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Suds & Science: Genetic Ancestry Testing Oct 20, 2014 Enjoy a pint and learn about your genetic ancestry from Lynn Jorde (Department of Human Genetics, University of Utah) and Charmaine Royal (Center on Genomics, Race, Identity & Difference, Duke University). 55 other events on Monday, October 20
 
Fall Arts
Epic San Diego Museum of Art exhibition promises a textbook lesson in the evolution of modern works
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Kevin Faulconer’s likely to tack left on sustainability
Film
Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith novel tops our coverage of movies screening around town
News
With few specifics on who they were looking for, officers held the wrong man at gunpoint
Theater
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays

 

 
 
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Tuesday, October 14,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

What songs annoy San Diego bands?

We ask musicians what tunes they 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, October 14,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Bondurant announces investor-funded new album

Plus, Gabriela Sanchez leaves Okapi Sun

By Jeff Terich
Singer / songwriter Rob Bondurant, a touring member of The Silent Comedy, is getting ready to release his first full-length album, Hurricane, which is being self-released on Nov. 11 under the name Bon
Tuesday, October 7,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

The Long and Short of It tear it up on new album

‘Burl’ lives up to its manly name

By Jeff Terich
In a funny bit of fortuitous irony, the release of Burl—the new album by post-hardcore badasses The Long and Short of It—happens to coincide with this year's San Diego Music Awards.
Tuesday, October 7,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

New funk trio Taurus Authority announces first show

Group features drummer Jake Najor, DJ Greyboy and Delmos Wade

By Jeff Terich
There's a new eclectic funk trio in town—two towns, actually. In August, San Diegans Jake Najor (The Styletones, Rebecca Jade and the Cold Fact) and DJ Greyboy (Greyboy All Stars) launched a new project with Long Beach keyboardist Delmos Wade. The trio are calling themselves Taurus Authority.
Tuesday, September 30,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

What’s new on Bandcamp

A roundup of recent digital releases by San Diego artists

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 Bandcamp postings and report on our findings.


Tuesday, September 30,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Low Volts partners with Stone Brewing

Blues rocker soundtracks a new series of beer videos

By Jeff Terich
Dirty-blues-rock guitarist and singer / songwriter Tim Lowman, aka Low Volts, has entered into a new partnership with Stone Brewing Co. Lowman is providing the soundtrack to a series of videos that tell the stories behind Stone's beers.
Tuesday, September 23,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

SDSU professor Michael James Roberts tackles labor and the music business

He’ll discuss his book ‘Tell Tchaikovsky the News’ at D.G. Wills on Sept. 27

By Seth Combs
Musicians should be paid fairly for their work. It's this struggle that's at the center of SDSU professor Michael James Roberts' new book, Tell Tchaikovsky the News: Rock 'n' Roll, the Labor Question and the Musicians Union, 1942-1968.
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
Notes from the Smoking Patio

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
Notes from the Smoking Patio

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. 
 
 
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