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Lil' Paul Williams (who made Kensington history in 1983) is STILL ALIVE!

New documentary reminds that the tiny songwriter was a gigantic music AND movie star.

If you were around in the 1970s, and even if you weren't, you probably know Paul Williams. He wrote classic ...

Out with the new, in with the old - Pathology changing members yet again

After over a dozen lineup changes, here's (today's) band roster...

Pathology's former singer Matti Way and former guitarist Tim Tiszczenko are back in the local metal outfit, while latterday members ...

Another musician loses gear in 5th Ave/HOB garage break-in

Roni Lee is the latest local to get ripped off while playing House of Blues

"Leaving the House of Blues tonight," Roni Lee posted on Facebook last night, "car windows broken, band gear, iPad etc ...

27 years ago this week: The Dead Kennedys at the California Theater

On this day in local rock history, the DKs played one of their final shows with Jello Biafra

12-14-85: The Dead Kennedys played one of their final shows with original singer Jello Biafra, at downtown’s California Theater. As ...

RIP Ravi

92 year-old sitar master, Encinitas (by way of India) resident and musical legend was just nominated for a 2013 Grammy Award

Indian musical legend Ravi Shankar has passed away. The 92 year old's album Living Rooms Sessions Part 1 (recorded at ...

Famous former neighbor Jason Robinson tackles ancient Roman and Greek mythology

New album Tiresian Symmetry concerns Tiresias, blind seer said to have lived seven different lifetimes

"Mythology seems related to the kinds of storytelling that we, as jazz musicians, like to do," says former San Diegan ...

32 years ago this weekend - John Lennon's death: Where were YOU??

We asked local and national celebs where they were on the day Lennon died

Along with many vidiots my age, television was the teat that nurtured us all, and I was less weaned than ...

RIP Spirit drummer Ed Cassidy: w/ Spirit in San Diego concert archive

Exclusive Spirit comic strip bio and complete history of local shows w/setlists, photos, more

RIP Ed "Cass" Cassidy - the drummer and co-founder of Spirit died yesterday (Dec. 6) at the age of 89. ...

Eddie Vedder gets Sirius

Limited run Eddie Vedder radio show airing this week, talks up his San Diego days on XM

This week, famous former neighbor Eddie Vedder is hosting a new, limited-run show on SiriusXM's Pearl Jam Radio channel, the ...

Hawaiian Slack Key Christmas concert at AMSD (Dec. 15) almost sold out

Keoki Kahumoku, Herb Ohta Jr. and Chino Montero serving up holiday music of the islands

"Ticket sales have continued to climb -- a lot -- and we're now almost sold out of the upfront seats ...

Out there, man

A Scribe Amidst the Lions dropping "by far the strangest album we've ever made"

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/06/36532/ "This is by far the strangest album we've ever made," says A Scribe Amidst the Lions frontman Kris Towne ...

Roll up for the re-release of Magical Mystery Tour: The TV movie (Dec. 14)

The Beatles 1967 home movie remastered and documented for PBS documentary

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/05/36531/ Waaaaay back in the 1980s, when I got my first home VCR (a technological marvel that seemed like the ...

Live local jazz is going to the dogs on Friday, Dec. 7

Forecast jazz duo playing Humane Society’s annual Holiday Doggie Café concert

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/dec/05/36527/ "For the eighth year in a row, the Forecast Jazz Duo will be playing jazzed up versions of your ...

RIP Reader cover artist and underground comix legend Spain Rodriguez

Legendary illustrator from Zap Comix, Trashman, and locally produced Deepest Dimension Terror Anthology

Just got the news that legendary Zap Comix co-founder Spain Rodriguez has passed away. He and Robert Crumb were among ...

Lost gems of the ‘60s: Gates to Paradise (1968) with Jenny Agutter, Pauline Challoner

Obscure 13th century Christian “Children’s Crusade” as twisted teen road trip to Jerusalem

http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/nov/27/36102/ I’ve long been fascinated by the so-called “Children’s Crusade,” historically described as a peaceful march to Jerusalem launched around ...

Hargo wins a Was - Gimme the Gig winner's TV set airs Dec. 1

Local world rocker wins TV contest, earns recording session with Don Was

“We just won a huge battle of the bands called Gimme the Gig,” says soulful world-rocker Hargo, whose self-named band ...

One Wiccan woman's journey as a Michael Jackson impersonator

Local performer's Woman in the Mirror, A Dancer's Journey at Lyceum Theatre Dec. 1 - 9

I first came across local Michael Jackson impersonator Devra Gregory a few years back, while writing a Reader article about ...

Colin Clyne going Down to the Wood for CD release party Nov. 30

Scottish singer/songwriter back from overseas tour with a new concert EP and DVD footage

"There were no overdubs done on this EP whatsoever, and for that I make no apologies," says Scottish singer/songwriter Colin ...

Flogging Molly going green on the road for the ninth time

The Celtic rock band's 9th Annual Green 17 Tour will be another rolling party bus countdown to St. Patrick’s Day

Flogging Molly will open for ZZ Top at the House of Blues 20th Anniversary party on December 4, at the ...

Switchfoot/Nickel Creek superduo Fiction Family's new album drops 1-29-13

Currently signed to NJ-based Rock Ridge Music, Fiction Family will release their sophomore album Fiction Family Reunion (with distribution via ...

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