Blurt: San Diego Music News

Besos de Coco at the Handlery

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego, September 15-20

Tuesday 15 The Steph Johnson/Rob Thorsen Duo play Croce’s Park West (2760 Fifth Avenue) from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m. No cover charge. Wednesday 16 Gilbert Castellanos hosts the Young Lions Series at Panama 66 (1450 ...

El Niño from hell

Wavves plays psych-rock for the surf and skate set

The seas may have been calm for Wavves in 2014, but the San Diego band is about to hit the West Coast like El Niño from hell, with a new album, V, hitting the shelves ...

San Diego musicians busy writing books

All words, no music

Area musicians who’ve moonlighted as authors over the past year include Ben Johnson, Alfred Howard, JD Boucharde, Wayne Riker, and former Bauhaus bassist David J. Add to that list of literary locals Kevin Lydy (Vinyl ...

Welcome to the Pit

...a new all-ages venue in Pacific Beach

San Diego’s newest music impresario isn’t even old enough to drive. “I wanted to promote the music I like,” Jack Habegger told the Reader last week on his 16th birthday. He co-promoted the Burger Revolution ...

No glamping at Kaaboo — say what?

Del Mar's inaugural music festival kicks off next Friday, September 18

Like La Jolla tennis instructor Rob Hagey whose love of music led him to launch the San Diego Street Scene (1984–2009) as a music industry outsider, Kaaboo creator Bryan Gordon drops into the concert business ...

Doug Webb Quartet does Jazz Live

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego September 8-13

Tuesday 8 Jazz 88 showcases Jazz Live featuring the Doug Webb Quartet with pianist Mitchell Forman, bassist Kevin Axt, and drummer Dan Schnelle at the Saville Theatre (14th & C Street) at 8 p.m. Free ...

University offers to foot the bill for Ché Café repairs

With the Ché on the heritage organization's endangered list, UCSD has a change of heart

After weeks of meetings between the Ché Café collective and UCSD administration, the two sides have announced an agreement that spells out specific improvements that will pave the way for the operation of the Ché ...

Gigtown stirs the pot

“Just as Uber changed transportation, we’re changing local music"

Is Gigtown a heavy-handed bully or visionary new business model? Launched as an all-purpose app to connect musicians with gigs and fans to shows, some locals are recoiling at how this aggressive startup has flipped ...

Subsurfer drops in on Electric Audio

San Diego band records with star-maker Steve Albini

Subsurfer founder Dave Montalbano got Steve Albini (Nirvana, the Pixies, the Breeders) to record his band’s fourth album. The local singer/guitarist says he picked up the phone and called Albini at Electrical Audio, the Chicago ...

Homegrown's got a new harvester

Josh Damigo on local radio, bands, and the San Diego Music Awards

“Yeah, Mookie and I are doing Homegrown Hour,” Josh Damigo tells the Reader over lunch at a La Mesa coffee shop. Mookie is San Diego Uptown News reporter Marc “Mookie” Kaczor. “I’ve always thought I ...

Peter Sprague's not done, but he'll take the award

When is the right time to honor a lifetime in music?

“That fellow named Kevin [Hellman], who is in charge of the awards, called me about a month ago and said they’d like to do that,” says 59-year-old jazz guitarist Peter Sprague, on the phone to ...

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