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Sweet sates Solana Beach

Pop artist Matthew Sweet played a 15-song show and 2-song encore to a partisan, enthusiastic crowd that seemed to know the words to every song. Sweet has been a regular visitor to San Diego since ...

In memory of...

The Grim Reaper's visits to the San Diego music community in 2013

Taking into account three passing’s in December 2012, the past 12 months have seen a depressingly large amount of the area’s musicians and associates leave this mortal coil. Here the San Diego Reader pays tribute: ...

Don't sing with your mouth full

Cathryn Beeks dishes up Volume 2 of her musical cookbooks

It’s no secret that music and food are a good match, so aficionados may want to check out the second volume of the Listen Local cookbook, featuring 75 recipes and 30 tunes from San Diego–based ...

San Diego's Berkley Hart re-create The Last Waltz

A who's who list of San Diego acoustic artists bring the Band back

On Saturday, November 16, the 809-seat Poway Center for the Performing Arts will be the site of, The Last Waltz, a re-creation of the last concert by the Band, as filmed by Martin Scorsese in ...

Filmload of Nothing

Twenty San Diego bands featured in filmmaker Craig Rian’s independent film There Is Nothing Out Here, which premieres Thursday, November 7, at the Whistle Stop in South Park.

This year's best local music: One week later and right on time

The 23rd annual San Diego Music Awards

The 23rd Annual San Diego Music Awards took place October 16 at Humphrey’s by Bay before a sold-out crowd of 1344. Presented by the nonprofit San Diego Music Foundation and organized by Kevin Hellman, the ...

Savage rocks the boat

Red Not Chili Peppers bassist Jonathan Savage organizes “Rock the Boat,” a paddleboat cruise party on Mission Bay to benefit Marine veterans.

Phantom feeling groovy

South Bay drummer Victor Penalosa scores full-time gig with San Francisco’s Flamin’ Groovies.

Empty nesters open Craftlab Gallery

Craftlab Gallery in Oceanside opened its doors on April 6 with a solo exhibition by San Diego artist and musician Fernando Apodaca.