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In just a couple weeks, Aug. 22 and 23 to be specific, FYF Fest will take place in Los Angeles at the L.A. Memorial Sports Arena and Exposition Park. Last year was the first time the festival was held in this... more

Aug 4, 2015 12:00 AM Music

Deadphones have been on a bit of a hiatus since last year, after releasing their excellent self-titled debut album, but while it's been a li... more

Jun 3, 2015 12:00 AM Music

Weirdo art-punk trio Hot Nerds will release their new album, Strategically Placed Bananas , on March 10 via Three One G. And as a preview, the group has relea... more

Mar 2, 2015 12:00 AM Music

Just a little more than a year after West Coast Tavern owner David Cohen took ownership of The North Pa... more

Jan 6, 2015 12:00 AM Music

A few issues ago,  CityBeat music editor Jeff Terich recommended Blonde Redhead's live show show with this: "It's pretty much all good, and all stylish, so expect a great set." The art-pop ban... more

Dec 2, 2014 12:00 AM Music

Watching Paul McCartney perform at Petco Park Sunday night, I realized how inherently sad Beatles songs are. There are the obviously sad songs like "Eleanor Rigby" and "Yesterday." Then there are the songs where the sad sneaks up on you, ... more

Sep 30, 2014 12:00 AM Music

After playing coy with fans for the last year or so, post-hardcore San Diego band Drive Like Jehu performed live last night for the first time in 20 years</a... more

Sep 1, 2014 12:00 AM Music

I've never been much of a fan of seeing shows in arenas or stadiums. And yet, I've still seen my share-David Bowie at Irvine Meadows, Garbage at RIMAC, an FM 94/9 Christmas show about four years ago, etc. But sometime between having to squint... more

Aug 22, 2014 12:00 AM Music

It's finally happening. After 20 years, Drive Like Jehu has announced that they're getting back together. Pretty much since the local post-hardcore outfit broke up in 1994, fans have been clamoring for a reunion-and that <a href="http://www.s... more

Aug 19, 2014 12:00 AM Music

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Jul 18, 2014 12:00 AM Music

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Jul 11, 2014 12:00 AM Music

The UC San Diego University Centers Advisory Board (UCAB), a student-run board that oversees how student fees are spent, voted today to cut The Che Cafe's maintenance costs from its 2014-2015 budget, putting the future of the long-runn... more

May 23, 2014 12:00 AM Music

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Apr 15, 2014 12:00 AM Music

The first quarter of 2014 has almost come to a close, and in just three short months, a lot of great music has come across my desk and inbox. And I wouldn't be here if I weren't interested in passing along these great sounds to you, the reade... more

Mar 28, 2014 12:00 AM Music

It's been eight years since I've seen punk band The Lawrence Arms. The last time I saw them was at an all-ages venue in Salt Lake City, supporting their 2006 album Oh! Calcutta! They'd be... more

Feb 17, 2014 12:00 AM Music

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