Sounds Like San Diego: December 1

Tonight is a good night to get out and take a chance on new talent. While Aloe Blacc has been an MC for years, it's his soulful singing that is going to make tonight a night for lovers at the Casbah, or you can check out Murrietta's Trudgers, a side project of Brent Mitzner (Strange Frames, Rapid Youth, Blessure Grave) that's been buzzed about on tastemaking sites like RCRDLBL. You can also keep it local and get your dance groove on with "The Revue", featuring some of San Diego's best funk and soul projects, with the door proceeds benefitting local homeless youth. Sounds like a night to wear my dancing shoes.

Wednesday, December 1:

  • Aloe Blacc, The Grand Scheme, Maya Jupiter, DJ Claire @ Casbah
  • Trudgers, Ghost Shores, Ancient Crux, Cascavell @ Soda Bar
  • San Diego Funk & Soul presents the Revue, featuring the Fire Eaters, the Amalgamated, Steve and the Hi-Stax, Super People, the Styletones, Tori Roze and the Hot Mess @ Bar Pink ($2 cover benefits San Diego homeless youth)
  • Luminance presents Clara Chung & Vision @ The Loft
  • Billy Thompson @ Anthology
  • Black Hondo @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Andre Rieu, Bela Mavrak @ Valley View Casino Center
  • Irish Christmas In America @ AMSD Concerts
  • Chi McLean @ Lestat's
  • Greeley Estates, Tides of Man, A Bullet for Pretty Boy, Endure the Fall, Captain! Captain!, Raven Like a Writing Desk @ Epicentre
  • Safety Orange @ Hennessey's Gaslamp
  • Lady Dottie and the Diamonds @ Gallagher's
  • Salt of the Earth, Dodsfalla @ Ruby Room
  • Chris Duarte @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • DJs Dead Air, Tropsical Popsicle, JR @ Tin Can
  • Club Kingston, featuring Pali Roots Music, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Bayou Brothers @ Patrick's ll
  • Acoustic Fooks @ Dublin Square
  • Sister Speak @ PB Bar & Grill
  • Gilbert Castellanos with the New Latin Jazz Quintet, Rob Thorsen @ El Camino
  • Len Rainey and the Midnight Players @ Donovan's Circle of 5ths
  • Wednesday Night Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
  • Fuzzy @ Croce's
  • Firehouse Swing Night @ Queen Bee's
  • Problumz, Fab, SL500, Submission, Fosta Child, All Gas No Brajes, J Dubbs, Money Movement, Likwit, Prissy Krissy @ Dreamstreet Live
  • Christopher Dean @ California Center for the Arts Escondido (4 p.m., 7 p.m.)

Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events, and sometimes whatever creeps into her head on her music blog San Diego: Dialed In. Check it for even more listings. She also provides social media content for the Casbah. Follow her updates at or submit your music listings.

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