May 24 2016
In more than 25 years of performing and writing music, North Carolina singer/songwriter Eric Bachmann has only released two albums under his own name
May 24 2016
This is a recurring feature in which we ask musicians to name a song they never want to hear again
May 24 2016
Three former members of Taurus Authority have started a new band. It's called NST (pronounced "Nasty," if you're so inclined) and features drummer Jake Najor, bassist Christian Schinelli and saxophonist/flautist...
May 24 2016
I was an early adopter of AlunaGeorge's bass-inspired R&B sound back when they released "You Know You Like It" about four years ago
May 18 2016
There's a tired bit of conventional wisdom about how The Cure’s music resonates most strongly with teenagers
May 17 2016
A New Wave of Violence sounds essentially exactly like what you'd probably expect from a band featuring members of The Locust, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Blood Brothers
May 17 2016
Phil Sgrosso of Wovenwar and As I Lay Dying has announced the formation of a new hardcore-influenced band called Poison Headache
May 17 2016
I've seen Titus Andronicus a few times, and without fail they always provide one hell of a punk rock show
May 10 2016
It's tempting to call the 47-year-old's recent succession of acclaimed solo albums a career renaissance. However, Grant sees it more as a grand coming-out party
May 10 2016
If Bermuda were made by any other band, it probably would have surfaced a couple years ago. Following the 2012 release of Strange Heaven, however, surf-garage outfit Mrs. Magician took a break
May 10 2016
A piece of San Diego punk history is coming to an end. After 32 years, Wabash Hall is closing its doors. Owner Ron Hall, who bought the venue in 1984 and ran a screen-printing and embroidery service there,...
May 10 2016
The best cover song I've heard this year so far is Charles Bradley's take on Black Sabbath ballad "Changes."
May 3 2016
The first time a Beyoncé song saved me, I was 24 and had broken up with my high school sweetheart. Two weeks later, we were technically back together. Like most things, it was Kanye's fault
May 3 2016
If you search for albums tagged "San Diego" on Bandcamp, you'll find some interesting stuff. In this semi-regular report, we sift through recent postings and relay the findings
May 3 2016
Former members of The Marsupials and Uncle Joe's Big Ol' Driver have started a new project called Low and Be Told
May 3 2016
Kool Keith is a hip-hop legend. He made a name for himself in the '80s with Ultramagnetic MCs before later adopting the Dr. Octagon persona in the '90s
April 27 2016
Mosquito. That’s the name Chicago post-rock pioneers Tortoise went by at the beginning of their career. Not exactly an image that conjures the longevity and sturdiness that’s been synonymous...
April 26 2016
Synth-pop outfit Body of Light have a sinister melodic sound that exists in the meeting place between darkwave, coldwave and new wave, with a little old-school industrial for good measure
April 26 2016
Last week pop music icon Prince died at the age of 57, bringing a sad and unexpected end to a massive music legacy. In light of his passing, we asked people in the music scene about their reflections on...
April 26 2016
Off the Record is closing. The record shop announced via Facebook that it would be closing its doors after 11 years of business in its North Park location (2912 University Ave.)


  • Known as the ‘Official Scripps National Spelling Bee Watch Party for Adults,’ guests can cheer on kids in the Scripps National Spelling Bee on ESPN before competing in a spelling bee themselves
  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • 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...
  • A mass action against the closing of the UCSD University Art Gallery. Participants will meet at the Silent Tree (located near the Library Walk) and march together toward the Gallery
  • Local science illustrator Melissa Walter presents new abstract works that are literal interpretations of astronomical theories
  • So Say We All invites listeners to hear stories about real life, the internet, the ways those places intersect or the way they don't intersect at all, told by seven locals
  • The author, comic book writer, and son of Stephen King will sign his new apocalyptic thriller, The Fireman
See all events on Thursday, May 26