Dave Good

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In San Diego clubs Thursday–Saturday, January 23–25

Thursday 23The Casbah crowd will be celebrating the club’s 25-year run as San Diego’s credible showcase of up-and-coming alternative bands and a must-play stage for many underground and international acts. The Birch North Park Theatre ...

In San Diego clubs Thursday–Saturday, February 6–8

Thursday 6Barcelona band Delorean pulls their stainless-steel dance-rock act into Casbah Thursday night. One of Spain’s most popular underground bands, the quartet “takes cues from their native Balearic beat, Madchester house, techno, and R&B, to ...

In San Diego clubs Thursday–Saturday, February 13–15

Thursday 13Former guitarist of the Gun Club, Cramps, Nick Cave’s Bad Seeds, and one-time president of the Ramones Fan Club, Cali native Kid Congo Powers and his Pink Monkey Birds swing into Casbah Thursday night. ...

In the San Diego music clubs Thursday–Saturday, March 20–22

Thursday 20Texas alt-rock vets the Toadies hop into Belly Up on the 20-year anniversary tour of their commercial breakthrough, the platinum-selling Interscope set Rubberneck. This summer the band’s re-releasing the collection with five more songs ...

The hard open-mic circuit: Cosmos, Java Joe's, Lestat's, Queen Bee's, 710 Beach Club

“Check, check...reality check”

It’s an addiction — no, more like a hobby.

The death of Michelle Von Emster off Sunset Cliffs is adrift in mystery

Naked and alone in the ocean at night

Something you don’t see every day: seagulls standing on the ocean. A 20-year-old surfer named David Corriea would tell this to investigators and reporters later. It was a couple hours ahead of sunset and there ...

Diazepam dandelions

The first thing you notice is the whistling: this sprightly ditty that feels familiar at first, but you can’t put your finger on it. Then he rounds the corner, a willowy, relaxed figure with a ...

In the San Diego music clubs Thursday–Saturday, April 17–19

Thursday 17Like a psychedelic Elvis one minute and Chuck Berry on a blues-punk bender the next, New York City staple Jon Spencer and his Blues Explosion — the irrepressible, irreplaceable rock-rolling backbone Judah Bauer and ...

Atomic Dog, Radioactivity, Over-Gain Optimal Death

...and the 4-1-1 on all kinds of music fun

Thursday 1“Tear the roof off the sucker!” The brassy mothership blasts off at House of Blues Thursday night as far-out bandleader George Clinton and his funky bunch, Parliament Funkadelic, take the downtown stage for a ...

What's new, pussycats?

...all the hip-hopping punk-n-roll you can handle

Thursday 8Trip-hop poet Yoni Wolf of Why? will play Ché Café with his protégé, Serengeti. Wolf had been on tour with his full band through April, but in May stripped down to “rap-only” dates, on ...

Sugar rush with Hellion, Creepy Creeps, and Frankie Rose

...and the best of the rest in San Diego clubs this weekend

Thursday 30Halloween Eve could be a hard sell, unless, I imagine, you’ve got Hellion on the bill. A speed-metal warm-up for the frights to come Friday night, yes? Hellion is an ’80s-minted metal band from ...

Leroy Zeke: The Coolest Band in High School

Reach your peak with Leroy Zeke!! There's a basketball hoop in many of Leroy Zeke's photos and for good reason: ...

Mr. Spaghetti and the Yellow Ranger

...and the best of the rest in San Diego clubs this weekend

Thursday 4San Diego’s Acoustic Alliance will celebrate ten years of plucking your heart strings at Brick by Brick Thursday night. The list of locals showing off their coffee-shop chops is prodigious, so I’ll just mention ...

Life on minimum wage at City Heights Burger King – for family of six

News from the Fight-for-Fifteen front

Minimum wage is not meant to be a living wage.

AlexClarke Dec. 23, 2014 @ 6:19 a.m.

The problem is that we do not appreciate hard work nor do we value it. We talk a lot about low wage jobs not worth anything but we subsidize the very employers who do everything they can to keep from paying a decent wage or providing benefits. We have made public colleges unaffordable and have sold the notion that a college education is the end all be all of employment. We are destroying the middle class and working toward a two class system in which anyone who works by the hour is poor. We send good jobs to third world countries with no regulations or protections. Who cares if factories pollute the air or water or that workers die young? We have fallen into the trap of being the world's police and paying no attention to America first.

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