Blurt: San Diego Music News

All you want for Christmas

Wages are stagnant, album sales miserable, and download revenues a joke. In this harsh, wintry economic climate, musicians are more dependent than ever on Santa Claus to deliver the goods. Circa 2014, it seems as ...

Despite the rumors, San Diego has soul

Although it may not be the first genre one associates with San Diego, soul music is experiencing a resurgence here, with over a dozen soul bands playing and recording around town. Two of the groups ...

Our plan Everything

Touring bands and booking agents will tell you local opportunities are few compared to the thriving hard rock scenes in L.A., the Bay Area, or Texas. But the five guys in A New Challenger Approaches ...

Going once, going twice...

“Is that the actual key?” Eric Denton says with obvious delight. “And it still works?” It does. “We should raise the price,” he says, only half joking about the $99 price tagged onto an old ...

Christmas Eve with Peter Sprague & Friends

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego, December 23–27

Tuesday 23 The Steph Johnson/ Rob Thorsen Duo will commence to making beautiful music together at Croce’s Park West (2760 Fifth Avenue) beginning at 6:00 p.m. and continuing until 9:00 p.m. No cover charge. Wednesday ...

Let’s spend the night...

The Casbah’s annual Rolling Stones–themed “Exile on Kettner” was retired last year after two decades, but the venue plans to keep the tradition of playing Stones music on Christmas Eve at least one more year. ...

Doombia

“I think everybody kind of left cumbia, but we’re still doing it in this weird way,” says Marco Polo Gutierrez aka Siete Catorce, a Mexicali producer who fell in with Tijuana’s ruidosón crew after performing ...

Cynical San Diego

Ours isn’t the first city people associate with Christmas, but the holiday has inspired many musicians with a local connection. Maybe it’s the location at the bottom west of the lower 48, but San Diego ...

No twang in paradise

Americana singer/songwriter Mark Stuart has ricocheted between Austin and San Diego. The homegrown founder of Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash first relocated to Texas eight years ago. “Everything except the music scene is wonderful in ...

Save the date, you're all on the guest list!

Troubadour's annual holiday party has busted out of the bungalow

For San Diego’s music insiders, one of the top events each holiday season is the annual party held by music magazine San Diego Troubadour. This year, on December 21, and for the first time, the ...

Thelonious Monk tribute at 98 Bottles

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego December 17-21

Wednesday 17 Now Time with Michael Oletta on bass, Reka Parker on piano, Jim Weiss on alto saxophone and Bob Daniels on drums settle in at Rebecca’s (3015 Juniper Street) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. ...

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