Blurt: San Diego Music News

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Steve West brings his Sunday morning classic-alternative show to FM 94/9

No one has lasted longer on the local radio airwaves than Steve West. On Sunday, the Resurrection Sunday cat begins another life, resurrecting himself with a new show on FM 94/9. The British-born West, inspired ...

Catch the Charles McPherson Quintet for free!

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego September 15–21

Monday 15Guitarist/vocalist Lorraine Castellanos and bassist Evona Wascinski perform in duo at Croce’s Park West (2760 Fifth Avenue) from 6 to 9 p.m. for free! Tuesday 16 Steph Johnson on guitar and vocals and Rob ...

Atmosphere: Beats, rhymes, alcohol & women

Fight Night at the House of Blues

My last trip to catch Atmosphere at the House of Blues some five years back marked the last time I would see the enigmatic wordsmith Eyedea perform before his untimely death. Following inspired sets from ...

Band on the border run

Radios Silent, four straight-ahead rockers whose members reside in Point Loma, Tijuana, and Ensenada, embrace the idea that being a borderland band means twice the opportunities. A recent weekend saw them play Friday at the ...

Music Thing lands whale of a deejay

“I’ve actually been in San Diego twice in the last three weeks.” It’s Moby on the phone, checking in with the Reader ahead of his appearance as keynote speaker at the seventh annual San Diego ...

This rock floats

On Friday, September 12, the Mission Bay–based classic sternwheeler William D. Evans will be transformed from a wedding and meeting venue into a floating concert, the second annual Rock the Boat festival. The brainchild of ...

Coal miner’s great granddaughter

“There’ll be a number of special guest artists all doing a few songs each, among others, Jeff Berkley and 22 Kings,” says Cleopatra Degher, whose debut full-length Pacific drops September 12 at Lestat’s. The album ...

Joshua White debuts new trio at Dizzy's

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego September 10–14

Wednesday 10 Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos opens the night by presenting the Young Lions Series at Croce’s Park West (2760 Fifth Avenue) this week featuring John Avery. Castellanos plays the first set, starting at 7:00 p.m. ...

Rapper Mitchy Slick arrested for kidnapping, human trafficking

Marin County police allege threats, firearms violations, more

Local rapper Mitchy Slick — aka Charles Mitchell — was arrested in Marin County on Tuesday and booked on suspicion of human trafficking, kidnapping, criminal threats, exhibiting a firearm, and participating in a criminal street ...

Pop goes the Groupie

Austin Steele owes his neighbor. Before his pop band even had a name, Unwritten Law frontman Scott Russo would invite the 16-year-old singer/guitarist and his band over to record at his home studio. “I knew ...

R.I.P. Daniel Jackson

Sax master leaves San Diego jazz scene many musical memories.

San Diego jazz sax master Daniel Jackson passed away this morning (September 3). Jackson was active in the jazz community since the late 1940s, famously touring Europe as a member of the Ray Charles band, ...

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