Jeff Terich


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In:Transit explores the nature of travel, transportation and movement, and how these modes of travel connect us to our surroundings. more

Sep 13, 2017 10:38 AM Fall Arts


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A recurring feature in which we ask musicians to name a song they never want to hear again. more

Sep 12, 2017 2:19 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio


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This isn’t the first time Tower Bar has been hit by a vehicle. more

Sep 12, 2017 2:05 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

Against Me! is one of the most important punk bands making music right now. more

Sep 12, 2017 12:00 PM If I Were U


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It’s not unreasonable to say that A Black Mile to the Surface is the band’s most mature album to date, in part because of its ambitious nature, but also because of its subject matter. more

Sep 6, 2017 9:06 AM Music Feature

The Bad Vibes pull off something pretty rare with their new album No One’s Safe: They sound like a lot of different bands momentarily, but on the whole don’t sound like any one band in particular. more

Sep 6, 2017 8:56 AM Notes from the Smoking Patio 1 Comments

Blame It All on Sorcery is tentatively planned for a spring 2018 release, but the progressive psych-rock band has set up a Kickstarter campaign to help fund a vinyl pressing of the album, which will end on Oct. 1. more

Sep 6, 2017 8:52 AM Notes from the Smoking Patio

TOPS play some sexy, sexy music. It’s got a little bit of an xx vibe, but more importantly their music has a Sade vibe. more

Sep 5, 2017 1:50 PM If I Were U

The beginning of It’s Always Never finds the band sounding a bit more atmospheric and melancholy, as if they underwent an identity transformation in the past few years. more

Aug 30, 2017 9:30 AM Notes from the Smoking Patio


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Dirty Sweet have announced their first new album in seven years. The hard-rock outfit has been mostly inactive since 2014, but plan to release Once More Unto the Breach in October, coinciding with a record-release show at The Casbah on Oct. 14. more

Aug 30, 2017 9:26 AM Notes from the Smoking Patio


Eddie Alcazar

First and foremost, Thundercat is a monstrous bass player, with the kind of technical skill and playful abilities that make all of his songs seem impossible to replicate. more

Aug 29, 2017 12:00 PM If I Were U

San Diego artists are speaking out in the aftermath of the Charlottesville, Virginia white supremacist rally, which resulted in the death of activist Heather Heyer and the injuries of many others. more

Aug 22, 2017 4:57 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

Liz Fest, a live benefit show honoring late Chica Diabla singer Elizabeth Borg, has been announced for Friday, October 6 at The Casbah. more

Aug 22, 2017 4:41 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio


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Sudan Archives’ music isn’t complicated, but it’s not that easy to summarize. more

Aug 22, 2017 2:27 PM Music Feature

Pelican’s more like a heavy post-rock group, with powerful instrumental arrangements, while Inter Arma balances heaviness with mood and atmosphere. more

Aug 22, 2017 2:13 PM If I Were U

Despite having a presence that might throw off a more conventional rock audience, fivepaw’s music is rich, detailed and epic. more

Aug 15, 2017 6:03 PM Music Feature

Dead Cross features Faith No More’s Mike Patton, Slayer’s Dave Lombardo and Retox’s Justin Pearson and Mike Crain, and they kick ass. more

Aug 15, 2017 5:51 PM If I Were U

The 36th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair has been announced for Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1, along Adams Avenue in Normal Heights. more

Aug 15, 2017 4:17 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio


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I consider myself a pretty adventurous eater. If something ends up on a plate in front of me, I’ll most likely eat it or, at the very least, indulge in a taste test. more

Aug 9, 2017 9:58 AM Food Issue

Nite Jewel’s music is dreamy, danceable and, in some of her best moments, impossibly smooth. more

Aug 8, 2017 2:33 PM If I Were U

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