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 19 2016
I've seen Deafheaven play the last three times they've made their way to San Diego, and each time has been incredible
April 12 2016
ay Electronica's "Exhibit C" is, without question, one of the best rap tracks of the last decade. Now, since then he's been less than prolific, and to date he hasn't released a proper album but that doesn't...
April 5 2016
Spencer Moody is best known as the frontman of The Murder City Devils, though he's had other bands since, including noisy punks Smoke & Smoke
March 29 2016
Punk supergroup Head Wound City, featuring members of The Locust, Blood Brothers and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, reunited last year after more than a decade of inactivity
March 22 2016
Polica plays a synth-based sound that's sophisticated with a jagged edge. Their new single "Wedding" is a jam, and its Sesame Street-inspired video juxtaposes some fucked-up looking muppets with themes...
March 15 2016
Bassist and singer/songwriter Esperanza Spalding has made an interesting transition into Prince-inspired psychedelic funk on new album Emily's D+Evolution
March 8 2016
Eleanor Friedberger rose to prominence as half of eclectic duo The Fiery Furnaces, but if you ask me her solo material has surpassed that band's
March 1 2016
Protomartyr released one of last year's best albums, The Agent Intellect, which was an abrasive and dark take on post-punk
Feb. 23 2016
Local soul diva Andra Day has become something of an R&B sensation, earning herself a Grammy nomination this year
Feb. 16 2016
Dr. Dog is a solid rock band with a long track record of crowd-pleasing records, but if I'm being totally honest, Hop Along is the band I'm really excited about here. The Philly band's 2015 album Painted...
Feb. 9 2016
Wednesday, February 10 PLAN A: Idiot Glee @ Whistle Stop. Kentucky's Idiot Glee does pop with synth-driven ambiance, artful textures and an easy-to-like weirdness. Groove with them up close a
Feb. 2 2016
DJ Quik might not have technically invented g-funk, but he sure as hell owns it
Jan. 26 2016
It's not often I get to say this, so soak it in: Go see some ska! Pick it up, pick it up, pick it up!
Jan. 19 2016
Chuck Ragan is best known as the frontman for punk band Hot Water Music, but lately he's been playing an earthier, earnest rock 'n' roll sound reminiscent of Bruce Springsteen
Jan. 12 2016
Segall changes his M.O. every time he releases a new album, going from acoustic rock to noisy garage sounds, and from wildly heavy psychedelia to a more glam-inspired sound
Jan. 5 2016
Long before 808s and Heartbreak, there was Egyptian Lover. The L.A. producer combined hip-hop, electro, sexiness and sadness way back in the early '80s
Dec. 29 2015
I've seen Hot Chip perform live, and they know how to get a dance party going. Members of the band will be DJing at this show, instead of playing their own songs, but something tells me a dance party's...
Dec. 22 2015
There generally aren't that many live shows happening on Christmas Eve, but you can always count on this Casbah tradition, in which local musicians play covers of Rolling Stones songs. It's a rockin' good...
Dec. 15 2015
Last week I sought wisdom from Ghostface Killah's surrealist lyrics on the music feature page (go back and read it if you missed it). The Wu-Tang MVP is a master wordsmith and one of the best emcees in...


  • 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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