music
Nov. 14 2012
San Diego has long been known for cutting-edge indie-rock. In years past, local bands have experimented with odd time signatures, expansive song structures and austere, Spock-like haircuts
iiwu
Nov. 14 2012
The Faint dropped their goth-tastic album Danse Macabre in 2001, right in time for the dance-punk revolution
smoking2
Nov. 7 2012
An irregular feature in which we ask local musicians, DJs, promoters and club owners about the music they've been digging lately
Jason New Main - MainPub 1 - Photo by Emily Shur
Nov. 7 2012
Hundreds of submissions didn't make the cut for this year's Fiction 101 competition. One of them came with a recognizable byline: Jason Mraz
smoking1
Nov. 7 2012
KUSI personality Michael Turko has a new theme song. Written and recorded by local country-rockers Blackout Party, the rollicking, 30-second tune and accompanying YouTube video celebrates Turko's sharp...
iiwu
Nov. 7 2012
With the rawness of early Against Me!, the theatricality of Bruce Springsteen and the bookish taste of an English major, Titus Andronicus specialize in their own kind of brainy, sprawling punk
smoking1
Oct. 31 2012
Indie-pop duo Run Luca sounds so beautiful it hurts. On their recently released debut EP, every song moves at a creeping pace
smoking2
Oct. 31 2012
When he isn't tending bar at The Casbah, indie-rock veteran Ben Johnson is playing in his band The Long and Short of It
music
Oct. 31 2012
In a hulking church in Bankers Hill, down a hallway, past the altar, behind a small door and up a narrow staircase, there's a cozy little recording studio unknown to the world. This is where the men of...
iiwu
Oct. 31 2012
Lately, indie-rocker John "Swami" Reis has been busy playing shows with Hot Snakes and hyping surf-punks Mrs. Magician
smoking2
Oct. 24 2012
What can I say about Pinback? Their radiant, craftsman-style indie-rock is unimpeachable
Oct. 24 2012
City Heights rock 'n' roll bar Eleven is changing hands
iiwu
Oct. 24 2012
Bob Dylan really lets it all hang out on his new album, Tempest. Brimming with deathly lyrics, phlegm-y vocal inflections and a variety of music styles, the effort culminates in a lush, ominously...
smoking2
Oct. 17 2012
In 1969, Lester Bangs launched his career as a rock critic with a review of MC5's debut album, Kick Out the Jams. In less than 500 words, he made hash of the proto-punk classic,...
smoking1
Oct. 17 2012
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke clearly has a knack for digging up underground sounds. Every once in a while, he posts a list of tracks he's been listening to on Radiohead's Dead...
iiwu
Oct. 17 2012
Party-starting electronic artist Dan Deacon has long traversed the sweaty nightclub and the buttoned-up concert hall.
peter
Oct. 16 2012
According to conventional wisdom, doomsday is a time to reflect-you know, it's the last chance to see your friends and family, hold your loved ones and all that jazz
smoking2
Oct. 10 2012
When I think of Old Tiger, the image that comes to mind is of an aging predator shuffling around the den in a pair of old-man slippers
smoking1
Oct. 10 2012
Golden Hill's Black Box Recording Studios has come under new ownership. Last week, owner Mario Quintero handed the keys of the nearly 3,000-square-foot studio and rehearsal space over to engineer Frank...
iiwu
Oct. 10 2012
David Byrne is the former frontman of Talking Heads. St. Vincent is the project of songwriter Annie Clark. Together, these two artists make a potent pair

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