Sounds Like San Diego: Jan. 12

Hitting many top 10 lists for best indie record of 2018 is Amen Dunes, who plays Belly Up

It's been a crazy week, and tonight is the big payoff, because there are so many great shows, you might even feel inclined to bounce around. Hitting numerous top 10 lists for best indie record of 2018 is Amen Dunes, who plays tonight at the Belly Up, while our friends in Well Well Well and Bruin are inseparable up north at Pour House. Exasperation celebrate an album release at Soda Bar (hopefully Havnauts are healthy and still playing this one after last week's cancelations), and Super Buffet, Hiroshima Mockingbirds and Dream Burgler celebrate a big joint birthday party for various bandmembers at Bar Pink. Of course, tonight is the second night of the Dragons at the Casbah, which might still have a couple of tickets left, but there definitely won't be any at the door, which makes it so lucky for us that there are so many other options available.
Saturday, Jan. 12:
  • Amen Dunes, Spellling @ Belly Up  
  • The Dragons, Uncle Joe's Big Ol' Driver, Deadbolt, Madly @ Casbah 
  • Well Well Well, Bruin, Petite Lumiere @ Pour House
  • Exasperation (record release), Sixes, the Havnauts @ Soda Bar
  • Grey Matter Mindfulness and Meditation Retreat with Wsprgrl @ A Ship in the Woods (7-10 p.m.)
  • DJ Victor Penalosa @ Bar Pink (4 p.m.)
  • Super Buffet, Hiroshima Mockingbirds, Dream Burglar @ Bar Pink (9 p.m.) 
  • The Powerballs, Chango Rey, Blacks Beach Boys @ Tower Bar
  • SD Brew Fest @ Liberty Station
  • Carl Verheyen @ Museum of Making Music 
  • Tommy Emmanuel featuring John Knowles @ Music Box (7 p.m.) 
  • Springboard West Band & Brew Crawl @ OB Playhouse/Winston's/The Harp/Mother's Saloon/Te Mana Cafe
  • Christopher Hollyday & His All Stars @ Dizzy's
  • Roman Watchdogs, GentrOside, Sideshow, War for Candy @ Ken Club
  • Club Sabbat @ The Merrow
  • New Skeletal Faces, Morphesia, DJ Javi Nunez @ Space
  • Soil Work: Egyptian-themed Party @ Blonde
  • Soulside Players @ Rosie O Grady's
  • San Diego Seals Inaugural Home Opener vs. Rochester Knighthawks @ Pechanga Arena
  • 12th Annual soundON Festival of Modern Music @ La Jolla Athenaeum
  • Dive Vibe, Cherry Road, Piatt Pund @ Lestat's
  • Ed Kornhauser and Friends @ Panama 66
  • Crew D'Etat @ Seven Grand 
  • The By Any Means Concert with TrusB, KDOH the Dope Rapper, Kalia, Mac Moore, Demi Daygo, Illy Westside, Jay Saffi, Fuego Dance Crew @ Soma
  • Future Factory Dance Night: Kaleena Zanders & Friendz with Silva, Manik, Harvard Bass, DJ IDeaL @ Music Box (10 p.m.)
  • Whit Aadland @ Pour House (1-4 p.m.)
  • Coyote Blues Redemption @ Pour House (5-8:30 p.m.) 
  • Randy Rogers Band @ House of Blues
  • Record Festival with Karlos Paez @ Border X Brewing (1-7 p.m.)
  • El Ritmo Global with DJ Viejo Lowbo @ Border X Brewing
  • Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas @ Pilgrim United Church of Christ 
  • Sophia Alone @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • Indigo State, Valley Rats, Gomi Neko, Shameface and the Shed @ Che Cafe Collective
  • Kathryn Cloward & the Royals, Triton Eye @ De Oro Mine Co.
  • Latifahtron, OrchidXMantis @ Bancroft Bar
  • Matte Gray @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Lucas Hode @ Moonshine Flats 
  • Stilettos @ Crossroads, House of Blues (free)
  • Montague Street @ Winston's (2 p.m.)
  • Half Car Garage @ Til-Two Club
  • T-Dance with DJ Linny @ The Merrow (12 p.m.)
  • Strictly Business with DJs Heminguey & Gabe Vega @ The Office
  • Hong Jin Young @ Pechanga Resort and Casino
  • Dazed and Confused (Led Zeppelin Tribute) @ 710 Beach Club
  • The Tourmaliners @ Tio Leo's
  • Sara Petite @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Full Strength Funk Band @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Lee K @ Bang Bang
  • Lucent, John 00 Fleming OTC @ Spin
  • DJ Bad @ Fluxx
  • Serious Guise @ Navajo Live 
  • 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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