2016 comes to a close this week. Throughout this roller coaster of a year, the one thing we could rely on were good San Diego concerts. End the year with a show–see Mrs. Magician at Soda Bar, Birdy Bardot at The Lafayette or Cherry Glazerr at the Irenic!

Tuesday, December 27

Henry Rollins – Observatory North Park
Henry Rollins has always had a lot to say whether it was as a musician in Black Flag, in his articles for LA Weekly and Rolling Stone or on the radio at KCRW. Given the current volatile political climate, Rollins probably has lots planned for this show. More info.

Thursday, December 29

Melvins, Redd Kross – Casbah
The Melvins were influential on the grunge movement that came out of the Pacific Northwest. Formed in Washington in 1983, Melvins play heavy rock music ranging from doom metal to hardcore punk. More info.

Thursday, December 29

Katraynada – Observatory North Park
Also known as Louis Kevin Celestin, Katraynada is a Haitian-Canadian DJ and producer. His most recent record is called 99.9%. More info.

Thursday, December 29

Le Vanguard Presents: Holiday Supply – Til Two Club
A night of music to benefit Lakeside schools! Bring either $5 or toys/arts & crafts supplies to donate for entry. More info.

Friday, December 30

Cherry Glazerr, Slow Hollows – Irenic
LA’s Cherry Glazerr has been fascinating audiences with their lyrics about grilled cheese, alien princesses and a band name inspired by KCRW host Chery Glaser. They have an album coming out in 2017 featuring a new band lineup. More info.

Friday, December 30

Mrs. Magician, The Creepy Creeps – Soda Bar
San Diego based Mrs. Magician dropped a new release of garage rock goodness via Thrill Me Records earlier this year. See them with longtime San Diego band The Creepy Creeps. More info.

Saturday, December 31

The Donkeys, Extra Classic – Soda Bar
This local indie rock band is comprised of Timothy DeNardo, Jessie Gulati, Anthony Lukens, and Sam Sprague. They’re one of the San Diego bands making waves outside the city. See their performance at the renowned Seattle radio station KEXP below! More info.

Saturday, December 31

Psychedelic Masquerade – The Lafayette Hotel
If you need something to do New Year’s Eve we HIGHLY recommend the Psychedelic Masquerade presented by The Lafayette Hotel and music collective The Redwoods Music. Some of the best local acts will be playing including: The Midnight Pine, Birdy Bardot and Dani Bell & The Tarantist. More info.

By: Lara McCaffrey