Sounds Like San Diego: December 2

Friday's looking excellent and mighty nostalgic when it comes to live music

Bit Maps SD
Luann Alexander

Sometimes I look at the nightly lineup and wonder if I'm back in high school again. Nostalgia owns the night as alt-rockers Helmet play a sold-out show at the Casbah while SoCal punkers Guttermouth plan on making a mess of Soda Bar (I mean that in a good way!) and all original members of Living Legends reunite for a stop in at the Observatory. These are all great options, but the lineup runs deep with the likes of Terry Malts at the Hideout, Bit Maps join Systems Officer and Aa for a show at Whistle Stop, the Expendables bring the party vibe to Belly Up and SM Familia bring the Latin vibe to Winston's. Finally, if you just want to dance and let loose for the night, try an indie dance night, Dance Yourself Clean, at Music Box.

Friday, Dec. 2:

  • December Nights @ Balboa Park
  • Helmet, Local H, Records with Roger @ Casbah (SOLD OUT)
  • Living Legends (all original members: The Grouch, Murs, Eligh, Scarub, Aesop, Bicasso, LuckyIAm, Sunspot Jonz, DJ Fresh, Evidence) and Evidence with Special Guests @ The Observatory North Park
  • Terry Malts, Heavy Hawaii, Keepers @ The Hideout
  • Guttermouth, Get Dead, the Cryptics, Skipjack @ Soda Bar
  • Greenskull (EP release), Ruines Ov Abbaddon, Sergulath, Derthror @ The Merrow
  • Bit Maps, Aa, Systems Officer @ Whistle Stop
  • First Friday with DJ Artistic @ Bar Pink
  • Dance Yourself Clean @ Music Box
  • Poncherello @ Belly Up (Happy Hour 5 p.m.)
  • The Expendables, the Expanders, Law @ Belly Up
  • SM Familia, La Sucusal De La Cumbia, Mkol Orthodox @ Winston's
  • Pissed Regardless, Systematic Abuse @ Til-Two Club
  • Mariachi Sol De Mexico's "MERRY-achi Christmas" @ Balboa Theatre
  • All-Vinyl Happy Hour with Monsieur Turbeau @ The Office
  • Jon Kanis Vinyl/CD Release Party @ Grassroots Oasis 
  • Shred For Dime Tribute Show @ Brick By Brick
  • Asking Alexandria, Born of Osiris, I See Stars, After the Burial, Upon A Burning Body, Bad Omens @ SOMA
  • Jonathan Lee Band @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Jon A, Stephanie Love @ Lestat's
  • Emo Night Brooklyn @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
  • Lil Durk, Young Lyxx, PacMan Da GunMan @ House of Blues
  • The Bassics, Jed's A Millionaire @ 710 Beach Club
  • DJ Kid Wonder @ U-31
  • Suspicious Minds @ Tio Leo's
  • Trade Winds @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Pop Vinyl @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Hip Hop vs Punk Rock @ Tower Bar
  • DJ Kaos @ Fluxx
  • Ilan Bluestone @ Bassmnt
  • Amine Edge & Dance, Hotfire @ Bang Bang
  • Lookas @ Omnia
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's Pub
  • Omega Squad presents Left/Right, Bartek, Brandon Vasquez @ Kava Lounge
  • Club Musae @ Boar Cross'n

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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