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If you love pure rock & roll, Friday night is your night. With bands like the Midnight Rivals at the Whistle Stop and the Loons at Tin Can, you can't go wrong. If you lean psychedelic, check out A Scribe Amidst the Lions over at Eleven. With a recent lineup shakeup, the band is definitely one to watch in 2012. And for those of you my age and older (*ahem*), you'll certainly appreciate the return of Big Sandy and His Flyrite Boys, who bring a whole lotta rock with appropriate doses of rockabilly, country and swing to merit a good old-fashioned dance party. You remember those, right? Where a gentleman asks a lady to dance? Yeah, this is your night.

Friday, Nov. 25:

  • Big Sandy and His Flyrite Boys, the Bedbreakers, Roy Rapid & the Rhythm Rock Trio, Low Volts @ Casbah
  • A Scribe Amidst the Lions (7-inch release party), the Napoleon Complex, Incomplete Neighbor @ Eleven
  • Midnight Rivals @ Whistle Stop
  • The Loons, the New Kinetics, Los Sweepers @ Tin Can
  • The Short Eyes, Pop Gang @ Tower Bar
  • The Heart Beat Trail, Bloody Mary Bastards, Grass Heat @ Soda Bar
  • Schwayze & Cisco, Mod Sun, G-Eazy @ Soma
  • Wild Child (live recreation of a Doors concert), Dazed and Confused @ Belly Up
  • Phantom Ratio, Schmaltz, Hellbat @ The Shakedown
  • Euphoria Brass Band @ Dizzy's
  • Bonkers! EDM dance party, with Junior theDISCOpunk and Vaughn Avakian @ Bar Pink
  • The Silent Lune, Song&Stereo, Ninja Love, King Legend, Live Again (acoustic set) @ Ruby Room
  • Black Friday, presented by Bito Entertainment: NoFacE, Miss Justine, Dapper Dan, Too Turnt Up, Jim Beats, Blue the Prophet, DJ Angel Roots @ The Griffin
  • Fakebook @ Belly Up (happy hour, 5:30 p.m.)
  • Feel the Noise Electro Dance, with DJs Gabe Vega & Friends @ U-31
  • The Hip Hop & Love Tour, featuring Murs, Tabi Bonney, Ski Beatz & the Senseis, McKenzie Eddy, Sean O'Connell, Da$h @ House of Blues
  • Torrey Mercer, James Morris, Kidd Robin @ Lestat's
  • Idlehands, the Hero Inside, Mall Shoppe, Divided By Design, Hesse, the Fixtures@ Brick By Brick
  • Todo Mundo, The Goods @ Winston's
  • Irish Christmas in America @ AMSD (Acoustic Music San Diego)
  • Black Friday presents Plane Without a Pilot, Thieves of the American Dream, the Calefaction, Mad Traffic, Jerry Olea and the 805 Drifters @ 710 Beach Club
  • Ruines ov Abaddon, Metatonic, GreenSkull, Eviscerate the Child, Fall to Ruin @ Epicentre
  • Blues Festival @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (8 p.m.)
  • Wyatt Lowe @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (5-7 p.m.)
  • Nihilist @ Flying Elephant
  • Nesian Fest, with Fiji, Bonafide, Zhen, Trey Smoov, Tribal Theory, Local Culture @ 4th & B
  • Dave Stanger (Sinatra tribute) @ Anthology (7:30 p.m.)
  • Beverly McClellan @ Anthology (9:30 p.m.)
  • Cumbia Machin, DJ LYA @ Gallagher's
  • The Red Fox Tails @ Marble Room
  • Sander Kleinenberg, Tara Brooks @ Voyeur
  • Zenbu Fridays, with DJ Leif @ Zenbu Cardiff
  • Grandmasta Rats, Charlie Rock @ El Dorado

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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