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Sounds Like San Diego: December 29

The Mattson 2 head up Casbah while other great shows pop off around town Friday

If somehow you've escaped the wrath of this cold and flu season then this weekend has plenty of awesome live music to offer. The Casbah hosts the first of two nights of jazz twins the Mattson 2 while Trombone Shorty heats things up to a packed house at the Belly Up. Our good friends Behind the Wagon will lead a whiskey-fueled night of fun at Soda Bar and it's another night of electronic music at the Observatory with Zhu. Space has a fun little "winter disco" with Soft Lions and Tower Bar has a night of thrash metal with the OC's Madrost. The end of the year is coming up on us fast, so live up 2017 before all the rookies take over.

Friday, Dec. 29:

  • The Mattson 2, Systems Officer, the Red Fox Tails @ Casbah
  • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, New Breed Brass Band @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • Behind the Wagon, the Downs Family, Ypsitucky @ Soda Bar
  • Zhu @ The Observatory
  • Winter Disco feat. Soft Lions, Twin Ritual, Mannequin, DJ Bidi Cobra @ Space
  • Drift: All-electronic dance party @ Whistle Stop
  • Dance Punk: Indie/Blog Haus Dance Party @ Blonde
  • Kwanzaa Celebration @ Worldbeat Center
  • Sights and Sages, Fashion Jackson, Little Heroine, Ignant Benches @ Public Square Coffee House, La Mesa (7 p.m.)
  • DJ Vaughn Avakian @ Bar Pink
  • Rock of Ages ('80s Tribute) @ Park & Rec
  • The Steely Damned II @ Music Box
  • Atomic Groove's Bye Bye 2017 Happy Hour @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5 p.m.)
  • Madrost, Gravespell, Nowhere Safe @ Tower Bar 
  • Bullet Boys Holiday Groove, Frank Hannon & Friends, Sledd, Stonebreed @ Brick By Brick
  • Psydecar, CitySide @ Winston's
  • Fukfest 2017 feat. Glitchfuk, Kid Juda, DJ Kain, Rude Boi, Lightning Cola, Slim Buddha, Ingemar, Kicked Off the Streets, Kenny Didja, Taco & Pacos @ Queen Bee's
  • DJ Famous @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Martin McDaniel @ Moonshine Flats 
  • BJ Jezbera @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Closing Party with Quel Bordel!, DJ OMZ @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Groove International @ House of Blues
  • Rob Thorsen & Larry De La Cruz @ Panama 66
  • The Embalmers, the Dodges, California Rangers @ Pour House (Oceanside)
  • RDG, Fusebox, Amigo @ The Merrow
  • Alpine Circuitry, Dark Globe, Year of the Dead Bird @ Bancroft Bar
  • The Amalgamated, Full Strength Funk Band @ 710 Beach Club
  • Los Caminantes @ El Patron Night Club
  • Janice & Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Cool Party Bro. feat Heminguey & Ikah Love @ The Office 
  • We Had a Name, Good Good Time Girls, Polux, Hyper Active Slackers @ Til-Two Club
  • DJ Junior The Discopunk @ U-31
  • Lies N' Roses @ Tio Leo's
  • Joef, DJ La Mafia @ Cafe Sevilla
  • Michele Lundeen @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Pop Vinyl @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Keys N Krates @ Bassmnt 
  • Dazzla Dance Party @ El Dorado
  • FNGRS CRSSD presents Kidnap Kid, Boys Don't Disco @ Bang Bang
  • DJ Bar1ne @ FLUXX
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's Pub
  • Divine Species Presents: TechNew Year @ Kava Lounge
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n

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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