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Tuesday, March 24,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Culture of Collaboration

Death Crisis + Rats Eyes = Death Eyes

By Jeff Terich
A band like Death Eyes wouldn't exist if not for that collaborative spirit. Last year, as two local punk bands—Rats Eyes and Death Crisis—were reaching their end, members of each band came together to form a new entity from the ashes: Death Eyes. 
Tuesday, March 24,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Sleep Lady makes a move

Bandmates/married couple are leaving San Diego

By Jeff Terich
Mike and Kristy Hayden of atmospheric post-metal group Sleep Lady are leaving San Diego. The two musicians, who are also a married couple, are relocating to Chicago in April for both personal and prof
Tuesday, March 10,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

San Diego bands at SXSW 2015

Six acts to check out if you’re in Austin

By Jeff Terich
The annual South by Southwest music festival and conference starts up again next week, bringing bands from around the globe to stages across Austin, Texas.
Tuesday, March 10,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Rob Crow to headline benefit show at The Irenic

Bummerfest will raise money for cancer and abuse charities

By Jeff Terich
On May 9, The Irenic will host a benefit concert, dubbed Bummerfest, that will feature performances by 10 bands—mostly local—to raise money for two charities. Jordan Krimston, who plays guitar in
Tuesday, March 3,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Hot Nerds are odd and abrasive on their new album

‘Strategically Placed Bananas’ is a whirlwind 16 minutes

By Jeff Terich
Bands like Hot Nerds are a rarity in 2015. And depending on your tolerance for snotty, hyperactive synth-driven punk, that may or may not be a good thing.
Tuesday, March 3,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Sleaze Fest launches at Til-Two Club

New event showcases local glam and hard-rock bands

By Jeff Terich
El Cajon Boulevard is about to get sleazier. On Saturday, March 7, Til-Two Club will host its first Sleaze Fest, which brings together 10 bands rooted in '70s and '80s punk, heavy metal and glam rock.
Tuesday, February 24,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Kodiak announce their breakup

Hardcore band will play one final show

By Jeff Terich
After four years, the hardcore / sludge-metal group Kodiak is coming to an end. "Thanks if you ever made it to one show," the band said in a statement on Facebook.
Monday, February 23,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

A critical look at the Kaaboo lineup

Festival has potential, but focus seems too narrow

By Jeff Terich
Ever since Street Scene ended its long run in 2009 after declaring bankruptcy, San Diego's had a music festival void just waiting to be filled.
Tuesday, February 17,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Griever make churning yet accessible sludge on debut

‘Our Love is Different’ is a powerful hardcore / metal hybrid

By Jeff Terich
Our Love is Different, the debut album by melodic sludge slingers Griever, has been a long time coming. The group released its debut EP, the brutally badass Inferior, back in 2011.
Tuesday, February 17,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

The Midnight Pine’s song is featured on Bravo’s ‘Girls Guide to Divorce’

Plus, The Styletones call it quits

By Jeff Terich
Viewers of Bravo's Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce got a dose of San Diego music last Tuesday when a song by The Midnight Pine was featured on the show.
 
 
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