Dragged through the dirt againLoam, one of the most popular San Diego bands in the mid-'90s, will stage a reunion show at Java Joe's on June 18. "We've talked about a reunion for the last few years, but we were all never in the right head space at the same time until recently," said guitarist Chris Pacilio of the decision to regroup with bassist Clark Stacer and vocalist-guitarist Frank Lee Drennen. Stacer, who has played locally with Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash and Berkley Hart, moves to Boulder, Colo. next month. Like most local bands, Loam went through a succession of drummers during its lifetime, but rather than search out one of the pack, they instead opted for Charlie McCree of Momma, who is also Drennen's cohort in The Hatchet Brothers. Pacilio hopes that this weekend's show will open the door for future Loam activities, as well as pique interest in each member's solo work. While the quartet will be pulling material from both of their albums and a few unrecorded stage favorites, they'll also play a few new tracks that are planned for an EP later this year. "Loam is definitely a touchstone for all of us," remarked Pacilio. "[Stacer] is still planning to come back several times each year, so the lads can all play shows together. We'll just have to see how often that can happen, but it will all depend on this weekend." www.loammusic.comBreaking TeethAt the risk of making bad allegories to chasing dreams or sounding like an insipid pre-crack Whitney Houston passage-local band The Teeth are calling it quits to let drummer Rick Dugan spread his wings and fly after his dreams. Gag.Dugan is dedicating the next two years to becoming a commercial pilot. Daily flight school and a full-time job leave little time for the band, which has lingered a cut above the rest of the local pack since forming nearly two years ago. The Teeth's loud, dirty rock sound, coupled with a hard-earned rep as one of the city's most blistering live acts, had earned them a corporate sponsorship from Black Flys and consideration for this year's Warped Tour (tour founder Kevin Lyman is a fan of the band's sole recording, The Teeth Will Kill You).The band supports Dugan's decision and would rather part ways than continue with another drummer. "Rick is by far one of the best drummers in town," said lead guitarist Tito Dacal. "No one can really take his place. It'd be hard to find anyone nearly as good, and even if we did it wouldn't feel right."Fans can catch The Teeth's last outing at the South Park Moose Lodge (corner of 30th and Date Streets) on June 18. Notables...According to staffers, Fahrenheit, the local music-art-culture newspaper, is no more. And though you may not believe us, we think that's a crappy thing. We were competitors, sort of, so there was a little bit of trepidation on our part when they got going (we got to be the new kid for only, like, six months, man!). But the day we get giddy over end of an indie culture magazine is the day we'll be too rich and complacent to have a conscience anyway. We read Farenheit, and we dug it. We'll let you know more next week.Denver Harbor, the somewhat new band featuring former FenixTX frontman Willy Salazar, has just signed a big ol' deal with Universal Records. Wasting no time, they're heading into the recording studio with Mark Trombino, a dude who's twisted knobs on albums by blink-182 and Jimmy Eat World, among other millionaires. Congrats to the local boys.Rich's in Hillcrest is holding DJ Idol, a weekly contest to determine San Diego's best turntable jockey. Three steel wheelers will compete every Wednesday through December; the winner will get a paid residency at the club and studio time to record his or her new CD and become a jet setting club thumper. Interested contestants can call 619-295-0750. Local artpunkbrothers The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower will release their next album on Revelation Records in early 2005. Designing something nifty for their cover will be Cody Critchelo, the guy responsible for the pretty pink mess on the cover of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Fever to Tell.An offhand joke by Shambles guitarist Kevin Donaker-Ring during a trip to Disneyland got him cast as the protagonist in a comic book (which happens to be the coolest thing we've heard in years). While waiting in line for the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, Ring jokingly suggested to his friend Jeremy Cox that it might be interesting if the waxy sea robbers were actually vampires. Cox, a comic creator and four-time nominee at the Eisner Awards (the comic industry's version of the Grammys), ran with the idea. The result-a 48-page, one-shot edition of Vampyrates-will be available nationwide via Bloodfire Productions month, with the hope of a regular series in the future.All-gal rockers The Glossines release a split single with The Jolenes this week on the group's own label. They'll throw a CD-release show for the pink vinyl collectable at The Casbah on June 18. It's a neat-o bill, including Sin Sin 77, the Red Onions and San Francisco punk legends The Avengers. Roadhouse rocker Eve Selis, recent recipient of the 2004 Jim Croce Music Award, celebrates the release of her new album, Nothing But The Truth, on June 19 with a party at the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art's Sherwood Auditorium. London's Proper Records plans to release it worldwide on July 5, and the band will fly to England for a festival tour later in the month.Switchfoot is taking part in a Sunglass Hut/Rolling Stone promotion, hawking fashion eyewear alongside Joss Stone and other newbie rock stars. (If the band is reading this, send a pair on over to us for writing this here cool story about you. We like big, homoerotic Elton John models.)Bluegrass favorites Nickel Creek have started a little side project with Toad the Wet Sprocket vocalist Glen Phillips. It's called The Mutual Admiration Society, and the Vista-bred trio and Phillips will hit the road this summer to support the album. Joining them will be bassist-keyboardist John Paul Jones and drummer Pete Thomas, who played for these bands called Led Zeppelin and Elvis Costello or something.Singer-songwriter Cathryn Beeks and her band The Gandhi Method will be featured in the June 21 episode of Second Chance on The Learning Channel. Beeks is actually the main character in the reality show, which will follow her to a faraway place to see if she can find love with a musician she briefly met in San Diego. Will Cupid strike? Only time, and TV, will tell. The show airs at 1 p.m.Martini Ranch's Encinitas location has added a regular evening of reggae Wednesday night with the Tribe Of Kings Sound System Collective spinning rekkids. SDMUSICMATTERS.com, a website dedicated to local music, art and culture, has expanded to a free glossy magazine. The first edition is out now, sporting a Scarlet Symphony cover story and features on 31G Records, The After Party and-oh yeah, baby-a pin-up section. On June 22, downtown bar Landlord Jims will host an evening of drunken philanthropy to benefit Children's Hospital. It's oh-so-crassly called the 2nd Annual Drunkin Luau Stuffed Animal Drive!, and patrons are asked to wear summer togs, bring stuffed animals and get drunk like Hawaiian people, we guess. Bar manager Junior also promises music from DJ Mike Czech and an art instillation, "Tha Art of Throwing Up," in which graffiti artists will take to the bar's walls. It may all sound crass, but it doesn't need to be a tea party called "Warm Hearts and Cuddles for Special Patients" in order to help some local kids.