Blurt: San Diego Music News

Cookie Monster rock

Call it “screamo” or call it “post hardcore,” locals Focus in Frame say they have no intention of backing away from the guttural groans that identify many modern metal bands. Detractors slag the incomprehensible singing ...

Rocking the half-pipe

Cass McCombs is a road dog. On tour, he has witnessed a mix of cultures across the U.S. and often travels solely for the sake of learning about a new regional music scene. Though he ...

Pulso del Barrio

B-Side Players founder Karlos Paez makes it clear that he’s a benevolent bandleader. He’s still friends with his former B-Side bandmates. All 52 of them. “We just had our 20th reunion at the Belly Up,” ...

A question of safety...and address

UCSD close to getting its way with the Ché Café, but the collective is resolute

UCSD pulled the trigger last week. The school went to court November 19 to obtain a writ of possession for the Ché Café, to evict the collective that has operated the café and venue for ...

Jazz and turkey at the U.S. Grant Hotel

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego November 27–30

Thursday 27 Celebrate Turkey Day in style and some irony with committed vegetarians Steph Johnson/ Rob Thorsen Duo at the U.S. Grant Hotel (326 Broadway) from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m. adults $87, children $35. Friday ...

Love Revisited revisits Forever Changes

...with strings and brass to do it true

Love guitarist Johnny Echols returns to San Diego to perform the classic Love album Forever Changes. Echols took time out to answer a few questions for the San Diego Reader. SDR: What do you think ...

I played a skank

“I don’t listen to reggae,” says Jakob McWhinney, guitarist and singer for Space Heat, an ambient pop group based in La Mesa. “Maybe I did as a kid because it was on in the house.” ...

Acústico sidecar

The 13 years Ken Horne played guitar in the Dragons made that dirty glam-rock band a vital part of San Diego’s home team. They released seven albums and played alongside Mastodon, X, and went on ...

Need a good face-melting?

Purling Hiss was spawned in an incestuous Philadelphia music scene. It was just another band in the stew. Whereas other scenes would fall apart with too many cooks, the City of Brotherly Love apparently embraces ...

It’s a six-string thing

“It’s called the San Diego Guitar Society, and it’s an idea I’ve had for a while.” Mark Langford sits in his office at Rock and Roll San Diego and tells the Reader about his latest ...

Composer Joe Garrison opens Book of Gratitude

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego November 17–23

Monday 17 Nothing like a free noon-time concert to start the jazz week on a roll, especially when it’s the Joshua White Trio with Rob Thorsen on bass and Duncan Moore on drums, playing at ...

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