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There are some bands in San Diego that have really earned their place in the music scene, not just for their talent, but because they are genuinely good people and kind to everyone they meet. The Ralph brothers, Jaime and Andy, have been working hard on their music, and over the years have been great friends to me and other people in the scene. In the new year, the duo will be moving to Brooklyn to pursue their music and Andy's art, so tonight is one of the band's final performances as San Diegans (with one more show booked in January).  Head on over to Soda Bar to see what San Diego will be missing. 

Friday, Dec. 23:

  • Writer, Miniature Tree, Ditches, DJ Nathan Aguilar @ Soda Bar
  • John Meeks and Joanie Mendenhall @ Riviera
  • Lua, Neon Cough, Rob Bondurant @ Lestat's
  • Phasers on Stun, the Makeup Sex, Shake Before Us, Duchess @ Casbah
  • El Ritual Xmas 2011, featuring Dopamina with Radioparque, Madame Ur y Sus Hombres, Roxana, Legs, Aurora @ 4th & B
  • A Cash'd Out Christmas, the Palominos, DJ Gonzo @ Belly Up
  • The Red Fox Tails @ Marble Room
  • Bonkers! EDM Dance Party, with Junior theDISCOpunk and Vaughn Avakian @ Bar Pink
  • Gematria @ Whistle Stop
  • A Pyrate Punx XXX-Mas, with Clepto, Abject & the Scoundrels @ The Shakedown
  • Ugly Xmas Sweater Party, with Napoleon Complex, Misc Ailments, Pilots @ Eleven
  • Holiday Reggae Party, featuring Piracy, South Bay Wailers, Cualli, DJ Carlos Culture @ The Griffin
  • Feel the Noise Electro Dance, with Ese & Zain, French Kiss Collectivve, DJs Gabe Vega & Saul Q @ U-31
  • Elaina Dore @ House of Blues
  • Chasing Claymores, Curt Owen, the Red Ribbon Army, Lucky Wild (CD release) @ Brick By Brick
  • Live Hip Hop, featuring Destructo Bunny, Apaulo 8, DJ Inform and League of Immortals @ Winston's
  • The Mar Dels Christmas Show @ Belly Up (happy hour, 5:30 p.m.)
  • Ottly Mercer, Amalgamated, 2000 Tons of TNT, Neveready @ 710 Beach Club
  • Draind, Fall From Vengeance, Awaken The Tide, Cool Story Bro, Biological Engine of Death, Fake Expression @ Soma
  • Y3K @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (5-7 p.m.)
  • Detroit Underground @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (9 p.m.)
  • Irie Side @ Flying Elephant
  • Hiroshima @ Anthology (7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.)
  • A Country Xmas with Off the Wagon, DJ R2 @ Gallagher's
  • LA Riots, Bareback DJs @ Voyeur
  • Zenbu Fridays, with DJ Leif @ Zenbu Cardiff
  • Grand Masta Rats, Charlie Rock @ El Dorado
  • The Naughty List @ Spin
  • Sweet Shoppe with DJ Scooter @ Fluxx

Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events and general musings about life in San Diego on San Diego: Dialed In. Follow her updates on Twitter or contact her directly.

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