Jeff Terich

Lost Transmission is a much more diverse set of songs than fivepaw’s debut EP, making connections between ambient and progressive electronic sounds with Krautrock, darkwave and pop. more

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Augie Arredondo

Our latest playlist includes new music from Author & Punisher, Mitski, Rolling Blackouts Coastal fever and more more

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"Summery.” It’s rare to read anything about Australian indie rock group Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever that doesn’t describe them in such a manner. more

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Cross-border, bilingual hip-hop group Tulengua are using their platform to aid migrant rights group Border Angels. more

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To use a fairly trite comparison, Hypochondriac feels a little bit like the band’s Pinkerton, a record that suggests a more mature next step, albeit one with a handful of fairly odd production choices. more

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Japanese trio Boris are touring for their 25th anniversary, and in those two-and-a-half decades, they’ve tackled a lot of different sounds. more

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“Eat more fish.” I can’t accurately say how many times I’ve been told this by someone hawking healthy lifestyles on TV or people on the internet extolling the virtues of a diet high in Omega-3 fatty acids. more

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fter the drum-machine-driven thump of 2017’s Wake In Fright, they’ve brought in Greg Fox, also of Liturgy and Zs, to add some more muscle behind their noisy tracks. Unsurprisingly, it’s the heaviest thing the band’s ever released. more

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Til-Two Club has a new owner. Last week, local chef and property manager Alex Carballo along with partner Julie Darling, took over the City Heights bar located at 4746 El Cajon Blvd. more

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I’ve long thought that San Diego’s electronic music scene is underrated. While EDM acts still manage to pack crowds at the more posh Downtown clubs, it’s often off the beaten path where some of the more interesting beats can be heard. more

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Forgive me: I don’t like Weezer. “The World Has Turned And Left Me Here” is a great pop song, I suppose, but the real reason this is here is for The Pixies. more

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In 2017, a group of local musicians formed Baby Bushka and performed the first of what would become a recurring Kate Bush Dance Party night at The Casbah. more

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There’s also a lot more groove to this album. It’s a bit more soulful, a bit sexier, and considerably darker than their last record. more

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Hop Along’s new album, Bark Your Head Off, Dog, is representative of the kind of growth the band has gone through over the past decade. more

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American Football are an emo/post-rock band who released one amazing record before breaking up and then coming back 15 years later. more

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Back in the ’90s, Pinback’s Rob Crow (then of Thingy and Heavy Vegetable) teamed up with Pea Hicks for a peculiar musical project. more

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Loudspeaker, 91X’s local music show, is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a special live show on Tuesday, July 31 at The Casbah. more

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I haven’t really kept up with The Decemberists over the last seven or eight years, but I won’t lie to you and say that I never listened to them. more

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Shortly after Mannequin uploaded their first three songs to Bandcamp back in August of 2017, Brussels-based cassette label Sentimental expressed interest in releasing their music. more

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It’s something of an open secret that metalheads are also massive nerds. more

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One of the fun things about Comic-Con every year is that it brings a lot of comic-, film-, video game- and nerd-friendly live music to San Diego. more

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