Sounds Like San Diego: Jan. 11

The Dragons breathe fire into the Casbah Friday with a special show for Casbah's 30th anniversary

I've been so excited about tonight's show with the Dragons that I almost forgot to even post today. So let's be real. To me, there's only one show that matters tonight. It's been a long time since the Dragons have played, and while there will be hollow hearts without Steve [Rodriguez, who sadly passed away in 2015], for tonight and tomorrow's shows, Hector Penalosa from the Zeros will be on bass. Of course, this show is sold out -- Drip Tank reuniting is quite a big deal, too -- but if you didn't grab tickets, you have some other options in town. Doors tribute Wild Child returns to the Belly Up tonight while Soda Bar hosts the Undercover Dream Lovers playing some indie-psych rock. San Francisco band Chasms venture down for a show at the Whistle Stop and locals Nights Like Thieves play the Ken Club. There are lots of good shows to keep you entertained this Friday night.

Friday, Jan. 11:

  • The Dragons, Drip Tank, Shake Before Us @ Casbah (SOLD OUT)
  • Tony! Toni! Toné! @ Sycuan Casino (SOLD OUT)
  • REO Speedwagon; Sir, Please @ The Events Center, Harrah's Resort SoCal 
  • Wild Child (Doors tribute), Stefan Hillesheim & the Power of Love @ Belly Up
  • The Undercover Dream Lovers, BOYO, Creature Canyon @ Soda Bar
  • Chasms, O/X @ The Whistle Stop
  • Nights Like Thieves, Avenue Army, Dream Haze @ Ken Club
  • Roode, Ignant Benches, the Rinds, Street Surfers, Wizaerd, Creme @ SOMA
  • Carl Verheyen & Friends @ Museum of Making Music 
  • Hammered Satin, Razor Nights, Naked Walrus @ Bar Pink ($5)
  • Dieselboy, DJ Ronnie, Adia Break, Systemic @ Brick By Brick
  • AJ Froman, TV Broken 3rd Eye Open @ Winston's
  • Louis Valenzuela @ Seven Grand 
  • Lucas Hoge @ Moonshine Beach 
  • Matte Gray @ Moonshine Flats 
  • The Deltaz @ De Oro Mine Co
  • Bonneville 7 @ Rosie O'Grady's
  • The Visiters @ The Rabbit Hole
  • Emo Night Brooklyn @ House of Blues
  • Michael Head "Moneymen" @ Crossroads, House of Blues (FREE)
  • Rock En Espanol with Zenith @ Border X Brewing
  • BrokenBeat SD @ Space
  • Joe Wood & the Lonely Ones @ Pour House (5-8:30 p.m.)
  • Rebel Star, the Shantyannes @ Pour House (9 p.m.)
  • Coup d'etat @ Panama 66
  • Springboard West Band Bootcamp @ OB Theater
  • Fullypatched @ Backdrop
  • 12th Annual soundON Festival of Modern Music @ La Jolla Athenaeum
  • Tabasco Katz Jazz Party @ Bancroft Bar
  • Calisamba, Cajuina, DJ Novinho @ 710 Beach Club
  • Janice, Nathan & Tony @ Martini's Above Fourth
  • After Hours with DJs Adam Salter & Ayla Simone @ The Office 
  • The Siers Brothers @ Tio Leo's
  • Los Buitres de Culiacan Sinaloa, Clave Secreta @ La Luz Ultra Lounge
  • Backwater Blues @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Viva Santana @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Left of Everest, Alice Insane @ Navajo Live
  • Shoreline Mafia @ Bassmnt 
  • Maximono @ Bang Bang
  • Konflikt, Mojo @ Parq
  • Warehouse Takeover w/ Esta (Soulection) + more @ Spin
  • The 4th annual All Bowie Karaoke Tribute @ Til Two Club
  • We Are Yr Friends Indie Dance Party @ Blonde
  • DJ Beatnick @ FLUXX
  • Dirtwire, Boostive @ Music Box
  • Digital Cocoon with Jan Ozlanski, Filoso, Big Hugs @ 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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