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Jeff Terich

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Ho99o9 is far from the first group to blend hip-hop with more abrasive and aggressive musical styles, but theirs is particularly destructive. more

Jul 18, 2017 4:29 PM Music Feature

While I sympathize with the residents of North Park, it seems myopic to heap all of the blame for North Park’s woes on Observatory North Park. more

Jul 18, 2017 4:14 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

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Photo by Wendy Lynch Redfern

There aren’t many artists that combine standup comedy with R&B, but Reggie Watts is far from your average songwriter. more

Jul 18, 2017 12:00 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

Jul 11, 2017 5:52 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

The last album by The Jade Shader is finally being released. Sea Stacks and Sleestaks is coming out on vinyl through Joyful Noise’s subscription series, and it’s also available digitally on Bandcamp. more

Jul 11, 2017 5:45 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

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Photo by Carlo Ricci

After enrolling at the prestigious Boston Conservatory to study musical theater, Tori Roze transferred out after only one year when she realized the school was both too expensive and too narrow a path for her eclectic tastes. more

Jul 11, 2017 4:00 PM Music Feature

I’m well aware that some metalheads consider The Sword false metal (i.e. poseurs). Well, that’s nonsense. more

Jul 11, 2017 12:12 PM If I Were U

Synth-pop duo Body Song, comprising former Cuckoo Chaos/Deadphones members Jeremy Scott and Jackson Milgaten, have just debuted the new video for "I'm Lying to You." more

Jul 6, 2017 8:53 AM Notes from the Smoking Patio

Dizzy Spells, a newly formed booking and design outfit, has just launched a new, 46-track compilation titled Dizzy Spells Vol. 1. more

Jul 4, 2017 12:12 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

A recurring feature in which we ask local musicians, promoters and others about the music they’ve been digging lately. more

Jul 4, 2017 12:12 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

I owe a lot of my interest in heavy music to Deftones. I saw them as a young lad of 15, and while I’ve grown and expanded my palate since then, I still have a soft spot for the group. more

Jul 4, 2017 12:00 PM If I Were U

San Diego’s The Redwoods Music collective are a uniquely talented bunch, not simply because they’re good at writing songs and playing instruments—which is absolutely true. more

Jun 27, 2017 5:24 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

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Photo courtesy of Tee Pee Records

Fifty years after the Summer of Love, the spirit of psychedelic music thrives in San Diego, and has been for more than a decade. JOY, Sacri Monti, Petyr and Harsh Toke, among a handful of other bands, have helped to cultivate a local scene. more

Jun 27, 2017 4:18 PM Music Feature 2 Comments

Cat Power is kind of hit-or-miss when it comes to live performances. I’ve heard of both legendarily great and legendarily bad shows, so this isn’t a guarantee. more

Jun 27, 2017 3:18 PM If I Were U

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Photo by Candice Eley

These kinds of thefts, unfortunately, are not uncommon. In fact, musicians are frequently victims of theft, most likely as a result of carrying a high volume of valuable material in one vehicle. more

Jun 20, 2017 4:06 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

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Photo by Kerry Brown

This is Plan A for the month. Or the year. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds are one of the greatest bands of all time, with a catalog that spans from post-punk darkness to tender balladry. more

Jun 20, 2017 3:58 PM If I Were U

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It’s not hard to find a mule in San Diego. And maybe more importantly, it’s not hard to find a good mule in San Diego. more

Jun 14, 2017 11:23 AM Drink Issue

If you missed it, go back and read my feature on Austin punk/power pop group A Giant Dog, who have some of the best, scruffy hooks in rock music right now. more

Jun 13, 2017 5:12 PM If I Were U

Anal Trump, which comprises Pinback/Goblin Cock’s Rob Crow and Cattle Decapitation’s Travis Ryan, has issued another new minute-long (and 10-track!) set of jokey grindcore chicanery whose title, seen above, is way too long to have to type twice. more

Jun 13, 2017 3:39 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

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Liberty Station is getting ready to launch its summer concert series. The inaugural edition of the series starts on July 1 with a live show from The B-Side Players and Sol y Mar on the North Promenade. more

Jun 13, 2017 3:35 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio