RSS

Music

Whatever gimmicks DJ Pnutz works into her tracks, it’s ultimately the strength of the songs themselves that makes 16 Psyche a success. more

Jul 25, 2017 5:00 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

Steve Gunn is a hell of a guitar player, and can probably win audiences over on the strength of his perfect fretwork alone. more

Jul 25, 2017 4:00 PM If I Were U

8steal_hideout.23657.jpg.jpe

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

The list of nominees for the 2017 San Diego Music Awards has been announced and includes some familiar names as well as some promising newcomers. more

Jan 15, 2017 9:32 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

The Lulls began life as Ed Ghost Tucker, one of the best new local bands in recent years, with a dreamy and diverse indie rock sound that recalled the likes of Grizzly Bear and Dirty Projectors while offering a versatile instrumental approa... more

Nov 29, 2016 12:00 AM Notes from the Smoking Patio

Canadian indie rock outfit The Besnard Lakes are a dense and heavy group that takes a little time to fully appreciate. more

Nov 29, 2016 12:00 AM If I Were U

Singer/songwriter Pall Jenkins, of Black Heart Procession and Three Mile Pilot, has launched a new non-profit campaign called Basic Rules. more

Nov 29, 2016 12:00 AM Notes from the Smoking Patio

"Punk's gonna get really good in the next four years." On the evening of Nov. 8, around 11 p.m., I saw about a half-dozen variations of this tweet. more

Nov 29, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature

San Diego's music scene lost one of its MVPs earlier this month when Jon Greene died unexpectedly on Nov. 8. He was 35 years old. more

Nov 22, 2016 12:00 AM Notes from the Smoking Patio

KoolKeith-Press-Shot-2.24941.jpg.jpe

Photo by Heather Hunter

"I make more songs than I can remember." Kool Keith isn't lying. The prolific Bronx-based rapper born Keith Thornton has at least 26 albums to his name. more

Nov 22, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature

The former Bauhaus frontman played many songs by his classic goth-rock band, as well as solo material from throughout his career. more

Nov 22, 2016 12:00 AM If I Were U

Warpaint doesn't care what you think. Over the course of 12-plus years, the Los Angeles quartet has worked to refine their genre-busting brand of moody, atmospheric rock without a care for much outside of their own creative impulses. more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature

A lot of us are still in a state of shock after Donald Trump's victory in the presidential election, but that doesn't mean that people are remaining silent about it. more

Nov 15, 2016 12:00 AM Notes from the Smoking Patio

Vektor Wednesday, November 16PLAN A: Colleen Green, Mannequin Pussy @ The Hideout. Colleen Green's music is simple, yet easy to like. Short, jangly indie pop songs about youthful angst and, in t more

Nov 15, 2016 12:00 AM If I Were U

San Diego Music Thing returns to San Diego in a slightly more scaled back form this year. Yet there are still lots of great bands to see. Here are nine recommendations for those planning to show-hop. more

Nov 8, 2016 12:00 AM Notes from the Smoking Patio

Protomartyr are one of my favorite bands right now, with a post-punk sound that's dark, noisy and just a little bit bleak. more

Nov 8, 2016 12:00 AM If I Were U

Never ask a musician about their influences. It's bad form. A rookie mistake. To paraphrase that Boromir meme, one does not simply ask a musician about their influences. I've lived long enough more

Nov 8, 2016 12:00 AM Music Feature

New Mexico is calling it quits. The long-running indie rock band, which changed their name from Apes of Wrath in 2010, will play their last show on Wednesday, November 9 at The Casbah. more

Nov 7, 2016 12:00 AM Notes from the Smoking Patio

The Midnight Pine aren't the same band they used to be. Not exactly. As of 2015, they became a part of The Redwoods, a local artist collective and label that was co-founded by The Midnight Pine percussionist and songwriter Al Howard. more

Nov 1, 2016 12:00 AM Notes from the Smoking Patio