Jeff Terich

There’s nothing more satisfying, sometimes, than a squall of crushing industrial grind. Uniform plays a thrashy style of ‘80s-influenced industrial that’ll make you nostalgic for your old Ministry records. more

Feb 21, 2017 4:09 PM If I Were U


Photo by Katie Miller

It’s not the first time that Weyes Blood (pronounced “wise blood”) has nodded to dystopia. In fact, one track on Front Row Seat—released in 2016 via Mexican Summer—explicitly deals with a rapidly deteriorating society. more

Feb 15, 2017 10:42 AM Music Feature

He’s the dandy highwayman, the king of the wild frontier. Adam Ant was one of the most colorful figures of the New Romantic era (and that’s saying a lot) and he released an impressive number of eclectic and catchy-as-hell new wave hits. more

Feb 14, 2017 1:22 PM If I Were U


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Patrick Erhard, Ash Williams: Narcopaloma by Bangladeafy. “Crazy, hectic over-the-top bassist and drummer. It’ll either drive you crazy or make you fall in love." more

Feb 14, 2017 1:02 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio


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One-man drone outfit Monochromacy is expanding. Esteban Flores, the sole performer behind Monochromacy, began 2017 with a two-person collaboration featuring Brian Ivan on electronic percussion and keyboards. more

Feb 14, 2017 1:00 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

Hideout made a strong debut a little over two years ago with Rookie, a collection of indie pop songs that showcased the combined talents of New York City’s Gabriel Rodriguez and San Diego’s Cory Stier, who are also bandmates in Cults. more

Feb 7, 2017 4:00 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

Encinitas-based experimental composer Marcelo Radulovich has brought together two dozen musicians and artists for a piece of protest music titled In-Ogre-Ate. more

Feb 7, 2017 4:00 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

Spice up this year's Valentines Day special with the help of Carl DeMaio, Duncan Hunter, a whale and more. more

Feb 7, 2017 3:06 PM , Love Issue

I first saw Canadian synth-pop group Austra at SXSW about six years ago before I had any idea who they were, and I became an instant fan. more

Feb 7, 2017 3:00 PM If I Were U

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. more

Jan 31, 2017 5:35 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

I once saw Lilys at a far-too-empty Casbah in the early ‘00s, so San Diego, make me proud and don’t let that happen again. more

Jan 31, 2017 3:03 PM If I Were U

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It’s a weird thing for a young band to discover fans they didn’t even know they had. Or, weirder yet, to have no idea how they even found their music. That very thing happened for San Diego quintet Spooky Cigarette just weeks ago. more

Jan 30, 2017 5:00 PM Music Feature


Photo Timothy Saccenti

Hip-hop duo Killer Mike and El-P have never considered themselves political artists. As Mike said in a Village Voice article in 2008, “I just lack the ability to bullshit my audience.” more

Jan 24, 2017 4:00 PM Music Feature

On paper, Lowlands seems remarkably similar to another half-local band, Hideout. more

Jan 24, 2017 3:18 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

Justin Cota, member of Gloomsday, Deep Sea Thunder Beast and Bosswitch, has started another new project: Dream Burglar. more

Jan 24, 2017 3:11 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

Ty Segall has released 14 albums in the last decade, which is a pretty impressive record for someone who’s still in his twenties. more

Jan 24, 2017 3:00 PM If I Were U

Locally produced live-concert show Live at the Belly Up, recorded (as the title indicates) at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, has returned to KPBS TV after a two-year break. more

Jan 17, 2017 3:40 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Amber and Ashlie Chavez

American Wrestlers remind me of a lot of the bands that got me into indie rock, such as Pavement or Guided by Voices, with some of the jangle of Big Star or Teenage Fanclub. more

Jan 17, 2017 3:18 PM If I Were U

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