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OVERFLOW Aug 22, 2014 A selection of new works by Scott Polach which draws on the history of pluviculture, or, attempts to induce rain artificially. Opening includes a collaborative performance piece from Keenan Hartsten entitled, "Very cool, and refreshing?". 85 other events on Friday, August 22
 
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How one case study could potentially transform City Heights
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Former customs agent got more than seven years for smuggling drugs and people into the U.S., but mysterious events are raising questions about the government’s prosecution
Well, That Was Awkward
Spooky hell, urine baptisms and other memories exorcised by the Broadway play
Film
Joe Swanberg’s new independent film starring Anna Kendrick leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Editorial
Formal complaint against the Probation Department shows how far local juvenile-detention practices are out of the mainstream

 

 
 
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Tuesday, August 19,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

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
Notes from the Smoking Patio

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.
Tuesday, August 12,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Songs that irritate local musicians

We ask bands, ‘What song do you never want to hear again?’

By Jeff Terich
A recurring feature in which we ask musicians to name a song they never want to hear again
Tuesday, August 12,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

The Tree Ring announce final show

Chamber-folk group’s releasing new album the same week

By Jeff Terich
The Tree Ring have announced a new album, titled Ten Rivers, that's scheduled for release on Sept. 16. On Sept. 17, the band will play their final live performance—a seated, headlining show at The Irenic.
Tuesday, August 5,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

JOY trip out on their new album

Psych-rockers' latest is big on riffs and fuzz effects

By Jeff Terich
On Under the Spell of JOY—the band's first for Tee Pee Records—the average song length is between six and seven minutes, and each song features some combination of effects-treated vocals, meaty riffs and wild soloing.
Tuesday, August 5,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

AMSD temporarily reopening in Normal Heights

Plus, Sledding with Tigers cancels tour after accident

By Jeff Terich
AMSD Concerts is going to make a brief comeback. U-T San Diego reported in May that the venue / concert series would close after 11 years of hosting live music, but the end hasn't arrived just yet, apparently.
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.
 
 
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