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Sounds Like San Diego: Dec. 23

El Vez presents his annual Merry MexMas show at Casbah

You guys know that every year I encourage you to get to the Casbah for El Vez's annual "Merry MexMas" show, but what I've sometimes failed to mention is the clever jingles by husband and wife duo Pony Death Ride. They play in the Atari Lounge, singing their takes on classics and originals, too. Plus, they bring a salami and cheese tree for your snacking needs. Meanwhile, more mainstream fun happens at Valley View Casino Center with Jingle Jam featuring Migos, the English Beat play their second sold-out night at Belly Up and Lou Niles hosts a "holiday invitational" at Pour House, featuring a ton of San Diego's finest musicians. For a super special show, look up Baja Fog House Concerts on Facebook to see if you can still squeeze a ticket to see the return of Steve Poltz. 

Saturday, Dec. 23:
  • El Vez Merry Mexmas, Los Sweepers, Pony Death Ride @ Casbah 
  • Steve Poltz @ Baja Fog House Concerts (3779 Christine St.)
  • Jingle Jam presented by Jam’n 95.7 featuring Migos, G-Eazy, Ty Dolla $ign @ Valley View Casino Center
  • The English Beat, King Schascha @ Belly Up (sold out)
  • Heavy Hawaii, Sixes @ Space
  • In Your Neighborhood Holiday Invitational Classic with Lou Niles featuring The Oxen, Whit Radland, Keith Haman, Shane Hall, Nina Francis, Heather Nation, members of the Filthy Violets, Dirty Dragon, Aviator Stash, Mainsail, the Night Howls, Wish and the Well @ Pour House  
  • Lil Pump @ SOMA 
  • The Gloomies, Hideout, John the Baptist, Stephanie Brown & the Surrealistics @ Soda Bar
  • Comedy Kumite @ Bar Pink (7 p.m.)
  • Saturday Night Hustle with the Husky Hoy All-Stars @ Bar Pink (10 p.m.)
  • Kokomo Jazz Band @ San Diego Civic Theatre
  • Holiday Bebop @ Dizzy's
  • Booty Bassment with Dmitri and Rob @ Whistle Stop 
  • The Deep End Party @ Blonde
  • Michael Borowski Trio @ Panama 66
  • Ozomatli, Chali 2na, DJ Richie @ Music Box (8 p.m.)
  • Ozokidz, Hullabaloo @ Music Box (2 p.m.)
  • The Tighten Ups @ Pour House (5:30 p.m.)
  • Russian Grand Ballet presents The Nutcracker @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Ofier @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Old Bones, Rose Colored Glasses, Victoria & the Vaudevillains @ Black Cat Bar
  • Ian McCarter @ Java Joe's
  • Oh Snap! It's a '90s Hip-Hop Party! @ House of Blues
  • Jesse Cantlay Band @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Punk Rock Chili Dog Social with the Infidelz, Mandoshanks, the Schitz, Sending Signals, Skunkblind @ Tower Bar
  • Mojo Jackson @ De Oro Mine Co.
  • Foreign Bodies (last show), Death Eyes, Foreign Crisis, Bloody Jellies @ Bancroft Bar
  • DJ Nicky @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Redwood Black @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Tyler Grant and Kellen Asebroek Holiday Homecoming Party @ Winston's (6 p.m.)
  • The B-Side Players @ Winston's (10 p.m.)
  • Busted Coffins, the Cat Chasers, Ghost Town Gamblers @ Til-Two Club
  • Empyrean Throne, Wolf King, Corpsemaker @ Brick by Brick
  • Strictly Business with DJs Edroc & KanyeAsada @ The Office
  • Inhale, Skunk Dub @ 710 Beach Club
  • DJ Junior the Disco Punk @ U-31
  • Holiday Salsa Extravaganza @ Tio Leo's
  • Y3K @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Wildside @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Butts Ta Nuts with DJ Jason Waterfalls, Julz, Kev Mighty @ El Dorado
  • Fantom Freq @ Bassmnt
  • Desert Hearts presents: Xmas Hearts @ Spin
  • Ty Dolla $ign @ Fluxx
  • Fngrs Crssd featuring Walker & Royce @ Bang Bang 
  • Holiday Rock Fest @ Navajo Live 
  • Naughty Elf Invasion @ Kava Lounge
  • 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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