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April 23 2013
A semi-regular feature in which we ask folks in the local music scene about the music they're digging.
April 23 2013
Kava Lounge, the Middletown nightclub known for its organic cocktails, intriguing electronic-music shows and crystal-clear sound system, has changed ownership
April 17 2013
Even Auto-Tune's detractors might have to admit that it works wonders for Poliça singer Channy Leaneagh
April 16 2013
Alfred Howard doesn't know when to quit. A prolific songwriter and percussionist, he seems to start a new band every six months. At The Void last Thursday, he performed with a new onea soul super-group...
April 16 2013
Opened in 1985, Croce's has long been a key spot for working jazz musicians, who appreciate that Croce pays them with a stable checkrather than a cut of door moneyand doesn't put restrictions on what they...
April 16 2013
Fronted by veteran rocker Jennifer Herrema, Black Bananas thrives on a collagist, anything-goes approach. Their 2012 album, Rad Times Xpress IV, is a runaway choo-choo train of butt-rock riffage,...
April 10 2013
Jacob Turnbloom of Mrs. Magician is one lucky guy. In March, someone swiped all of Turnblooms gear and some of the bands merchandise from his car as it was parked outside his apartment in...
April 10 2013
The rocking emo quartet will celebrate the release of a new album, Convolutionstheir first in 16 yearsat Soda Bar on Saturday, April 13.
April 10 2013
Thanks to Coachella, several rad acts have set up shows tonight, including brooding Aussie Nick Cave. Critics have been heaping praise on Cave's tense, atmospheric new album, Push the Sky Away
April 2 2013
Critics have been going wild over Phosphorescent's new album, Muchacho. Partially dreamed up while main man Matthew Houck was taking refuge in a seaside Mexican community, the album's mix of gorgeous,...
April 2 2013
It was 7 p.m. on Easter Sunday, and I was just laying down for a nap when I looked at my phone and noticed a tweet from CityBeat staff writer Alex Zaragoza: "At Bar Pink for a super not...
April 2 2013
Pop artists, music writers and fans of rock 'n' roll have spent the past week paying tribute to Encinitas resident Paul Williams, a pioneering rock critic who died at age 64 last Wednesday after struggling...
March 27 2013
On their new album, Goosebumps, Heavy Hawaii veer more toward sludge than pop
March 27 2013
Fans of The Locust may want to consider booking a trip to the United Kingdom. The sci-fi grind champions recently signed on to perform at Ill Be Your Mirror, a London music festival curated by Yeah Yeah...
March 26 2013
On their new album, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, Foxygen distill a sweeping range of rock 'n' roll styles into a smart, lush, silky-smooth sound
March 20 2013
On Afraid of Heights, Wavves fourth album, Williams suggests that hes not as much of an idiot as one might think
March 20 2013
The filmmaker behind I Am Not a Hipster got big props at South by Southwests film festival last week, winning the Grand Jury Prize for best narrative feature for a new film he directed, Short...
March 20 2013
Hills Like ElephantsDavenport (keyboards, vocals), Armerding (guitar), Gregory Theilmann (synth, guitar), Daniel Gallo (bass), David Tye (drums)is the type of band that fits comfortably in the space between...
March 19 2013
For many indie-rock fans, Jeff Mangum needs no introduction: With his odd voice and surreal lyrics, the former Neutral Milk Hotel frontman has penned a number of timeless, bewitching tunes
March 13 2013
If you run a search for albums tagged San Diego on Bandcamp, youll find some interesting stuff. In this new column, we sift through the recent Bandcamp postings and report on our findings

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