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Sounds Like San Diego: Dec. 30

Longtime local talent buyer favorite Chicano Batman headline Observatory

I think Chicano Batman have been coming to town for four or five years now, and they're definitely a favorite of local talent bookers. They've played more or less all of our music venues at least once, and several of our oddball and one-off festivals, too. The last time I saw them they were the support band, yet the majority of the crowd was there to see them. So, it makes sense that tonight they headline Observatory North Park, and while half the city is knocked out with the flu, I still hope they get the packed house they deserve. They're joined by Hanni El Khatib and Thee Commons, so it's the perfect precursor to New Year's Eve. Meanwhile, the Mattson 2 play their second night at the Casbah, Mac Sabbath and the Dwarves go head to head at Brick by Brick, and Lady Dottie will pack the patio of Park & Rec.

Saturday, Dec. 30:
  • Chicano Batman, Hanni El Khatib, Thee Commons @ Observatory North Park
  • The Mattson 2, Surefire Soul Ensemble, Krass Bros. @ Casbah 
  • Mac Sabbath vs. Dwarves, Tiltwheel @ Brick by Brick
  • Lady Dottie & the Diamonds @ Park & Rec
  • Downspell, Godhammered, Squirrelly Arts, Monarch @ Soda Bar
  • Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, New Breed Brass Band @ Belly Up  (SOLD OUT)
  • Inspired and the Sleep, Sights and Sages, Billy Watson, Whit Aadland @ Pour House (Oceanside)
  • The Verigolds, DJ Mancat @ The Holding Company 1502
  • LED presents OMFG! NYE 2018 Zedd, Dillon Francis, Illenium, Mr. Carmack, Droeloe, Graves, San Holo @ Valley View Casino Center
  • Fantasy '90s/'00s R&B Rump Shakers and Beyond @ Whistle Stop 
  • Rockin' the City Benefit for feeding San Diego with Creature Canyon, Private Lives, Nights Like Thieves, Cloudside, Falling Doves, Ghost City, Plane Without a Pilot, Kathryn Cloward Band @ Queen Bee's
  • Brian Levy & Mikan Zlatkovich @ Dizzy's 
  • DJ Saul Q @ Bar Pink
  • The Meaning of Love: An '80s Dance Party @ Space
  • Soul Works Dance Party @ Blonde
  • Sue Palmer @ Panama 66
  • Sahara Grim, Dave Dersham @ Lestat's 
  • E-40, Czar, Huey P., DJ Bar1ne @ Music Box
  • AIre, DJ La Mafia @ Cafe Sevilla 
  • Chris D'Elia @ House of Blues (7 p.m. and 10 p.m.)
  • Tori Roze & the Hot Mess @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Lindsay White, Shawn Rohlf & the 7th Day Buskers @ Whistle Stop (5 p.m.)
  • Uprising @ De Oro Mine Co.
  • Scam & Jam @ El Camino 
  • DJ Nicky @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Martin McDaniel @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Stone Horse @ Winston's (5 p.m.)
  • Pre-New Year's Eve Rock & Roll Bash 2017 with R.I.P., Brett Ellis Band, the Los Santos Band @ Winston's (9 p.m.)
  • Pants Karaoke @ Til-Two Club
  • Strictly Business with DJs Edroc & KanyeAsada @ The Office
  • Dead Celebrity Karaoke & Costume Contest @ 710 Beach Club
  • Joemama @ U-31
  • The Reflectors @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • R:Tyme @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Girls Run the World with DJs Hektik, Cros1, Dauche, Qvocado @ El Dorado
  • Autoerotique @ Bassmnt
  • DJ Shabazz @ Fluxx
  • LED presents Dillon Francis, Kittens, Shintaro, Hotfire @ Spin
  • LED presents Mr. Carmack, Prvdnt @ Bang Bang
  • Midnight Wave with Mark Pledger @ 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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