Jeff Terich


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Wire isn’t a punk band. At least that’s not how Colin Newman, the London band’s founding member and frontman, sees it. more

Mar 21, 2017 5:00 PM Music Feature

The five tracks on Pressure Mine are some of the catchiest, if not the weirdly prettiest that Shone has ever recorded. more

Mar 21, 2017 4:46 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

“We never intended to keep it as The Hideout,” Orduno says in an interview at Influx in North Park. “It was important that we have a name that we came up with, to let people know that this is our bar, and it’s our concept.” more

Mar 21, 2017 4:40 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

For old school punks and metalheads, Cro-Mags need no introduction. more

Mar 21, 2017 4:29 PM If I Were U


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After three years, City Heights music club The Hideout is being rebranded as SPACE, with new ownership. more

Mar 16, 2017 10:57 AM Notes from the Smoking Patio


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The list of all-ages and 18-and-up venues in San Diego that have come and gone over the past 40 years is too long to list here. But one way or another, under-21 venues in San Diego have a way of coming to an abrupt end. more

Mar 14, 2017 5:55 PM Local Music Issue

Glaswegian jangle-pop heroes Teenage Fanclub have been playing immaculate three-chord tunes longer than most of your favorite indie bands. more

Mar 14, 2017 3:08 PM If I Were U

South by Southwest (SXSW) has been making a lot of headlines in the past week for both positive and negative reasons. A positive would be the news that former Vice President Joe Biden will be speaking about efforts to fight cancer. more

Mar 7, 2017 5:12 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio


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Hot Snakes are recording a new album. Singing Serpent Studio revealed in a Facebook post that the band recorded some songs in February for what will be their first full-length album since 2004’s Audit in Progress. more

Mar 7, 2017 5:05 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

Tommy Stinson started Bash & Pop after The Replacements broke up (the first time), but with that band’s reunion tour done, Stinson is reviving his ‘90s-era project of power pop anthems. more

Mar 7, 2017 3:20 PM If I Were U

Living in Southern California, I’ve grown to reserve my hostility and loathing for the one band whose music seems to cause a visceral reaction of almost physical disgust: The Red Hot Chili Peppers. more

Feb 28, 2017 4:07 PM Music Feature 2 Comments

There’s arguably no beatmaker in San Diego making more abrasively peculiar sounds than Tenshun. more

Feb 28, 2017 3:44 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

OK, look, I really don’t feel like I have to explain why Stevie Nicks is my Plan A, but if you’re scratching your head, listen to Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours and Tusk, then her solo album Bella Donna, and then you’ll be caught up. more

Feb 28, 2017 3:16 PM If I Were U

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


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Hot Nerds are getting ready to release a new album. On March 10, the trio of Nathan Joyner, Alia Jyawook and Thomas O’Connell will release Tirades in a Mental Arcade, their follow-up to 2015’s Strategically Placed Bananas. more

Feb 21, 2017 3:30 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio


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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