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Steve on... Redd Kross guitarist breaks it down

It’s not often that you can chat with a 45-year-old who can relate tales about hanging out with the likes ...

New year, new disses and misses on the concert circuit

San Diego Getting Skipped: January 2013 Edition Every music fan in San Diego is all too familiar with the traditional ...

What about us? The last slaps of 2012

A rundown of artists and bands hitting Los Angeles, but skipping San Diego this month.

Every music fan in San Diego is all too familiar with the traditional skipping of America’s Finest City by some ...

Bands skipping San Diego: November edition

Every music fan in San Diego is all too familiar with the traditional skipping of America’s Finest City by some ...

Skipping San Diego

Every music fan in San Diego is all too familiar with the traditional skipping of America’s Finest City by some ...

Kickstart my art (but the band plays for free)

Amanda Palmer's business model causes quite a "kerfuffle"

In the current Reader, William Crain penned an excellent Of Note which detailed the 1.2 million dollar Kickstarter campaign ex-Dresden ...

Lieutenant Facemelter: Major Air-Shredder

When the Reader spoke with Lieutenant Facemelter a year ago, shortly before the 2011 San Diego Regional U.S. Air Guitar ...

The Case for Bass and How Japandroids Would Totally Be Better If They Had One

Whilst sitting here listening to the new Japandroids album, Celebration Rock, all I can think about is what I always ...

Craig Finn Brought Some Guns to Casbah

Seeing Craig Finn without the backdrop of the Hold Steady was a bit jarring at first. I felt as if ...

Words of Wisdom from Stephen Malkmus

Armed with rookie drummer Jake Morris, Stephen Malkmus and his Jicks returned to the Belly Up in support of their ...

Blitzen Trapper vs. Dawes

When two throwback acts such as Blitzen Trapper and Dawes split a bill at Belly Up, everyone who missed being ...

Lieutenant Facemelter in Training for Air Guitar Championship

I met up with Lieutenant Facemelter and noted San Diego plastic surgeon Dr. Donald Flamenco to talk air guitar and ...