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Tuesday, August 26,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

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.
Tuesday, August 12,2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
 
 
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