Blurt: San Diego Music News

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Scholastic activities are resuming but what does that mean?

Now that it is September I feel as though some solemnity is required. The start of the school year will forever imbue this month with scholasticism. For as long as I have revelled in the ...

Trolley tracks and Tchaikovsky

The opera goes to the other side of the tracks while the symphony does the nutcracker — in September?

As we enter the final days of summer the Symphony Pops is completing its run at the Embarcadero while San Diego Opera brings some culture to the other side of the tracks. It’s Tchaikovsky time ...

Casey Turner puts Waves in space

Former NASA engineer get his song onto the Space Station soundtrack

Before he started working at NASA, Casey Turner played in a punk band while studying mechanical engineering at the Florida Institute of Technology. “Our band was called Liquid Image because we played punk and we ...

Punk dreams come true

Punk Rock Karaoke's Greg Hetson talks about his human jukebox

Greg Hetson cut his punk-rock teeth playing in Redd Kross and the Circle Jerks before embarking on a nearly 30-year run with Bad Religion. Hetson recalls shows at the local Jackie Robinson YMCA as being ...

How many does it take to run a Blonde?

Blonde Bar's Allen Colaneri says group-think is why the new venue's an early success

“End of an era. The neon sign is up for grabs. If interested email,” @BarDynamiteSD tweeted on August 10. A couple of weeks later, the new construction dust had barely settled inside the dance club ...

Duping songumentaries

Golden Hill–based band Duping the Public is recording — everything!

“We’ve been doing these song releases we coined ‘songumentaries,’” says Duping the Public singer/violinist Angie Walton. “We did our first release ‘Cold Sweet’ with Chris Hoffee at Chaos Recorders, and we just finished recording our ...

Soundcloud needs to make it rain

Music website holds buried classical treasures

Have you heard of Soundcloud? It's for sale if you've got $1 billion. There are murmurs that the company is seeking to be purchased because it's not making money. In other words, Soundcloud isn’t “making ...

Ten clubs in one night for one price

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego August 30–September 4

Tuesday 30 KSDS introduces the first annual Jazz Club Caravan, which tours to ten jazz spots from 6 to 10 p.m. Buses run every 10 minutes and the cover price is included in one ticket, ...

Mozart or Paxil?

No one likes ugly-man-sob face

I feel that it is appropriate every now and then to get a tad personal in my writing here. Today I look to Mozart once again. We just discussed the mammoth release of recordings for ...

Mozart 225

It's like a musicology degree in a box

Next year will be the 225th anniversary of Mozart’s death. To celebrate/capitalize there is a new complete edition of Mozart’s music being released in the form of a 200 disc box set. It’s called W. ...

Bread and Salt and bricks and bass

Rob Thorsen releases his sort-of solo set, Bass Is the Space, with a concert this Sunday

“I’m excited and I feel good about it,” says bassist Rob Thorsen, referring to the upcoming CD-release party for his new record, Bass Is the Space, that he has planned for Sunday, August 28, at ...

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