Sept. 20 2016
In some parallel universe, Mekons are huge rock stars. They're worshiped for their legacy as first-wave Brit punks and adored for spending four decades evolving into something else entirely
Sept. 20 2016
And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead have gone into different musical directions over the years, but this tour will find them revisiting their best album, 2002's Source Tags and Codes
Sept. 13 2016
Photo by Rachael Pony Cassells Cass McCombs thrives on imperfection and spontaneity. The songwriter is notorious for beginning a song idea with lyrics and leaving his bandmates to improvise the r
Sept. 13 2016
Seeing as how this is the Fall Arts issue, it only made sense for me to devote some space in this column to the new music releases on the horizon this fall
Sept. 13 2016
Acid Varsity is becoming a radio show. The electronic music event, which happens every third Thursday at Kava Lounge, will now have a companion one-hour program on KNSJ 89.1 FM, every Wednesday night from...
Sept. 13 2016
Dinosaur Jr. have more great songs in their catalog than they can possibly fit into one set, so that's a sign that they'll give you a great show no matter what
Sept. 7 2016
YG embraced the opportunity to be mentioned in the same breath with Lamar. But Lamar’s shadow looms large over rap these days, and the 26-year-old YG also isn’t getting enough credit for his...
Sept. 7 2016
San Diego live music picks for the week of September 7
Sept. 7 2016
Well Well Well’s music isn’t as heavy as that of the members’ other band, instead blending folk, psychedelia and synth-pop into an eclectic mixture
Sept. 7 2016
Natural Sounds Trios/t (Self-released)Natural Sounds Trio have the funk. Formed after splintering off from funk-soul group Taurus Authority, the ensemble of drummer Jake Najor, bassist Chri
Aug. 30 2016
When Sam Shepherd picks up the phone, he's in his London studio, doing some early evening repairs on a vintage synthesizer. It's an image that seems a little out of step with the music he makes. As Floating...
Aug. 30 2016
A semi-regular feature in which we ask local musicians about the music they've been digging lately
Aug. 30 2016
The Midnight Pine is releasing a new album this fall. The self-titled album, which follows 2014's Buried, will officially be released through digital outlets on Oct. 7
Aug. 30 2016
The Flamin' Groovies became cult power-pop legends in the 1970s, thanks to some pitch-perfect guitar jams like "Shake Some Action."
Aug. 23 2016
I go back and forth on who my favorite contemporary band is. One is Savages. The other is Baroness, whose live show is not to be missed
Aug. 23 2016
The Album Leaf haven't gone metal. Far from it—the San Diego-born post-rock act (which still has ties to the city, despite LaValle roaming to cities as far as Reykjavik) is as gorgeous and glorious...
Aug. 23 2016
Grrrl Independent Ladies evolved from a festival that Mendoza hosted in 2015 on International Women's Day featuring female musicians from Tijuana
Aug. 23 2016
The night doesn't involve actually singing Yankovic's songs, but rather creating your own parody songs. The special installment of the eight-years-running weekly karaoke event will take place on Sunday,...
Aug. 17 2016
As Digable Planets get ready for the next leg of their tour, however, Doodlebug says they’re also planning on doing something they haven’t done for a long time: Make new music
Aug. 16 2016
There's an unwritten rule about music that if an album exists, it will eventually be reissued. Too many albums to mention in the past 50 years or more have been reissued, reissued and repackaged, to paraphrase...


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