Blurt: San Diego Music News

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Success, failure, and hope on the Great Sea of Apps

In April 2013, Ryan Grainger and Bobby Sullivan found themselves faced with a particular First World problem at Coachella. The then-20- and 19-year-old University of San Diego students could not see all 190 performances. Although ...

Wadada Leo Smith: Wednesday at UCSD!

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego January 20-25

Tuesday 20 Flutist Lori Bell will be appearing with guitarist Ron Satterfield at Croce’s Park West (2760 Fifth Avenue) from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. No cover charge. Wednesday 21 Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith with Anthony ...

Common denominator

Halloween 2013 was a good day for Oscar Carrion and Andre Flores. That’s the day the duo, who make up the band Citrus, finally scared up a vocalist after ten years of playing together. “We’ve ...

Craigslist-core

The core of post-hardcore screamo/metal band Weight of the Sun was powered and created by Craigslist. The group, formerly known as Chanauk, not only found their lead singer, David Martin, by posting an ad on ...

Resurrection buzz

Could 2015 be the year that Street Scene (or something like it) comes back to life? The resurrection buzz comes with the arrival of the Kaaboo Festival September 18–20 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. The ...

Did he say free beer?

Like cable and cell-phone providers, promoters increasingly turn to “bundling” to attract a wide selection of customers. Events like the Exchange series offer a variety-show format that mixes music, spoken word, comedy, foodie fare, and ...

Spark up the flute

Jazzman Tim Weisberg finds that spark — back in the studio, back on the road

Los Angeles–based jazz-fusion flute player Tim Weisberg may not have ever resided in San Diego, but he credits the city as having had an impact on his career, at the beginning and recently. Appearing at ...

Bang a drum with red fish blue fish at Bread & Salt

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego January 12-18

Monday 12 Get your jazz week started with a free noontime concert by the Rob Thorsen Trio with Kamau Kenyatta on piano and Richard Sellers on drums at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library (1008 ...

Record-release roundup

Marujah’s release party for Gringolandia happens Thursday, January 8, hosted by Tim Pyles at Mary Jane’s, inside the downtown Hard Rock Hotel. “Gringolandia is the story of the musical melting pot and the influence of ...

Yeti again

It’s been eight years since Doña Pancha Fest held their first fringe showcase at a brothel in Tecate, featuring the zebra-costumed Anal Core and Los Nuevos Maevans, whose air-guitar old-school punk jams have become a ...

Ancient rock music

When guitarist Sergio Estrada and the band Relax Max take the House of Blues stage January 9 with fellow rockers the 6ONE9 band and Madman and Arena, he expects to see a lot of his ...

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