On May 24, the Rolling Stones will perform at Petco Park. This will no doubt be one of the biggest concerts of the year in San Diego, but it also raises the question of whether a band that's been performing for more than 50 years still has what it takes.
Sam Lopez, proprietor of cassette label and curated concert series Stay Strange, has announced a new matinee series for the summer. Titled "Strange Sundays," the new concert series launches Sunday, May 24, at Kava Lounge, at 3 p.m.
Musician, published author and longtime bartender Ben Johnson is now a part-owner of The Casbah. Johnson, who began working at The Casbah in the late '90s, says when former co-owner Bob Bennett died earlier this year, it left an opening in the partnership.
Album sales have been on a steady decline for about a decade now, and the uptick in users of music streaming services like Spotify has all but signaled the end of the physical album as the primary medium for new music.
Members of The Heavy Guilt and Transfer have just launched a new record label. Matt Molarius of Transfer, and Al Howard and Josh Rice of The Heavy Guilt just announced the creation of their new imprint, The Redwoods Music.
A local composer and UC San Diego professor was shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Lei Liang, composer of Xiaoxiang, a concerto for alto saxophone and orchestra, was named a finalist for the prestigious prize.