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

  • Mephiskapheles and Beta 7

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

  • Off With Their Heads and Slingshot Dakota

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

  • ADD/C Does Cheap Trick

    Friday, October 25, 8:00 p.m.

  • Love Revisited

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

  • EyeHateGod and Negative Approach

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

  • Chameleons Vox and Theatre Of Hate

    Monday, October 28, 8:00 p.m.

  • Justin Townes Earle and Johnny Two Bags

    Tuesday, October 29, 8:00 p.m.

  • Jaymes Young and Phil Good

    Wednesday, October 30, 8:00 p.m.

  • Black Mountain

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

  • Guerilla Toss

    Sunday, November 3, 8:00 p.m.

  • Elephant Stone

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

  • The Ghost Of Paul Revere and Ezra Bell

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

  • Sloan

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

  • SKEGSS

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

  • Kate Bush Night with Baby Bushka

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

  • Broncho, Boyo, Rinse & Repeat

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

  • Built To Spill

    Tuesday, November 12, 8:00 p.m.

  • Built To Spill

    Wednesday, November 13, 8:00 p.m.

  • Built To Spill

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

  • The Ocean Blue

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

  • The Ataris and Nights Like Thieves

    Monday, November 18, 8:00 p.m.

  • Puma Blue

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

  • Crocodiles and Daggers 86

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

  • Eddie Spaghetti and J.D. Pinkus

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

  • Mikal Cronin

    Sunday, December 1, 8:00 p.m.

  • Band from Los Angeles

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

  • The Make-Up

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

  • Moon Hooch

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

  • Marco Benevento and Mattson 2

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

  • Magic Sword

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

  • Death Eyes, Archons, Forest Grove

    Sunday, December 8, 8:00 p.m.

  • Bayside and Capstan

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

  • Blockhead and Eliot Lipp

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

  • Nada Surf

    Saturday, January 18, 8:00 p.m.

  • Cursive and Cloud Nothings

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

  • City of the Sun and Kiltro

    Tuesday, January 28, 8:00 p.m.

  • Lucky Chops

    Saturday, February 8, 8:00 p.m.

  • Chastity Belt and Loose Tooth

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

  • Little People and Frameworks

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

  • Illiterate Light

    Thursday, February 20, 8:00 p.m.

  • Flor De Toloache

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

  • Ezra Furman and Kelley Stoltz

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

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