Sounds Like San Diego: December 31


It has been an amazing year of live music in San Diego and it is just going to keep on going rolling right into 2012. I know there are dozens of prix fixe dinners and parties and club events, but we here at SoundDiego like to stick with the live music. Hopefully you planned ahead and bought a ticket to the best music event in town at the Lafayette Hotel with local heavyweights Transfer and The Silent Comedy heading up a phenomenal bill. If not, you can try to catch The Growlers at the Casbah or Beehive and the Barracudas at Bar Pink. Little Hurricane tops the bill of Big Night San Diego at the Hilton and El Ten Eleven will play multiple sets at the Soda Bar, so there are still options if you waited until the last minute to make plans. Whatever you choose, be safe and ring in 2012 with some San Diego rock n' roll.

Saturday, December 31, 2011 (CityBeat New Year's Eve Guide, Urbanist NYE Guide):

  • Casbah presents: Transfer, The Silent Comedy, The Creepy Creeps, The Heavy Guilt, Low Volts, Creepxotica and more @ Lafayette Hotel(SOLD OUT)
  • The Growlers, Tomorrow's Tulips, The Abigails, Tropical Popsicle @ Casbah
  • Big Night San Diego: Little Hurricane, Geezer, Mex, Heavygrinder, DJs; Heavygrinder, Happee, Edgartronic, Mike Czech, Eklektec @ Hilton Bayfront ($5 Off with Promo Code: NightTimeVIP11)
  • Sezio NYE feat. Jamuel Saxon DJ Set @ Luce Loft
  • English Beat, Bushwalla @ Belly Up (SOLD OUT)
  • El Ten Eleven, Hills Like Elephants @ Soda Bar
  • Swami New Year’s Heave with Beehive & The Barracudas, Christmas Island, Mrs. Magician @ Bar Pink
  • River City, Western Set, VDrago, DJ Gonzo @ Tin Can
  • Steven Ray & The Slicks, Grand Tarantula, Lady Dottie & The Diamonds, The Bloody Hollies, Westside Infections @ Til Two Club
  • Punk Rock Karaokedeat. Dean Reis, Cody Young, and Thaddeus Robles @ Eleven
  • New Year's Eve Bash with Nihilist, the Strikers, Deadbeat Diablos (Scream) & Coda Reactor @ The Shakedown
  • Booty Bassment @ Whistle Stop
  • NYE Rock N Roll Tribute show feat. Rocks off (Rolling Stones), Masters of Reality (Black Sabbath), Alice & The Cooper Gang (Alice Cooper). With Open bar (select draft & wells) 9-11pm and Champagne toast at midnight @ Ruby Room
  • “Speakeasy” NYE with hosted bar, champagne toast, casino games, live jazz, belly dancers, burlesque, fire eating, aerial arts, and more)@ The Griffin
  • New Wave New Years with Saul Q and Colourvision @ U-31
  • Victory Nightlife Presents The Block Party@ House of Blues
  • TSTV, DEEP, & Knight Vision present: "GET SEXUAL" Headliners -EVOL INTENT (Lifted Music UK, Renegade Hardware UK, Evol Intent Recs.)/ GRIDLOK (RAM Recordings UK, Project 51, Virus UK, True Playaz UK)/ REID SPEED (Play Me Recordings, Breakbeat Science NYC). Local Support: Delano (HEAT,, Allen & Heath UK)/ Wallkrawler (DEEP SD Ridda & Subliminal)/ Animate (Knight Vison)/ Ghost MD (12 Monkeys)/ Hosted by : Ridda & Subliminal. Sound by DEEP @ Brick By Brick
  • The Devastators @ Winston's (no cover)
  • Zig Zag Jones NYE Bash @ 710 Beach Club
  • Candye Kane @ Bely Up (Happy Hour 5:30pm)
  • Trent Hancock/4 Course Menu @ Marble Room (7:30pm)
  • Ameerah & Reggie Smith Band @ Humphrey's Restaurant (9pm)
  • Rockola @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (9:30pm)
  • Kinky, Caro Limon, Tech Game, Tony Sleight, J Real, Get Blahsted, DJ Slynkee @ 4th & B
  • 2012 Rockin’ New Year’s Eve feat. The Trip @ Anthology (Early Show 5pm, Late Show 9:30 pm)
  • Endoxi, DJ R2 @ Gallagher's
  • Cheyenne Giles & 3 Course Dinner @ Analog
  • New Years Eve with Adam Salter, DJ Groundfloor @ El Dorado
  • Mr. White @ Voyeur
  • Bill Hardt NYE with Luis Perez, Francisco Pagano, Will Z @ Spin
  • Candy Ball with Sid Vicious & Rico DeLargo @ 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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