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Spark up the flute

Jazzman Tim Weisberg finds that spark — back in the studio, back on the road

Los Angeles–based jazz-fusion flute player Tim Weisberg may not have ever resided in San Diego, but he credits the city as having had an impact on his career, at the beginning and recently. Appearing at ...

Ure legacy

If Midge Ure were a fictional character in a movie about musicians, his real-life career would seem nothing short of impossible. Most performers would give their right arm to have one successful group, but Ure’s ...

Let’s spend the night...

The Casbah’s annual Rolling Stones–themed “Exile on Kettner” was retired last year after two decades, but the venue plans to keep the tradition of playing Stones music on Christmas Eve at least one more year. ...

Save the date, you're all on the guest list!

Troubadour's annual holiday party has busted out of the bungalow

For San Diego’s music insiders, one of the top events each holiday season is the annual party held by music magazine San Diego Troubadour. This year, on December 21, and for the first time, the ...

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 ...

This rock floats

On Friday, September 12, the Mission Bay–based classic sternwheeler William D. Evans will be transformed from a wedding and meeting venue into a floating concert, the second annual Rock the Boat festival. The brainchild of ...

Fifty years of Zombies

English rock act wows House of Blues crowd with career retrospective

Sixties psychedelic pop band the Zombies received a hero’s welcome when they took the stage at the House of Blues for a 21-song set. While the venue seemed half full, the crowd more than made ...

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: ...

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