Sounds Like San Diego: December 17

Back before Tim Mays opened the Casbah, there was a little bar in town called the Pink Panther. It was gone long before I was old enough to drink, but it's the stuff of legend, even in today's bar scene. If you've ever wondered where the zebra and the pink panther at the Casbah came from, now you know. Celebrate the 25-year reunion tonight at the Casbah with Deadbolt, Manual Scan and the Amandas. If that's not your speed, White Arrows appear at Soda Bar, Homeless Sexuals promise a rousing set at Eleven, and the Blackout Party have an ugly sweater extravaganza at Riviera.

Saturday, Dec. 17:

  • Pink Panther 25 Year Reunion Weekend, featuring Deadbolt, Manual Scan, the Amandas @ Casbah
  • White Arrows, Love Inks, The Paragraphs @ Soda Bar
  • Homeless Sexuals, Coda Reactor, the Natives @ Eleven
  • The Blackout Party Ugly Sweater Extravaganza @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Rose Winters and Buds’ Spicy Swinging Christmas Matinee @ Belly Up
  • The Short Eyes, Pop Gang @ Tower Bar
  • Neon Beat, with Junior theDiscopunk & Mr. Vaughn Avakian @ Bar Pink
  • Shiva Trash, Jeffertitti’s Nile, Blackfeet Braves, Stratego, DJ Chris Bearden @ Tin Can
  • Klub Isolation @ Til Two Club
  • Voices of Ruin, Eukaryst, Raise the Guns @ The Shakedown
  • '80s vs. '90s Dance Party, with Gabe Vega & Saul Q @ Whistle Stop
  • SD Union: Crews for a Cause, with Delano, Tryxx wl Mc Oozi, Swan Dive, Sean Fizz, Dj Hevrock. Hosted by Ridda and Subliminal @ Ruby Room
  • Very Be Careful, Cumbia Machin @ Ken Club
  • Earthbound Ghost (featuring Nate Barcalow from Finch), Andora, Love and a .38 @ The Griffin
  • Winter Disco with DJ Miss Dust and Groundfloor @ U-31
  • Gary Ho Ho Hoey Holiday Show with Endoxi @ House of Blues
  • Alison Lonsdale @ Lestat's (6-8 p.m.)
  • The Gregory Page Show @ Lestat’s
  • The Almalmagated, the Avenues, Johnny Deadly Trio, Comfort in Chaos, with guests Cuties for a Cause, benefitting the San Diego Animal Support Foundation @ Brick By Brick
  • Particle @ Winston's
  • Way Cool Jr., Random Radio @ 710 Beach Club
  • Dance Gavin Dance @ Soma (canceled)
  • The Ugly Birds, Anaphylactic Shark, MonoMood, RogueRadio, Son of Man @ Soma
  • Graf Orlock, Dangers, Griever, Negative Standards @ Che Cafe
  • Ellis Paul Family Show  -- the Dragonfly Races @ AMSD 5 p.m. (Acoustic Music San Diego)
  • Ellis Paul @ AMSD (Acoustic Music San Diego)
  • Bill Magee Blues Band @ Marble Room
  • West of 5 @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (5-7p.m.)
  • Viva Santana @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (9 p.m.)
  • Hellderado Launch Party, featuring Pass the Ax, Red Devil Squad @ Flying Elephant
  • 12th Hawaiian Christmas, featuring Makaha Sons (featuring Kealii Reichel) @ Birch North Park Theatre
  • The Fooks, DJ Chelu @ Gallagher's
  • Secret Surprise Guest!, Eric Diaz, Adam Salter @ El Dorado
  • Morten Breum, Audrey Napoleon @ Voyeur
  • Wobble, featuring Krafty Kuts @ Spin
  • Sweet Shoppe with Sid Vicious @ Fluxx

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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