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

  • Wand and Darto

    Sunday, September 24, 8:00 p.m.

  • Moon Honey and Strawberry Moons

    Monday, September 25, 8:00 p.m.

  • Emo Nite

    Tuesday, September 26, 8:00 p.m.

  • DJ Artistic's Hip-Hop Battle Bot

    Wednesday, September 27, 8:00 p.m.

  • Lauren Ruth Ward

    Thursday, September 28, 8:00 p.m.

  • Black Kids

    Friday, September 29, 8:00 p.m.

  • Cory Henry & the Funk Apostles

    Saturday, September 30, 8:00 p.m.

  • Middle Kids

    Monday, October 2, 8:00 p.m.

  • Low Volts and Stephen El Rey

    Tuesday, October 3, 8:00 p.m.

  • The Archons and Low & Be Told

    Wednesday, October 4, 8:00 p.m.

  • Elliott Brood

    Thursday, October 5, 8:00 p.m.

  • Liz-Fest

    Friday, October 6, 8:00 p.m.

  • Vinyl Junkies Record Swap

    Saturday, October 7, 11:00 a.m.

  • The Woggles and Prima Donna

    Saturday, October 7, 8:00 p.m.

  • Fat Tony and Flaco

    Tuesday, October 10, 8:00 p.m.

  • Marujah and the Spice Pistols

    Wednesday, October 11, 8:00 p.m.

  • XYLØ

    Thursday, October 12, 8:00 p.m.

  • The Oxen and the Gift Machine

    Thursday, October 12, 8:00 p.m.

  • Rainer Maria

    Friday, October 13, 8:00 p.m.

  • Dirty Sweet

    Saturday, October 14, 8:00 p.m.

  • Dayglo Abortions and Lower Class Brats

    Sunday, October 15, 8:00 p.m.

  • Bell Tower Bats and Dreams Made Flesh

    Monday, October 16, 8:00 p.m.

  • Torres

    Tuesday, October 17, 8:00 p.m.

  • The Strypes

    Wednesday, October 18, 8:00 p.m.

  • The Bronx

    Thursday, October 19, 8:00 p.m.

  • Mister Heavenly and Fan

    Friday, October 20, 8:00 p.m.

  • Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and Flamingosis

    Sunday, October 22, 8:00 p.m.

  • Red Fang

    Monday, October 23, 8:00 p.m.

  • Open Mike Eagle

    Tuesday, October 24, 8:00 p.m.

  • Paul Cauthen

    Thursday, October 26, 8:00 p.m.

  • Roky Erickson and Death Valley Girls

    Friday, October 27, 8:00 p.m.

  • Ted Leo & the Pharmacists

    Wednesday, November 1, 8:00 p.m.

  • Jolie Holland & Samantha Parton

    Thursday, November 2, 8:00 p.m.

  • The Black Heart Procession

    Friday, November 3

  • My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult

    Sunday, November 5, 8:00 p.m.

  • Yelle

    Tuesday, November 7, 8:00 p.m.

  • Foxtrax and the Brevet

    Wednesday, November 8, 8:00 p.m.

  • David Ramirez

    Thursday, November 9, 8:00 p.m.

  • The Blasters

    Saturday, November 11, 8:00 p.m.

  • Gavin Turek

    Tuesday, November 14, 8:00 p.m.

  • Tera Melos and Speedy Ortiz

    Thursday, November 16, 8:00 p.m.

  • Boris

    Friday, November 17, 8:00 p.m.

  • Black Pistol Fire and Cobi

    Sunday, November 19, 8:00 p.m.

  • Big Sandy & His Flyrite Boys

    Friday, November 24, 8:00 p.m.

  • The Pack A.D. and Gloomsday

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

  • Blitzen Trapper

    Saturday, December 2, 8:00 p.m.

  • Jake Clemons

    Monday, December 4, 8:00 p.m.

  • Murs

    Tuesday, December 5, 8:00 p.m.

  • Alex Lahey and Dude York

    Wednesday, December 6, 8:00 p.m.

  • Tim Barry and Roger Harvey

    Thursday, December 7, 8:00 p.m.

  • Moving Units

    Saturday, December 16, 8:00 p.m.

  • Supersuckers and the Bellrays

    Thursday, December 21, 8:00 p.m.

  • The Flesh Eaters

    Wednesday, January 17, 8:00 p.m.

  • Pond

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

  • L.A. Salami

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

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