Writer Trades Sunshine for Subways

I remember the first time I met Writer. At the time they were a three-piece band, and they'd finished a set at the Zombie Lounge. There were these dogs hanging around outside the bar, and somehow they wandered into the bar, but when the music started, the dogs freaked out and one of them ended up biting Andy on his thigh. He was outside telling us what happened and dropped his pants to show us exactly where he'd been bitten. We've been friends ever since. I've been warning you that the Ralph brothers are packing up heading east to become Brooklynites, and tonight is their final show as San Diegans. Head on out to the Tower Bar to send them off on a high note.

Friday, Jan. 6:

  • Writer, Chairs Missing, Illuminauts @ Tower Bar
  • The Nervous Wreckords, Blackout Party , Grand Tarantula, the Heavy Guilt Duo @ Casbah
  • Pato Banton, Stranger, DJ Carlos Culture@ Belly Up
  • Heavy Hawaii, Dunes, Memorial, Asha @ Soda Bar
  • First Friday with DJ Artistic @ Bar Pink
  • The Amandas @ Whistle Stop
  • An Idols Plague, Chiefs, Let Em Rot, Futile Defiance@ The Shakedown
  • Old Man Wizard, Mirden, Habitat @ Tin Can
  • Italian Japanese, Polaris at Noon, Feet Feet Feet Parachute @ Ruby Room
  • The Bertos, DJ Crank Science, DJ Miggles @ Eleven
  • Starcrossed, Lovesoul @ The Griffin
  • Feel The Noise Electro Dance, with DJs Gabe Vega, Blancnoire, Erick Diaz @ U-31
  • The Amanda Waggener Band @ House of Blues
  • Chris Carpenter, Folding Mr. Lincoln, Sleepless Pacific @ Lestat's
  • Vignette, the Califaction, Dresdends Burning, Gun Powder Sunset, Beside Myself @ Brick By Brick
  • Psydecar @ Winston's
  • Roy Rapid & the Rhythm Rock Trio @ Riviera Supper Club
  • Lixx, Wicked Garden @ 710 Beach Club
  • The Franchize Kid, Stayed BaCc, Lost Adlsnts, Mr. Grinch @ Epicentre
  • Wednesday 13, Aiden, Modern Day Escape, A Fall From Truth @ Soma
  • I Promise Fest Day 1, featuring Griever, Calculator, Duke Nukem Forever, Anthrot, Fed to the Wolves, California Bleeding, Deep Sea Thunder Beast @ Che Café (5 p.m., $10)
  • DJ John @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (5-7 p.m.)
  • The Mighty Untouchables @ Humphreys Backstage Lounge (9 p.m.)
  • DJ Rapture @ Flying Elephant
  • Sizzlin Hot Adult Comedy Hypnosis Show, featuring James Kellogg, Jr. @ 4th & B
  • Elements of Fire @ Anthology (7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.)
  • Chi Club, DJ R2 @ Gallagher's
  • Missy Andersen @ Marble Room
  • Christopher Lawrence, Victor Dinaire @ Voyeur
  • Zenbu Fridays with DJ Leif @ Zenbu Cardiff
  • Unite, Saul Q, Kid Wonder, Jay Dread @ El Dorado
  • Fab Fridays @ 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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