Blurt: San Diego Music News

San Diego Symphony opens masterworks season

I got "Shaham'd." Again.

The Jacobs Masterworks Series started at Symphony Hall this last weekend. The concert was Schumann’s American Festival Overture, Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, and Brahms Symphony No. 3. Starting off was William — not Robert — Schumann’s ...

Holding Company at the Holding Company

O.B. venue stages its namesake '60s band this Saturday night

"I'm pretty sure this is the biggest band to ever play in Ocean Beach,” says Steve Yeng, new owner of the old Gallagher’s on Newport Avenue in Ocean Beach. The bar/venue is now called the ...

Joel Harrison returns to San Diego

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego October 17-22

Monday 17 NYC-based guitarist Joel Harrison returns to San Diego with an all-star group featuring former Pat Metheny sideman Cuong Vu on trumpet, Paul Hanson on bassoon, Jeff Denson on bass, and current Wayne Shorter ...

That ain't the Yawpers

Denver-based cowpunk trio keeps country gritty

When imagining a band composed of two acoustic guitar players and a drummer, most would envision some sort of mellow country or folk group. That ain’t the Yawpers. The Yawpers play acoustic guitars, but they ...

Reggae boom

San Diego reggae bands land on Billboard charts

The so-called “San Diego sound” has at times been described (usually by non–San Diegans) as pop punk (Blink-182, Pierce the Veil ), Christian rock (P.O.D., Switchfoot, As I Lay Dying), screamo (Far, My American Heart), ...

Radio Moscow, dialed in

San Diego psych-rock trio plays this year's Desert Daze

“It’s actually kind of strange how the band ended up here,” says Parker Griggs of Radio Moscow. The psychedelic-blues/hard-rock trio was founded in Story City, Iowa, before moving through Eureka and then Humboldt County. “Our ...

Keeping up with the Kinmans

San Diego punk originals the Dils now do blues-rock with new outfit Ford Madox Ford

Don’t expect the Dils to throw a 40th-anniversary show honoring the birth of punk in San Diego. Along with Chula Vista’s Zeros, Carlsbad’s Dils created local punk from scratch. Because of their leftist tunes like ...

Cenerentola or Cinderella at San Diego Opera

An unfamiliar version of the rags to riches story

On Saturday, October 22, the San Diego Opera will open its 2016–17 season. This is the first autumn production the company has put on for as long as anyone can remember. The opening opera is ...

Opus Gala at San Diego Symphony

...sans "opuses"

The San Diego Symphony had their annual Opus Gala on Saturday night October 8. The format this year was different from that of recent years. The difference is that there were on "opuses." Also, music ...

Rest in peace, Elizabeth B.

Chica Diabla singer succumbs to cancer, leaves a legacy of rock-n-roll bravado

Elizabeth Borg, the lead-singer of local rockers Chica Diabla, has passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. Borg was initially diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, which, at the time, she appeared to have ...

Vinny Golia and Nathan Hubbard play Bread & Salt

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego October 10–15

Monday 10 Allison Adams Tucker fronts a trio with Ed Kornhauser on piano and Mackenzie Leighton on bass for a show at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library (1008 Wall Street) from 12 to 1 ...

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