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Communicate the fire

The conclusion of our interview with Lola Astanova.

This is the continuation of our interview with Lola Astanova. San Diego Reader: If you had to spend the next year on a desert island with a piano, what music would you take with you? ...

Experience Hendrix aligns the stars

The Experience Hendrix tour made a stop in San Diego county at Harrah's Resort in Valley Center, and the nearly three-and-a-half-hour show would've made Jimi proud. Guitarists Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society), Kenny ...

Bite the Hand, by Three Minute Tease

Anton Barbeau’s second album with his Three Minute Tease (no hyphen) comes dedicated to his great friend and all-around under-hyped genius, Scott Miller (late of Game Theory, late of the Loud Family, late of the ...

María y José on violence and love

Tijuana ruidosón prophet María y José shakes up San Diego

More of an attitude than a proper genre, a close-knit collective of Tijuana musicians put a significant blip on the international music radar starting in 2009 under the umbrella tag ruidosón. The sound takes hints ...

Timpani and GTOs

San Diego Symphony revs it engine.

There is a quality about Leonard Bernstein’s music which has kept it fresh and cool for decades. Saturday’s Opus 2014 Gala Concert opened with Three Dance Episodes from On the Town. I wonder if someday ...

O’Death keeps busy in October

I haven’t heard anything this unselfconsciously makeshift since Jake LaBotz got the notion to tour his own acoustic madness via a series of tattoo-parlor mini-concerts across the country. Some label the alt-country band O’Death a ...

Sans anesthesia

“Wang Dang Sweet Poontang” wrecked Sam Lopez

“Piercing shards of explosive feedback. Dissonant swirls of mutilated musical notes. Guttural shrieks of broken guitar.”

Now you know: Tribal Theory

Southeast San Diego band Tribal Theory has managed to squeeze two tours of Guam and Hawaii into their nine-year career. The reggae-rock band, inspired by the Pacific Island sound, is presently putting together another working ...

Back where I started

“They were saying back in 1974, when I started working at Jazz 88.3, that jazz was a dying thing. It’s not.” This month, on-air jazz host Gary Beck celebrates a 40-year association with the San ...

Pull the plug

“Thought this day would never come, but after 22 years as main house band at Dick’s Last Resort San Diego, our run is ending in two weeks, Private Domain lamented on its Facebook page on ...

Sugar rush with Hellion, Creepy Creeps, and Frankie Rose

...and the best of the rest in San Diego clubs this weekend

Thursday 30Halloween Eve could be a hard sell, unless, I imagine, you’ve got Hellion on the bill. A speed-metal warm-up for the frights to come Friday night, yes? Hellion is an ’80s-minted metal band from ...

Two by two

San Diego has been cited as a hotbed for emerging music genres such as screamo, post-hardcore, and the paisley underground. However, a look at the 3895 band pages in the Reader’s Local Music Database indicates ...

Alejandro Escovedo. Peter Buck. Belly Up. Uh, yeah.

Plus Def Leppard, Iceage, and the Elvis-obsessed Charlie Megira

Sunday 2Classic-rock radio staples Def Leppard (“Photograph,” “Pour Some Sugar on Me”) will rock the house at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula Sunday night. Just off a powerhouse tour with 2014 Rock and Hall ...

Rachmaninoff is a rose, is a rose, is a rose

Lola Astanova plays Rachmaninoff and Chopin at San Diego Symphony.

Authenticity happens when your actions reinforce your beliefs and ideas — you know, those beliefs and ideas that you won't shut up about. The ones your family roles their eyes at while you protest, "Hey, ...

Q pop-culture radio show ousts its host

Jian Ghomeshi, the "cool guy on an otherwise stodgy network," caught with his pants down

It’s tough when you’re a public figure and you admit that you enjoy kinky sex. It’s even tougher when you’re, uh, in public radio. That awkwardness became a binational reality Sunday when it was announced ...

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