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USS Halloran

San Diego’s on-air Energizer bunny is still going and going... But now he has a louder bass drum. Mike Halloran, the DJ who has always said he cared more about the music he played than ...

Legally Homegrown

“I left KPRI for a few reasons. The biggest,” former Homegrown Hour host Cathryn Beeks tells the Reader, “is that I wasn’t going to be able to play and represent all genres of our San ...

Big Whigs and Big Ups

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

Thursday 23“If you didn’t see me, then you weren’t on the dancefloor.” Detroit indie-rock s/ash electro-pop duo Dale Earnardt Jr. Jr. make a pit stop at Belly Up behind their new two-song set of drunken ...

The Melvins are the grungiest of them all

Sure, grunge is long gone, but the grungiest of them all, a sludge-metal band that many consider to have been the musical point of detonation that created the grunge movement, never got that memo. The ...

Not quiet on the set

Millions worldwide are utilizing smartphones to capture concert footage these days, but few are producing anything worth watching. These clips often capture truncated versions of songs, and the video quality is shaky at best with ...

Spits kill the cool, Gene Ween escapes

...and another exciting episode of Guantanamo Baywatch!

Sunday 26Sunday’s funday, as “punk for the people” Kalamazoo quintet the Spits hit Soda Bar on their California Torta Tour. Ripped this promo from the Soda Bar site: “Their throbbingly addictive songs just drip like ...

Judge rules against Ché

Attorney Bryan Pease considering grounds for an appeal on behalf of the collective

Superior court judge Katherine Bacal ruled Tuesday that the UCSD Board of Regents could evict the student collective that has been operating the Ché Café for 34 years. Once the written decision is issued, the ...

Hide and seek with a battle axe

Beethoven and Prokofiev at San Diego Symphony.

Who knew that Beethoven was a fan of hide and seek? While that might not be historically accurate, there is certainly a sense of tiptoeing around in the opening measures of his Fourth Symphony. During ...

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.”

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