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Leonard Patton jams at Java Joe's

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego October 20-26

Monday 20 Drive up to La Jolla to catch the Danny Green Trio with Julien Cantelm on drums and Justin Grinnell on bass at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library (1008 Wall Street) from 12:00 ...

Lorde rains in the Open Air

New Zealand teen sensation applies herself at SDSU

At 17, Lorde may not quite yet be old enough for college, but if the native New Zealander eventually decides to attend in the U.S., don’t be surprised to find her at San Diego State ...

Paperback Ghosts, by Comet Gain

Another engaging chapter by the British indie folkies

With Comet Gain's seventh album, Paperback Ghosts, the British indie-pop band stays true to its soaring folk and soul melodies with honest, straightforward lyrics. The album was inspired by the changes of autumn — specifically, ...

FloFo Jenkins has her big moment

An opera legend may come to the silver screen.

Speaking of a few singers who should turn singing into a hobby, there is now a rumor that a movie is being made about the ultimate pay-to-sing performer. Pay-to-sing programs are legion. They are typically ...

Skunk’s on tour

“When I was in Sublime, we mostly played shitty shows in San Diego to a few devoted individuals, or [we] skipped over it altogether and pushed into Mexico,” says Perro Bravo mainman Miguel Happoldt, best ...

Derailed by dentistry

It’s tough to believe that the New Pornographers have been chugging along for 15 years now. During this tenure, bandleader Carl Newman and company have delivered their infectious blend of sugary indie rock to the ...

Zeppelin on steroids

Seventrain’s roots in ’80s Van Halen.

“I had so much fun jumping around in the crowd, I nearly lost consciousness twice.”

Minus the disco ball

Vince Clarke, the keyboardist/non-singing half of synth-pop duo Erasure, called in to the Reader having “just arrived in Chicago.” His half-continent connection’s a bit scratchy, with dropouts, but he seems alert and earnest. He looks ...

Now they are just Rubblebucket

Rubblebucket is a Brooklyn band with its roots in the South. You could pick John Brown’s Body, or a house party, as their starting point. Trumpeter/singer Alex Toth and singer/bari-saxist Kalmia Traver (she also goes ...

Band crushing on Pins, Pup, Grieves, and Bear Hands

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

Sunday 19U.K. she-punk quartet Pins plays the Hideout behind their new joint, Girls Like Us, on Sunday night. Nylon.com likes it and we like Nylon.com, which included Pins in their weekly “Band Crush” column and ...

Bruisers of Brill, buckets of rubble

One Perfume Genius and four Dirty Rotten Imbeciles

Thursday 16New York City rocksteady crew the Slackers will brew their ska-based stew of rock-and-soul reggae riddims for a Casbah crowd on Thursday. Slackers are touring in support of their new CD, My Bed Is ...

Raze the arena?

On October 6, reporter Joe Lewis filed a report on 10News about the Valley View Casino Center. Lewis quoted the mayor of National City, who six years ago said, “The facility is in terrible condition ...

Winners and participants

The 2014 Metropolitan Opera Auditions are an experience.

There is a certain type of person who haunts The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Remember, this is called an audition but it’s a competition. I haven't been in a couple of years but I'm ...

Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas light up La Jolla

...and other jazz happenings around San Diego October 13-19

Monday 13 The Ruby Duo featuring guitarist Bob Boss hold court at Croce’s Park West (2760 Fifth Avenue) from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., no cover charge … saxophonist Gabriel Sundy and pianist Ed Kornhauser ...

An all-Scottish affair

The San Diego Symphony opens the season with a trio of Scottish-inspired pieces.

Friday night was the first Masterwork concert of the new season. As I sat in the foyer waiting for my dude-date, I didn't observe an abundance of anticipation. It kind of felt like a mid-season ...

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