Jeff Terich

The list of nominees for the 2017 San Diego Music Awards has been announced and includes some familiar names as well as some promising newcomers. more

Jan 15, 2017 9:32 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio


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It only takes about 30 seconds of listening to “Lion’s Den,” the second single from Marching Church’s new album, to understand what the Denmark-based post-punk band is all about. more

Jan 10, 2017 4:20 PM Music Feature

Grant Lee Buffalo had a fairly successful run in the ‘90s, though I’d still say they’re an underrated band. more

Jan 10, 2017 2:40 PM If I Were U

Where debut album Commons leaned heavily on the sludgy dynamics of bands like Boston’s Cave In, Vermont is much more nuanced and spacious, more akin to recent albums by Deftones. more

Jan 10, 2017 1:49 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

Author & Punisher has announced a new collaboration with The Satanic Temple of Los Angeles. more

Jan 10, 2017 1:40 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

Yet good can always be better, and there are always areas in which I feel San Diego can grow and expand upon what has long been an interesting and intimate music scene. more

Jan 3, 2017 12:46 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

Jake Najor, drummer for The Redwoods Revue, Natural Sounds Trio and seemingly countless other bands and projects, is releasing a new album in 2017. more

Jan 3, 2017 12:30 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

Every year around this time, this page is filled with selections of CityBeat writers’ favorite music of the past year. This time around, however, I decided to claim the full page for myself. more

Dec 27, 2016 3:20 PM Music Feature


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For the last week of the year, I like to take the time to revisit some of the local releases that impressed me or left an impact on me in some way. more

Dec 27, 2016 3:10 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

Kaytranada won this year's Polaris Prize, which honors the best album by a Canadian artist. more

Dec 27, 2016 3:00 PM If I Were U

The way 2016 played out, 2017 surely has to be better, right? Right. We won't judge readers if they just want to stay home, play Prince records and cry, but why not kick 2017 off in style? more

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Let's get something out of the way: Not everyone loves holiday music. In fact, quite the contrary—a lot of people absolutely can't stand holiday music. more

Dec 20, 2016 2:30 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

Mike Patton has joined Dead Cross, the hardcore/metal supergroup featuring Justin Pearson of The Locust and Retox, Dave Lombardo of Slayer and Mike Crain of Retox. more

Dec 20, 2016 2:00 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

CityBeat's live music picks for the week of 12-14-2016. more

Dec 13, 2016 12:00 AM If I Were U

Early in 2016, Tall Can and Generik released their debut album, Fungi.Psyche.Boots, which earned the coveted "ExtraSpecialGood" designation in CityBeat's annual Great Demo Review. more

Dec 13, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature


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Weight of the Sun is releasing a new beer in conjunction with the debut of their new album, Vermont. more

Dec 13, 2016 12:00 AM Notes from the Smoking Patio

Warsaw, composed of members of KATA and ILYA, are another name to add to the list of goth-influenced bands making some ripples in our sun-oppressed city. more

Dec 13, 2016 12:00 AM Notes from the Smoking Patio

Bands like Pere Ubu aren't supposed to last for 40 years. They're too weird. Too volatile. Too non-commercial. more

Dec 6, 2016 5:10 PM Music Feature


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Mission Hills venue Blonde Bar (1808 W. Washington St.) is hosting a benefit show for the protesters and protectors of the water supply of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in North Dakota. more

Dec 6, 2016 3:30 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

The Lulls began life as Ed Ghost Tucker, one of the best new local bands in recent years, with a dreamy and diverse indie rock sound that recalled the likes of Grizzly Bear and Dirty Projectors while offering a versatile instrumental approa... more

Nov 29, 2016 12:00 AM Notes from the Smoking Patio