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Sounds Like San Diego: January 5

Longtime San Diego favorite Deadbolt headline the Casbah Friday

Back in the day, you wouldn't think of local San Diego bands without a mention of Deadbolt, so it seems quite appropriate that as the Casbah celebrates its 29th anniversary, that the "scariest band in the world" would grace the stage. They're joined by the Little Richards (fronted by Robert Lopez, aka El Vez) and South Bay mods the Bassics. It's the perfect way to spend the first weekend of 2018. Still, it's not the only game in town: Local party band Ki headline the Belly Up, Soda Bar hosts the ladies of Black Sabbitch, and the Amandas get all the booties shaking at Whistle Stop.

Friday, Jan. 5:

  • Deadbolt, the Little Richards, the Bassics @ Casbah
  • Ki, Los Beautiful Beast, Aviator Stash @ Belly Up
  • Black Sabbitch, Nebula Drag, Hot Mustard @ Soda Bar
  • The Amandas' Soul Stompin First Friday @ Whistle Stop
  • Dance From Above @ Blonde
  • PunchCard, T.S. Leone, Broken Record, Hardly Human @ Ken Club
  • First Friday with DJ Artistic @ Bar Pink
  • Atomic Groove's Hello 2018 @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5pm)
  • Lee Coulter @ Java Joe's
  • Hip Hop vs. Punk Rock with Make Out Boys, 18 Soales, Stuntdouble, Teshun, Remain In the Van @ Tower Bar 
  • DJ Williams' Shots Fired @ Winston's
  • Tommy Dahill @ Lestat's
  • Scotty Alexander @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Tori Roze & the Hot Mess @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Warren G and DJ Quik @ House of Blues
  • Dream Burglar, Creepseed, Flight of Ryan, Small Town Heroes @ Pour House (Oceanside)
  • Afton Shows present an indie-rock/hip-hop showcase @ The Merrow (6:30 p.m.)
  • Johnny Love @ 710 Beach Club
  • The Jesse Cantlay Band @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Jerry "Hot Rod" DeMink @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • All-Vinyl Happy Hour w/Monsieur Turbeau @ The Office (6 p.m.)
  • Kid Wonder @ U-31
  • Kinetic, Heather Nation, Ash Foster @ Black Cat Bar
  • Nightshift @ Tio Leo's
  • Liquid Blue @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Sue Palmer @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • The Cover Conspiracy @ Navajo Live  
  • FNGRS CRSSD presents Ardalan B2B Worthy @ Bang Bang
  • Kelly McGarry Presents: Oceans, A Perfect Tool, Smack This, Township Rebellion @ Music Box
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's Pub
  • Memories with Raul Irok Rios @ 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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