Blurt: San Diego Music News

Return of the River

Americana band Drag the River's shows may drag on, BUT YOU LIKE IT!

Even though Jon Snodgrass and Chad Price both grew up in Missouri, it was Colorado that eventually brought the two together. In the mid-’90s, Price’s band, ALL, relocated to Fort Collins — where Snodgrass happened ...

Octagrape rediscovers Minutemen land

Local band books its own tours, like in the DIY days...

Octagrape singer/guitarist Glen Galloway is “crazy proud” of the band’s new double-record, Aura Obelisk, released January 23 on Sounds Familyre Records. The band will soon release a music video for the song “Dirigibles.” A documentary ...

Hard to walk away from the 6ONE9

San Diego's hard-rock mainstays call it a day...

After 16 years in San Diego as a band, tours of Asia, an appearance at San Diego’s one and only Super Bowl, and numerous hometown gigs, the ’80s metal cover band 6ONE9 is calling it ...

The fresh and weird Anya Marina

One-time San Diego DJ and coffee-shop-pop singer makes good in the big city

Anya Marina is a singer/songwriter who got her start in San Diego but has moved on. On to releasing four studio albums and opening for national acts such as Chris Isaak, Jason Mraz, and Paolo ...

Gary Peacock Trio comes to Scripps Research Institute

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego, February 9-14

Tuesday 9 Celebrate Fat Tuesday with Jazz Live and the Euphoria Brass Band, featuring Sue Palmer and Leonard Patton, with Ron Bocian, Drew Miller, Steve Ebner, April West, David Jackson, J.P. Balmat, and Wayne Rice ...

Bruckner and No. 5

The number 5 keeps coming in our curated playlist

Playlist No. 5 has gone from Beethoven 5 to Mahler 5 to Tchaikovsky 5 to Sibelius 5 and now to Bruckner 5. A more logical step would be to continue into the 20th Century with ...

San Diego misses out on conductor

One of San Diego's guest conductors makes a splash in Birmingham

Recall that time when Mirga Gražinyte-Tyla came to visit the San Diego Symphony and conducted Sibelius’s Violin Concerto and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring? She was maybe, possibly, a candidate to be the next music ...

Music and comics

...these are a few of our favorite things...

Launched in 2012, San Diego Comic Fest is organized by several original promoters behind the first San Diego Comic-Cons. This year’s edition, staged at the Town and Country Resort (February 12–14), features music performances by ...

Clarinetist down!

Ben Folds brings his new concertos to town for the San Diego Symphony

From the Ben Folds Five through solo projects and rubbing shoulders with William Shatner, Regina Spektor, and Weird Al Yankovic, pianist/composer Ben Folds likes to keep folks head-scratching. In concert with the San Diego Symphony, ...

He got bikers to go against me

Sickstring Outlaws learn about band brotherhood the hard way

A gooey mess regarding band finances led to an ugly departure of a four-year member and some malicious slurs between bandmates including “thief” and “deadbeat.” Singer/guitarist Ron Houston founded the Sickstring Outlaws 12 years ago. ...

Expiration dates are for suckers, not Supersuckers

Eddie Spaghetti talks country, walks rock and roll

The Supersuckers have drifted back into country mode on their new album, Holdin’ the Bag. It’s the first time the band has released a country collection since 1997’s Must’ve Been High. “We were on tour ...