Barnaby Monk

Barnaby Monk is a Reader contributor. See staff page for published articles.

The Case for Bass and How Japandroids Would Totally Be Better If They Had One

Whilst sitting here listening to the new Japandroids album, Celebration Rock, all I can think about is what I always ...

Black Lips rock too hard for Hard Rock Hotel

Last night’s Black Lips show definitely erased the “hard” and “rock” from the Hard Rock Hotel. Three songs into the ...

Allez Allez say Night Marchers

Swami John Reis and the Night Marchers sat on this set for more than two years. Reis posts that it’s because he wanted each vinyl pressing hand-stamped. The only living human who does this, apparently, ...

Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience

“Timbalake” is back! From the opening seconds of “Pusher Love Girl,” you can sense a new brand of swag. Luscious strings, sick beats, filthy vocals. It’s 9:23 a.m. and “Don’t Hold the Wall” is grooving ...

Major League Soccer eyeing San Diego market

But Sockers are not involved in talks

According to the Associated Press, Major League Soccer aims to have 24 teams by 2020 and is talking to San Diego. "There have been some discussions in Southern California, in San Diego," commissioner Don Garber ...

Wasted Years, by OFF!

The second official LP by the blessedly angry OFF! is a hell of a ride. The group is taking the foot off the gas every once in a while, and the newfound dynamics pay dividends. ...

Don Bauder Jan. 19, 2015 @ 12:35 p.m.

Ponzi: This is classic. Look how the word "expansion" is spelled. No wonder that more than twice as many poll respondents say public money should be spent on a Chargers stadium than on education. Best, Don Bauder


Rebel rebel

Patti Smith rocks the house (and one young soul) at Balboa Theatre

January 31 was a Saturday night to remember for anyone who had the opportunity to attend Patti Smith’s concert at the Balboa Theatre downtown. Smith shined throughout this special night with an inspired and inspiring ...

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