Covering Cars and Costello

Cap off the first weekend of 2020 with Steve Nieve's Elvis Costello tribute at the Casbah, a Ric Ocasek/Cars tribute at the Belly Up, or Famblood and friends at Soda Bar.

Photo by Steve Nieve

The year has certainly started off with lots of tribute nights and artists, but let's be honest, not all tributes are created equal. Tonight at the Casbah, musician Steve Nieve performs the music of Elvis Costello. As a member of both Elvis Costello & the Attractions and the Imposters, Nieve has certainly done the work to earn the privilege. Joined by fellow Parisian, AJUQ, this is going to be an exceptionally cool show. At the Belly Up, our pals Chris Cote of Red Fox Tails, Will Lerner of Shake Before Us, and Stephen Rey have banded together to play the music of Ric Ocasek and the Cars; darkwave duo Famblood play Soda Bar; and Panama 66 will keep Balboa Park hopping with Uptown Rhythm Makers. 

Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020:

  • Steve Nieve Plays Elvis Costello, AJUQ @ Casbah
  • Just What I Needed: A night of the music of the Cars and Ric Ocasek @ Belly Up 
  • Famblood, Mellow Code, Rosy Cheeks, Freedom Curse @ Soda Bar
  • Uptown Rhythm Makers @ Panama 66
  • SD Soul Club Presents "Sounds of a Subculture" @ Tower Bar
  • Jazz Jam with Anthony Ortega @ Mr. Peabody's
  • Riot Scene Presents: Osmium's Metal New Year @ Winston's (5 p.m.)
  • Ritual of the Damned: A Night of Dungeon Synth with Vandolorum, Francis Roberts, Mausoleum Wanderer  @ Blonde
  • Red Headed Stranger @ Grand Ole BBQ & Asado
  • DJ John Phillips @ Humphreys Backstage Live (7 p.m.)
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