Prince
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...
Off-the-record
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.)
Soaks
April 19 2016
It only makes sense to augment this week's Notes from the Smoking Patio—pun very much intended—with a playlist of weedian San Diego jams
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April 19 2016
Swami Records is releasing a new compilation that brings together 22 local bands, with proceeds benefiting a San Diego school
Gloomies-EP
April 12 2016
The Gloomies started off 2016 with the kind of momentum that most young bands would envy. Their debut single "LSD" received high praise from British music magazine NME, thus winning over inter
Spooky-Cigarette
April 12 2016
Spooky Cigarette is about to release their debut EP. The band, fronted by Frank Mindingall (also of Trips), is releasing As Loud As I Can in May, with a release show scheduled for May 19 at Soda Bar
Chica-diabla-lp
April 5 2016
Chica Diabla is a San Diego band, but their influences can mostly be traced to our nearest big-city neighbor, Los Angeles
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April 5 2016
Punk rock vinyl documentary Records Collecting Dust is getting a sequel. Director Jason Blackmore, who also plays guitar in the hardcore band Death Eyes, has begun work on the next installment of the documentary,...
Verigolds
March 29 2016
The more The Verigolds experiment with arrangement, the better the results. "Skypipe" finds an unusual mixture of acoustic guitar, mandolin, violin and vibraphone, and it's absolutely gorgeous
buckfast
March 29 2016
Buckfast Superbee are playing a reunion show after seven years apart. On April 30, the punk band will perform at The Casbah with Furious IV (who are also reuniting after more than seven years) and Diamond...
Corey_Feldman
March 22 2016
This is a recurring feature in which we ask musicians to name a song they never want to hear again
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March 22 2016
Members of The New Kinetics have formed a new band, The Hiroshima Mockingbirds. The band comprises Kinetics members Brian Reilly on guitar/vocals and Jon Bonser on guitar, along with drummer Si Leader...
octagrape-aura-obelisk-5x5
March 8 2016
Octagrape are most in their element onstage. They're a loud and fiery bunch, prone to playing intense sets of fuzz-heavy psychedelic rock that moves the body as much as it alters your state of mind
Black-heart-procession
March 8 2016
The Black Heart Procession are playing their first show in four years. The long-running San Diego outfit will perform at the Psycho Las Vegas festival during the weekend of Aug. 26-28, at the Hard Rock...
author_punisher
March 1 2016
This month, SXSW launches again, with two weeks of film, technology, music and debauchery in downtown Austin. It's always fun, no matter who's playing (and exhausting, so plan on sleeping a lot befo
wwwets_5_piece
March 1 2016
Wild Wild Wets' music is going to make an appearance in a new cable drama. The band's song "UK Drugs," from their 14th Floor album, released last year, will appear in the new A&E show Damien, which is...
Rob-Crows-gloomy-place-lp
Feb. 23 2016
Rob Crow's Gloomy Place is a fully fleshed out band rather than simply a clever name for a solo project, and sounds bigger and beefier than anything Crow's done in years
Mrs-majish
Feb. 23 2016
Mrs. Magician is finally releasing their second album. On May 20, the band will release Bermuda, their follow-up to 2012's Strange Heaven, via Swami Records
Donkeys-EP
Feb. 16 2016
The Donkeys are one of the bigger success stories in the local indie music scene, and it's easy to understand why. The group plays catchy, easy-going indie folk-rock with traces of country and psychedelia...
Rafter
Feb. 16 2016
Rafter is planning to release one album every month in 2016. Following his last official album, 2014's It's Reggae, Rafter Roberts released A Sploded Battery on February 1

Calendar

  • 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...
  • 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...
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