Blurt: San Diego Music News

Jefferson Jay, every day for 365 days straight

San Diego troubadour talks sports-song parodies and the parody-worthy Chargers

When South Bay rap/rockers P.O.D. played to thousands at a 2008 Chargers rally/concert before a post-season game outside Qualcomm, lead singer Sonny Sandoval proudly belted out the lyrics to “San Diego Chargers Anthem” with homer ...

Ring in the New Year with Steph Johnson

...and other Jazz happenings around San Diego this week

Tuesday 27Trombonist/vocalist Lizzi Trumbore is back in town, playing a house party gig with guitarist Peter Sprague and vocalist Leonard Patton at the Trumbore household (17738 Villamoura Drive, Poway). Concert begins at 5:30 p.m. and ...

One hundred years of the Ukrainian Bell Carol

...turns out it's not a Christmas song

One hundred years ago a Ukrainian composer named Mykola Leontovich found an ancient tune of four notes and set them to text about the coming of spring. The story of the song was about a ...

Christmas Festival Death Match of White People

The Mormons and Lutherans square off for Christmas supremacy

I’m afraid that when it comes to Christmas, no one can do it quite like the Mormons and their Tabernacle Choir. On second thought, St. Olaf offers a big-time Christmas experience as well. If there ...

Crash Worshipper John Goff talks Noise

San Diego's Goff and Shepard Fairey getting radio play with "Little Lions"

According to former Crash Worship member John Goff, everyone knew there was no future for his band after Great White’s 2003 Rhode Island nightclub gig that ended with 100 fans dead from a raging fire ...

No OFF! switch

Hardcore survivors/revivers can't seem to take a break

Hardcore revivalists OFF! are supposed to be on hiatus right now, but the band has unexpectedly switched ON! ahead of schedule. “We’re supposed to be on a year-long hiatus and we are, maybe, seven months ...

Sounds of freedom from Fishbone

Fishbone offshoot Trulio Disgracias hits O.B.'s Holding Company on Wednesday, December 28

“The very first time Fishbone played the Belly Up,” recalls bassist Norwood Fisher, “our [former] guitarist Kendall Jones jumped up and cracked his cranium on the side of one of the hanging speakers during our ...

Aquile — a son is born

Voice contestant talks life after reality TV

Carlsbad-based singer/songwriter Aquile watched last week’s season finale of The Voice. It was the first time he’s seen an episode since he appeared on the chair-spinning talent show in 2012. “It can get hard to ...

Jingle Bell Rock

Out and about on Christmas Eve

New Year’s Eve guides are a dime a dozen, but what to do if you find yourself out and about on Christmas Eve? The Infinity stage at Pala Casino is hosting Help!, a Beatles tribute ...

Peter Sprague's Christmas Eve Celebration

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

Tuesday 20The annual “Unsilent Night” festivities kick off at 7 p.m. at the Gaslamp Quarter Station (Fifth Avenue/King Promenade). A large group of participants, each carrying a different sonic device, play Phil Kline’s “Unsilent Night” ...

Rockin' Cranberries?

It's the Full Measure Carolers' favorite time of year

“I joined the group about 13 years ago and bought the company 9 years later. We have between 45 and 50 singers, depending on the season,” says Angelica Eclar Ryan, speaking with me on a ...

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