Blurt: San Diego Music News

Tom Brosseau’s and Sean Watkins’ Carter Family tribute

New album is the first to introduce the songs of Joe and Janette, the only children of A.P. and Sara Carter

“Of the hundreds of songs the Carters produced, only a small lot of them are performed or even recorded,” says acoustic crooner Tom Brosseau, whose album with Sean Watkins (Nickel Creek), In the Shadow of ...

Wonderfront: Ernie Hahn’s homage to Street Scene

“I think we have a chance to really fundamentally change the festival experience.”

Kaaboo filled a void when it landed in Del Mar in 2015. San Diego once again had a major music festival. This November, the Wonderfront Festival will give San Diego a second music festival — ...

Blueface’s school of “Thotiana”

“I definitely wanted a club hit, strip club hit”

San Diego-based post millenials are hyped that Blueface will perform at SOMA on August 22. Some elders, however, are not. His joint “Thotiana” peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 list in April. ...

INUS: Education with a Power Point presentation

Worlds apart from for-profit institutions

Bobby Bray spent over a decade singing and playing guitar in the Locust —a well-known local hardcore act that, by comparisom, transformed fellow hardcore acts into Wham. The Locust specialized in a calculated lunacy that ...

Sacri Monti’s Spinal Tap moments

Their second long-player, Waiting Room For The Magic Hour, finds them shunting in a few sounds not found in the formula

“Last summer, our tour manager had a sleepwalking problem. One mellow night at a hotel in Milan, Italy he got up while everyone was asleep and took a nap — butt naked — in the ...

Iration and Chali 2na guest on reggae band Hirie’s latest

And other new releases from Carnifex, Pathology, Vokab Kompany, Crimson Moon, and Warish

Carnifex’s seventh studio album World War X, which drops August 2 via Nuclear Blast, will be supported on the Summer Slaughter tour with the Faceless, Rivers of Nihil, Nekrogoblikon, and Brand of Sacrifice. The first ...

Bassist Omar Lopez’s good fortune with the Wailers and the B-Side Players

“The bass is like the foundation — you are the glue between the harmony and the rhythm.”

Local bassist Omar Lopez (Áfrojazziacs, Juice Box) came to San Diego in 2006, to study at San Diego State. He’s originally from Calipatria, down in the Imperial Valley. Lopez just turned 31, and he’s been ...

Saxophonist Robert Dove’s Blind Lady Ale House ally

He’s pumped about his new Thursday night jam session

“I came out here six years ago from Columbus, Ohio because of an ex-girlfriend,” says saxophonist Robert Dove. “But San Diego is one of the world’s best kept secrets, musically, and I fell in love ...

No Comic-Con pass, no problem

See Animaniacs in Concert, Rave of Thrones, Exodus, David Newman, Conan O’Brien and more

You don’t need a Comic-Con pass to enjoy related events around town this week. On Thursday, July 18, Animaniacs in Concert features Rob Paulsen, the voice of Pinky from Pinky and the Brain and Yakko ...

Comic-Con co-founder Barry Alfonso, back in his hometown

His recently published A Voice of the Warm covers the life of Rod McKuen

“When we first came to San Diego, we lived in Golden Hill, then on Florida Street in the University Heights area. From there, we moved to a little bungalow on Eads Avenue in La Jolla. ...

Slightly Stoopid play Germany’s Summerjam Festival before restarting a U.S. tour on July 11

And other news bits from Blink-182, INUS, Jason Scheff, Carnifex, J.D. Boucharde, and Frankie J

Slightly Stoopid’s video for “One More Night” collects vintage footage of the band over the last 20-plus years, from early days with Bradley Nowell (Sublime) through tours with Snoop Dogg, Bob Weir, Sly and Robbie, ...