Blurt: San Diego Music News

Anat Cohen comes to La Jolla

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego March 23-29

Monday 23 From NYC by way of Israel, the Anat Cohen Quartet with Aaron Goldberg, Vicente Archer, and Daniel Freedman on drums play an Athenaeum Jazz at TSRI gig (10640 John Jay Hopkins Drive) at ...

"Psycho" hits local airwaves

New Muse track wasn't intended for radio. Say what?

As far as radio songs go, the new “Psycho” by Muse ain’t no “Hey There Delilah.” The accompanying video has an oppressive drill sergeant screaming “You’re ass belongs to me now…I’m gonna make you a ...

And the winner is...

If rock and roll doesn’t work out as a career for Rich Varville (ex–Trailerpark Rockstar), maybe rock videos will. On March 7, Varville took home Best Director honors at the San Diego Film Awards for ...

Jazz valley

“Kirk is a guy who wants to present this music because he thinks it’s the right art form for the hotel — he’s made a commitment, wants it to be ongoing, because he wants the ...

Dude, this is a joke

Many bands thought the worst thing about the collapse of the major-label music industry was that there was no longer anyone to pay for music videos. Orange County’s Terminally Ill, making their San Diego debut ...

Guinness played its part

Having gigged with everyone from Robyn Hitchcock to R.E.M., Scott McCaughey brings his Minus 5 to Balboa Theatre downtown on March 24. He took some email questions from the Reader. What San Diego music memories ...

Last gasp for Ché Café

Could disconnect between UCSD and student collective lead to forced eviction?

Insiders say they expect Ché Café’s eviction notice will be posted as soon as St. Patrick's Day. Once it’s up, the Ché Collective and its supporters will have five business days to get out. If ...

Percussion series gets fresh at Bread & Salt

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego March. 18-22

Wednesday 18 Now Time with Michael Oletta on bass, Reka Parker on piano, and Bob Daniels are setting up at Rebecca’s (3015 Juniper Street) from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. no cover … the KSDS ...

Appropriate language

Gang of Four just released the year’s best album so far, What Happens Next. They play Belly Up March 25. Guitarist Andy Gill chimed in over email. What are your memories of playing San Diego? ...

Every 25 years...

“A band never really truly breaks up until someone dies.” That is how bassist Mike Jones describes Saturday’s first smART Teens show in almost 25 years. All four original members — Jones, guitarist Joe Comacho, ...

Turn up the deep end!

Singer/guitarist Elias Avila of Groms learned about 1960s-style garage rock at the border. “For about two years, me and my dad lived in Tijuana. It was a good two hours to get across the border ...

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