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Mother Goose Parade Nov 23, 2014 The largest parade in San Diego County featuring more than 100 colorful and exciting parade entries, motorized floats, marching bands and drill units, and, of course, Santa Claus. 61 other events on Sunday, November 23
 
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Wednesday, April 25,2012
Soundwaves

A new album from Ogd_S(11) Translation Has Failed

Experimental group’s music is even more interesting than its name

By Peter Holslin
With its unpredictable forays into funky samba drumming and churchy pipe organ, the varied effort brims with wonderment.
Wednesday, March 14,2012
Soundwaves

Mrs. Magician drop a fantastic debut

Locals are more than just another garage-rock band

By Seth Combs
One could argue that every “garage rock” band throughout history was actually nothing but a wannabe pop band that didn’t have the pipes or   the chops to make something wholly original. They know how to craft a hook, and they can harmonize a little, but they sure as hell ain’t The Rolling Stones.
Wednesday, February 29,2012
Soundwaves

Johaz pops up with ‘The Alina Marin Theory’

Deep Rooted member raps about ladies on new EP

By Quan Vu
Johaz The Alina Marin Theory (self-released) Johaz has been relatively quiet. While fellow Deep Rooted member Mr. Brady has released a bevy of EPs and albums since the group’s last album in
Wednesday, February 15,2012
Soundwaves

Jesse LaMonaca drops a new album

Americana singer-songwriter offers something for everyone

By Seth Combs
The good news about Jesse LaMonaca’s new album is that, while it lacks cohesiveness, the singer-songwriter makes up for it with an enlightened sense of pop songcraft and a voice that the listener just can’t help but believe.
Wednesday, February 15,2012
Soundwaves

Another nutty effort from The Big Thank You

Experimental trio’s new release is solid even without drugs

By Peter Holslin
The Big Thank You Guardian Angel Roadside Chapel: Demos & Retakes (self-released) My copy of Guardian Angel Roadside Chapel came with two curious little pills and a handwritten note instr
Wednesday, February 1,2012
Soundwaves

Room E gets exuberant on ‘Penguin Child’

Instrumental hip-hop producer way more cheerful than his peers

Room E Penguin Child (Brilliant Something) Once you discover that Room E is a skinny Asian dude who produces instrumental hip-hop, you might be tempted to think of that other skinny Asian dude who produces instrumental hip-hop: Nosaj Thing, who sits at the center of L.A.’s thriving beat scene. But the labels —musical and ethnic—are where the similarities end. While Nosaj Thing and his cohorts mine production glitches to conjure new shades of darkness, Room E embraces a lighthearted aesthetic on Penguin Child, his first full-length album.
Wednesday, February 1,2012
Soundwaves

Endoxi drop a new album

Pop-rock album appeals to chicks who love rockers and nobody else

By Seth Combs
One thing that Endoxi does have going for them is the production, which is crisp for a self-released affair.
Wednesday, January 25,2012
Soundwaves

The Howls get rootsy on new album

But they struggle to harness what makes them 'them'

By Peter Holslin
Well, spank that mechanical bull and call me Sally—San Diego is crawling with Americana bands! 
Wednesday, January 25,2012
Soundwaves

Gonjasufi returns with a mini-album

Unmistakably weird singer / rapper dials back sonic experimentalism

By Seth Combs
In many ways, Gonjasufi’s 2010 album A Sufi and a Killer was the most underrated and overrated release of that year. 
Wednesday, January 18,2012
Soundwaves

Christmas Island back with a new 12-inch

Local indie-rock band serves up perfect DIY pop

By Seth Combs
It’s been a while since we last heard from Christmas Island. Back in mid-2009, the indie-rock quartet was often mentioned in the same articles as Crocodiles and Wavves as the next band to emerge from what Rolling Stone dubbed San Diego’s “seedy” lo-fi underground.
 
 
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