Blurt: San Diego Music News

Elijah could have ended the drought

Mendelssohn's Elijah at First United Methodist Mission Valley

Where was Elijah when we needed him? I would say dead, but Elijah never died. He was taken up to heaven in a “fiery chariot” — ancient aliens. Why did we need Elijah? We needed ...

Joe Lovano blows into town

And other jazz highlights for the week ahead

Wednesday 5 Saxophonist Drew Ceccato and his quintet perform Roscoe Mitchell’s Nonaah at UC San Diego’s Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater with Kyle Motl, Tommy Babin, Judith Hamann, and T.J. Borden at 7 p.m. ...

April showers of San Diego record releases

...the latest from local artists

New Orleans-style jazz outfit Euphoria Brass Band will debut their new CD at Panama 66 in Balboa Park on Friday, March 31. Santee reggae band Strictly Skunk has a CD release planned for April 1 ...

Strawberries from Rome

Burning of Rome sews Strawberry Moons — they play Friday at Casbah

While the value of winning a San Diego Music Award is unclear, some insiders joke that in 2014, SDMA love seemed like the kiss of death. Just after Burning of Rome won three awards (Song ...

Music therapy is real

...just ask local artist Mandi Jo Miller, she's seen it work

Mandi Jo Miller wasn’t looking for a new career when a chance meeting redirected her path in life on New Year’s Eve in 2008. “I met a music therapist in a bar,” says Miller. “I ...

Festival of Dead Deer reunite for a night

...a Three One G/Planet B night at Blonde Bar

“We just want to do one more proper show before we get older,” says Festival of Dead Deer guitar/vocalist Michael Crain. The LA-based trio put out an LP on San Diego’s Three One G Records ...

San Diego Symphony season revealed

The 2017–2018 season at San Diego Symphony

The 2017–2018 Jacobs Masterworks series has been announced by the San Diego Symphony. What wasn’t announced was a new music director. Neither was there any indication of a time table for finding a new director. ...

Tinariwen — from a Moroccan oasis

Grammy-winners play Belly Up with Dengue Fever Thursday night

Tinariwen’s founder, Ibrahim Ag Alhabib, watched the execution of his father, a rebel in the 1963 Mali uprising. A few years later he found musical inspiration in a film, The Fastest Guitar Alive, starring Roy ...

The Lord passed by the San Diego Symphony

I'll be a witness to the holy sounds of the orchestra playing Bruckner

The crowning achievement of maestro Jahja Ling’s tenure as music director of the San Diego Symphony came on Saturday night with Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8. That is not to say there haven’t been spectacular concerts ...

Rebecca Jade at Cafe 21

...and the best of the rest in San Diego jazz clubs this week

Monday 27There’s a jam session going on tonight, led by guitarist Louis Valenzuela with Harley Magsino and TBA on drums at Busalacchi’s Modo Mio (3707 Fifth Avenue) from 6 to 9 p.m. No cover. Tuesday ...

Rest in peace, Boss Lady

Talent buyer, club owner Anilee Griffin passes away at 35

Anilee Griffin, known to many punk and metal musicians as the tattooed music lover who hired bands at Hensley’s Flying Elephant in Carlsbad, Brick by Brick in Bay Park, and who owned and operated the ...

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