smoking1
April 23 2013
A semi-regular feature in which we ask folks in the local music scene about the music they're digging.
smoking2
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
iiwu
April 17 2013
Even Auto-Tune's detractors might have to admit that it works wonders for Poliça singer Channy Leaneagh
smokingpatio2
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 one-a soul super-group...
smokingpatio1
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 check-rather than a cut of door money-and doesn't put restrictions on what...
music
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,...
smokingpatio1
April 10 2013
Jacob Turnbloom of Mrs. Magician is one lucky guy. In March, someone swiped all of Turnbloom's gear and some of the band's merchandise from his car as it was parked outside his apartment...
smokingpatio2
April 10 2013
The rocking emo quartet will celebrate the release of a new album, Convolutions-their first in 16 years-at Soda Bar on Saturday, April 13.
iiwu
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
muchachohat2
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,...
P1150641
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...
pkdick
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...
goosebumpscoverMED
March 27 2013
On their new album, Goosebumps, Heavy Hawaii veer more toward sludge than pop
PHOTO_Sonny_Kay_2
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 I'll Be Your Mirror, a London music festival curated by Yeah Yeah...
iiwu
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
smoking2
March 20 2013
On Afraid of Heights, Wavves' fourth album, Williams suggests that he's not as much of an idiot as one might think
smoking1
March 20 2013
The filmmaker behind I Am Not a Hipster got big props at South by Southwest's film festival last week, winning the Grand Jury Prize for best narrative feature for a new film he directed, Short...
music
March 20 2013
Hills Like Elephants-Davenport (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...
iiwu
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
smokingpatio2
March 13 2013
If you run a search for albums tagged "San Diego" on Bandcamp, you'll find some interesting stuff. In this new column, we sift through the recent Bandcamp postings and report on our findings

Calendar

See all events on Friday, Feb 12