Blurt: San Diego Music News

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Fletcher Parkway in La Mesa about to get a whole lotta venue

In a July 2014 Blurt, Aaron Dean was introduced as the La Mesa landlord behind a redevelopment that meant the end to a Fletcher Parkway strip mall and its neighborhood bar. Dean mentioned at the ...

Rebecca Jade plays Sade at Dizzy's

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego, May 25–31

Tuesday 26 Gilbert Castellanos presents the Tuesday Night Big Band Series at Croce’s Park West (2760 Fifth Avenue) featuring the Gaslamp Quarter Jazz Orchestra at 6:30 p.m. for a $5 cover. Wednesday 27 Gilbert Castellanos ...

Now you know: Radio Bandiego

"We’re working with the bands to help bring a higher-level attendance to clubs and concerts.”

A drummer's dance with Mr. Booze

When Dave Madden sprung back to life, a priest was reading him his last rites...

When Dave Madden, drummer for indie-pop group Kingdom of Lights, sprung back to life after his heart stopped beating from organ failure, a priest was reading him his last rites. It was then that Madden ...

Wilder times for Grossmont High alum

"Yeah, he was always a Country Dick kind of guy. He lived and died rock and roll.”

San Diego’s Eliot Wilder fooled around Grossmont High and then L.A. and ended up in Boston. His latest work, Quartet, fuses classical and hip-hop. He took questions over email. What was the music scene like ...

Three of clubs

The Reader's on the case of all that empty space

The California Theater hasn’t hosted a show since 1989.

Birthday concert for Nathan Hubbard at Dizzy's!

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego, May 19-24

Tuesday 19 Revenge of the Grapes with Zack Chase, Tobin Chodos, Kyle Motl, and Nathan Hubbard set up at UC San Diego’s The Loft (911 Lyman Lane) from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. for free... Kronomorfic ...

Shambhu's debut

New age player leaves New York for soulful San Diego

“San Diego offers the best combination of wellness, spirituality, and business opportunities for me,” says guitarist and electric sitarist Shambhu, aka Neil Vineberg, who arrived in San Diego late last year. Specializing in meditative and ...

Plummer, rhymes with...

Drummer Joe Plummer's got an impressive résumé and a new record

A few years have passed since the one-time drummer for Black Heart Procession and Modest Mouse, and current drummer of the Shins and Cold War Kids, Joe Plummer, considered San Diego his part-time home. Despite ...

Two-thirds of the Thermals have a secret past

Hutch and Kathy were playing folk first

Casual fans of the Thermals may be surprised to learn that the duo at the core of the punk-leaning trio, Hutch Harris and Kathy Foster, recorded an acoustic folk album about a year before the ...

The Legend begins

Pacific Beach studio breaks through the rehearsal/recording barriers and puts on some shows

First came the band. Lucky Lucifer is a well-traveled P.B.-based “gothic Americana, garage-rock” band. Then came the label. Lucky Lucifer front man Joe Luciano, 29, launched Legend Records in 2012 so that unsigned local bands ...

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