Sounds Like San Diego: December 1

December is here and San Diego might actually be seeing some weather, but don't let that stop you from all of the great music happening around town. The kids of School of Rock get a shout out -- they'll be performing music from Radiohead's The Bends and OK Computer at the Irenic. This is an all-ages show, and older fans will enjoy the kids' spin on these modern classics while kids might be exposed to the music in a live format for their first time. Lou Niles, a mainstay for years as host of Loudspeaker on 91x, is back on the scene with a show tonight at the Griffin, with some solid local bands, led by the jazzy surf rock of the Mattson 2, and Steve Poltz and friends continue to give back to the community with a performance in Oceanside benefitting the Feeding the Soul Foundation. I'm looking forward to seeing Milo Greene at the Casbah, because their radio hit "1957" is infectious and the boy/girl harmonies just can't be topped. There are plenty of choices on Saturday, so dress warm and enjoy a beautiful Saturday in San Diego.

Saturday, Dec. 1:

  • Milo Greene, White Arrows, J Thoven @ Casbah 
  • I*WISH*I, the Beautiful View, the Firebird Suite @ Soda Bar 
  • School of Rock presents Radiohead's The Bends and OK Computer @ The Irenic (6 p.m.) 
  • Lou Niles presents the Mattson 2, Privet, the Marshmallow Men, Golden Beaches @ The Griffin 
  • Feeding the Soul Foundation Holiday Spectacular, featuring Steve Poltz, Bushwalla @ Star Theatre, Oceanside (7:30 p.m.)  
  • Get Back Loretta, Grand Tarantula, JARA, Gone Baby Gone, the Fixtures @ Ché Café 
  • Birdzilla, Ruben Lady, Psicomagia @ The Tin Can 
  • Draconis, Exhausted Prayer, Apocryphon, Ghoulgotha, Oneirogen @ Til Two Club 
  • Rob Benavides Lurkville Series Release Party, DJ Mexi & the Clinebell Express, Chango Rey & His Broken Heart Beat @ Flying Panther Tattoo (8 p.m. to midnight) 
  • George Cole, Eurocana @ AMSD (Acoustic Music San Diego) 
  • Fresh Bakin and Quitsleep present: Andreilien, Thirftworks, Jobot, Carlo (Future Bass) @ Ruby Room 
  • John Foltz @ Marble Room 
  • Blackwaterside @ Templar's Hall in Old Poway Park (7 p.m.)
  • Dazed and Confused @ Winstons 
  • Under the Streetlamp @ Balboa Theatre
  • Alaina Blair, Kyle Williams, Roni Lee @ Lestat's 
  • Rising Star @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (9 p.m.) 
  • Plato Soul @ Humphrey's Backstage Live (5 p.m.) 
  • Elvia and the Fellas @ V Lounge (Viejas) 
  • Metalachi @ Elephant Pub 
  • Ed Ghost Tucker, By Sunlight, Brown Shoe, Manuok @ Eleven 
  • DJs Perseus, Adam Salter, Jonas Rathsman, Moon Boots, Chris Malinchak @ El Dorado 
  • Joe Garrison & Night People, featuring Gilbert Castellanos, Derek Cannon, Kamau Kenyatta, Ben Schachter, Kevin Esposito, Ben Wanicur, Fernando Gomez @ Dizzy's (4275 Mission Bay Drive) 
  • Slabratory Clothing presents Slabby Holidaze Show, with Authority Zero, D.I., Fayuka, Nations Afire, Thome @ Brick By Brick 
  • Turtleneck and Sweater Party, featuring Young Guns @ Belly Up 
  • The Bedbreakers @ Bar Pink 
  • Way Cool Jr., with Radio Thieves, Shotgun Chaperone @ 710 Beach Club 
  • Evolve Club Event, featuring DJ D Rock @ 4th and B 

Rosemary Bystrak 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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