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Two great things

The schedule is pretty thin this week but there a few highlights.

There are a couple of great things happening this week. On Friday evening, at St. James-by-the-Sea Episcopal in La Jolla, New York Polyphony will be performing a concert of Thomas Luis de Victoria’s O Quam ...

The gym and the fancy

Is the gym the only superficial institution we resist?

I'm writing this while on the stationary cycle at the gym. The gym is the domain of ass-eyes. Not ass or eyes. You know, ass-eyes. I'm glancing around from time to time to see who ...

Feast with the Cookers in La Jolla

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego September 29–October 5

Monday 29 The Ruby Duo featuring vocalist Ruby with Bob Boss on guitar start a two-night-stand at Croce’s Park West (2760 Fifth Avenue ) from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. for no cover. Tuesday 30 Vocalist ...

Local rappers soundtrack New York tagger

San Diego Film Fest selection utilizes local artists

City Heights–raised D. Dove has been rapping since she was 14. “There’s not a lot of opportunity. Besides the sheer number of other MCs in San Diego, this is simply a hard city to break ...

Barb Jungr's Hard Rain

Some of the righteous ones, this season, hurt to listen to. Barb Jungr’s been threshing splendor out of Dylan, Cohen, and a few others, many seasons now, and so this one comes acutely calibrated. She ...

Buzzcocks leave Belly Up breathless

English punk band the Buzzcocks performed a blistering set before an enthusiastic audience at the Belly Up Tavern. The club was packed with a mix of scene veterans who remember the band from its original ...

Hahn out, Thayer in

Hilary Hahn has been forced to cancel her Symphony appearance.

The San Diego Symphony is reporting that all-world violinist Hilary Hahn has had to cancel her San Diego appearance. Hahn was to be the featured artist for the Symphony’s opening weekend concerts of October 11, ...

Record-release roundup

New local releases this week include an EP from retro-rockers Bangladesh, an EP by folksy singer-songwriter Jay Chu called Change, and Sight Unscene’s punk-heavy Noise We Don’t Hear CD. Scott Samuels’s Live at Uncommon Ground ...

For Temples it’s venues

“Our hometown feels like it’s as far away from a city, or any place of culture, really, as far as you can go. It gives you that space away from everything. If we were based ...

Rooster House?

It’s now up to Kodiak, a five-man punk-metal band from North Park, to keep a local tradition alive. For more than ten years the loft above the bar formerly known as Scolari’s Office has been ...

Gov’t Mule thrives on spontaneity

Gov’t Mule, basically a canvas for the guitar of Warren Haynes, is celebrating 20 years as a band. Warren Haynes calls the Reader from a spot on the road an hour north of New York ...

Inhuman Headbanger

When asked what inspired the title of his new album, Black Moon Spell, Kyle Thomas, aka King Tuff, tells the Reader he doesn’t know. “It just appeared there one day and forced me to use ...

It's still Verdi

The scale doesn't matter in Rigoletto.

Pacific Lyric Association Opera’s performance of Rigoletto on Saturday night was well worth seeing. Why? For one thing, this is an excellent example of how good opera can be when it is scaled down and ...

Big Jay McNeely gets honkin' on Adams Avenue

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego September 24–28

Wednesday 24 Miss Erika Davies & The Men featuring Aaron Mann, Jeremy Eikam, and Chris Carol light up at Ritual Beer Garden (4095 30th Street) from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. free! … the Jazz 88 ...

Ass or eyes?

"Sexy" or "beautiful" — can we tell the difference?

Less ass, more eyes. Well, let's be realistic. Same amount of ass, and add the eyes. What am I getting at? Recently the Aviara Trio gave a performance of Rachmaninoff's Arabesque no. 1 and I ...

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