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March 13 2013
Sports Arena punk-rock dive The Shakedown Bar is changing owners. Ted Thompson, the bars owner, tells CityBeat that hes selling the venue to North County booking agent Anilee Griffin
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
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 weve seen with the rise of sentimental...
March 6 2013
Aki Kharmicel cant 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
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...
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.
Feb. 27 2013
While hes been busy playing with psychedelic skuzz-rockers Wild Wild Wets, singer and keyboardist Mike Turis been quietly working on a new solo project, Emerald Rats
Feb. 27 2013
Last week, Morrissey declared that L.A.s Staples Center must order its McDonalds vendors closed and institute a meat-free menu as part of his contract for a concert there
Feb. 20 2013
An irregular feature in which we ask local musicians about the music theyve been digging lately.
Feb. 20 2013
After eight years, several albums and countless hipster dance parties, the reign of Jamuel Saxon has come to an end.
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 instrumentsa six-string baritone ukulele called a buke and a mutant guitar-bass...
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
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
Feb. 13 2013
San Diegos sassiest pop-rock band are getting back togethersort of
Feb. 13 2013
Any Ethiopian person worth his weight in honey wine would know the song Abbay Mado. A simple Ethiopian folk tune, its about a farmer who calls to his ox from across the Blue Nile, the majestic tributary...
Feb. 13 2013
The mighty Transfer will hit Europe with Black Rebel Motorcycle Club in March, but theyre playing one more show before they shove off
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
Feb. 6 2013
Big changes are in store for Paul Remund. Hes no longer playing in the performance-art group Cathedral X. Hes quit his job and sold many of his belongings, including his guitar and...
Feb. 6 2013
Sam Moore is not happy with The Styletones. A former member of the R&B duo Sam & Dave, hes been in a litigious mood since hearing the local soul-funk bands take on the 1966 Sam & Dave classic Hold On,...
Feb. 6 2013
Jesse Lee Hofbauer wasnt 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...

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