Oct. 27 2010
Rags & Riches Halloween @ Barrio Logan warehouse: Parties at this particular warehouse have been strange, but fun, so Halloween should be no different. Relish the underground vibe while dancing to...
Oct. 27 2010
One of my earliest childhood memories involves being blasted by a fire-extinguisher-toting mummy in Balboa Park’s Haunted Trail. To this day, I blame that traumatizing experience for my deep fear...
Oct. 27 2010
Tape Deck Mountain, Heavy Hawaii and Crocodiles were among the 1,200 artists featured at the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City last week. How did it go? “New York pretty much beat us up,”...
Oct. 20 2010
Everyone has a unique way of coping with grief. For some, it’s popping Cymbalta. For me (I recently lost my best friend and dog, Boris)? A seedy-dive-bar character study. Cut to: the SRO Lounge (1807...
Oct. 20 2010
George’s on Fifth’s little brother in the basement is having some issues. Blonde Martini (downstairs from George’s at 835 Fifth Ave., Downtown) launched as the rebranded, remodeled version...
Oct. 20 2010
Blues-rock duo Little Hurricane are getting ready for a monumental U.S. tour. Drummer C.C. and guitarist / vocalist Tone are selling most of their possessions to raise money and have bought a trailer that...
Oct. 13 2010
“Cleanliness is next to godliness.” That’s how the saying goes. So it was a little awkward to see the Rock Church getting a little dirty by hosting the “Great porn Debate”...
Oct. 13 2010
“Find the cowboy at Station tavern @ 8 p.m. Say ‘Giddy up, cowboy.’ Be prompt.” That’s the text message I got last week, a day before the so-called Cuban Dinner Crisis, a...
Oct. 13 2010
The Paddle Boat are going on a “really long hiatus,” bassist / vocalist Jackson Milgaten says. The three guys in the indie-rock outfit plan to focus on their other band, Cuckoo Chaos, which...
Oct. 6 2010
Being the first of your friends to broadcast your presence at one of San Diego’s newest nightlife spots via Facebook, Twitter or Foursquare is damn-near priceless. Your buddies will be sitting at...
Oct. 6 2010
Blame it on Chumbawamba. I have a strict policy to stop and drink every time “Tubthumping” plays on the radio (which, thankfully, since 1997, is once in a blue moon), and last Monday it did....
Oct. 6 2010
Locals Only Joe Arpaio, sheriff of Maricopa County, Ariz., went on Twitter last week to voice his thoughts about “Kill Joe Arpaio,” a new Crocodiles song paying tribute to the notorious lawman....
Sept. 30 2010
By some bizarre alignment of the planets, Mission Valley has become the nadir of the rave scene. Case in point: Last Friday’s Electric Bounce—an outlaw-style fete in the Mission Valley Mall’s...
Sept. 29 2010
Locals Only Folk outfit Golden Red are splitting up. Drummer / keyboardist Arman Augusto says it’s because he’s moving to San Francisco in November. “We all got along so great, it was...
Sept. 22 2010
Spero Lumina didn’t perform at the release party for Stained Glass Maze, the band’s first and final full-length, at The 923 Lounge last Sunday. Instead, the Ramona alt-rock band’s new...
Sept. 22 2010
Limited to news exposés on unsanitary motel rooms and the occasional vintage stoner den, the black light has fallen on hard times. Last Saturday, however, it took center stage at Balboa Park’s...
Sept. 22 2010
Locals Only Like many bedroom projects these days, the internet has been kind to Raw Moans. During the past few months, the new electro-pop duo— composed of locals Joseph Vorachack on vocals and...
Sept. 15 2010
With online reviews like “worst bar in San Diego,” “a crowd that’ll make you stick close to your wallet” and my personal fave: “dirty bad sluts who will suck for a buck,”...
Sept. 15 2010
Locals Only Slightly Stoopid, Switchfoot and Crocodiles walked home with the biggest prizes at the 20th annual San Diego Music Awards, held last weekend at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay. Switchfoot won...
Sept. 8 2010
The Man: DJ Charlie RockThe Music: Jazz is No. 1 on Rock’s list. He throws in funk and hip-hop and sneaks the jazz in by playing its funkier, more club-friendly cousin, acid jazz. The Scene: Rock...

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