Casbah General Info
The Casbah has been open since 1989. Its first location had a legal capacity of 75 and hosted such bands as: Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Lemonheads, The Jesus Lizard, and Rocket From The Crypt.
In the beginning of ’94 we moved just down the road to our larger, plusher quarters and the rest is history. Our “new” location has a capacity of 200+, there is an enclosed smoking patio, a back room featuring a pool table, booths, and a full bar. There is also a music room with a full bar and a state-of-the-art sound system.
Some of the bands that have played at our current location include: Boss Hog, MGMT, TV on the Radio, Devotchka, Franz Ferdinand, Morphine, The Damned, X, Vampire Weekend, The White Stripes, Death Cab for Cutie, Basement Jaxx, TSOL, The Arcade Fire, The Shins, Band of Horses, The Breeders, Elastica, The Jesus Lizard, Gogol Bordello, Cold War Kids, Weezer, Silversun Pickups, Ben Harper, Liz Phair, G Love & Special Sauce, Social Distortion, Flogging Molly, The Cult, Foals, Young the Giant, Gene Vincent’s Blue Caps, R.L. Burnside,Cold War Kids, Ty Segall, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, T-Model Ford, The Heavy, Ra Ra Riot, Wavves, Dum Dum Girls, Bright Eyes, Modest Mouse, Postal Service, OFF!, Lemonheads, Cows, The Strokes, The Blasters, Supersuckers,Peter Hook, Brandi Carlile, Dale Watson, Jonathan Richman, Camper Van Beethoven, OK Go, The Kills, Raveonettes, Brian Jonestown Massacre, M Ward, Ariel Pink, Melt Banana, Diplo, Prefuse 73, RJD2, Mountain Goats, the Muffs, Dwarves, Coheed and Cambria, Cat Power, Alejandro Escovedo, Duncan Sheik, Nouvelle Vague, Minus the Bear, Okkervil River, Explosions in the Sky, Ume, The Hold Steady, Pretty Girls Make Graves, Metric, The Coup, Clientele, Clinic, Ben Lee, Tristeza, Blowfly, Rogue Wave, John Waters, Lucero, Wolf Parade, The Helio Sequence, High on Fire, Bob Mould, Meat Puppets, The Wedding Present, Low, The Sounds, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Hellacopters, The 88, Jamie Lidell, The Greenhornes, The Stills, South, Elbow, Supergrass, Art Brut, Jose Gonzalez, Liars, D-Generation, Black Angels, Black Mountain, The Horrors, Blue Cheer, Link Wray, The Meteors, The Avengers, The Duke Spirit, Harvey Danger, Talib Kweli, Supernova, Queers, Ratatat, Crystal Castles, Chromeo, The National, D.O.A., The Adolescents, NoMeansNo, Kool Keith, The Slits, Wire, Hot Chip, Stiff Little Fingers, Melvins, Joanna Newsom, Jeremy Enigk, Helmet, Greg Laswell, Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Black Lips, Cibo Matto, Cornelius, Autolux, Failure, Dinosaur Jr., Delta Spirit, Menomena, St. Vincent, Pere Ubu, Brainiac, The Walkmen, Jonathan Fire*Eater, The White Buffalo, Naked Raygun, Shonen Knife, Joan Jett, Juliette Lewis, Imperial Teen, Fleet Foxes, Yeasayer, Grouplove, Blitzen Trapper, Beach House, Yacht, The Sword, L7, The Ting Tings, Nortec Collective, Sea Wolf, Frightened Rabbit, Andrew Bird, Jay Reatard, Wombats, Filter, Mudhoney, Gang Gang Dance, O’Death, Deerhunter, Neko Case, Ozomatli, Pennywise, Cursive, The Devil Makes Three, The Tallest Man on Earth, Strange Boys, The Donnas, Built To Spill, The Warlocks, Monotonix, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, OM, Fitz and the Tantrums, Blind Pilot, Buraka Som Sistema, Cold Cave, Surfer Blood, Moving Units, Japandroids, Zeros, Hockey, The Thermals, Harlem, The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Little Boots, Hank Williams III, Phantogram, the xx, GBH, Sharon Jones and the Dapkings, Antibalas, The Gories, The Dirtbombs, The Black Keys, Tom Tom Club, Wild Flag, Dawes, Deer Tick, Justin Townes Earle, Dresden Dolls, and local acts such as Rocket From The Crypt, Drive Like Jehu, Three Mile Pilot, Creedle, the Rugburns, Jewel, The Dragons, Blackheart Procession, Pinback,Crocodiles, The Soft Pack, Transfer, The Silent Comedy, Little Hurricane etc..
San Diego, CA 92101