Club Crawler

One Fugee, four Woggles, and that damn Purling Hiss

...and the best of the rest in San Diego clubs this weekend

Thursday 20After years on the down-low in South Orange (self-imposed) and then a brief stint in white-collar incarceration (tax evasion), ex-Fugee/ex–Mrs. Wyclef Jean, Ms. Lauryn Hill is making her way back to the stage behind ...

Blurt Music News

I played a skank

“I don’t listen to reggae,” says Jakob McWhinney, guitarist and singer for Space Heat, an ambient pop group based in La Mesa. “Maybe I did as a kid because it was on in the house.” ...

Musician Interviews

More punch to the gut

Ben Johnson holds the unique position of watching rock shows for a living and occasionally gracing the same stage. He has walked through the door at the Casbah hundreds of times to clock in for ...

Everyone's a Critic

Johnny Marr's Playland

Since the demise of the Smiths, Johnny Marr has worked on collaborations with feverish intensity, so it was no surprise that it took so long for his debut solo record to happen, but it is ...

Of Note

Dive Bomber is seasoned and solid. And painted.

I’m always curious to view how the national press responds to San Diego bands. For example, this July, when Kris Keyes dressed as his alter-ego Nomad the Painted Man and roamed the streets around Comic-Con, ...

Breaking Music News


Weezer frontman Rivers Coumo and Blink-182's Mark Hoppus have ...

Alyze Dreiling

The music director for the YPO Soloist Ensemble has ...

Author & Punisher

Band mainman Tristan Shone is recording an album produced ...

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