Blurt: San Diego Music News

Music scene emerging in Tijuana's southern neighbor

Ensenada rocks DIY

Maybe the best sign that Ensenada’s music scene is starting to get active is that its world-famous strip joint just shifted gears. Drummer Jehovah Boggeano says Anthony’s was around way before he moved to Ensenda ...

Mantras of love

Homeless outreach Voices of Our City Choir brings music to the streets

Soul-jazz vocalist Steph Johnson is involved in activism relating to the homeless in San Diego, culminating in the formation of the Voices of Our City Choir, a group she co-leads with Nina Leilani that blends ...

Record roundup for Christmastime

New releases from San Diego bands in time for the holidays

New releases this week include the debut full-length from local rapper (and former convicted bank robber) Manistylez, People in High Places, plus a compilation on Accretions Records featuring defunct early-2000s noise rockers Quibble and Jon ...

Dorado Schmitt & the Django All Stars

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego November 29–December 4

Tuesday 29 Dorado Schmitt & the Django All-Stars with Amati Schmitt, Franko Mehrstein, Ludovic Beier, Pierre Blanchard, and Xavier Nikq play Athenaeum Jazz at TSRI (10620 John Jay Hopkins Drive) at 7:30 p.m. General admission ...

Hold the egg nog and pass The Planets

Before choking on holiday concerts we get to explore the astrological solar system

Tis the season for choir concerts. Lessons and carols are being dusted off as the first Sunday of Advent is here. The ubiquitous Messiah is making its rounds and the symphony is, more than likely, ...

The theater is not a safe place, Mr. Trump

The Hamilton comments show a misunderstanding of theater and politics

Much has been made of Donald Trump’s tweets regarding the “rude” treatment of Mike Pence by the cast of Hamilton. There is a perception that the theater is a tame place. It is not. At ...

And the winner is...

San Diego Music Awards back on at House of Blues

Kevin Hellman says he was convinced to come back and resurrect the San Diego Music Awards, which will be held March 21 at the House of Blues downtown. Hellman told the Reader two weeks ago ...

Kids still get a hardcore voice

San Diego teens pick up where their big brothers' bands left off

Take Offense lead guitarist Greg Cerwonka says playing at Saturday’s hardcore five-band mosh-fest is just part of the circle of punk-rock life. “When we were younger we would see older bands we looked up to,” ...

Where is Joe Strummer when you need him?

San Diego songsmith Jon Kanis about to drop his new album, Fundamentalism Is the Only Way

Jon Kanis spent around two years working on his upcoming full-length, Fundamentalism Is the Only Way, co-producing with Christopher Hoffee (Atom Orr, Truckee Brothers) at Chaos Recorders in Escondido. “The album was conceived to be ...

Don't call Black Sabbitch a tribute

...they are the female version of Black Sabbath

It’s not often that a band is born out of a name, but that was the case with Black Sabbitch. “We were just goofing around one night and someone said the name ‘Black Sabbitch,’ and ...

Welcome to the future, music student

The Avant Garde Music Company curriculum combines tradition and high-tech

“The school kind of opened as a response to a pre-existing demand,” says Avant Garde Music Company founder Antonio Grajeda, on a Skype call from Chula Vista, where they are gearing up for a grand ...

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