Blurt: San Diego Music News

Abbey Rader returns to the Loft

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego January 25–31

Monday 25 Start the jazz week off right with a free noon-time concert by the Rob Thorsen Trio with Joshua White and Johnny Steele at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library (1008 Wall Street) from ...

Jeremy Denk, one of the great interpreters of Bach

How do you encore The Goldberg Variations?

Jeremy Denk shared the Bach Goldberg Variations with a cozy gathering of patrons at Symphony Hall on Tuesday night, January 19. The upper levels of the hall were closed off as was the entire right ...

Zaraguey is the cat

The Donald is the rat

Eight years ago Cuban musicians who played bars and restaurants in Ensenada told me that while they enjoyed playing for visiting gringos, they were forbidden from crossing the border and playing for them in the ...

Vanessa Carlton navigating parenthood while on tour

How chill I am

Singer, songwriter, keyboardist Vanessa Carlton brings her new stark tunes from her album Liberman to the Casbah on Sunday, January 24. She took questions over email on working with producer Steve Osborne (New Order, U2), ...

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 ...