San Diego

Sounds Like San Diego: December 28

Donavon Frankenreiter heads back to the Belly Up Thursday

I've heard of bands taking a break, but 37 years? The short-lived years of San Diego punk band the Dinettes made a huge impression on some notable tastemakers back in 1980, so it was that Bart Mendoza encouraged the band (at least a couple of the members) to reunite for a show earlier this summer, and things clicked to where the band headline tonight at the Casbah. It should be a fun time, whether you're seeing them again after all these years or checking them out for the first time. Meanwhile, the Observatory hosts mysterious EDM producer Malaa, and beachy singer-songwriter Donovon Frankenreiter returns to the Belly Up. The New Year is creeping up on us, so get out and have some fun before the savage weekend begins.

Thursday, Dec. 28:

  • The Dinettes, Manual Scan, Alvino & the Dwells @ Casbah
  • Malaa @ The Observatory North Park
  • Donavon Frankenreiter, Joey Radio @ Belly Up
  • All Vinyl with DJ's Angie, Claire and Heather Hardcore @ Bar Pink
  • Electric Mud, J.G. Bitter, Charlie Moses, Mersky, Ben Limpic @ Soda Bar
  • Cemetery Lipstick presents Shadowhouse, Bell Tower Bats, Trip Advisor, DJs Camilla Robina & Mitch Wilson @ Space
  • Will's Birthday with the Hiroshima Mockingbirds, Shake Before Us, DJ Lexicon Devil @ Pour House (Oceanside)
  • Reggae Thursdaze with Eddie Blunt & Hook Wise, Twisted Relatives @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Chocolate: A Night of Deep Dark Afro-Tech and Techno @ Blonde
  • Breakthru Entertainment with Suntey, Sarah Taj, Ignant Benches, Roode, the B-Sides, BluNites, Chum @ House of Blues
  • Burlesque Boogie Nights @ Sycamore Den
  • Kwanzaa Celebration @ Worldbeat Center
  • Babymafew Cassette Release Party @ The Merrow
  • Boomboxx Thursdays @ U-31
  • Aro Di Santi @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Kim Jackson @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Alec Mapa in "Holiday in Alec Mapa" @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jimmy Ruelas @ Seven Grand
  • Throwback Thursday @ Moonshine Beach 
  • DJ Bingo @ De Oro Mine Co 
  • Lorraine Castellanos @ Panama 66
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • OB Hip-Hop Social Hosted by Atlantis Rizing @ Winston's
  • No Limits with DJMysonKing @ The Office
  • The Loosen Up with DJ ManeOne, Aesthetic, Kylita, Edukate @ El Dorado
  • Rock Out Karaoke @ Tin Roof
  • Tango Thursdays @ Queen Bee's
  • CYKA, My Revenge @ Kava Lounge
  • Open Jam with Jeff Ousley @ Navajo Live
  • Nathan James & the Rhythm Shakers @ Tio Leo's
  • Mellow Apocalypse @ Boar Cross'n
  • Liquid Courage Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club
  • 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.

Contact Us