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Sounds Like San Diego: December 14



    It's been pretty chilly around town lately, but few things can warm you more than a live show packed with warm bodies listening to great music. Get warmed as the Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash perform at the Griffin. This show is kind of a big deal because the opening band, the MacAnanys, was one of the best of San Diego in the '90s and rarely performs these days. You can also check out Teenage Burritos and Big Eyes playing a free show at the Whistle Stop or a new showcase called Freak Out, featuring Wild Wild Wets, at the Casbah. The big winner on Friday, however, is Ivan & Alyosha at Soda Bar. The band hails from the Northwest, and their sets are packed with catchy songs and beautifully layered harmonies. They always put on a great show, and I suspect this one will be no exception.

    Friday, Dec.13:

    • Ivan & Alyosha, Leanna May & the Matadors, Ed Ghost Tucker @ Soda Bar -- read our preview here.
    • Wild Wild Wets, Amerikan Bear, Shiva Trash, Marqay @ Casbah
    • Boulevard Nights @ Media Arts Center
    • Teenage Burritos, Big Eyes @ Whistle Stop
    • Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, the MacAnanys @ The Griffin
    • Harpo & Jon Kanis Acoustic Happy Hour @ Bluefoot (6-8 p.m.)
    • The Replacement Replacements, Bowie-Phonics, featuring Schitzophonics and Diana Dath @ Bar Pink
    • Death Crisis (last show), Blumbklaat, Ghetto Blaster, Man vs. Man @ Bancroft Bar
    • The Casbah presents Transfer, the Drowning Men, the Paragraphs (8:30 p.m.) @ Belly Up
    • Youth Code, Death of Lovers, Prayers @ The Void
    • The Focke Wolves, the Phantoms, Just Like Jenna @ Tower Bar
    • Duke Ventra, Donna Larsen @ ArtLab
    • Takahashi, The Lower 48, Gift Machine @ The Tin Can
    • Katie Leighe & the Infantry, Trouble in the Wind @ Lestat's
    • Lady Zep, Nuns n Moses @ 710 Beach Club
    • Joe Bonamassa @ Valley View Casino Center
    • The New Varsity, Everything Said @ Brick By Brick
    • Temptations Review, featuring Dennis Edwards @ Sycuan
    • Carols by Candlelight, featuring Jose Feliciano @ California Center for the Arts Escondido
    • The San Diego School of Rock performs Neutral Milk Hotel's In the Aeroplane Over the Sea, with special guests the Bridge @ Che Cafe
    • Joshua White & his Quartet, featuring Ben Schachter, Dave Marr and Dan Schnelle @ Dizzy's
    • DJ Reflex @ Fluxx
    • Almost Islanders, DJ RM @ Gallagher's Pub
    • Temple of the Dad (5 p.m.), Clay Colton (9 p.m.) @ Humphreys Backstage Live
    • Brent Curtis @ The Marble Room
    • Slightly Stoopid -- a benefit featuring Toys for Tots @ SOMA
    • Triptych Family presents Bellhop @ Spin
    • Colour @ Tio Leo's Lounge
    • Stephan Jacobs @ U31
    • Rage Again, the Big Lewinsky, the Radicals @ Winston's

    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.

    Fatima Kelley