Sounds Like San Diego: Dec. 5

big bad buffalo
Sarah Linton via Facebook

I've been excited for Saturday for a very long time. "The Glamour and the Squalor" is a documentary about the life and times of Marco Collins, who was a DJ at 91x for years before moving to Seattle and starting The End 107.7. He is also largely credited with changing the trajectory of "college" and "alternative" radio by introducing grunge to the world. He's an amazing human, and he'll be doing a Q&A after the film with the movie's director, and Octagrape and Big Bad Buffalo will be playing after all of that. It will be a very special night and should not be missed by anyone who is interested in the history of music. Around town, the Milk Carton Kids are at the Balboa Theatre, Little Hurricane are sold out at the Casbah, Slightly Stoopid are sold out at the Belly Up, and the only Ned Flanders metal band, Okilly Dokilly, play at Soda Bar.

Saturday, Dec. 5:

  • "The Glamour and the Squalor" screening, Octagrape, Big Bad Buffalo @ The Irenic (movie screens at 7:45 p.m.. all ages. Q&A with director and Marco Collins
  • Milk Carton Kids, Julian Lage @ Balboa Theatre
  • Little Hurricane, Soft Lions, Rin Tin Tiger, Dani Bell and the Tarantist @ Casbah (sold out
  • Okilly Dokilly, Skapeche Mode, Name the Band @ Soda Bar -- read our Okilly Dokilly interview HERE
  • Maia Sharp @ Grassroots Oasis
  • Slightly Stoopid, the Law, Tunnel Vision @ Belly Up (sold out)
  • Fashion Whore (finale) @ U-31
  • Cristina Fontanelli’s Christmas in Italy @ Kroc Peace & Justice Center
  • Irving Flores Quintet with Charlie Arbelaez @ Dizzy's
  • Cold World, Never Healed, Zoloa, Discrepancy @ Che Café
  • La Pastorela @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • DJ Mike Delgado, live set by Gingger Shankar @ Bar Pink
  • Pale Chalice, Morphesia, Those Darn Gnomes @ Tower Bar
  • Johnny Clarke, Tetrack, Norris Reid, Roots Covenant @ Music Box
  • Seconds Ago, Heavyweight, Peace in Terror, Suntorn, Victimized, Purge @ SOMA
  • Marcela Mendez @ Queen Bee's Art & Cultural Center
  • Francisco Pawluszek @ Tin Roof
  • Julian Jordan @ Omnia
  • Pale Chalice, Morphesia @ Tower Bar
  • The Isrealites, Kinston a Go Go, DJ Erny Earthquake & King Dutty @ Til-Two Club
  • Soulfly, Contortion, Nukem, Daemos, Hunt the Elite @ Brick By Brick
  • Saline Solutions, Millionaire Beach Bums @ Lestat's
  • Bushwalla and Friends @ Java Joe's
  • AC Slater, Hotfire @ Bang Bang
  • SD3 (guitar workshop and peformance) @ The Loft
  • The Rocketz, Hard Fall Hearts, Toothless George @ The Merrow
  • Never Pass Go @ The Bancroft
  • Bill Engvall @ Sycuan
  • Colour @ Tio Leo's
  • Mark Fisher @ Croce's Park West (noon)
  • David Patrone Quartet @ Croce's Park West (7 p.m.)
  • Sara Petite @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Pop Vinyl @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Karma @ Fluxx
  • SM Familia, The I-Ways @ Boar Cross'n
  • David Allen Coe, Mother Grundy @ Ramona Mainstage
  • Clique Two Years @ Spin

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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