Sounds Like San Diego: Dec. 3

Start your night at the Irenic with the Broken Stems

Broken Stems Press Photo
Maxwell Hamilton

Hopefully you're in the Christmas spirit this weekend because the events are plentiful today, including Carols & Barrels at the Port Pavilion, the Made Holiday Market at the Lafayette, South Park's Holiday Walkabout and day two of December Nights (which, despite the name, runs all day). By nightfall, you can catch your share of music. Casbah goes punk with Agent Orange, the Belly Up welcomes folk and world music sisters Chloe and Leah Smith of Rising Appalachia, and the Music Box hosts another butt-shaking night with the "atmospheric indie electronic dance-pop" of Rufus du Sol. For the all ages set or the local music lovers, our friends Broken Stems celebrate an album release at the Irenic that can be your early stop of the night. 

Saturday, Dec. 3:

  • December Nights @ Balboa Park (12-11 p.m.)
  • Carols & Barrels @ Port Pavilion (2-5:30 p.m.)
  • Home Free: A Country Christmas @ Poway Center For the Arts
  • San Diego Made Holiday Market @ Lafayette Hotel (11 a.m.)
  • Holiday Walkabout @ South Park
  • Agent Orange, Love Canal, Sculpins @ Casbah
  • Rising Appalachia, Arouna Diarra, Dustin Thomas @ Belly Up
  • Rufus du Sol @ Music Box
  • SoMo, Stanaj @ Observatory North Park
  • Amy Schumer Live @ Valley View Casino Center
  • Broken Stems (Album Release), Creature & the Woods, King Taylor Project @ The Irenic (5:30 pm)
  • Body Language, Rafter, Night Lapse @ Soda Bar
  • The Verigolds @ The Holding Company 1502
  • Kim Richey @ Brick 15
  • Sagittarian Fest & A Decade of Derby @ The Doll House (5 p.m.)
  • Holiday Tree Lighting and Winter Wonderland Festival @ California Center for the Arts Escondido 
  • Tierra Caliente Academy of Arts Presents La Pastorela @ California Center for the Arts Escondido 
  • Pink Martini @ California Center for the Arts Escondido 
  • Camila Meza @ La Jolla Athenaeum
  • Grits & Glamour: Lorrie Morgan, Pam Tillis @ Sycuan
  • Ugly Things Magazine Presents Gonn, the Ugly Beats, the Loons @ The Hideout
  • Systematic Abuse, Underground Alliance, Nein Lives, Remain in Vain @ Tower Bar
  • Against the Current, Cruisr, Beach Weather @ Soma
  • West City Killacooks Fundraiser @ Winston's (1 p.m.)
  • AM Gold, Ocean Boogie DJs @ Winston's
  • Castoff, the Infidelz, the Damnit Jims, Ash Williams @ Til-Two Club
  • Sonata Arctica, Leaves Eyes, Omnium Gatherum, Helsott, And Ever @ Brick by Brick
  • Dat Phan & Friends @ Lestat's
  • Eric Taylor @ Grassroots Oasis
  • Historical Tour of Che Cafe @ Che Cafe (4 p.m.)
  • Torrey Pines Movie w/ Your Heart Breaks @ Che Cafe
  • A Dozen Letters, Soundslave, Moxie @ The Merrow
  • Sonic Moonshine, Rage Again @ 710 Beach Club
  • Calphonics @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino
  • DJ Junior @ U-31
  • Full Strength Funk Band @ Tio Leo's
  • First Friday Club @ Humphreys Backstage Live (2 p.m.)
  • The Reflectors @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Viva Santana @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Reflex @ Fluxx
  • Fergie DJ @ Omnia
  • Herobust @ Bassmnt 
  • Purps and Turqs @ Kava Lounge
  • Rockstar Saturdays @ Henry's

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.

  • RÜFÜS DU SOL @ Music Box
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