroft
  • Psilo feat. SWELL (Blacklite Records/Psytribe) @ Kava Lounge 
  • Joey Jimenez @ U-31
  • Open Mic with Jefferson Jay @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Live Music @ Henry's Pub
  • Taryn Donath Band @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Wu-Tang Wednesday DJs Mr Hek & Cros1 @ El Dorado
  • Open Mic/Open Jam @ 710 Beach Club

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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