iiwu
Feb. 6 2013
Step aside, Keith Sweaty: It's time for the real thing. One of the first R&B singers to adopt the big beats and synthy hooks of New Jack Swing, Mr. Sweat has penned many a sexy jam over the years
smoking2
Jan. 30 2013
Indie-jazz singer Miss Erika Davies doesn't get caught up in the sonic cobwebs of so many other contemporary roots acts. While she channels the spirit of Billie Holiday with her mesmerizing...
smoking
Jan. 30 2013
As the lineup for the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival made the rounds last week, so did a much stranger version of the Coachella lineup
iiwu
Jan. 30 2013
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are both nearing their 70s, but tonight they'll be performing Quadrophenia, their classic 1973 rock opera about a young Mod.
smoking2
Jan. 23 2013
San Diego may have lost two concert venues recently, but hip-hop and reggae fans have a newish haunt to scope out: Headquarters Cafe, a coffeehouse at 5841 El Cajon Blvd. in the College Area
smoking1
Jan. 23 2013
Greg Vaughan shreds like a motherfucker. A veteran San Diego guitarist nicknamed The Wizard, he has the skills of a kung-fu master, pulling off gnarly solos and heavy riffs with lethal precision
music1
Jan. 23 2013
The party was bopping at House of Blues on Saturday, Jan. 12. The alternative-rock station 91X was celebrating its 30-year anniversary, and hundreds of listeners had turned out, their tickets secured solely...
iiwu
Jan. 23 2013
Following in the footsteps of soul greats like Stevie Wonder and Al Green, songwriter Cody ChesnuTT puts a grandiose spin on personal issues
smoking2
Jan. 16 2013
A semi-regular feature in which we ask local musicians what they've been listening to lately
smoking1
Jan. 16 2013
After coming under new ownership in late 2012, City Heights rock 'n' roll club Eleven appears to be getting a name change
iiwu
Jan. 16 2013
In 2001, New York City duo Cannibal Ox dropped an underground hip-hop classic with The Cold Vein, a debut album full of smoky, futuristic beats and bleak, lyrical rhymes
retro-peter
Jan. 15 2013
Stephen Rey's house looks like something out of a Wild West movie. Fronted by a bulky wooden gate, it's 102 years old and designed like an old saloon, with sun-bleached blue paint on the exterior and hand-crafted...
smoking1
Jan. 9 2013
As concert venues, 4th & B and Anthology couldn't have been more different. The former was a bulky space that regularly brought in hip-hop, indie-rock and pop acts-as well as the occasional dwarf-wrestling...
iiwu
Jan. 9 2013
The alt-coun-try icon himself is still kickin', putting on stellar live shows with the help of a ridiculously good backing band
music
Jan. 7 2013
You don't have to be on drugs to enjoy the music of Wild Wild Wets. But it helps
smoking2
Jan. 2 2013
I asked some musicians, label heads and club owners what their resolutions are for 2013. Here's what they said
smoking1
Jan. 2 2013
As we head into 2013, here's a list of local bands and beatmakers that are making things happen.
iiwu
Jan. 2 2013
What Schitzophonics lack in hit songs they more than make up for with high-endurance zaniness
smoking1
Dec. 26 2012
I've listened to tons of music this year. For weeks, I've pained over my top choices. Now, I give you the six-actually, seven-best local albums of 2012.
iiwu
Dec. 26 2012
Not to be mistaken with the French monarch of the same name, local poprockers Louis XIV gained national notoriety (and ill-repute) in the '00s for their sassy, sexually charged songs

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