It has become a tradition that San Diego locals, perhaps still living locally or maybe living in other states, return home every year for Christmas. And as sure as the holiday is here, so too is "Exile On Kettner Boulevard". The night is a who's who of San Diego's past, present, and future, as everyone decends on the Casbah on Christmas Eve to hear "Los Maricones de Rock", lead by Mario Escovedo of The Dragons, perform amazing covers of The Rolling Stones. It isn't often that I'll endorse a cover band, but this night is always magical and those of us who make it always have a great time. The show is free, so after you do what you do on Christmas Eve, drop by the Casbah, even if just for a song or two, and indulge in the fun of talented musicians covering rock legends, and doing it so well you're forget it's just a cover band.
Friday, December 24:
- Exile On Kettner Boulevard feat. Los Maricones De Rock @ Casbah (FREE)
- Xmas Eve Bonkers feat. Junior theDISCOpunk & Vaughn @ Bar Pink
- Xmas Eve Party feat. Scott's hot toddies & mulled wines, Mario Orduno's Indie & Oldie Xmas vinyl, films, surprises and more @ Whistle Stop
- Baby Jesus Christmas Party feat. Toothless George & Arkla Luz @ Eleven
- Feel The Noise Electro Dance w/DJs Gabe Vega & Friends @ U-31
- Jose Sinatra's OB-o-ke @ Winston's
- Pacific Beach Music Fest feat. Beatshop Allstars, Moment For Silence, Submission, Drayko, Dizzy Order, Point Blank, Golde Locks, F.A.B., Black Sancho & The Movement, Fiziks, Philly Phil (Album Release), S.H.E. Wrote It, Willie Psyco, Narcodics, Pablo, Fashow, T-Twise, M.K.A., SL500, MZChief, Mr. Dubie, Junkyard Dance Crew and more @ 710 Beach Club (1-8pm)
- DJ John Phillips @ Humphrey's Backstage Lounge
- Future Organic @ Kava Lounge
- Fish Out of Water @ Gallagher's
- "Underworld" @ Kadan
- Zenbu Fridays with DJ Leif @ Zenbu Cardiff
Rosemary Bystrak writes about the San Diego music scene, events, and sometimes whatever creeps into her head on her music blog San Diego: Dialed In. Check it for even more listings. She also provides social media content for the Casbah. Follow her updates at twitter.com/sddialedin or submit your music listings.