Staff Blog Entries

Preview: The Plastic People

Filmmaker Charles Shaw explores the lives of the "plastic people" of the Tijuana River canal.

San Francisco-based writer and filmmaker Charles Shaw just released an updated preview for his pending documentary Exile Nation: The Plastic ...

Kill Quanti: Jonwayne, Jeremiah Jae, Mndsgn, and more.

Soda Bar hosts beat artists and MCs from labels including Warp, Brainfeeder, Stones Throw, A.1.R., and beyond.

On Sunday, August 11, local beat collective Kill Quanti are bringing an all-star hip hop and experimental beat showcase to ...

El Tigre Digital: Mamut Brewery Co. grand opening featuring Sonidero Travesura

Tijuana micro-brewery celebrates grand opening with a free jazz cumbia show and a limited edition beer.

This week, I reviewed a burgeoning craft beer bar in the arts and culture alleyway of Pasaje Rodriguez in Tijuana. ...

21st Century Drummer: free clinic featuring Dan Harumi

Michael Alan Hams and Dan Harumi (Room E) present a free clinic exploring technology and drumming.

For the third and final installment in his Drum Days of Summer series, percussion coach Michael Alan Hams presents a ...

Liquid Geometry: Bosstone brings bass from down under

Bass and beat label Liquid Geometry hosts Australian producer Bosstone at Kava Lounge.

Last minute party advisory! Tonight, Liquid Geometry brings choice bass&beats to the Kava Lounge with headliner Bosstone, a soft-spoken producer ...

The Bancroft: Secret Fun Club, Innerds, and Hot Nerds

New Spring Valley music venue and cocktail lounge hosts Three One G weirds.

This Friday, August 9 is an ideal time to check out The Bancroft, a live music bar that recently opened ...

It's Gonna Blow!!!: local filmmaker documents San Diego's music underground circa 1986-1996

Bill Perrine combines archival footage with interview from local legends to provide a glimpse into the "next Seattle" that never was.

Once upon a time, San Diego was poised to conquer its supposed inferiority complex (thanks, L.A.) via an explosive music ...

Ride the party bus to FYF Fest

Take a joy ride from Tijuana to Los Angeles with All My Friends.

The folks behind Tijuana’s All My Friends Music Festival have teamed up with Goldenvoice to offer a round-trip party bus ...

Habits and Mothers of Gut meet Buddy Banter in the belly of the legendary whale

Tijuana's La Legendaria Ballena has all the fixin's to become your new favorite watering hole.

Yesterday, I posted about Los Angeles outfits Habits and Mothers of Gut touring to San Diego to play The Griffin. ...

Habits and Mothers of Gut join local fringebots at The Griffin

Ex- Halloween Swim Team outfit Habits and Mothers of Gut tour from LA to join Kodiak, Vaginals, and Sound Lupus in Morena.

TOAST Presents invites you to party like you don’t have a real job in the morning this Monday, August 5 ...

The Heart & Trotter: Meet your meat at Alchemy

South Park lounge and restaurant joins Societe Brewing to showcase the farm-to-table flesh of The Heart & Trotter Butchery

A couple years ago, I crashed a party at a home in the hills of Valley Center, where about thirty ...

Taste Baja! in Hillcrest

Whole Foods and 7th Ave Pub host some of Baja's finest food and drink.

Have unpredictable border waits deterred you from crossing south to experience the wines of Valle de Guadalupe, the world-renowned cuisine ...

RA Sushi drops the bomb

Downtown sushi spot debuts bomb cocktail menu, but is it bomb?

Downtown sashimi spot RA Sushi (474 Broadway) recently dropped a new drink menu specializing in – wait for it – ...

Uncon Sci: For Little Good

Liquid Geometry shapes up another mystifying release from Saigon beatmaker

Local weirdbeat label Liquid Geometry just dropped another doozy from Maryland-born producer Uncon Sci. The five-song For Little Good sees ...

A taste of Tijuana: Javier Plascencia progressive meal

Join Turista Libre on a tour of some of Tijuana's most renowned restaus

Chef Javier Plascencia has become synonymous with new Tijuana cuisine by way of landmark restaus such as the rebirthed Hotel ...

Nicky Venus orbits Japanese cherry blossoms and LED everywhere

Republic of Letters drummer Nick Venti debuts solo electro pop project.

Nick Venti of melodic rock outfit Republic of Letters recently debuted his solo-project Nicky Venus. The bulk of the Nicky ...

Suena: Tijuana filmmaker offers look at art, music, and city

Saulo Cisneros presents a feature-length documentary following the sights and sounds of Tijuana.

The guttural rumble of an un-muffled city bus. An electric sunrise crowning mountains beyond dense urban sprawl. The strangely-comforting coalesce ...

Sonex brings traditional Veracruz sounds to the Barrio

Progressive world outfit plays Voz Alta with Afrojazziacs.

Drawing inspiration from the Son Jarocho folk tradition pioneered by Mexican luminaries such as Doña Elena Ramírez, Don Arcadio Hidalgo, ...

The San Diego Lantern Festival celebrates Little Saigon

Recently-inaugurated City Heights neighborhood celebrates Vietnamese heritage.

Last month, a six-block stretch of El Cajon Boulevard (between Euclid and Highland) in City Heights was officially designated “Little ...

Roseville Cozinha unveils summer cocktail menu

Waiter, there's a shrub in my drink.

Roseville Cozinha in Liberty Station is rolling out their summer cocktail menu on Monday, July 15 featuring anachronistic concoctions prepared ...

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