The Front Row – San Diego’s Hottest Concerts for January 

Voodoo Glow Skulls play with local boys Buck-O-Nine @ The Casbah Jan. 5

San Diego music venues are packed with solid concerts in January.

This month we’ll have guitar-giants among us; Ace Frehley of KISS, Zakk Wyld of Ozzy and Black Label Society, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Robby Krieger of the Doors plus Timothy B Schmit of the Eagles will all be in town.

Checkout the calendar below featuring some of our favorite local live-music spots. With all the talent flowing through our fine city, you’re guaranteed to find a good time out here.

Also, be sure to check-out the Grind For Life / Scheckler Foundation benefit happening at the Hard Rock Hotel on the 14th!

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Brick by Brick

Here you’ll frequently spot well-known musicians’ side-projects such as master of the six-string Zakk Wylde of Ozzy and Black Label Society playing on the 19th as “Zakk Sabbath”.

BxB features affordable ticket prices, skilled bartenders and always has multiple opening acts to get the most out of your night.

Powerman 5000 and Orgy with special guests

1/5 Resurrection Kings Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm Tickets $15 adv & $20 day of 

1/7 Brooke Unger Memorial Show Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm Tickets $10  

1/9 Metal Mondays Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm Free Show

1/10 Stitched Up Heart Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm Tickets $12 adv & $15 day of

1/16 Entombed A.D. Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm Tickets $15 adv & $20 day of

1/19 Zakk Sabbath Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pmSold Out

1/20 Paul Gilbert Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm Tickets $30 adv & $35 day of  

1/21 Silver Snakes Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm Tickets $10 adv & $13 day of 

1/26 Powerman 5000 and Orgy Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm Tickets $20 adv & $25 day of

1/27 Stick Men Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm Tickets $25 adv & day of

1/29 Flaw Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm Tickets $15 adv & $20 day of  

Belly Up

This classic, higher-end SD music venue has been a staple since 1974. With top-shelf sound and acoustics, you’ll find everything here, from ripping up-and-coming artists to established icons.

Featuring musicians ranging from alt. rock to reggae, hip-hop to blues.

1/5 Gene Loves Jezebel Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm $22 

1/6 Atomic Groove Happy 2017 Happy Hour Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 5:30 pm $8

1/7 Pato Banton Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm $20-$22

1/8 The 7th Annual Beat Farmers Hootenanny Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm $23-$25

1/10 Dawes Doors: 7:00 pm / Show 8:00 pm $29

1/11 Dar Williams Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm $25-$27

1/12 The Schizophonics Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm $8-$10

1/14 Tommy Castro Doors: 7 pm / Show: 8 pm $18-$20

1/15 Lucinda Williams Doors: 7 pm / Show: 8 pm -SOLD OUT

1/16 Lucinda Williams Doors: 7 pm / Show: 8 pm $45

1/17 David Lindley Doors: 7 pm / Show: 7:30 pm $20-$22

1/18 Tower of Power Doors: 7 pm / Show: 8 pm $50-$55

1/19 Martin Sexton Doors: 7 pm / Show: 7:30 pm $26

1/20 The Petty Breakers Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9 pm $13

1/21 Tainted Love Doors: 8 pm / Show: 8 pm $22

1/22 Charley Hoffman Foundation Charity Event featuring Daughtry (acoustic trio) Doors/Show: 8 pm $125

1/23 Jeff Bridges & The Abiders Doors: 7 pm / Show: 8 pm $85

1/24 Timothy B Schmit Doors: 7 pm / Show: 7:30 pm $38-$40

1/25 Emily Drew Doors: 7 pm / Show: 8 pm $8-$10

1/27 Ty Segal Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9 pm $25-$28

1/28 Cody Jinks Doors: 8 pm / Show: 9 pm -SOLD OUT

1/29 The Blind Boys of Alabama Doors: 7 pm / Show: 8 pm $36-$38

1/30 Ace Frehley Doors: 7 pm / Show: 7:30 pm $38-$40

1/31Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band Doors: 7 pm / Show: 8 pm $40-$42

The Casbah

This intimate (around 200 maximum capacity) venue is a true San Diego classic, opening originally in 1989. The Casbah has featured incredible bands over the years; from San Diego originals like Lucy’s Fur Coat and Rocket From the Crypt to Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins.

Get up-close and personal with top-shelf musicians while enjoying legit cocktails in a friendly environment. All shows are 21+.

The Devil's 3 Way featuring Buck-O-Nine, Voodoo Glow Skulls, The Porkers

 

1/5 Buck-O-Nine, Voodoo Glow Skulls, The Porkers  Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm $16.00 – $18.00

1/6 Soul Search Council Doors: 9:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm $7.00 – $10.00

1/7 Fu Manchu Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm -POSTPONED

1/8 Schizophonics Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm $5.00

1/9 David Bowie Birthday Celebration Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm $10.00 – $12.00

1/10 Brownout presents Brown Sabbath Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm $14.00

1/11 Dorothy Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm $12.50 – $15.00

1/12 Luke Wade Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm $12.00 – $15.00

1/13 The Little Richards Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm $12.00

1/14 Midge Ure Band Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm $20.00

1/15 The Nth Power Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm $12.00 – $15.00

1/16 Captain Auzmo Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm $6.00

1/17 Jovi and the Issues Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm $6.00

1/18 Consider The Source Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm $15

1/19 Tropical Popsicle Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm $8.00 – $10.00

1/20 SoundDiego Live with Schizophonics, Dani Bell and the Tarantist Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm $FREE

1/21 Mattson 2 Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm $12

1/22 The Toasters Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm $12

1/23 Jesse Malin Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm $15

1/24 Prof Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm $12-$15

1/25 Seratones Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm $12-$14

1/26 the Donkeys Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm $12-$14

1/28 Hamilton Leithauser Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm -SOLD OUT

1/30 The Bluebonnets Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:30 pm $8-$10

Soda Bar

This is one our favorite ‘dive-bars’ in the county, and a perfect small setting for a concert. Small over-all space but has two viewing rooms on different sides of the stage; features inexpensive ticket and drink prices.

SB has a friendly staff and customers, which makes it a great spot to see shows up-close without spending your whole pay-check.

1/5 THE NUMBER 12 LOOKS LIKE YOU Show 8 pm $15-$18

1/6 TV GIRL Show: 8:30 pm $10-$12

1/7 GRIZZLY BUSINESS Show: 8:30 pm $10

1/8 HANNAH YEUN Show 8 pm $8

1/10 SECONDHAND Show: 8:30 pm $6

1/11 COUNTRY LIPS Show: 8:30 pm $7

1/12 MINT FIELD Show: 8:30 pm $8

1/13 LE CHATEAU Show: 8:30 pm $5

1/14 JUST IN CASE Show: 8:30 pm $8

1/15 BORN RIVALS Show 8 pm $6

1/17 MANY A MOON Show: 8:30 pm $6

1/18 WANTED NOISE Show: 8:30 pm $6

1/19 AMERICAN WRESTLERS Show: 8:30 pm $10

1/20 GAZEBOS Show: 8:30 pm $10

1/21 THE GENERATORS Show: 8:30 pm $10-$12

1/22 XAVIER OMAR x AVALON YOUNG Show 8 pm $15-$18

1/24 LEAH DOU Show: 8:30 pm $10

1/25 STEPHEN STEINBRINK Show: 8:30 pm $8

1/26 THE SHOW PONIES Show: 8:30 pm $8

1/27 LYDIA LOVELESS Show: 8:30 pm $13-$15

1/28 JULY TALK Show: 8:30 pm $12-$14

1/29 DREAMS MADE  FLESH & PALL JENKINS Show 8 pm $6

1/30 D.A. STERN Show: 8:30 pm $8

1/31 COMMUNIST DAUGHTER Show: 8:30 pm $10

The Music Box

This place is a great live spot on India St., right Down Town. With fantastic sound, nice staff and a deep well, it’s hard not to have a good time here.

The main floor let’s you get up close, while the balcony offers a bit more of an intimate experience with full-stage views. Additionally, this is one of the few live venues which offer 18+ shows in San Diego.

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Robby Krieger of The Doors to play Jan. 22nd

1/6 SpringBoard West Music Festival Feat. Warren G Doors: 7 pm $25-$99

1/7 SpringBoard West Music Festival Frankie J + The Big Pink  Doors: 11 am $25-$99

1/12 Protoje Yaadcore, Dj Richie Doors: 7:30 pm  / Show: 8:30 pm $20 -$40

1/13 Ozomatli, The Devastators Doors: 7:30 pm  / Show: 8:30 pm $35

1/14 Snow Tha Product Show: 8:30 pm $17 adv. $20 day of

1/15 THE LONG RUN Show: 8 pm $15 adv. $17 day of

1/19 Phil Crosby Jr. & Chester A. Whitmore Show: 8 pm $35-$80

1/20 Steve West’s Subculture w/ Erotic City Prince Tribute Show: 8 pm $16 adv. $18 day of

1/21 The Raveonettes, Gateway Drugs Show: 9 pm $20

1/22 Robby Krieger of the Doors Show: 7 pm $30-$80

1/25 B SIDE PLAYERS  Show: 8:30 pm $15-$50

1/27 One More Time: A Tribute to Daft Punk (DJ Set) Show: 9 pm $17

1/28 Led Zepagain, The Ultimate Stones Show: 9 pm $17-$34

1/29 The Winehouse Experience Show: 6:30 pm $17

1/30 Tonight in San Diego Show: 7 pm $10

The Observatory North Park

Easily the best acoustics in the city, this historic venue is an amazing cultural experience and an incredible place to experience a concert. Many of their shows are all-ages or 18+ so the kids can come rock too!

A great environment to see a show; with the West Coast Tavern‘s killer food and drink located just through the lobby this spot has everything you could want -if you don’t have a great night here, you’re doing it wrong.

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Pepper &amp; Less Than Jake play Jan. 25th

1/12 J Boog Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $25

1/13  MXPX Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $25

1/14 Tig Notaro Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $35

1/24 Gad Elmaleh Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $35-$85

1/25 Pepper & Less Than Jake Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $30

1/27 Cold War Kids Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $30

1/28 Devendra Banhart Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM $25

1/30 Run The Jewels Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM -SOLD OUT

 

This city is a magnet for great music and good times; get out of your iPod and get into a live show this month!

We’ll See You There!