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Surf’s Up Shopping Event Jul 31, 2014 A surf-inspired evening of food, refreshments and shopping. Check out the pop-up shop by surf lifestyle outfitter Aloha Sunday Supply Co., handmade jewelry by Maru Lopez and other local artists. 70 other events on Thursday, July 31
 
News
San Diego planning director’s uphill battle to create walkable communities
Editorial
Kevin Faulconer should follow Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins’ lead
Arts & Culture feature
A look at the late architect's lasting impacts as his murderer faces 15 years to life
Film
New Roman Polanski flick leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Seen Local
Casa Familiar suffers funding shortfalls and loses two of its three arts-and-culture employees

 

 
 
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Tuesday, July 29,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

What's new on Bandcamp?

A roundup of five new digital San Diego releases

By Jeff Terich
If you search for albums tagged "San Diego" on Bandcamp, you'll find some interesting stuff. In this semi-regular column, we sift through recent postings and report on our findings.
Tuesday, July 29,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Flaggs to release debut album this fall

Indie-rock group expands lineup on ‘God Hates Flaggs’

By Jeff Terich
Indie-rock quartet Flaggs have announced plans to release their first full-length album this fall.
Tuesday, July 22,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

A live-music guide to Comic-Con

Grimes, Exodus and more bands are playing special shows

By Jeff Terich
A whole mess of venues will celebrate the arrival of the super-geeks with four days of Comic-Con-themed shows, some of which play up the nerd factor and some of which are only loosely connected.
Tuesday, July 22,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Sleeping People announce first show in two years

Plus, Steve West leaves 91X

By Jeff Terich
After an extended hiatus, long-running math-rock outfit Sleeping People are returning to the stage.
Tuesday, July 15,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Erik Canzona takes a subtle tack on his debut

The Heavy Guilt frontman plays a splendid, dark blues

By Jeff Terich
The Heavy Guilt aren’t The Stooges or The Velvet Underground, but as local bands go, they’ve got more name—and song—recognition than most.
Tuesday, July 15,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Brick by Brick reopening this month

Bay Park venue now owned by members of Wovenwar

By Jeff Terich
Six months after being closed down due to a suspended liquor license, Brick by Brick is reopening this month under new ownership.
Tuesday, July 8,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Adios, Che Café

A farewell to the venue on the eve of its closure

By Jeff Terich
The Che's closure didn't come as a surprise—the 35-year-old all-ages collective battled for two months with UCSD over funding for building repairs and was then evicted by the university.
Tuesday, July 8,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Mrs. Magician is back together

Band plans to record a new album soon

By Jeff Terich
Six months after announcing their breakup, Mrs. Magician are getting back together. 
Tuesday, July 1,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Island Boy blends Caribbean and U.K. sounds

New album is danceable yet gloomy

By Jeff Terich
Richard Hunter-Rivera, the songwriter and performer behind Island Boy, spent more of his childhood traveling than your average American kid.
Tuesday, July 1,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Psych-rockers JOY to release a new album on Tee Pee

Plus, Head Wound City reunites

By Jeff Terich
Psychedelic rockers JOY have announced that their new album, Under the Spell, will be released on Aug. 19 via prominent New York City-based hard-rock and heavy-metal label Tee Pee.
 
 
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