Blurt: San Diego Music News

Guinness played its part

Having gigged with everyone from Robyn Hitchcock to R.E.M., Scott McCaughey brings his Minus 5 to Balboa Theatre downtown on March 24. He took some email questions from the Reader. What San Diego music memories ...

Last gasp for Ché Café

Could disconnect between UCSD and student collective lead to forced eviction?

Insiders say they expect Ché Café’s eviction notice will be posted as soon as St. Patrick's Day. Once it’s up, the Ché Collective and its supporters will have five business days to get out. If ...

Percussion series gets fresh at Bread & Salt

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego March. 18-22

Wednesday 18 Now Time with Michael Oletta on bass, Reka Parker on piano, and Bob Daniels are setting up at Rebecca’s (3015 Juniper Street) from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. no cover … the KSDS ...

Appropriate language

Gang of Four just released the year’s best album so far, What Happens Next. They play Belly Up March 25. Guitarist Andy Gill chimed in over email. What are your memories of playing San Diego? ...

Every 25 years...

“A band never really truly breaks up until someone dies.” That is how bassist Mike Jones describes Saturday’s first smART Teens show in almost 25 years. All four original members — Jones, guitarist Joe Comacho, ...

Turn up the deep end!

Singer/guitarist Elias Avila of Groms learned about 1960s-style garage rock at the border. “For about two years, me and my dad lived in Tijuana. It was a good two hours to get across the border ...

Say it ain’t so

Entertainers comment on the idea of a Chargers-Raiders stadium in Carson

In February, the San Diego Chargers dropped a bomb when they announced plans to build their own stadium in Carson, California, a suburb of Los Angeles. This, in the midst of ongoing negotiations with the ...

The Loft doffs Tin Hat

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego, March 9-15

Monday 9 Nothing like a free noon-time concert to get the jazz week rolling: the Nathan Hubbard Trio featuring Reka Parker on piano, Mackenzie Leighton on bass and Hubbard on drums play the Athenaeum Music ...

Western networkings

Onstage is the favored setting for local melodic-punk band Western Settings. Since playing their first show in October 2013, the band has played more than 60 gigs, toured twice, and recorded two albums. Their new ...

Teen Burgermeisters

While “Burger Revolution” sounds like it might be the latest craft-beer eatery, it is a concept from Fullerton-based Burger Records that invites local promoters to throw concerts or other music-related happenings in their towns on ...

End of days for Ché Café?

Letter from UCSD administration suggests campus collective gets out before they're put out

The Ché Café Collective must get out or the sheriff’s will lock them out. That was the bottom line of a letter sent to the collective and distributed Tuesday evening from UCSD Vice Chancellor of ...

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