The Casbah

The White Stripes, Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, Weezer, the Cult, Modest Mouse, and countless more indie rockers have played the stage with the padded walls that, in truth, came from an ice cream parlor. Owners Tim Mays and Bob Bennett essentially bought the interior furnishings of a Farrell’s Ice Cream when it folded. The stuff became the new decor for the original Casbah, which opened in 1989 at 2812 Kettner. In its present 220+ capacity location since 1994, the iconic stage backdrop has been replaced at least once. But the question remains: does that padding help cut the noise any for the tenants in the airport view apartments perched over the night club?

Upcoming Events

  • Wire

    Wednesday, March 29, 8:00 p.m.

  • Electric Six and Residual Kid

    Thursday, March 30, 8:00 p.m.

  • Ladyhawke

    Friday, March 31, 8:00 p.m.

  • Vinyl Junkies Record Swap

    Saturday, April 1, 11:00 a.m.

  • Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears

    Saturday, April 1, 8:00 p.m.

  • Generationals

    Sunday, April 2, 8:00 p.m.

  • Chris Shiflett

    Monday, April 3, 8:00 p.m.

  • Gayle Skidmore and Joe Marson

    Tuesday, April 4, 8:00 p.m.

  • River Whyless

    Thursday, April 6, 8:00 p.m.

  • The Wind & the Wave

    Friday, April 7, 8:00 p.m.

  • Art Night Casbah

    Saturday, April 8, 8:30 p.m.

  • Good Graeff and Veronica May

    Sunday, April 9, 8:00 p.m.

  • Power Trip and Destruction Unit

    Monday, April 10, 8:00 p.m.

  • Gary Wilson and Crooked Rulers

    Tuesday, April 11, 8:00 p.m.

  • Monarch and Stephanie Brown

    Wednesday, April 12, 8:00 p.m.

  • Preoccupations and Porcelain Raft

    Thursday, April 13, 8:00 p.m.

  • Vanessa Carlton

    Friday, April 14, 8:00 p.m.

  • Pond

    Saturday, April 15, 8:00 p.m.

  • Splavender and Low Points

    Monday, April 17, 8:00 p.m.

  • Blossoms

    Wednesday, April 19, 8:00 p.m.

  • Cindy Lee Berryhill and Syd Straw

    Saturday, April 22, 8:00 p.m.

  • The Unlikely Candidates and Cemetery Sun

    Sunday, April 23, 8:00 p.m.

  • Vieux Farka Toure

    Monday, April 24, 8:00 p.m.

  • Ariana Savalas

    Tuesday, April 25, 8:00 p.m.

  • Leif Vollebekk

    Wednesday, April 26, 8:00 p.m.

  • San Fermin and Low Roar

    Thursday, April 27, 8:00 p.m.

  • Sallie Ford and Molly Burch

    Friday, April 28, 8:00 p.m.

  • Demasiado, BFSB, Madly

    Saturday, April 29, 8:00 p.m.

  • The Wedding Present and Colleen Green

    Sunday, April 30, 8:00 p.m.

  • Tim Kasher and Allison Weiss

    Thursday, May 4, 8:00 p.m.

  • Face to Face and Bad Cop Bad Cop

    Saturday, May 6, 8:00 p.m.

  • Frank Iero & the Patience and Dave Hause

    Sunday, May 7, 8:00 p.m.

  • Gabriel Garzon-Montano

    Wednesday, May 10, 8:00 p.m.

  • Matt Pryor and Dan Andriano

    Friday, May 12, 8:00 p.m.

  • All Them Witches

    Sunday, May 14, 8:00 p.m.

  • Matthew Logan Vasquez

    Thursday, May 18, 8:00 p.m.

  • Magic Giant

    Saturday, May 20, 8:00 p.m.

  • Mother Mother

    Sunday, May 21, 8:00 p.m.

  • Hoops

    Tuesday, May 23, 8:00 p.m.

  • L.A. Takedown

    Thursday, May 25, 8:00 p.m.

  • Shawn P. Rohlf, Jeff Berkley, Veronica May

    Saturday, May 27, 8:00 p.m.

  • Sam Outlaw and Michaela Anne

    Wednesday, May 31, 8:00 p.m.

  • Nowhere Fast and Imaginary Boys

    Saturday, June 3, 8:00 p.m.

  • Skating Polly

    Tuesday, June 6, 8:00 p.m.

  • Adult.

    Wednesday, June 7, 8:00 p.m.

  • Overcoats

    Thursday, June 8, 8:00 p.m.

  • JMSN

    Friday, June 9, 8:00 p.m.

  • Earthless, Monarch, Flying Hair

    Saturday, June 10, 8:00 p.m.

  • The Builders and the Butchers

    Sunday, June 11, 8:00 p.m.

  • Peewee Moore

    Tuesday, June 20, 8:00 p.m.

  • !!!

    Wednesday, June 21, 8:00 p.m.

  • Chron Gen and Generators

    Thursday, June 22, 8:00 p.m.

  • Supersuckers

    Saturday, June 24, 8:00 p.m.

  • Day Wave

    Tuesday, June 27, 8:00 p.m.

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