Sounds Like San Diego: Dec. 17

Yasiin Bey brings dry skies to San Diego

The skies appear to have dried for now, so get out on the town before the weekend passes and it's too late. Casbah hosts the third sold out night with X, and the Strikers hope to wreak havoc on Soda Bar. Harvard Bass get a party going at Blonde Bar and Til-Two Club hosts a Toys for Tots benefit. Tonight's top pick probably goes to Yasiin Bey at the Observatory. When he performed there last year, he delivered an amazing and powerful performance -- just don't call him Mos Def anymore. He really, really doesn't like it.
Saturday, Dec. 17:
  • X, Small Wigs @ Casbah (SOLD OUT)
  • Yasiin Bey @ Observatory North Park
  • The Strikers, Systematic Abuse, Christ Killer, Iguanadon @ Soda Bar
  • Neon Beat: The Best and Worst of the '80s @ Bar Pink
  • Harvard Bass, Cris Herrera, Hot Chocolate @ Blonde Bar
  • 14th Annual Turtleneck & Sweater Party w/ Young Guns & DJ Hugh Janus @ Belly Up
  • '80s vs. '90s Dance Party w/ Gabe & Saul Q @ Whistle Stop
  • DJ Le Silence de LaRue @ Whistle Stop (5 p.m.)
  • Funk Soul Social w/ the Routine @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Digitour Winter @ House of Blues (1:30 p.m.)
  • Groove International @ House of Blues (5:45 p.m.)
  • Someday Assassin, Fake Tides, Luna Skies, TV Icon @ Ken Club
  • Friends of Cesar Romero @ The Bancroft
  • The Joshua White Trio plays Mary Lou Williams @ Dizzy's
  • In Her Own Words, For the Win, Mariner, Headstone, Soap Detergent, Plus Guests @ Soma
  • The Atom Age, Babewatch, Behind the Wagon, Ninja Night Race @ Tower Bar
  • Hot Chicken Stew, Kevin Wallace Project, Rowdies & Rum @ Winston's (3 p.m.)
  • Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, the Infinite Points @ Winston's
  • 15th Annual Xmas Chaos Toys for Tots Benefit w/ One Inch Punch, Big Goat, Snail Fight, Look Up Here @ Til-Two Club
  • A Radio City Christmas @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • The Nutcracker Ballet (West Coast Ballet Theater) @ California Center for the Arts, Escondido
  • Crooked, the Bechdels @ Black Cat Bar
  • A Night of Southern Rock w/ the Red Tail Riders, Boxcar Chief, Southern Reign @ Brick by Brick
  • Lestat's West Christmas Show @ Lestat's
  • Breach @ Bang Bang
  • Nacion de Humo, Heritage Unit, Dust Pan @ Che Cafe
  • Xasthur @ The Merrow
  • Zen Robbi, Funk Fairies @ 710 Beach Club
  • DJ Qenoe @ U-31
  • Detroit Underground @ Tio Leo's
  • The Reflectors @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Funk's Most Wanted @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Adam Salter @ El Dorado
  • Kyle Flesch @ Fluxx
  • Andrea Rayel @ Omnia
  • Styles & Complete @ Bassmnt
  • Slick @ Parq
  • Front Porch Series Concert, Art Show and Fundraiser: The Annual Naughty Elves Invasion @ Kava Lounge
  • Rockstar Saturdays @ Henry's
  • Gary Hoey: Ho Ho Hoey’s Rockin’ Holiday Tour, RDG @ Ramona Mainstage

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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