Jeff Terich

A recurring feature in which we ask local musicians, promoters and others about the music they’ve been digging lately. This time, we focus on the trippiest, stoniest, most psychedelic records they’ve been spinning of late. more

Apr 18, 2017 5:04 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

Record Store Day returns to local music retailers on Saturday, April 22, filling independent shops with a long list of exclusive, limited edition singles, reissues, picture discs and other vinyl curiosities. more

Apr 18, 2017 5:00 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Angelina Castillo

Beach Slang are the rare indie rock band that actually looks like they really want to be onstage, playing music for you, instead of hopelessly aloof. more

Apr 18, 2017 4:46 PM If I Were U

Preoccupations, formerly Viet Cong, played a hell of a show the last time they were in San Diego. Their style of dark, arty post-punk is extra urgent and punchy in a live setting, so don’t miss out this time. more

Apr 11, 2017 8:13 PM If I Were U

There aren’t many bands in San Diego that are quite like Ash Williams. In their own words, via Bandcamp, they’re a “punk band that wishes it were a black metal band.” more

Apr 11, 2017 4:09 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio


Credit: Andrew Gottlieb

On Saturday, April 22, Hubbard and Golia will perform a record release show at Bread and Salt for Hunter’s Moon. However, after that, Hubbard says he’ll be moving on to the next thing. more

Apr 11, 2017 3:59 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Allyson Foster

There’s no getting around the fact that A Crow Looked at Me is a sad and deeply personal album. But for how much the album is about traumatic loss, it also harbors intricate details that speak to something more mysterious and profound. more

Apr 4, 2017 3:30 PM Music Feature

Perry Vasquez has announced a new concept album inspired by Dante Aligheri’s 14th century epic poem, Inferno. It’s titled The Gates of Heck, and it’s being released on Good Friday, April 14. more

Apr 4, 2017 3:22 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

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Dod Morrison

The Damned released their debut album, Damned Damned Damned, 40 years ago, which was just reissued for the notable anniversary. more

Apr 4, 2017 3:01 PM If I Were U


Amy K. & Bella B.

Thrash metal trio Beekeeper have released their debut album. It’s titled Slaves to the Nothing, and it’s been a long time in the making. more

Mar 29, 2017 4:05 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

Beer Bro Bro Beard Hazy IPA: Notice your beard has gotten a pungent, hoppy aroma after all those IPAs? How about reinvesting those hop-hairs into a special brew? This beer has actually been pre-bearded for an extra hazy, hairy mouthfeel. more

Mar 29, 2017 11:32 AM , Beer Issue


Photo by Tim Fears

There’s always a chance that things are going to get a little crazy at a Bosswitch show. The band’s music, a hook-laden blend of stoner metal and straight-up rock ‘n’ roll, is the kind of sound that can get people feeling raucous and rowdy on a Satur more

Mar 28, 2017 3:54 PM Music Feature

Richard Ashcroft has some pretty good solo records, but if I’m being totally honest, I’m recommending this show because he was the frontman in British neo-psych group The Verve. more

Mar 28, 2017 3:00 PM If I Were U


Photo by Matias Coral

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


Photo courtesy of The Hideout

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


Photo by Geoff Dude

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