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The “Bubblegum Doom” of Fox Medicine

The music’s odd, but the band claims a whole aesthetic unto itself

Two-piece glam thrashers Fox Medicine only have one San Diego gig to recall. But they made that one memorable. “San Diego has an impressive music community, and for my tastes, it’s a goldmine of nonconformist, ...

El Cajon’s parrot party

Ain’t no wall going to stop these guys

It is 4:30 on a Thursday afternoon. Sun’s rays climb slowly up the beautiful urban forest of downtown El Cajon’s 30-foot pine trees. I meander down East Main, really because I like to see the ...

Pizza with Louie the Eclectus parrot

The pulse of the neighborhood

The kid stands mesmerized. He watches as Louie picks up his piece of pizza, starts picking off the colorful bits like tomato and cilantro, then crunches at the edges of the crust. Louie’s an Eclectus ...

The Irishman: Small-screen Scorsese

Netflix is to theatrical distribution what Trump is to detente

We begin by giving thanks to the local publicist who was swell enough to arrange a press preview of The Irishman in an auditorium to my liking. (Reading Cinemas Grossmont #5.) That said, it angers ...

Tribute to Billie Holiday

Mad Hat Hucksters, The Rosalyns, Billie Holiday Tribute, Unsteady, Angel Olsen

The San Diego Jazz Fest & Swing Extravaganza runs November 27 through December 1, with multiple stages hosting over two dozen acts, including Dan Levinson, Molly Ryan, John Royen, Katie Cavera, Carl Sonny Leyland, Marty ...

Car accident attorney Eugene G. Bruno on “brake-checking”

Why all the road rage?

Mary C. was in a bit of a hurry. She parked curbside and hurried in. Next morning she came out and found a used Social Security envelope under her driver’s side windshield wiper. Somebody had ...

Swedish Models focus efforts in the studio

“It was like a brotherhood kind of mess.”

Circa 2007, members of Ocean Beach-based rock acts Vinyl Radio and Cape May united to start a new project — the Swedish Models. According to guitarist Andrew Bernhardt, the band was a collection of “thrashy ...