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Stories by Ken Leighton
Both concert venues RIMAC and Jenny Craig Pavilion (at UCSD and USD, respectively) have had a sharp decline in shows presented there, largely due to the fact that booze can’t be sold when school is in session.
Mark Alan Hamilton bought a downtown record store in 2007 (Fiesta Records) and his timing couldn’t have been worse. Now he says vinyl is making a comeback (probably so we’ll publish an article about his record store).
Shane Culpeper, a studio owner/producer/promoter, talks about his experience in attempting to bring back the Metaphor Café and how it didn’t work out; he’s still looking for a venue.
KGB/101.5 airs commercials for Bad Company with Paul Rodgers featuring the music of Bad Company with Brian Howe. This is a big deal (to some).
Chris Cote, cofounder/drummer/singer with Kut-U-Up, extols the wonderful offerings of the Garage, a music-and-art venue in Encinitas that opened last year.
The Wave House in Mission Beach will present Barrington Levy July 4. Promoter Eat.Drink.Sleep is charging only $10 for tickets but will raise the price as the date comes closer.
Vista's fertile ground
Darrell Waterman remembers the names of the local hip-hop artists who drove a healthy local hip-hop scene when he was in high school (Oceanside’s El Camino, class of 2002). “The old-school cats that inspired me ...
Dallas McLaughlin says his days in Bad Credit (a comedy hip-hop crew that thrived at local clubs from 2002 to 2008) led to his hook-up with the Aquabats TV show and with an upcoming Padres post-game show on Fox Sports San Diego.
Former Padres owner John Moores reputedly in talks to buy radio stations 91X and FM94/9.
The gigs just keep coming
“December 31, 1982, was the last New Year’s Eve that we didn’t work. Last year we played the Hotel Del. We’re booked to go back again this year.” Mar Dels founder Doug Allen admits he ...
A May 3 “Hip-Hop vs. Punk” event at Tower Bar gets physical outside.
A recounting of the arrest of As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis, suspected of attempting to hire a hit man to kill his wife.
Former Humphrey’s talent-buyer Shawna Aguirre hopes to revitalize Kona Kai as the hotel’s entertainment director.
John Lyons, one of the owners of the venue who will take over 4th&B, has an unusual challenge. He will be competing for business with the nearby House of Blues, a chain he cofounded with ...
Carlsbad resident Cody Lovaas, 14, begins his recording career with Hurley and Bill Silva Management.
Carlsbad’s Flying Elephant closes; to reopen as a British-style pub but with no bands.
4th&B may reopen as an electronic dance music nightclub
The 4th&B concert hall was forced to close in December following the eviction of business owners Vince and Judy Puma. The Pumas were hit by lawsuits from building owner Crown Investments and former owner Ali ...
Jensen Rufe was a 1991 graduate of rock and roll high. “The guys in blink-182 were a little younger than us,” says Rufe about Poway High. “But we were pretty much the same age as ...
Brandon Van Ekelenburg (aka Van Brando) switched from heavy metal to rapping.
The building formerly known as Canes and then SoundWave is coming back as a club, but with less emphasis on big-name concerts.
Longtime San Diego DJ Rich “Brother” Robbin, back on the air at 105.7/The Walrus.
Interview with lounge singer David Patrone, who has teamed up with cabaret and burlesque dancers.
Talent buyer/manager of Humphreys Backstage Lounge, Jeremiah Smith, was arrested for felony drunk driving. Will that change the Shelter Island venue’s ability to book shows?
4th&B nightclub may reopen, this time as a dance club featuring electronic music.
The Calypso Cafe, which opened in Leucadia in 1995 and featured music seven nights a week for most of its existence, held its final show this New Year’s Eve. Located in a converted house, the ...
Little Italy venue Anthology to close in 2013 for repairs and renovations
With the court’s recent 4th&B verdict, will Public Enemy still take the stage at the downtown venue on December 12?
Interview with Ghoulgotha founder/guitarist Wayne Sarantopoulos about death doom metal.
Are Arbitron’s Portable People Meters fairly measuring the San Diego listenership of FM 94/9?
SDSU student/musician Ariel Schwartz says Associated Students has stopped paying to host bands and only includes DJs for entertainment.
Show Palace gets raided by multiple agencies on night of Alejandra Guzman show. Nothing was found, show proceeded. Insiders suggest state bureau of Alcoholic Beverage Control was exerting pressure.
Jason Lee of Oceanside started doing Kiss tributes 36 years ago. “I remember being six years old and putting the pillows in a semicircle around the couch like a stage. I would air drum with ...
Vokab Kompany and other San Diego bands sign on to do jingles for Metropolitan Transit District.
Hip-hop promoter Reggie Sinatra to bring Talib Kweli to the Show Palace, a Latin-music venue.
Shepard Fairey avoids a six-month prison sentence for lying to prosecutors.
Metaphor Cafe closes its doors after an August 26 show , at which police showed up and found minors drinking alcohol.
Premiere of Music High, a film inspired by Tom Voris of the Fabulous Rudies.
Matt January, formerly a Navy man, talks about the rap act he honed while aboard on the USS Nimitz.
Bar Leucadian gets its music permit revoked due to cocaine sales on the premises.
Singer-songwriter Carlos Olmeda showed up ahead of time to perform at the San Diego County Fair. He was told he was too late.
Garret Michaels, FM 94/9 program director since ’02, is escorted to the door.
Brad Davidson’s band the Wipers inspired Kurt Cobain to start Nirvana.
Red Wizard gets booted off the band lineup following an article in the Reader.
Kelly Formaldehyde Facebooked that Ruby Room personnel were rude rude to her. OMG! There went that relationship.
Oceanside hard-rockers Red Wizard find that "it’s hard for a band to get any exposure now unless they’re paying for it."
Tristan Prettyman and Jason Mraz were going to get married. And then he came up with a righteous reason not to. She’s laughing now, though.
After being cited by party-pooping cops, Sunny Rude may have to pay almost $7000 to play about 35 minutes of music.
When the San Diego County Fair paid $80,000 to Gym Class Heroes to be a Grandstand headliner in 2007, one talent buyer said the New York hip-hop quartet was paid $45,000 more than they would ...