smokingpatio1
March 13 2013
Sports Arena punk-rock dive The Shakedown Bar is changing owners. Ted Thompson, the bar's owner, tells CityBeat that he's selling the venue to North County booking agent Anilee Griffin
iiwu
March 13 2013
Alicia Keys will kill it, no doubt, but make sure to see fast-rising R&B star Miguel. His songs are catchy, innovative and super-duper suave
music3
March 6 2013
It used to be that music snobs would turn up their noses at genres like pop-punk or soft-rock. These days, though, even the most uncool sounds are cool again, as we've seen with the rise of sentimental...
music2
March 6 2013
Aki Kharmicel can't stop. A local rapper and self-described "beat head," he keeps his two Akai MPC beat machines on 24/7, and brings them along whenever he travels
iiwu
March 5 2013
Wednesday, March 6 PLAN A: Maserati, Detta, Stage Kids @ Soda Bar. Taking their name from an Italian luxury car company, Georgia's Maserati play the kind of propulsive instrumental rock you could imagine...
smoking2
Feb. 27 2013
Sometimes all you need is a sampler to carry you through a show. I realized this as I watched Mystery Cave at Tin Can Ale House last Saturday.
smoking1
Feb. 27 2013
While he's been busy playing with psychedelic skuzz-rockers Wild Wild Wets, singer and keyboardist Mike Turi's been quietly working on a new solo project, Emerald Rats
iiwu
Feb. 27 2013
Last week, Morrissey declared that L.A.'s Staples Center must order its McDonald's vendors closed and institute a meat-free menu as part of his contract for a concert there
smoking2
Feb. 20 2013
An irregular feature in which we ask local musicians about the music they've been digging lately.
smoking1
Feb. 20 2013
After eight years, several albums and countless hipster dance parties, the reign of Jamuel Saxon has come to an end.
iiwu
Feb. 20 2013
Like a couple of post-apocalyptic troubadours, Brooklynites Buke and Gase pluck out some crusty future-folk on a couple of modified instruments-a six-string baritone ukulele called a "buke" and a mutant...
music
Feb. 19 2013
Homer Flynn works for a company called The Cryptic Corporation. His main job is to serve as a spokesperson for The Residents, an avant-garde band from San Francisco whose members maintain their anonymity
smoking-patio2
Feb. 13 2013
Weeds has been good to San Diego. In the past couple of years, more than half a dozen local acts have had songs appear on the popular Showtime series
smoking-patio1
Feb. 13 2013
San Diego's sassiest pop-rock band are getting back together-sort of
music
Feb. 13 2013
Any Ethiopian person worth his weight in honey wine would know the song "Abbay Mado." A simple Ethiopian folk tune, it's about a farmer who calls to his ox from across the Blue Nile, the majestic tributary...
oldenglish
Feb. 13 2013
The mighty Transfer will hit Europe with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club in March, but they're playing one more show before they shove off
sex-peter
Feb. 12 2013
As music editor at CityBeat, I sometimes feel like the belle of the ball in the San Diego music scene. Every band wants my number, it seems. Every band wants me to go to their show
smoking2
Feb. 6 2013
Big changes are in store for Paul Remund. He's no longer playing in the performance-art group Cathedral X. He's quit his job and sold many of his belongings, including his guitar and...
smoking1
Feb. 6 2013
Sam Moore is not happy with The Styletones. A former member of the R&B duo Sam & Dave, he's been in a litigious mood since hearing the local soul-funk band's take on the 1966 Sam & Dave classic "Hold On,...
music
Feb. 6 2013
Jesse Lee Hofbauer wasn't expecting much when The Paragraphs got invited to The Lost Ark Studio last year. Boasting a dizzying collection of vintage gear, the Pacific Beach studio seemed like...

Calendar

  • Visit one of the 70 participating restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and nightclubs in town on this night and 25 to 50 percent of sales will go to local HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs. 
  • Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward, who are vying to replace Todd Gloria on the San Diego City Council, will discuss urban issues, such as parking, homelessness and new developments
  • The new exhibition designed by Dave Ghilarducci is made from hundreds of rolls of packing tape and bound together by layers of plastic shrink-wrap. Visitors can navigate their way through cocoon-like passageways...
  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • 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...
  • The San Diego County Bike Coalition hosts this monthly bike-in happy hour event to get biking residents involved in their communities and discuss bike projects planned for that specific community
  • 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...
  • So Say We All's monthly storytelling night features stories about those jobs we took because we had to take a job. Featured readers include Allison Gauss, Annmarie Houghtailing, Cecile Estelle, and more
  • Artists from the all-abstracts group show will talk about their work and techniques. Artists include Edwin Nutting, Danielle Nelisse, Leah Pantea, Lenore Simon, and more
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