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How did San Diego go from two dozen drive-in theaters to only two?

Hint: The murder of a future SD Mayor's brother had a lot to do with it

The Reader's Don Bauder has an excellent new story about former San Diego Mayor Maureen O'Connor's recent legal tribulations: "Mayor ...

Williams and Pope, aka Wavves, lean on demons to battle fear of heights

New full-length Afraid of Heights due March 26, single available now

A new single, “Demon to Lean On,” off the upcoming Wavves full-length Afraid of Heights — recorded with producer John ...

Sea Chanteys with famous former neighbors Tom Waits, Frank Zappa

Waits/Keith Richards jam and Zappa track on Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/feb/03/39496/ The Tom Waits and Keith Richards jam “Shenandoah,” off the upcoming compilation Son of Rogues Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea ...

Either/Or - Sounds Like San Diego or Roni Lee & Jennifer Batten?

Local-centric legends at the Museum, or local chick rocker w/Michael Jackson's guitarist?

Two different events to consider tonight: Sounds Like San Diego at the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad is a ...

Savannah Philyaw "ready to jump into the pool" Feb. 1 w/ Normal Heights concert

Young singer/songwriter's debut EP sports local all-star lineup (Cantrell, Berkley, Hart, Caplinger, Moore, etc)

“I don’t actually have a band,” says singer/songwriter Savannah Philyaw. “I’m occasionally accompanied by friends of mine; violinists, drummers, guitarists, ...

"Lost" 1968 Andy Warhol film San Diego Surf to screen in La Jolla

West coast premier March 16 at Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/jan/28/39108/ ­Andy Warhol filmed San Diego Surf on the shores of La Jolla in May 1968, though it was only ...

Pachyderm prog rock courtesy of Elephants of Scotland

Rush-loving quartet drops impressive debut full-length

So you think you’d like Rush more, if only that singer didn’t keep whipping out his “chipmunk in a blender” ...

Tonight's turf in Del Mar will be blue(grass)

Claire Lynch Band playing Del Mar Powerhouse

Two-time International Bluegrass Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year Claire Lynch has become a creative force in acoustic music ...

Michael Tiernan & Lee Coulter still ducking “real jobs”

Diatonic duo dishes on pimped-out Hollywood hotel rooms and loving their ladies

Lee Coulter is about to embark on a 55-city tour, but locals can catch him tonight with his frequent brother-from-another-mother ...

Yes playing Temecula March 8 with local tribute band frontman at the mic

3 complete albums to be performed:The Yes Album, Close to the Edge, Going For the One

In summer 2012, singer Jon Davison of mostly-local Yes tribute band Roundabout was tapped by the actual Yes, to tour ...

New name: Chula Vista Cricket/Coors Amphitheatre riding the Sleep Train

Another name change for the 20,000 seat concert venue

Mattress sellers Sleep Train have closed a deal with Live Nation to rename Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre (formerly Coors Amphitheatre) the ...

Hargo trading SoCal turf for Indian surf after Jan. 18 Normal Heights show

Retro-world rocker promises to post "Turban-cam" reports for Reader readers

"I kept it mellow during the holidays, kind of recharging my batteries for what is sure to be the busiest ...

Simeon Flick logging "10,000 hours towards mastery in isolation"

Obsessively DIY singer/songwriter swears "I will never subject you to a Kickstarter campaign"

"When I first arrived in San Diego almost twelve years ago, I could only record and put out demos on ...

Get well soon, Jeffrey Joe! Mira Mesa troubador hospitalized

"He's awake and alert but breathing tubes are still in," according to friends.

Mira Mesa blues singer/guitarist Jeffrey Joe Morin is in the hospital, "mending from some heart complications" according to his Facebook ...

Floydian flying pig will land in Ocean Beach on Jan. 18

Pink Floyd Experience to debut new national stage show at Winstons

"There will be no other west coast appearances, so this is a Winstons exclusive" says Tom Quinn of the Pink ...

RIP Patti Page: Famous former neighbor dies at Encinitas nursing home

“Tennessee Waltz,” “Old Cape Cod” and “How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?” singer was 85

RIP San Diego music legend Patti Page, known for hits like “Tennessee Waltz,” “Old Cape Cod,” and “How Much Is ...

Does this mean Satan is now booking Linda Vista's Brick by Brick?

Dark metal band Daemos playing Feb. 2 w/Dumest Animals, On Decent, and Mojave Green

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/28/37571/ Daemos plays hardcore dark metal loud and aggressive enough to make Metallica cover its ears. The group has been ...

"I stayed in hiding for 25 years" says songwriter PF Sloan

AMSD hosting Sloan and Creed Bratton (Grass Roots) in Normal Heights Jan. 12

“I stayed in hiding for twenty-five years because people threatened to kill me,” says PF Sloan, songwriter behind '60s hits ...

Putting the "X" back in Xmas - a brief history of San Diego porn theaters

Plus what killed the Gaslamp's peep show empires, and why they deserved to die

Modern day porn movies are notorious for their ridiculous and idiotic titles. Looking at a porn star's list of film ...

North Park bar has had enough Beatles, going gay for Morrissey

Bar Pink hosting Pony Death Ride's release party for Not a Foal, Not Yet a Horse Jan. 15

"We had no idea that this year is the 50th anniversary of Beatlemania, but we're really lucky it turned out ...

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