Sounds Like San Diego: January 5

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Rosemary Bystrak

After several days of being closed, the Casbah is back open and kicks off their 22nd anniversary month with a local show. The whole month will be dedicated to great shows, with representation of San Diego's past, present and future. There still aren't a lot of touring bands coming through town just yet, but it's your time to experiment with your local scene. Analog Bar just started booking live music on Wednesday nights, so you can enjoy two sets by local songstress Gayle Skidmore, or head up to Che Cafe to see some of San Diego's young talents take the stage. There's indie, rock, blues and jazz tonight, so find your preference and get out on the town.

Wednesday, Jan. 5:

  • Squirrely Arts, Starcrossed, Antiquark @ Casbah
  • Long Live the Smoking Gun, Tron Wayne, Full Revolution @ Soda Bar
  • Gayle Skidmore @ Analog Bar
  • Meseta, Tan Sister Radio, Hail the Sun, Siren Sunrise @ Che Cafe
  • Perfect Blue, Evervess @ Tin Can
  • Adams & Eves, Logan Greene and the Bricks, Andrew Jemsek @ Park Gallery
  • New Acoustic Generation, featuring Michael Tiernan, Derren Raser, Justin Froese @ Belly Up
  • Melissa Morgan, featuring Gilbert Castellanos @ Anthology
  • Reply All: Jazz @ The Loft
  • Kill the Keg, featuring the Strikers, Dead Ghost, Desecrated Throne @ Brick By Brick
  • Red Light Mind, Morning Alive, Myazmic @ The Office
  • El Monte Slim @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Vanessa Vasquez, Lisa Olsen, Rob Deez @ Lestat's
  • Londons Falling, the Getdown, News From the Front, Hat Trick @ Ruby Room
  • Safety Orange @ Hennessey's Gaslamp
  • The Sound Doctors @ Humphreys Backstage Live
  • Club Kingston, featuring Nano Bravo and the Mad Lions, Mykol Orthodox, DJ Carlos Culture @ Winston's
  • Acoustic Fooks @ Dublin Square
  • Red Lane @ Coyote Bar & Grill
  • Gilbert Castellanos with the New Latin Jazz Quintet, Rob Thorsen @ El Camino
  • Wednesday Night Shakedown @ Henry's Pub
  • Frankie -Dee & Funk-Natra @ The Kraken
  • Knight Vision @ Club Kadan
  • Sue Palmer @ Croce's
  • Firehouse Swing Night @ Queen Bee's

Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events, and sometimes whatever creeps into her head on her music blog San Diego: Dialed In. Check it for even more listings. She also provides social media content for the Casbah. Follow her updates at or submit your music listings.

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