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Record roundup for Christmastime

New releases from San Diego bands in time for the holidays

Boston transplants Dubbest brought their reggae rock to San Diego. They’ll unveil their new live album December 23 at Music Box.
  • Boston transplants Dubbest brought their reggae rock to San Diego. They’ll unveil their new live album December 23 at Music Box.

New releases this week include the debut full-length from local rapper (and former convicted bank robber) Manistylez, People in High Places, plus a compilation on Accretions Records featuring defunct early-2000s noise rockers Quibble and Jon Kanis’s Fundamentalism Is the Only Way, which debuts December 2 at Grassroots Oasis.

"Spend the Day"

...off of Dubbest's <em>Light Flashes</em> album

...off of Dubbest's Light Flashes album

Bluesy soul rockers Broken Stems will premiere their full-length What Are You Connected at the Irenic on December 3. “This will be more than just a local band playing a show and will have many local vendors selling art, clothes, jewelry, and more,” says singer/guitarist Jesse Gawlik. “We’ll be unveiling our new light show 2.0, and we’ll also have a modern dance troupe do a surprise performance. Before the show, we’ll host a one-hour party in the courtyard outside with free drinks and music.”

The vinyl release for Mrs. Henry’s Volume 1 happens December 13 at the Casbah. Recorded on all analog equipment by engineer Jordan Andreen at Audio Design Recording, “This was the first time the group recorded live to tape, working in the same fashion as influential artists like Led Zeppelin and the Band,” says singer/guitarist Dan Cervantes.

Recent San Diego–via-Boston transplants Dubbest will launch their reggae-rock record Live at the Belly Up at the Music Box on December 23. “We’ll feature songs from the live album, our 2015 full-length Light Flashes, and some heavy roots covers,” says guitarist Andrew MacKenzie.

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