Sounds Like San Diego: December 30

Friday's live-show offerings in San Diego are simply off the hook

For anyone who may have been on vacation this week, Friday might actually signal the beginning of the end of fun, but you still have a whole weekend to get down and San Diego has plenty of options to stave off that bummer for at least a few more days. At Soda Bar, it's a local powerhouse doubleheader with Mrs. Magician and the Creepy Creeps. At the Casbah, put on your swing dance duds for the rockabilly ruckus that is Big Sandy & His Flyrite Boys, who I believe hold the record for most shows played at the Casbah of any band. Cherry Glazerr is sure to set the Irenic on fire (not literally), Brian Setzer's show is sold out at the Belly Up and the Broken Stems rock the Merrow. For an extra special good feeling, head to Blonde where they're raising money to benefit the Water Protectors of Standing Rock, who are still camped fighting the now illegal construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline that continues to this day. Also of note, Josh Damigo plays his annual birthday bash at Lestat's, and it could be awhile until we see the Ventura resident back in town for some time -- so don't miss your chance.

Friday, Dec. 30:

  • Mrs. Magician, the Creepy Creeps @ Soda Bar
  • Big Sandy & His Flyrite Boys, Fanny & the Atta Boys, the Bedbreakers @ Casbah
  • Cherry Glazerr, Slow Hollows @ The Irenic (read the SoundDiego interview with Cherry Glazerr here)
  • Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot! (A four-piece inferno!) @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • Concert for Standing Rock w/ Nite Lapse, the Bad Vibes, Mystery Cave, the Bassics, Minor Gems and more @ Blonde
  • The Broken Stems, the Art Dealers, the Lowland Drifters @ The Merrow
  • OMFG! NYE 2016 ft. DJ Snake, Bro Safari and more @ Valley View Casino Center
  • The Steely Damned II @ Music Box
  • The Power Brokers Happy Hour: A fundraiser for AFSP @ Belly Up (Happy Hour, 5 p.m.)
  • Pianist/composer Chase Morrin @ Dizzy's
  • Girls Girls Girls with Lazer Lizeth @ Whistle Stop
  • Jim Brickman, John Trones @ Balboa Theatre
  • Josh Damigo's Birthday Bash @ Lestat's
  • Tribal Theory @ House of Blues
  • Funk Shui Planet, Do Right Louie, Exit 6 @ 710 Beach Club
  • Kid Wonder @ U-31
  • Tumblin' Dice & Blue Largo @ Tio Leo's
  • Trade Winds @ Humphreys Backstage Live (5 p.m.)
  • Wildside @ Humphreys Backstage Live (9 p.m.)
  • Chanukah with Christ Killer and more TBA @ Tower Bar
  • OB Hip Hop Social @ Winston's (9:30 p.m.)
  • Buddha Trixie @ Del Oro Mine Co.
  • Rising Star @ V Lounge, Viejas Casino 
  • '80s Night with Latin Lovers and Viejo Lowbo @ Til-Two Club
  • Infinity New Year's Eve 2016 with G-Eazy, ILLENIUM, We Are Treo, more @ Town and Country Resort Hotel & Convention Center
  • Brett Bodley @ Fluxx
  • Rusko @ Bassmnt
  • 5th Fridays with Bob Dazzla and Friends @ El Dorado 
  • Tobias Rene @ Sycuan Casino
  • Drezo @ Bang Bang
  • Dash Berlin @ Omnia
  • Slushii @ Parq
  • Goodtimes @ Henry's Pub
  • 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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