Aug. 30 2016
When Sam Shepherd picks up the phone, he's in his London studio, doing some early evening repairs on a vintage synthesizer. It's an image that seems a little out of step with the music he makes. As Floating...
Aug. 30 2016
A semi-regular feature in which we ask local musicians about the music they've been digging lately
Aug. 30 2016
The Midnight Pine is releasing a new album this fall. The self-titled album, which follows 2014's Buried, will officially be released through digital outlets on Oct. 7
Aug. 30 2016
The Flamin' Groovies became cult power-pop legends in the 1970s, thanks to some pitch-perfect guitar jams like "Shake Some Action."
Aug. 23 2016
I go back and forth on who my favorite contemporary band is. One is Savages. The other is Baroness, whose live show is not to be missed
Aug. 23 2016
The Album Leaf haven't gone metal. Far from it—the San Diego-born post-rock act (which still has ties to the city, despite LaValle roaming to cities as far as Reykjavik) is as gorgeous and glorious...
Aug. 23 2016
The night doesn't involve actually singing Yankovic's songs, but rather creating your own parody songs. The special installment of the eight-years-running weekly karaoke event will take place on Sunday,...
Aug. 17 2016
As Digable Planets get ready for the next leg of their tour, however, Doodlebug says they’re also planning on doing something they haven’t done for a long time: Make new music
Aug. 16 2016
There's an unwritten rule about music that if an album exists, it will eventually be reissued. Too many albums to mention in the past 50 years or more have been reissued, reissued and repackaged, to paraphrase...
Aug. 16 2016
Sure Fire Soul Ensemble and Amplified Ale Works have teamed up on a collaborative beer. The Amplified Soundcheck Sure Fire Rye IPA is now available for limited release on tap at its Miramar and Pacific...
Aug. 16 2016
Guided by Voices aren't as famous as The Who or The Cars, but they've got just as many classic songs
Aug. 10 2016
For as much press has been given to a supposed resurgence of vinyl, the increase in demand (and by extension, supply) has only added to the hurdles that record stores face
Aug. 9 2016
My preferred octopus dish—and this is a tough choice—is the octopus tostada at Galaxy Taco in La Jolla (2259 Avenida de la Playa)
Aug. 9 2016
My love of The B-52s is one that isn't shared by too many of my friends, but frankly, it doesn't temper my enthusiasm
Aug. 9 2016
At first glance, John Meeks' name might remind listeners with a background in '60s psychedelia of another name: Joe Meek, space-age pop artist and producer behind The Tornados' surf-rock hit, "Telstar."
Aug. 9 2016
Stay Strange is returning. The experimental concert series, curated by Stay Strange founder Sam Lopez, has lined up events in August and October
Aug. 2 2016
Jeremy Bolm knows something about getting kicked while you're down. The vocalist of Los Angeles post-hardcore band Touche Amore spent 2015 grieving his mother's death after a battle with cancer
Aug. 2 2016
Philadelphia singer/songwriter Kurt Vile has released three of my favorite records of the decade so far, the most recent being last year's b'lieve i'm goin down
Aug. 2 2016
If you search for albums tagged "San Diego" on Bandcamp, you'll find some interesting stuff. In this semi-regular report, we sift through recent postings and relay the findings
Aug. 2 2016
Members of Mrs. Magician and The Sess have formed a new band called Teach Me
There are two propositions regarding the death penalty on the November ballot. Proposition 62 would repeal capital punishment (retroactively, as well), and replace it with life in prison without the possibility...


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