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Barnaby Monk

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

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Whilst sitting here listening to the new Japandroids album, Celebration Rock, all I can think about is what I always think about when I listen to this band — why in the world don’t they have a bass player? Celebration ...

Black Lips rock too hard for Hard Rock Hotel

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Last night’s Black Lips show definitely erased the “hard” and “rock” from the Hard Rock Hotel. Three songs into the Lips’ set, security shut down the Hard Rock’s “Soundcheck .007” event at around 11:30 p.m. The audience was ushered outside ...

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, ...

January 24, 2013
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 ...

March 22, 2013
Major League Soccer eyeing San Diego market

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 ...

February 21, 2014
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. ...

April 27, 2014

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

Jan. 19, 2015
Rebel rebel

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 ...

February 13, 2015
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