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The Redwoods singer gets filtered through lava-lamp effects on her new clip. more

Feb 14, 2018 10:00 AM Notes from the Smoking Patio

Back in 2011, San Diego emcee-and-DJ duo Stuntdouble and Tenshun released the first in a series of EPs dubbed the “Welcome to San Diego Now Go Home” series. more

Feb 13, 2018 4:27 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Paul Silver

This will be the first Pistolita show in about eight years, as well as the first from Soul-Junk in a couple years. more

Feb 13, 2018 4:18 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio


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Mary Timony is many things: an indie rock guitar hero, an underground music veteran and an influential songwriter. more

Feb 13, 2018 3:39 PM Music Feature

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Photo by Dana Trippe

Awesome Fest is happening all weekend at various venues in San Diego, and this is the first night of punk rock mischief. more

Feb 13, 2018 3:23 PM If I Were U


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Karras has just released The Passionate High, a guide to using cannabis for improving sexual intimacy between partners. more

Feb 7, 2018 11:08 AM Love and Sex Issue

It’s not Valentine’s Day without a playlist full of jams to set the right mood, whether that’s romance, sexytime or bitter breakups. more

Feb 6, 2018 5:18 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Jason Yang

Sure Fire Soul Ensemble guitarist Nick Costa has launched a new solo project called My Mynd. more

Feb 6, 2018 4:54 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Jeremy Hernandez

San Diego’s been producing some spectacularly nasty metal of late (very proud of this), and Pissed Regardless is one of the bands making it. more

Feb 6, 2018 3:35 PM If I Were U

Con-tact likely weren’t going for any deep symbolism or metaphors when they named their new album Distortion. more

Jan 30, 2018 4:42 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Cyndi Felton

Liberty Station is about to get weird. more

Jan 30, 2018 4:26 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Steve Percapio

Passion Pit have made a dynamic ascent from indie darlings to a more mainstream, but still interesting pop group. more

Jan 30, 2018 4:10 PM If I Were U


Photo by Frank Ockenfels

There’s an old cliché about how artists have their entire life to make their first album, and indeed some of the songs on Stranger in the Alps date pretty far back in Bridgers’ own life. She says she wrote “Chelsea” when she was 15, for instance. more

Jan 30, 2018 3:17 PM Music Feature


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This week, Pinback is playing a three-night residency at The Casbah, which coincides with the 20th anniversary of the band’s formation. more

Jan 23, 2018 3:19 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio


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We’re a few weeks into 2018 already, but it’s starting to look like a promising year for San Diego music. more

Jan 23, 2018 3:15 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio 1 Comments


Photo by David Robinson

Converge’s new album The Dusk In Us, released in November via Epitaph, is indeed aggressive and dynamic. It’s also the farthest thing from a traditional hardcore album. more

Jan 23, 2018 1:38 PM Music Feature


Photo by Denée Segall

Pinback has one of the strongest catalogs of music to come out of San Diego, and it’s always a worthwhile occasion when they play The Casbah. more

Jan 23, 2018 1:02 PM If I Were U


Photo by Candice Eley

Kayaking, s’mores and birds in Lake San Marcos more

Jan 17, 2018 12:21 PM Staycation Issue

The seven tracks on Hummingbird scarcely rise above a whisper, and Welling’s wavering vocals recall Xiu Xiu’s Jamie Stewart or Perfume Genius’ Mike Hadreas on his early records. more

Jan 17, 2018 10:03 AM Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo courtesy of The Irenic

The Irenic will resume live shows in February, and from that point won’t be staffed by Irenic employees. more

Jan 17, 2018 9:57 AM Notes from the Smoking Patio

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