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ILYA reunites after two-year hiatus

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Post-rock trip-hop outfit returns with new album and lineup.

ILYA will be playing their first live show in over two years on Friday, November 8 at Soda Bar (3615 El Cajon Boulevard, City Heights). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz_IskcBPfc The band - which has garnered comparisons to Portishead, Bjork, Sigur Rós, and Black ...

Horse Lords: Baltimore's microtonal math kraut

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A careful combination of Bo Diddley and La Monte Young check into The Bancroft.

Baltimore’s jewel of the avant garde underground is coming to The Bancroft (9143 Campo Road, Spring Valley) on Saturday, October 18. With their self-titled 2-song LP logging in at just over half-an-hour, Maryland’s Horse Lords features members of minimal African ...

Subsuelo: one night of Latin hips and world groove rhythms

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Celebrated Los Angeles collective shakes ass in City Heights.

The Ole Boombap. You know: that brunette hair flowing eternal. The dress that drapes like a benevolent nightshade in moonlight. Those fingers detailing theoretical lovers. The story-telling eyes and lipstick smile, and – most of all – those hips! Soft ...

Double Duos at Villa Musica

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Vinny Golia teamed with Nathan Hubbard; David Borgo with Jeanette Kangas.

The small group of people behind the San Diego Center for the Arts keep putting on increasingly dynamic shows for the jazz/creative music community -- and while these performances haven't caught on with the public at large as of yet ...

9 Theory: Give Me More

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Gabe Lehner of Inspired Flight drops bootylicious single

Multi-instrumentalist and Encinitas resident Gabe Lehner recently posted the debut video for his solo project 9 Theory. “Give Me More” deviates from the chilled-out indie rock and hip hop jams characteristic of Lehner’s duo Inspired Flight (with turntablist Eric Poline) ...

Live at TSRI: Dave Douglas Quintet

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One of this year's best concerts, for sure.

Dan Atkinson and the folks at Athenaeum Jazz pulled off one the best concerts of 2013 with the Oct. 9 appearance of the Dave Douglas Quintet-- a riveting and perfectly paced concert that rippled with muscular solos and compostional detail. ...

Road dogs: stories from Counterpoint Culture's summer tour

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"At this point, I realized that we were really in a strange crowd. I mean, I can barely describe how strange it was."

Counterpoint Culture is a four-piece beach/alt-rock band from San Diego. They are vocalist Cameron Pappas, Andrew Krause on lead guitar, bassist Dylan Streshly, and Carlson Miller on drums. Recently, the band returned from a grassroots summer tour. They played clubs ...

Moonshake is back from space

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Bouncy tech house and future funky grooves return to San Diego after a year in the void.

It’s been a year and some change since Kadan closed their Czech castle doors up in BeHe to make way for meatball and pop bar Soda and Swine. The closure marked the end to over a decade of drunken afternoon ...

Billy Mintz Quintet at Jazz Live

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Mintz's group blended jazz from the tradition with thoroughly modern music in a dynamic performance.

KSDS Jazz 88 brought in a veteran group of improvisers playing music grounded in the tradition while looking to the future on Oct. 8, when the Billy Mintz Quintet performed at the Saville Theatre for the "Jazz Live" series. The ...

Prayers: From Dog to God - San Diego killwave

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Killwave duo drops new music video

Self-dubbed “occult-wave” outfit Vampire took their last bite in August with the departure of bassist Vikti. In the meantime, frontman Rafael Reyes (Latin Lovers, Baptism of Thieves) continues to invent new genres and make music via solo project Nite Ritual, ...

The Pet Shop Boys "Electric" Tour at Copley Symphony Hall October 8

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British electronic pop duo, the Pet Shop Boys, performed at Copley Symphony Hall on October 8 to a sold out house.

British electronic pop duo, the Pet Shop Boys, performed at Copley Symphony Hall on October 8 to a sold out house. This was the pair’s second time at Symphony Hall, having played there on their last visit to San Diego, ...

Go ahead. I'm listening.

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New music from North County's Privatized Air Band

Johnny Q launched Privatized Air, a post punk alt rock trio in 2009. Since, they have pretty much put out an album each year. The band includes Nicky Vasquez on drums and bassist Laura Smashley. Recently, Mr. Q dropped some ...

Dave Douglas and Vinny Golia top this week in jazz

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The Dave Douglas Quintet hit La Jolla on Oct.9, Vinny Golia joins SD musicians on Oct. 12

As usual, there's a lot of jazz coming up this week, but I want to alert fans of the music to two concerts in particular: Oct. 9- The Dave Douglas Quintet, Athenaeum Jazz at TSRI Unlike so many of the ...

Comic-Con

ComicFest Day 3 Photo Report: Russ Heath, Batton Lash, more

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Mission Valley pop culture party wraps it up

The second annual ComicFest wrapped up on October 6 at the Town and Country Resort Hotel and Convention Center. This year’s 3-day event featured sci-fi author Larry Niven, whose storied career is celebrated at an on-site coffeshop and snack bar, ...

Joshua White debuts new group at Dizzy's

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Following a hit at The Blue Whale in LA, White's band exploded in Pacific Beach.

Piano man Joshua White likes to mix it up, constantly experimenting with groups of different personnel as part of his inexorable quest for growth as a musician. On Oct. 5, White assembled a brand-new group featuring NYC drummer Damion Reid, ...

Liquid Geometry: Galactic Reign tour lands in Tijuana, San Diego

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Local weirdbeat label brings international roster to town for a West Coast trip.

Starting next week, future funky beat collective Liquid Geometry is bringing their worldwide roster stateside for the first ever Galactic Reign West Coast extravaganza. The international coven of cyber-wizards specializes in forward-thinking juke, trap, experimental, no-step, ambient, and psychedelic bass ...

Comic-Con

ComicFest Day 2 Photo Report: Sci-fi fans & Jokerman

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Mission Valley hotel/resort hosting 2nd annual pop culture bash

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/oct/04/54299/ The second annual ComicFest is running through October 6 at the Town and Country Resort Hotel and Convention Center. http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/oct/04/54303/ This year’s 3-day event features sci-fi author Larry Niven, whose storied career is celebrated at an on-site coffeshop and ...

Matt Hall's Tribute to Duke Ellington

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The trombonist gave props to the legend at 98 Bottles.

Young trombone master Matt Hall brought a potent mix of emergent talent and veteran experience into 98 Bottles for his Tribute to Duke Ellington concert on Oct. 4, including pianist Ed Kornhauser, violinist Nora Germain, drummer Brett Sanders and bass ...

Re: Trio + @ 98 Bottles

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Ben Schachter brought long-time East Coast associates in for an exciting show.

98 Bottles was the spot for a rare appearance by saxophonist Ben Schachter's "East Coast" trio with bassist Leon Boykins, drummer Matt Scarano and special guest John Swana on EVI, (Electronic Valve Instrument) Oct. 3. Opening with the Ornettian "For ...

Comic-Con

ComicFest Day 1 Photo Report: Local lights & men in tights

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Second annual gathering at Mission Valley’s Town & Country Resort

http://www.sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2013/oct/04/54299/ The second annual ComicFest is running through October 6 at the Town and Country Resort Hotel and Convention Center. “Some of us Comic-Con founders and other folks who put on the early Comic-Cons joined together to put on a ...

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