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San Diego singer alleges Gene Simmons groping, sparks new war with Ace Frehley

Former Sleazybeats singer puts the kibosh on Kiss reunion

Former Sleazybeats singer puts the kibosh on Kiss reunion

San Diego Symphony: Beethoven Haydn, Sibelius, Mahler, Aucoin told future

But didn't the prelude to Tristan und Isolde?

I had mixed feelings about Matthew Aucoin’s concert at the San Diego Symphony on Friday, January 25. The concert consisted of several short pieces and excerpts from larger pieces. I like that format. It is ...

Le Parfait Paris – beyond Paris

Authenticity doesn't get in the way of creativity

I’d never heard of the croissant and muffin hybrid called a cruffin. It seems to be a response to the cronut craze that had online breakfast pastry fans astir back in 2013. But I suppose ...

San Diego author of Hollow Tin Jingles and Vietnumb shares three poems

With running themes of cold, wind and darkness

Between the Castle and Cannery Row Moving north along the pitted California coastal byway, en route to the westernmost hub of the revolution. Snaking its blustery sheer and terrible beauty, doughty in view of the ...

Record roundup with Avenue Army, Donnis Trio, Matthew Logan Vasquez, Sisster, Roger!, Winterhawk, Gary Wilson and more

Notes from the San Diego band new release bin

70s/80s cult DIY outsider Gary Wilson has enjoyed a renewed career since being discovered working at the local Jolar porn shop and having his eccentric but adventurous back catalogue reissued. Now a hot touring attraction ...

Bedford dreams of Indian food

I don’t miss meat for a second

‘There’s no such spice as curry,” says Wendy. “Curry is a western invention.” Say what? “Curry is a cooked dish using masala, and ‘masala’ means ‘a mix of spices.’ Any mix.” Wendy should know. She’s ...

January 24 Sudoku Contenders

Sheila Brown, Golden Hill, 4. Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 4. Philip Faker, Jamul, 4. Rafael Gaceta, San Diego, 4. Paula Henderson, La Jolla, 4. Susan Hunt Williams, San Diego, 4. Steve Krasner, San Diego, 4. ...

January 24 Crossword Contenders

Mary Arana, Encinitas, 4. Greg Bergeron, Tierrasanta, 4. Jon Christianson, El Cajon, 4. Joseph Ciprian, San Diego, 4. Carol Georges, Poway, 4. Richard Hutchings, Santee, 4. Robert McQuay, San Diego, 4. Ron Meyer, Santee, 4. ...

Party like it’s 1965

Gene Evaro Jr., Driver Era, Turnover, Reptaliens, Mdou Moctar

Rarely has an artist summed up both their sound and philosophy as succinctly as Gene Evaro Jr. does on his album, song, and video for “Like It’s 1965.” Nearly everything he says, does, sings, and ...

Jackie Chan meets the Criterion criteria

When was the last time you saw a shanty town destroyed in the name of an avalanche gag?

Thanksgiving comes early this week at the Ken when a pair of Jackie Chan kung-fu cop comedies hold what appear to be their San Diego premiers. There are no signs of either film being reviewed ...

Number 82 guitarist of all time

Wilco guitarist Nels Cline remembers playing San Diego

Nels Cline, who was listed by Rolling Stone at number 82 in the “Top 100 Guitarists of All Time,” is probably best known to the general public as the lead guitarist of the band Wilco. ...

New time and new appreciation for flutist Holly Hofmann’s Jazz night at The Handlery Hotel

“People come because it’s an intimate listening venue"

“This March, we will have been presenting at the Handlery Hotel for four years,” says flutist Holly Hofmann. “During our first year, you could still get a seat. The venue holds about 75 people. For ...

Turkish for ‘turquoise’

Turkuaz tend to write live and on the fly

“Dirty funk” is how one critic described the Turkuaz package. Some might call them blue-eyed funk, which is not meant as a pejorative statement. Unlike funk’s originators, Turkuaz inherited, rather than politicized a rarefied kind ...

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