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May 28 2013
With record sales slumping and many bands struggling, being an indie-rocker isn't exactly the most lucrative career. But being a DJ? Now we're talking!
May 28 2013
Indie-rockers Grand Tarantula are considering a name change after having a run-in with an obscure Arizona surf-rock band called The Tarantulas who are on a crusade against musical groups in the United...
May 28 2013
If you've ever wanted to see a kooky rocker perform onstage with a cast of robots that look like extras from an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000, well, with Captured! By Robots, your dream...
May 22 2013
When Retox charged onto the scene in late 2011 with their debut album, Ugly Animals, the time was ripe for a brutal punk awakening
May 22 2013
As you mightve seen with his recent alternate-universe Coachella poster, Sledding With Tigers frontman Dan Faughnder has a special talent for Internet gags
May 21 2013
There's something incredibly sweet and earnest about Mikal Cronin's acoustic-tinged power-pop. On his new album, MCII, he chases his open-hearted lyrics down with big, satisfying riffs
May 20 2013
San Diegan Daniel Kiranos, the 25-year-old murder-folk songwriter who performs under the name Amigo the Devil, is fascinated by serial killers
May 14 2013
If you run a search for albums tagged "San Diego" on Bandcamp, you'll find some interesting stuff. In this semi-regular column, we sift through the recent Bandcamp postings and report on our findings
May 14 2013
Sleepwalking, the monthly low-rider-oldies club night at Whistle Stop Bar, is looking for a new home
May 14 2013
A notorious wild card, Ariel Pink is just as adept at pulling off warped sonic shenanigans as sublime songwriting feats.
May 8 2013
Usually, all you need is one good idea to write a song. But some musicians are full of ideas. And Max Greenhalgh, the main guy behind the promising indie-pop band / solo project Inspired...
May 8 2013
It looks like San Diego will soon have its own branch of the nationally renowned Los Angeles mega-club Avalon Hollywood
May 7 2013
Bikes & Beyond is more special than you might think. For the employees, it offers a glimpse into the strange workings of humankind
May 7 2013
L.A. duo The Milk Carton Kids play understated folk with tight vocal harmonies and soft, exquisitely executed acoustic guitar parts
May 1 2013
Celebrated for their innuendo-laden lyrics, infectious hooks and impressive dance moves, the guys in Turquoise JeepHumma, Flossy, Pretty Raheem, Slick Mahony, Tummiscratch and Whatchyamacallithave built...
April 30 2013
When it comes to rock 'n' roll, San Diegans are easy to please. If your band has rad riffs, bluesy licks and a charismatic singer, you're golden.
April 30 2013
With their weird, violent lyrics, rockers The Burning of Rome aren't the kind of band you'd normally expect to hear at a mainstream sporting event. But for months last season, their song "Cowboys & Cut...
April 30 2013
If you've got $250 burning a hole in your pocket, you'd be wise to spend it on a ticket to this intimate, one-time-only series of shows starring one of pop's most legendary badasses.
April 24 2013
For too long, New Mexico has been stuck in this local-band lurch. Now, though, theyre hoping to gain more attention on a national scale
April 23 2013
Marnie Stern flexes her crazy guitar skills on her new album, The Chronicles of Marnia (amazing title, by the way)

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