Content for Sunday, July 17, 2011

News & Stories

Terribly Absurd

When things go so wrong, when the chasm between expectation and reality reaches such ludicrous depths, the only sane thing left to do is laugh. Hysterically. This is especially easy to do when you realize ...

Grocery Workers Geared to Strike

On July 15, more than 200 people rallied in a Vons parking lot in Serra Mesa in support of grocery workers. The local chapter of the United Food & Commercial Workers and the San Diego ...

Dave Alvin's Eleven Eleven

Given the lyrical content of his songs on Eleven Eleven, you'd expect to find Dave Alvin in a joint that reeks of cheap beer, second-hand smoke, and maybe the coppery scent of freshly spilled blood. ...

Music Is a Weapon for Tinariwen

By the time the soundman got the mix right, which was about four songs into the set, a near-capacity crowd had climbed over numerous spilled drinks and filled every nook and cranny of the Belly ...