Jan. 12 2011 10:39 AM

This week's music news for locals only includes more on the sudden death of a musician

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Justin Jay, who played drums in Boyscout, Hialeah and Japanese Sunday, died last week. He was 33. Mario Quintero, Jay's friend and bandmate, says Jay complained last week of excruciating headaches; friends found him early Sunday morning at his Golden Hill apartment. Quintero told CityBeat Tuesday afternoon that the cause of death was bacterial meningitis.

The news of Jay's passing hit the local music community hard. SDDialedIn.com blogger Rosemary Bystrak and photographers Michael Klayman and Danny De La Cruz posted tributes on their blogs; FM 94/9's Tim Pyles honored Jay on his Sunday-night show. Friends and bandmates congregated at Turf Club in Golden Hill this week for an informal memorial.

“He was definitely a musician, first and foremost,” Quintero says.

“One of the smartest people I ever met in my life. Intelligent and talented. He wanted nothing more than to play his drums.”

A memorial show for musician Michael “Stimy” Steinman, who died two weeks ago, will be held at The Casbah on Wednesday, Feb. 16. The lineup has yet to be announced. Also, a memorial will be held at the Recital Hall in Balboa Park at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19. In the meantime, drop by North Park bar Live Wire to sign a banner raised in Steinman's honor. You can also donate to a Wells Fargo account (use the number #1737951788) set up in Steinman's honor. His family plans to use the money either for a scholarship to a rock 'n' roll camp, a teen recovery center, or both.

Bam Barcelona, Eddie Jason Coven, Leyva & Friends and other artists will perform at a memorial concert for Dave Isabelle, a 60-year old jazz saxophonist who died of liver failure just before Christmas, at Humphrey's Backstage Live on Saturday, Jan. 15.

Calendar

  • Visit one of the 70 participating restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and nightclubs in town on this night and 25 to 50 percent of sales will go to local HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs. 
  • Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward, who are vying to replace Todd Gloria on the San Diego City Council, will discuss urban issues, such as parking, homelessness and new developments
  • The new exhibition designed by Dave Ghilarducci is made from hundreds of rolls of packing tape and bound together by layers of plastic shrink-wrap. Visitors can navigate their way through cocoon-like passageways...
  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
  • The San Diego County Bike Coalition hosts this monthly bike-in happy hour event to get biking residents involved in their communities and discuss bike projects planned for that specific community
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • So Say We All's monthly storytelling night features stories about those jobs we took because we had to take a job. Featured readers include Allison Gauss, Annmarie Houghtailing, Cecile Estelle, and more
  • Artists from the all-abstracts group show will talk about their work and techniques. Artists include Edwin Nutting, Danielle Nelisse, Leah Pantea, Lenore Simon, and more
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