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Kinky Boots Sep 23, 2014 Based on the 2005 film of the same name, this musical tells the tale of a young man who saves his father’s dying shoe factory by having it turn out footwear for drag performers. 50 other events on Tuesday, September 23
 
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Tuesday, September 16,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

The Tree Ring’s ‘Ten Rivers’ is so good, it’s awful

‘Awful’ because it’s the band’s last

By Seth Combs
I don't hate The Tree Ring's Ten Rivers for the music it contains; I hate it because it marks the formal end to what's been one of San Diego's most understated, underrated and sonically rich bands.
Tuesday, September 16,2014
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San Diego’s Jason Blackmore makes a documentary

Plans are for ‘Records Collecting Dust’ to hit the festival circuit

By Seth Combs
Records Collecting Dust centers on the vast vinyl collections of big-name indie musicians and features interviews with people like Jello Biafra, Mike Watt and Keith Morris, as well as locals like Justin Pearson, John Reis and Mario Rubalcaba.
Tuesday, September 9,2014
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8 bands to see at San Diego Music Thing

Earth, Retox, Liars and more acts worth checking out

By Jeff Terich
This year's San Diego Music Thing has another solid lineup of local and international bands, and figuring out a plan of action for the weekend will be a little challenging. To guide you in the right direction, however, here's an itinerary of must-see acts, with no overlapping set times. 
Tuesday, September 9,2014
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Ingrid Croce remembers Daniel Jackson

Jazz musician died last week after battle with cancer

By Jeff Terich
San Diego lost one of its musical heroes on Sept. 3, when jazz saxophonist and pianist Daniel Jackson died after a battle with bladder cancer. He was 77. 
Wednesday, September 3,2014
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Space Heat’s debut EP is a dreamy preview

Trips frontman expands sound on solo effort

By Jeff Terich
Happy Birthday is short—just around 12 minutes long, which makes it the perfect length to fit on a 7-inch single. 
Wednesday, September 3,2014
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San Diego music documentary to be released in October

‘It's Gonna Blow’ will screen at the Victory Theater

By Jeff Terich
The documentary It’s Gonna Blow: San Diego’s Music Underground 1986-1996 is finished and ready to be screened. On Thursday, Oct. 9, the film will have its first showing at the Victory Theater in Grant Hill.
Tuesday, August 26,2014
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Desert Suns turn up the fuzz on their debut album

Band is ‘desert rock’ in spirit, if not location

By Jeff Terich
Desert Suns are from San Diego, not the desert, but on first listen to their self-titled debut, you might conclude that they've played a generator party or two in their day.
Tuesday, August 26,2014
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Drive Like Jehu reunite for one show

Band's first performance in 19 years will be at Spreckels Organ Pavilion

By Jeff Terich
For the first time in 19 years, San Diego post-hardcore legends Drive Like Jehu are returning to the stage. On Sunday, Aug. 31, the group will play a free show at Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park.
Tuesday, August 19,2014
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8 best Hot Snakes songs

A brief hits collection of the punk rockers’ greatest

By Jeff Terich
For the first time in a couple years, Hot Snakes will perform live in San Diego. On Sept. 10, the veteran punk-rock outfit will headline a show at The Irenic
Tuesday, August 19,2014
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The Marsupials break up

Noise rockers call it quits after three years

By Jeff Terich
After playing music together for more than three years, noise-rock quartet The Marsupials have broken up.
 
 
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