July 23 2013 06:58 PM

Plus, lowrider-oldies night Sleepwalking returns

Matt Curreri
Photo by Jen Jansen

Another local musician is packing up and heading east.

After 10 years in San Diego, singer-songwriter Matt Curreri announced that he's pulling up stakes and heading to Charlottesville, Va. However, the decision—motivated by an effort to remove the geographical gap in a long-distance relationship—was a bittersweet one for Curreri.

"San Diego has been so good to me over the past decade, and especially this past year when old friends have made me feel so loved through some very rough months," Curreri says in an email to CityBeat.

Curreri has one more show scheduled in San Diego on Saturday, July 27, at Tin Can Ale House in Banker's Hill (1863 Fifth Ave.). He's also doing final mixes for an album that he's finishing up before leaving.

"The band has gotten to a really good place, and I'm bummed to be leaving just as we're hitting a new stride," he says.

Curreri is also putting on a final production of "Little Shop of Horrors" on Thursday, July 25, with The Winston School Music Program, a program he founded at the Winston School in Del Mar, which specializes in curricula for students with learning differences.  

As far as what comes next for Curreri, things are "still very up in the air at the moment," he says. "I just plan to finish this play, rock the Tin Can, and get in the car."

Sleepwalking, the monthly low-rider-oldies club night, is re-launching after being cancelled at the Whistle Stop in May. 

On Saturday, July 27, organizers Jeff Graves and Michelle Rubano are kicking off the new series of Sleepwalking events with a launch party at Centro Cultural De La Raza in Balboa Park (2004 Park Blvd.). 

After the inaugural event, Sleepwalking will be held monthly at Til-Two Club in City Heights (4746 El Cajon Blvd.). 

"We were sad to see the night end at the Whistle Stop, but it grew to be too big for its britches," says Graves in an email to CityBeat. "Til-Two will be a great new home, offering more parking for our lowrider community, a dedicated night geared more towards our music genres... and a more hospitable atmosphere for our fans." 

The first Sleepwalking at Til-Two is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 10. 

Email jefft@sdcitybeat.com or follow him at @1000TimesJeff


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