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Catch Steph Johnson at Ecoverse

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego, July 30–August 3

Wednesday 30 Steph Johnson brings special guests Tim McNalley on sitar and double bass with Jesse Charnow on tablas to Ecoverse (302 11th Avenue) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The concert is free, but donations ...

Ultraviolence, by Lana Del Rey

Lana Del Rey is an enigmatic figure, unable to be imitated, and befitting someone on their own, she’s lonely. Ultraviolence threads that feeling — a seedy, hyper-romanticized sense of isolation and loss — inflating it ...

Too Short in your whip?

Rapper pumps up Extreme Autofest to ear-ringing effect

I've been following Too Short since I was hella young, and tonight, after listening to his raps about bosses, biatches, and Oakland, his music never gets dated. Even his newer music (2012) is reminiscent of ...

Shape & Sound: Welcome to Sax Diego

The instrument is a reflection of the performer.

“It sounds like a human voice,” Weiss says, “because that’s your breath coming out of it.”

Muff for life

Kim Shattuck pummel you, too?

“It would be weird having my grating, aggravating-sounding voice on ‘Here Comes Your Man.’ It would be really awkward.”

You can’t be Guttermouth

Skaters with guitars, really dirty mouths, attitude, and nary a serious thought among them. When Guttermouth was new, they had all that going for them. They appealed to a fan base with simple songs made ...

Dining for dollars

The chefs, the beer, the liquor, the mushrooms ... everything you'll find at the Loving Local Music and Local Food fundraiser is from within a 100-mile radius.

This man could shoot you

"I’d say 80 percent of the wheelchair off-ramps between San Ysidro and Oceanside were cut out by me.”

Jedi Elvis, Foxy Meatloaf, and a man called Alice

...and the rest of the highlights from Sunday night through humpnight

Sunday 27Classic-rock-radio staples Boston play Pechanga (Temecula) on their Heaven on Earth tour. If you’re hoping to catch the Beantownies, this’d be the place, as their Wednesday-night show at Humphreys is sold the fug out. ...

Yogging with Monk

...and rocking the clubs this weekend

Thursday 24“Lines like, ‘You’re a bad-hearted boy trap, baby doll, but you’re so damn hot,’ are enough to make you despise the English language.” Ah, the band that Pitchfork loves to hate, Chicago-born and bred ...

The Con spilleth over

Plenty of Comic-Con–related events don’t require a pass to the convention center. On Wednesday, July 23, Star Trek’s Wil Wheaton will be at Stone Brewing Liberty Station to tout a stout he reportedly co-brewed called ...

Antar Martin does a Dolphy tribute

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego Tuesday, July 22, through Saturday, July 26

Tuesday 22 Jazz Live a KSDS Jazz 88 production, continues their summer concert series with LA vocalist Barbara Morrison fronting an 18-piece orchestra and reflecting on the legacy of Dinah Washington at the Saville Theatre ...

Titanic operas

Could big opera work on the San Diego waterfront?

Summer is full of festivals. They’re everywhere. Ev-er-y-where. Let’s take a look at one of the big ones that begins later this month. By big, I mean gigante. Huge. Titanic. That’s the Bregenz Festival in ...

Steve West and 91X part company

Longtime alt-rock radio personality and Resurrection Sunday host on his departure

With posts decrying “an end of an era,” and lamenting “there goes our music,” social media was reacting to veteran DJ Steve West’s surprise separation Wednesday from 91X. West joined 91X a month after 91X ...

Cher and Cyndi Lauper turn back time

Ageless pop stars pack the Valley View Casino Center

Cher's Dressed to Kill farewell tour, with Cyndi Lauper as the "special guest," sold out the Valley View Casino Center in the Midway District. But right before the event, "obstructed view" seating was released and ...

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