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Thank You Scientist's lab rock

You could possibly generate earthquakes with this band’s music cranked at high volume. It’s like nothing you’ve ever heard, unless you listen to the Beatles and Kansas and Genesis and the Mars Volta and Frank ...

January 11, 2017
New Zealand in Little Italy, Spain in the Gaslamp

Water. Adam’s Ale. Hobo cocktail. Sky juice. Call it whatever, it’s one of the few things around that’s still actually free. And — hey hey! — today, water made it possible for me to finagle ...

Chargers get an extra 48 hours

The Chargers today (January 11) got a two-day extension to decide whether or not they will move to Los Angeles. The cutoff date was January 15, but owners, meeting in New York, decided that since ...

January 11, 2017
Rob's ride

“I’ve been going out to Otay Lakes to train,” says local jazz bassist and bicycle aficionado Rob Thorsen. “Just riding up and down the trails, getting muddy and testing the limits of my bike.” On ...

January 11, 2017
Definitely hold on to the Tubthumper LP

Hey, Mr. Hipster, dude: As you can see, I have quite a few albums, including a few by the Soft Machine but none from the Tragically Hip. What’s up with that? Or is it down ...

January 11, 2017
Ever-changing gun laws

California’s tight new gun restrictions have created a job opening for a new “social media coordinator” at Poway Weapons and Gear, a range and training center best known for its popular ladies’ nights and a ...

January 11, 2017
In-a-gadda-Sinatra

I first caught Jose Sinatra and the Troy Dante Inferno back at one of those mid-1980s Comic-Cons, doing a raucous lounge act that veered somewhere between Bill Murray and Tom Jones, with a touch of ...

January 11, 2017
Soot on your pants, the price of entry to Oasis Spring

Perennial water, even in the form of a seep, is a rarity in San Diego County in a biological zone generally adapted to drought. Add to this a steep east-west canyon in a north-south mountain ...

January 11, 2017
Modern Me scores a direct hit

Adam Lamah is the frontman for Modern Me, a six-piece indie-rock band from Fallbrook that’s been compared to the 1975. In an attempt to get radio play for Modern Me’s new single, “Waters,” Lamah called ...

Artifacts of the cult

Tension between Death and the woman is as wiry and volatile as the religious tension of the times.

January 11, 2017
Patriots Day, a net cast wide but with little care

Based on Peter Berg’s sprawling Boston Marathon bombing drama Patriots Day, here is what I know about Dzhohkar Tsarnaev, the younger of the two brothers who planted pressure cooker bombs near the marathon’s finish line ...

January 11, 2017
Bell curve

“It was a labor of love, that album,” said flutist Lori Bell, speaking from the second floor of her North Park studio. That album is Brooklyn Dreaming, which has earned a place in the top ...

January 11, 2017
Day-Glo in a sea of black pea coats

Dear Hipster: Please explain why Californians fear bright colors in their clothing. In San Diego; on the trolley; in the long lines crossing the border; everywhere you go, 98 percent of people are wearing drab ...

January 11, 2017
No lunch for Lenny Morris

“Now that my son has grown older, I’m reinserting myself into the local restaurant and bar scene,” says singer-songwriter Lenny Morris, who’s kept a low profile since his 2012 release No Secret. Up until his ...

January 11, 2017
Mid-January gut check

“I feel like that Onion headline,” moaned Patrick. “Man who stopped dieting two weeks ago can already see results.” We were doing so well, and then the holidays came. Exercise time. “Fitness boot camps are ...

January 11, 2017
It's bootie time

It usually happens around this time of year, when the ocean water temperature drops below 60 degrees. Some surfers refuse to wear booties no matter what the water temperature might be, but most surfers are ...

January 11, 2017
Wells Fargo’s wheels are falling off the stagecoach

In early September of 2016, the shocking news broke: thousands of employees of Wells Fargo Bank — generally considered a relatively pure institution — had secretly opened millions of unauthorized deposit and credit card accounts ...

January 11, 2017
No doubt the rent includes electricity

Death of Edward Lucas White author of Lukundoo Not while the stars shine on Lake Ponchartrain Will She forgive — he hears it in all dreams While feeling the howling heads root through his brain ...

January 11, 2017
Costs and dangers of public art

The City of San Diego has picked yet another controversy-prone artist from out of town to create a public work of art, this time for downtown’s forthcoming East Village Park. “I think that public art ...

Lucinda Williams takes Highway 20 to Solana Beach

Sunday 15Grammy-winning, gold-record-selling Americana artist Lucinda Williams is out to tout her 12th studio set, The Ghosts of Highway 20. Paste magazine calls Williams “the patron saint of busted love and broken dreams” and praises ...

January 11, 2017
Schizos and Creeps

Thursday 12San Diego garage wreckers the Schizophonics will headline sets at Belly Up Thursday night. If you’ve yet to catch Mr. and Mrs. Beers’ special brand of soulful blues-rock, you’re missing one of the best ...

January 11, 2017
Letters on the dump, porn, and Spanglish

Like an Outhouse Knocked Over in 100-Degree Sun I’ve lived in this house for 38 years and I know the differences in the smell of the dump. This has happened probably within the last year ...

January 11, 2017

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