Thursday, Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven are at Music Box; The Melvins and Redd Kross play at the Casbah; Donavon Frankenreiter and Adam Topol perform at the Belly Up; Tribal Theory is at House of Blues; The Downs Family, Santa Ana Knights, Johnny Deadly Trio and Super Buffet take over Soda Bar; Kaytranada hits the Observatory North Park; OMFG! NYE 2017 takes over Valley View Casino Center; and Ceremony Night is at Blonde.
Friday, Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot! plays at the Belly Up; Cherry Glazerr and Slow Hollows are at the Irenic (read the SoundDiego interview with Cherry Glazerr here); Mrs. Magician (record release) and the Creepy Creeps hit Soda Bar; Big Sandy & His Flyrite Boys, Fanny & the Atta Boys, and the Bedbreakers perform at the Casbah; Concert for Standing Rock with Nite Lapse, the Bad Vibes, Mystery Cave, the Bassics, Minor Gems and more takes over Blonde; Tribal Theory hits House of Blues for the second night; The Broken Stems, the Art Dealers, and the Lowland Drifters are at the Merrow; The Steely Damned II hits Music Box; and Josh Damigo’s Birthday Bash is at Lestat’s. Lots of dance options including OMFG! NYE 2017 at Valley View Casino Center; Drezo at Bang Bang; Bob Dazzla and friends at El Dorado; Rusko at Bassmnt; and Dash Berlin at Omnia.
There are so many choices on New Year’s Eve including the 19-piece Brian Setzer Orchestra at the Belly Up; Cash’d Out and the Sleepwalkers at the Casbah; The Donkeys, Extra Classic and DJ Sandy Trash at Soda Bar; Rebelution with the Simpkin project, the Oles and DJ Mackle at the Observatory North Park; Psychedelic Masquerade with the Midnight Pine, the Verigolds, Birdy Bardot, Dani Bell & the Tarantist, the Schizophonics, Wild Wild Wets, the New Kinetics, Oh Spirit, Cardinal Moon, Stephen El Rey, and more takes over the Lafayette Hotel; and Moving Units, the Lulls, Fake Tides, Amnesia and Cobra Heart are at Blonde. More dance options with Big Night San Diego at the Hilton Bayfront; Booty Bassment at the Whistle Stop; Club Sabbat’s Masquerade Ball with yours truly at Numb3rs; Eric D-Lux at Omnia; Mija at Bang Bang; Ghastly at Bassmnt; DJs Junior theDISCOpunk and Vaughn Avakian at Bar Pink; FNGRS CRSSD Presents: NYE with Justin Martin and Ardalan at Music Box; OMFG! NYE 2017 continues at Valley View Casino Center; and Infinity New Year's Eve 2017 at the Town and Country Resort & Convention Center.
Here’s to 2017 and I’ll see you on the dance floor!