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Road dogs: stories from Counterpoint Culture's summer tour

"At this point, I realized that we were really in a strange crowd. I mean, I can barely describe how strange it was."

Counterpoint Culture is a four-piece beach/alt-rock band from San Diego. They are vocalist Cameron Pappas, Andrew Krause on lead guitar, ...

Go ahead. I'm listening.

New music from North County's Privatized Air Band

Johnny Q launched Privatized Air, a post punk alt rock trio in 2009. Since, they have pretty much put out ...

Ace in La Mesa!

Ex-Kiss rocker spotted getting his antique on in the Village.

"I have a funny story for you," California Rangers drummer Jim Dougherty emails. "I was in La Mesa a couple ...

Capitalizing on music

"We're doing something that has never been done before."

"So I made a music website!" Filip Mandaric of Capital Grey checks in to talk about his latest project which ...

This is a Wasteland: Pierce the Veil's world tour soon to be released on film

"Basically a mix of heavy music with a little Spanish feel.”

Don't stress if you missed Pierce the Veil's last arena gig in San Diego. They have a tour film slated ...

Coming this November: San Diego Indie Acoustic Original Artist Showcase

But the showcase name, says curator Donna Larsen, may be too long

Donna Larsen, a singer/songwriter, explains her long sabbatical from local stages: "Because I was a mom." She still is a ...

Meet the Saxations!

First, Poway. Then the planet.

Wednesday night the Saxations, a quartet of saxophone-playing women consisting of LeiLani Vidal (she's the band's creator and leader and ...

I'm all ears part two

And the hits keep coming:

The view from the Palace Ballroom these days is good. Timothy Joseph emails that a producer of some stature is ...

I'm all ears

New music from the locals

Love is Slow/Remix Christopher Leyva, et al Christopher Leyva raps every possible reference to pop culture in his "Love is ...

Album review: Outside Your Door

IB grindcore-punk-metal trio Hocus is putting the finishing touches on their next CD

There's a digital advance of Outside Your Door, the coming album from IB rockers Hocus in my inbox. Hocus is ...

Still blowing stuff up. Still playing rock and roll.

KGB FM counts 38 years of a public spectacle they call Sky Show

"I sat in my room, and I listened to the music on the radio and I heard the fire works ...

Blue Monday: the return of Lafayette Falquay and Stoney B blues

A pair of locals takes five, and then comes back, but for vastly different reasons

Note: This story originally appeared in the street edition of the SD Reader. It was edited do to the word ...

Time out with Daniel Jackson

San Diego sax legend teams up with Barbara Dennerlein tonight at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion for some organ combo jazz

“What are you doin’ Monday?” Daniel Jackson, the tenor sax man phoned over the weekend to talk about a special ...

Meet the Band: Symbolic

It's Bobby Fernandez, the bass player from Symbolic on the phone, taking a break from band practice at their guitar ...

Bringing Kaos to the Media: Tom Romano Plans His Own Comeback

'Kaos Cut Loose in San Diego' hopes to expand on Kaos Tom's past romance with local rockers

“I’m getting ready to gear back up. I want to do this.” Kaos Kut Loose in San Diego is what ...

Gary Hoey shares his stage and his rig with a teen guitar shredder

"Even in the eigth grade, I blew most everybody away." -- Matt Holmen

Years ago, while interviewing blues guitarist Walter Trout in the minutes before his set at a Street Scene concert, we ...

In search of the high notes

Gigging: a lesson with Saximus, master of all things altissimo

Todd Rewoldt goes by the name of Saximus, on stage. He performs in a cutting edge avant chamber group headquartered ...

For the millionth time: "Wipe Out"

The Surfaris return to Solana Beach

When I was 10 or 11 and in the fifth grade at Henry Clay Elementary near Rolando Park, I got ...

Lightning strikes twice: SD Music TV robbed again

"We are really beyond words at this point."

"Why is San Diego Music TV being targeted again?" Megan Erickson reports that the offices of San Diego Music TV ...

Gavin Hardkiss spins tales of local EDM culture in Cubic Lust

Sex, drugs, and mashups: what a deejay does

This is how Cubic Lust starts: "Wake up in a pool of blood. It's soaked into the sheets of this ...