Blurt Music News

Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine plus Holly Hofmann

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego June 1–5

Wednesday 1 The UCSD Advanced Jazz Ensemble directed by Mark Dresser and featuring Niloufar Shiri, Hesam Abedini, Connor Hughes, Patrick Chung, Mark Olsher, and Michael Hayes play at the Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater ...

The most important music in the world

An exploration of the most influential music in our culture

There is a type of music that is crucial to almost every element of our culture. The old, the young, the rich, the poor, the enlightened, the depressed, the sick, and the healthy all respond ...

Leonard Bernstein — composer, conductor, performer, educator

A new documentary on Bernstein comes out this week

I mentioned that Leonard Bernstein’s Chichester Psalm is being performed this weekend at San Diego Symphony. That just so happens to coincide with a new documentary about Lenny. Leonard Bernstein: Larger than Life is being ...

June 2016 record releases by San Diego bands

Here's what's coming this summer

Marcelo Radulovich has a new release this week, Insomnia Party Feathers, issued under the moniker Son of Radul. “It hops around various genres, instruments, and languages, with six songs in English, six in Spanish, and ...

No cover, no problem for three San Diego clubs

...and the bands still get paid

Hosting original bands without a cover charge has become a successful business model at three San Diego nightspots. The owners of the Salty Frog in Imperial Beach, the Manhattan in Chula Vista, and the Pour ...

Eaten by Canadians

San Diego band Taken by Canadians releases its creepiest set yet

Based in Oceanside, Taken by Canadians features fiddler/keyboardist Anna Zinova, bassist Marco Savoia, drummer Tristan Faulk-Webster, and singer/guitarist Ben Ambrosini, who’s currently prepping Oceanside’s Silver Cloud Lounge for a grand re-opening. “We Eat You Like ...

San Diego psych-rockers Earthless and Harsh Toke split sides

Acid Crusher/Mount Swan due to drop May 27

It might have been fate, it might have been celestial machinations, it might have been the two bands’ mutual love, but Earthless and Harsh Toke, two of the heaviest, THC-est bands on the San Diego ...

Season Finale at San Diego Symphony

All Americans close this year's season

The Jacobs Masterworks Series comes to its conclusion this weekend at Symphony Hall. Music by the all-star American lineup is on the program. Samuel Barber, George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, and Leonard Bernstein will all be ...

Dog days of the season at San Diego Symphony

The sublime was replaced by a rare pedestrian-ism...

A famous conductor once said, “A great orchestra is like an English lawn. It must be clipped and watered twice a day — and for a hundred years.” The San Diego Symphony has been clipped ...

The Loft hosts improv jazz trio Jones Jones

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego May 24-29

Tuesday 24 The internationally recognized improvising trio Jones Jones, with Mark Dresser on bass, Vladimir Tarasov on drums, and Larry Ochs on reeds, plays the Loft (911 Lyman Lane, UCSD) at 8 p.m. with the ...

"I Like It Small" of Mudhoney's latest, Vanishing Point

"One True Love"

Astra Kelly live from Higher Ground

"When I Go"

...from Joel Rafael's new album, Baladista


Official Dumb Numbers video, directed by David Yow

"Just a Girl" No Doubt, played live at Global Citizen 2015

"My Favorite Things"

Mary Poppins meets John Coltrane on Peter Sprague's take of the classic track

"Just Give Me a Call" of Josh Damigo's latest — and SDMA-nominated — I Will Be There

"Teenage Love Gone Wrong" Subsurfer, off of their Devil's Lounge album

Pat Hilton's Gigtown jingle

...a mobile app jingle contestant

Shotgun Tom on the air 136KGB circa 1972

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