Blurt: San Diego Music News

From the stage to the page — San Diego rockers like to write

The latest from Itai Faierman and Ben Johnson

“At this time, I’m on an indefinite hiatus from writing and performing music, to focus all creative energies on the new book release,” says Itai Faierman (Speaker in Reverse). “Doing Nothing: Confessions of a Nondual ...

Iggy did it...

Europe remasters "The Final Countdown," starts the hard-rock clock all over again

Two years ago it may have seemed that Europe, the metal band that gave the world “The Final Countdown,” was down for the count. But a Geico car insurance ad has changed things in ways ...

The Murderer's Row of classical music

Heavy hitters coming to San Diego this week

In baseball terms the classical music lineup this week could be called Murderer’s Row because there are some heavy hitters in town. As mentioned in the symphony review from Saturday night’s concert, Jeremy Denk is ...

San Diego Symphony gets stuck

...before Jeremy Denk brings us home

Every piece of music on Saturday night was tied to the piano. The piano theme is part of the San Diego Symphony’s Upright and Grand initiative for the piano and I’m enjoying the music it ...

Celebrating Daniel Jackson week

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego January 19–24

Tuesday 19HM3 with Harley Magsino, Charles Weller, and Joshua White , Juice Box, and JB and the Movers play the Merrow (1271 University Avenue) at 9 p.m. $5 cover at the door. Wednesday 20 Gilbert ...

Donut panic, the music and vegan doughnuts are back

...after a five-month closure due to vehicular store slaughter

A driver plowing into the building and wall-punching punks can’t stop the music at a Grantville doughnut shop. After a five month remodeling, the reopened Donut Panic segues from punk to Persian this Sunday. Linda ...

Second degree: Sibelius's Fifth

Starting at Beethoven's Fifth and playing six degrees of separation

Since we’re making a six degrees of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 playlist, I’ll start numbering the degrees here. Let’s go to degree number two. Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5 could be considered one degree since it ...

Put your shirt on and drop the knife

Musical repression and deviance

Have you ever watched a symphony performance and thought the only person doing what they want to do is the conductor? The conductor is the only one who is allowed to publicly go crazy with ...

Bassic instinct

Museum of Making Music's new Low exhibit is all about that bass

“Our intent is to reveal the bass,” says Kamau Kenyatta, about LOW: The Power & Beauty of Bass, the newest exhibit at the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad. “Everyone feels it, so we did ...

Slayed by Slashes

Borderland goth-rock band slashing its way into San Diego music scene

Esteban Rene admits this Saturday’s venue of choice isn’t the usual place for a live rock show. La Bodega is located in a converted church in Barrio Logan. “They don’t have a real setup for ...

Rolling green

Cathryn Beeks converted an old bread truck into a mobile recording studio and more

“This area is my mobile studio,” Cathryn Beeks says, sitting in the forward passenger area inside an old bread truck painted lime green and black. On Facebook, the singer/songwriter/show producer now also lists her occupation ...

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