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
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. 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...
Aug. 16 2016
Sure Fire Soul Ensemble and Amplified Ale Works have teamed up on a collaborative beer. The Amplified Soundcheck Sure Fire Rye IPA is now available for limited release on tap at its Miramar and Pacific...
Aug. 9 2016
At first glance, John Meeks' name might remind listeners with a background in '60s psychedelia of another name: Joe Meek, space-age pop artist and producer behind The Tornados' surf-rock hit, "Telstar."
Aug. 9 2016
Stay Strange is returning. The experimental concert series, curated by Stay Strange founder Sam Lopez, has lined up events in August and October
Aug. 2 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
Aug. 2 2016
Members of Mrs. Magician and The Sess have formed a new band called Teach Me
July 26 2016
The Kneehighs' new album, We Put the Fun in Dysfunction, opens as many hip-hop records do, with an introductory skit
July 26 2016
Sledding With Tigers is moving to Los Angeles. Dan Faughnder, the singer/songwriter behind the folk/punk collective, cites both personal and professional reasons for the relocation
July 19 2016
Much like fellow thrash metal legends Metallica did a few years back, Slayer will have a major presence at Comic-Con this year
July 12 2016
It's hard to see the point of California, the band's eighth album and first since parting ways with Delonge, whose recent interviews have included some troubling quotes about UFOs
July 12 2016
A lost 1996 album by Red Dye No. 5 is finally seeing the light of day. Silver Girl Records, which originally released the now defunct San Diego band's "Fuzzbomb" 7-inch, has announced it's releasing The...
July 6 2016
Frank Green, multi-instrumentalist, describes the album as being more aggressive than its predecessor, though he notes that the basic elements of their sound are still there
July 6 2016
Folks of a certain age may remember Adam Gnade as the editor of the short-lived indie weekly Fahrenheit
June 28 2016
You have to hand it to Patrick Heaney and Aaron Blomberg. Two-thirds of the late '00s electro group Shark Attack, the two musicians could have easily coasted the rest of their careers crafting aggressive...
June 28 2016
Bar Dynamite is going Blonde. At the end of July, the Mission Hills bar (1808 W. Washington St.) will permanently close, and three weeks later, on August 20, it'll reopen as Blonde Bar
June 21 2016
On the weekend of August 26-28, a who's-who of punk, metal, hard rock and hardcore will converge—including Converge, as it turns out—at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas for a weekend of debaucher
June 21 2016
Gloomsday has announced a proper physical release of their new album Worst Coast Scenario. Quietly, the album first was posted to Bandcamp in December of last year and was recorded more than a year ago
Dabbers album
June 14 2016
The Dabbers are another such band for whom keeping it simple is more of a strength than a liability. Indeed, there's something admirably straightforward about how Zack and Shelby Wentz tackle their noisy...
“The Internet was a wonderful invention. It was a wonderful network which people used to remind other people that they were awful pieces of shit.” It’s a hell of a way to start a novel,...


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