Sounds Like San Diego: Jan. 7

Thursday is the night many of you have been waiting for. After Muse postponed in December, the rescheduled date has finally arrived. There aren't many bands made for arenas these days, but Muse definitely has the sound and the stage show to fit the bill. For me, the excitement really lies in the fact that Phantogram is supporting the tour. It was only a few years ago when the band first played the Casbah and soon after moved on to House of Blues and several larger festivals and radio shows, but no doubt this will be the best way to be in front of thousands of new eyeballs -- and few bands are as deserving. If you're not going to the big show, Tim Heidecker is at the Casbah, our friends Nicely rock out at Soda Bar, and the Full Strength Funk Band plays a "free with RSVP" show at Music Box.

Thursday, Jan. 7:

  • Muse, Phantogram @ Valley View Casino Center
  • Tim Heidecker, Wood & the Yellow River Boys, JP Inc. @ Casbah
  • Nicely, Dani Shivers, Eraserhead, Stage Kids @ Soda Bar
  • Rude Dog DJs @ The Black Cat
  • Ceremony Night @ Bar Pink
  • Full Strength Funk Band @ Music Box
  • Levi Dean, Heidi Hughes @ Sycamore Den
  • Reign Ov Terror, with Dark Measure, Ruines Ov Abaddon, Planet Flesh, Gortuary @ Brick By Brick
  • Kilo & the Dew, the Other Half, Animal Soul @ Lestat's
  • Jeff Berkley, Veronica May @ Java Joe's
  • SoundOn Festival @ La Jolla Athenaeum
  • Lee Gallagher & the Hallelujah, Jimmy Ruelas, Mario Esteban & the Blessed Hellhounds @ The Merrow
  • DarkWaveGarden @ The Bancroft
  • Ke'ahi @ Croce's Park West
  • R:Tyme @ Humphrey's Backstage Live
  • Sister Speak, Craig Marker, On Fifth @ The Loft
  • Open Jam Session @ Winston's (6-9 p.m.)
  • Zolopht, Soul Ablaze @ Whistle Stop
  • Cadillac Wreckers @ Tio Leo's
  • Wyatt Lowe @ Tin Roof 
  • Maka Roots, DJ Reefah, TRC Soundsystem @ Gallagher's Irish Pub
  • Will Locken & the Euphonics @ Boar Cross'n
  • Live Band Karaoke @ 710 Beach Club
  • Metal Allegiance (Mike Portnoy, David Ellefson, Alex Skolnick, Mark Menghi, Troy Sanders, Mark Osegueda, Phil Demmel) with Doll Skin @ Ramona Mainstage

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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