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The day Pee Wee Herman landed me in the hospital

Another celeb encounter gone very, very wrong...

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/may/22/46081/ It was around 1999 when I first heard through mutual acquaintances that Paul Reubens, AKA Pee Wee Herman, liked ...

How I pissed off Gene Roddenberry AND Ed Wood's Vampira....

Two memorably wonky celebrity encounters that didn't go as planned

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/may/21/45954/ Here I am with "Vampira" (real name Maila Nurmi), probably best known for appearing in Ed Wood Jr.'s Plan ...

Skelpin fiddler Patric Petrie dropping Pocket Venus May 31

New CD with Matt Hensley (Flogging Molly) debuting at the Mingei Museum

Patric Petrie's release party for Pocket Venus happens May 31 at the Mingei Museum in Balboa Park. “Pocket Venus refers ...

McCartney concert screenings in Poway, Temecula, Mission Valley, more

Plus "Beatles Do Diego," chronicling the Fab 4's local adventures, together and separately

Someone stole my Wings Over America (1976) triple-album way back when triple-albums were still a "thing," and it's been a ...

"Encinitas Moms (So Hot)" - locals salute moms in songs

Mom-centric music by locals Wag Halen, Fake Booby Judy, Nicky B. Le Grand, more

San Diego's own Wag Halen sent over this salute to "Encinitas Moms (So Hot)," with a music video now viewed ...

As I Lay Dying singer arrested for alleged murder plot

Police allege Tim Lambesis tried to hire someone to kill his wife

As I Lay Dying singer Tim Lambesis was arrested on Tuesday, May 7, for allegedly trying to hire an undercover ...

NWEAMO 2013 — Emotional Circuits, Electric Animals in Hillcrest 4-26 & 27

Affective Neuroscience symposium with live experimental musical performances

According to Affective Neuroscience architect Jaak Panksepp, we are all the same...under the hood, mammals and birds all share the ...

Local publisher creating Kiss rock comics for kids

Kiss Kids by locals Chris Ryall and Tom Waltz to debut in Autumn

Kiss Kids, an upcoming comic book series from local publisher IDW, will be co-created by previous Kiss series writers Chris ...

The Wrong Trousers righteous reunion coming to Normal Heights July 5

Lestat's to host charismatic trio's first performance since 2010

"Yes, it's true, the time has come," says Kelsea Rae Little, whose teen trio the Wrong Trousers will play a ...

RIP Paul Williams, North County rock journalist

Crawdaddy Magazine founder and Dylan biographer passes away

North County writer Paul Williams has passed away after a long illness, at the age of 64. The founder of ...

Prince is coming to downtown's Hard Rock Hotel?!

$250 "standing room only" tix for shows on May 3 and 4

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/mar/22/42432/ Twice now, I've had tix for Prince concerts that ended up being cancelled. The last time, I actually camped ...

Danielle LoPresti battling stage III non-Hodgkins lymphoma cancer.

Her band is "taking a break indefinitely until Danielle is restored back to full health"

"Life wildly turns, and sometimes it wraps around our hunger, to teach from the burn..." - "Run With It," Danielle ...

What do you get when you cross Megadeth with the San Diego Symphony?

I don't know either, but we'll find out on April 12, 2014, at downtown's Copley Symphony Hall

Symphony Interrupted at Copley Symphony Hall will feature San Marcos-based Megadeth guitarist Dave Mustaine doing an as-yet-unspecified collaboration with the ...

Con-Dor science fiction/fantasy convention photo report

San Diego's OTHER comical con happening on Hotel Circle North

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/mar/09/41483/ The annual ConDor science fiction/fantasy convention is happening this weekend at the Town and Country Resort on Hotel Circle ...

A Scribe Amidst the Lions calling it quits

Band breakup just weeks after releasing finale of 3-album trilogy

"After many years of creating some of the best music and memories of our lives, A Scribe Amidst the Lions ...

Rock Out Karaoke ending 4-year residency in Pacific Beach

No more live band karaoke at 710 Beach Club "as the club works on going a new direction"

"This Thursday [March 7], we’ll be celebrating our four-year stay at the 710 Beach Club with a big ol’ freakin’ ...

Gunther's Grass serving up vintage stash on new full-length

Never in the Future that Dawned Earlier On showcases medieval European hurdy-gurdy and the Lao/Northeast Thai mouth organ khaen

Never in the Future that Dawned Earlier On, a new collection of songs from experimental, minimalist art rockers Gunther's Grass, ...

Beggars choose to start a busy year with 2-CD O.B. acid melt

Local Lotushouse label building their high mountain temple with a deluge of discs

"This 2-CD set was recorded over four three day sessions in Ocean Beach, in the Upper Chamber of the High ...

Weiland booted from Stone Temple Pilots (again)

Slipknot and Velvet Revolver aren't saying nice things about him either...

“Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland,” according to a statement issued from the band’s management. ...

RIP early Beatles collaborator Tony Sheridan: His San Diego ties

Backed by the Beatles on their first vinyl appearance and recorded with local troubadour

Tony Sheridan passed away on February 16 at the age of 72. It was Sheridan for whom the Fab Four ...