The Donkeys: The Perfect Food Coma Cure

The Donkeys kick off your post-turkey day festivities

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Christina McCord, courtesy of Dead Oceans

Nothing beats a long weekend amongst family and friends, and we hope that everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving. Tonight we can also give thanks for the incredible music scene in our region, with a free show at the Whistle Stop featuring the Donkeys, who blew the lid off the Office for SoundDiego LIVE back on Halloween. If you didn't get enough of the mellow vibes, tonight will be a great show to ease back into the weekend. If you're feeling particularly adventurous, grab your passport and head south of the border for a killer lineup at Black Box with the Silent Comedy headlining. It's a super cheap show and the kids in Tijuana certainly know how to put together a great night of music transcending all borders. At the Casbah, Gone Baby Gone get their first weekend headlining slot, Polar Bear Club perform and all ages show at the Irenic, and the Griffin hosts American Idol contestant Crystal Bowersox, who will likely perform her incredible rendition of "Me & Bobby McGee." All things considered, tonight would just be a silly night to stay home.

Friday, November 29:

  • The Donkeys @ Whistle Stop
  • Cantaloop Media Presents the Silent Comedy, Glasmus,Love & The Skull, Madame Ur y Sus Hombres @ Black Box (Tickets at the Door, or get info for special packages with transportation at
  • Gone Baby Gone, the Filthy Violets, the Phantoms, the Frights @ Casbah
  • Casbah Presents Polar Bear Club, Citizen, Diamond Youth, Sainthood Reps @ the Irenic
  • Crystal Bowersox, Seth Glier @ the Griffin
  • Fever the Ghost, Golden Beaches, Island Boy, Tiger Milk Imports @ Soda Bar
  • The Beautiful View, Okayokay!, One I Red @ Tower Bar
  • Irish Christmas in America @ AMSD
  • Benefit For The Phillipines: Never Pass Go, the Mice, Fourtracks, Batlords, Western Settings @ Til-Two Club
  • Super Buffet @ Ken Club
  • Badabing, Mittens, Death By Snoo Snoo @ Tin Can
  • Hello Highway, Last Call Home, So Far Gone, the End Return, Calibrate Me @ House of Blues Fifth Avenue Side Stage
  • Random Radio @ Bahia Belle
  • Fam Royal @ Bar Pink
  • A Groundation Thanksgiving with Paula Fuga, Mike Love @ Belly Up
  • Left For Dead @ Belly Up (5:30pm)
  • Serve the People Emergency Relief Fundraiser @ World Beat Center
  • The Devil Wears Prada, the Ghost Inside, Volumes, Texas In July @ SOMA
  • The Dan Band @ House of Blues
  • The New Rich, the Harpers Live @ Artlab Studios
  • Renown flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny returns with Phoenix pianist Nick Manson, Justin Grinnell bass, & Duncan Moore drums @ Dizzy's
  • Danielle Slathas, 23 Shades, Tyler Boone @ Lestat's
  • Michele Lundeen @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (5-7pm)
  • Beta Maxx @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge (9pm)
  • Family Affair with DJs Artistic, Felt1, Mr. Hek @ El Camino
  • Rising Star @ Tio Leo's
  • OB Comedy with Kim Thompson and Duante Cordova @ Winston's (6-9pm)
  • In Motion Collective, Sure Fire Soul Ensemble, DJ Question & Marcellus @ Winston's 
  • Gunner Gunner, Wilson Renette, Decompression @ the Shakedown
  • Kirk Ward @ 710 Beach Club (5-8pm)
  • High Noon, Saline Solutions, Tim & The 23s @ 710 Beach Club (9:30pm)
  • Brent Curtis @ Marble Room
  • Mother Mary Mood, Blood Dancer, Xolmani @ Brick By Brick
  • The Beat Kitchen: Question, Charlie Rock, Freddie Joachim @ El Dorado
  • Spectacular with DJ Scooter @ Fluxx
  • Good Times with Rev & Yodah @ Henry's

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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