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Sounds Like San Diego: January 12

Dirty Sweet reunite for a hometown show at the Casbah Friday

I don't know about you, but it feels extra hard getting into this new year and trying to find things to look forward to with so much bad news filling the airwaves, but that's where live shows can really help you tune out the noise and tune into the joy of music. I plan to do just that when Dirty Sweet pack the house at the Casbah and the good news for you is there are still a handful of tickets if you haven't yet bought in advance. Of course, there is kinda something for everyone as West Coast swing act Big Bad Voodoo Daddy play at Viejas Casino, local Karl Denson and his Tiny Universe have a homecoming at Belly Up, and our buddies Sights and Sages play Soda Bar. It's a little early to plan for Mardi Gras, but the Euphoria Brass Band might get you in the mood at Dizzy's and Ramblin' Jack Elliott plays at Sweetwater High for AMSD concerts.

Friday, Jan. 12:

  • Dirty Sweet, Hammered Satin, DJ Mario Rubalcaba @ Casbah
  • Big Bad Voodoo Daddy @ Viejas Casino 
  • Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Organ Freeman @ Belly Up
  • Sights and Sages, the Filthy Violets, J. Hofstee @ Soda Bar
  • Springboard West Music Festival @ OB Theatre and Various Venues
  • Dance Punk @ Blonde
  • Herbert, Electric Carlos, Orphan Goggles @ Tower Bar 
  • The Euphoria Brass Band @ Dizzy's
  • Ramblin' Jack Elliott & Special Guest @ AMSD (Sweetwater High)
  • Carl Verheyen: Essential Blues @ Museum of Making Music
  • Imagery Machine @ The Manhattan Bar 
  • Gone Baby Gone, Cochinas Locas @ Bar Pink (8 p.m.)
  • The Addictions @ Seven Grand
  • Class Project DJs @ Bar Pink (10 p.m.)
  • Atomic Groove's 1st Girlz Nite Out of 2018 @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5 p.m.)
  • Gary Wilson & the Blind Dates, Westside Inflection, Doc Hammer, Beehive & the Barracudas @ Black Cat Bar
  • Tatanka and Dubbest @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
  • Chris Shrader @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Jerry Jacobs @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Scolex, Impure Consecration, Cave Bastard, Temblad @ Til-Two Club
  • King Taylor Project @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Kelly McGarry Presents Electric Mud, Broken Stems, Wicked Tongues, RIP-Rock's Influential Past @ House of Blues
  • Jimmy Ruelas, Spice Pistols, Funk Manifesto @ Pour House (9 p.m.)
  • Joe Wood & the Lonely Ones @ Pour House (5 p.m.)
  • Pasion Latina @ The Merrow
  • Graham Gillot @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Ol' Fashion Depot, Reverie Noise, the In-Itself, Fountain of Youth @ The Bancroft
  • Hard Fall Hearts, the Cat Chasers @ 710 Beach Club
  • Love Past Blue, Damian Safe, Ray Goren @ Lestat's
  • Janice & Nathan @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Tito Torbellino Jr @ El Patron Night Club
  • Scolex, Impure Consecration, Cave Bastard, Temblad @ Til-Two Club
  • All-Vinyl Happy Hour w/Monsieur Turbeau @ The Office (6 p.m.)
  • DJ Freeman, DJ Artform @ U-31
  • The Siers Brothers @ Tio Leo's
  • SPACE OC: Jason Blakemore, Michael Vegh, EASports, Emilio Jon @ Kava Lounge
  • Full Strength Funk @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Michele Lundeen @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Hot Cakes with DJs Mister Hek & Love Siene @ El Dorado
  • LED presents Wongo @ Bang Bang
  • Line Dancing Lessons @ Ramona Mainstage 
  • Eric Bellinger @ FLUXX
  • SD Union with Tantrum Desire(UK) @ Spin
  • Desert Dwellers, Kaminanda, Liquid Bloom, Treavor Moontribe, Dela Moon @ Music Box
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's Pub
  • 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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