Blurt: San Diego Music News

Esperanza Spalding's symphonic debut

...and other jazz happenings August 19-23

Wednesday 19Gilbert Castellanos begins his busy night by hosting the Young Lions Series, featuring Arien Jamanila at Panama 66 (1450 El Prado) at 6:00 p.m. before heading to Seven Grand (3054 University Avenue) for the ...

Any port for A Ship in the Woods

Cultural collective loses Del Mar den and is looking for new digs

A Ship in the Woods, a nonprofit arts collective, set sail from the north end of Del Mar in July following the expiration of their lease after about five years at the location. The wooded ...

Mrs. Mess's nightmare

Some Kind of Nightmare going through one of their own

Punk-rock veteran Cliff Cunningham takes some credit for talking Some Kind of Nightmare into a life on the road. “It was sometime in 2010 and I had just played with them at the Pier View ...

Liquid Blue covers the Earth

Ocean Beach band likes what you like and puts it ALL on record

While most bands these days have trouble getting out an album every few years, Ocean Beach–based Liquid Blue is in the midst of a series of albums that will see a different-themed release each month ...

Echo Park Social Club breaks through with an Aloha song

Local band skirts radio play rules and finds themselves in heavy rotation in Hawaii and Peru

Radio doesn’t have the make-or-break power it held from the 1950s until MP3s arrived in the late ’90s. Still, nothing jumpstarts a career like a Top 40 hit. But in order to get on the ...

Angelica Pruitt leads young lions

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego August 12-16

Wednesday 12The KSDS Blues Jam goes down at Proud Mary’s (5500 Kearny Mesa Road) hosted by Mark Augustin with special guest Fuzzy Rankins from 6:30 p.m. No cover charge… Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos hosts the Young ...

Music Box winding up, Avalon on the horizon

Latest news on the San Diego nightclub scene

After being dark for two-and-a-half years, the Little Italy space formerly known as Anthology has been renamed the Music Box and crews are racing to have the remodeled restaurant/bar/music venue opened in time for the ...

Bands out of storage

Storage unit companies cleaning house

Seedheads frontman Kevin Pulido says the lack of affordable practice space countywide may impact the ability of his five-man reggae band to stay together. They were just kicked out of Storage West, a San Marcos ...

Mr. Patrone's napkin diaries

San Diego supper-club crooner jots poems at the bar between sets

“Basically, it’s a collection of my poems from barstools and other musings that I’m going to do in a small run on actual cocktail napkins,” says supper-club crooner David Patrone of his Napkin Diaries project, ...

Slamming with Tigers

Folk-punk band drops its latest — in a shoe store

The future of the long-threatened Ché Café now looks promising. But Soda Bar booker Cory Steirs, who booked many shows at the Ché over the years, says the on-campus club would not have made it ...

Three minutes to Nashville

San Diego country singer finds greener pastures

“All my friends and family are here,” country singer/songwriter Suzanne Harper tells the Reader, “but it’s time to go.” Go where? She and her husband Ross, their two children, and a fellow band member named ...