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While much attention has been given to the plight of the Ché Café, the larger Porter’s Pub (550-person capacity) has been proceeding with little fanfare, presenting national artists, often to a packed house. In the ...

Ché Café digs in its heels, lawyers up

Attorney Bryan Pease says UCSD colluded to decertify the on-campus co-op.

The attorney who helped stopped the removal of the seals from Children’s Pool in La Jolla, has signed on to halt the removal of live music and healthy food from the Ché Café, UCSD’s 34-year-old ...

Heavy metal hits hip-hop backstage

Live Nation cancels Sleep Train hip-hop concert because of "an active investigation" into last week's backstage murder

The canceled hip-hop show that was supposed to happen Saturday, August 23, at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre in Chula Vista may trigger some big changes in the concert industry. Headlined by Wiz Khalifa, the “Under ...

Nathan Collins does Dizzy's

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego, August 25–31

Monday 25 The San Diego Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Brad Steinwehe, play creative big-band charts at Dizzy’s (4275 Mission Bay Drive) at 8:00 p.m. $15 cover … the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra with Dr. ...

Report from Tiki Oasis

Musical tributes to the unbeaten generation

The last chapter of 2014’s beat-novel party “Tiki Oasis” continues the theme with pop artists the Loons, Love Revisited (with Johnny Echols), and “Dirty Water” legends the Standells. The Loons are gearing up for the ...

Fast-track Frights

Singer/guitarist Mikey Carnevale has no idea why the Frights was nominated as Best Live Band for this year’s San Diego Music Awards. The punk trio from Poway has no dancing go-go girls, matching suits, or ...

Charitable Stones

Stones ink an axe for local teens.

“I was blessed to meet Mick Jagger’s assistant through one of our Photocharity board members.” Jeffrey Sitcov calls the Reader to talk about his latest good fortune: a pair of electric guitars, each one autographed ...

Worst. Headache. Ever.

Ben Bartel is the 29-year-old singer/guitarist for local acoustic-rockers Mayfield, a group whose sound Bartel equates to “a guy and a girl arguing with each other musically.” The argument almost came to a crashing halt ...

Hard drive intact

“We thought we might get our music seized,” says Rick Elliot, whose Secondhand Smoke Band’s upcoming full-length, First Hand, was recorded in Escondido. “Lambesis Studios was the studio co-owned by Daniel [Castleman] and the now-infamous ...

Reunite Like Jehu

"Dude, we gotta do a Jehu show with the organ... It'll be like jamming with Godzilla."

It almost seemed like a prank, the Facebook announcement that Drive Like Jehu planned to reunite, at least long enough to play one free show on the big concrete stage at the Balboa Park Organ ...

New York City pianist Larry Fuller comes to Dizzy's

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego August 20-24

Wednesday 20 Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos begins his busy night presenting the Young Lions Series at Croce’s Park West (2760 Fifth Avenue) featuring a young, up-and-coming jazz player at 7:00 p.m. for a $5 cover. He’ll ...

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