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Tuesday, June 30,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

What music irks local musicians?

We ask bands what songs they never want to hear again

By Jeff Terich
This is a recurring feature in which we ask musicians to name a song they never want to hear again.
Tuesday, June 30,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Sacri Monti signs to Tee Pee

Self-titled album due later this month

By Jeff Terich
Sacri Monti has signed to Tee Pee Records. The psychedelic rock outfit, who previously released a four-song EP on cassette via Under the Gun Records, are joining their peers in Earthless and Joy, who have also released albums via New York-based Tee Pee.
Tuesday, June 23,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Author & Punisher expands on new album

'Melk en Honing' is his best record yet

By Jeff Terich
Since his debut album Drone Machines in 2010, Tristan Shone—better known as industrial-metal artist Author & Punisher—has been a bit of an anomaly.
Tuesday, June 23,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Amerikan Bear preparing release of debut album

Self-titled record out on vinyl this summer

By Jeff Terich
Amerikan Bear is getting ready to release their debut album. The Vista-based psychedelic rock band has previously released a handful of singles and EPs, but their self-titled release marks their first proper full-length. 
Tuesday, June 16,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Bit Maps make blissful cyborg pop on new album

'On-Demand Living' is lush, emotional

By Jeff Terich
Immersed in a more heavily electronic style of music, On-Demand Living begins with an almost intro-like track titled “Cartridge Insert,” which balances warm post-rock sounds with 8-bit chiptune effects and Andrews’ robotic narration.
Tuesday, June 16,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Dustin Lothspeich new talent buyer at The Merrow

Local musician takes the reins from outgoing promoter

By Jeff Terich
Dustin Lothspeich is the new talent buyer for The Merrow. Lothspeich, a musician who performs in Old Tiger, Diamond Lakes and Boy King, took the reins from outgoing promoter Joe Rinaldi last month.
Tuesday, June 9,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

What’s new on Bandcamp?

A roundup of digital releases by local artists

By Jeff Terich
If you search for albums tagged "San Diego" on Bandcamp, you'll find some interesting stuff. In this semi-regular report, we sift through recent postings and relay our findings.
Tuesday, June 9,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Lucy’s Fur Coat announce first shows in seven years

Local alternative band reuniting at The Casbah

By Jeff Terich
Lucy's Fur Coat has announced their first shows in seven years. On Friday, July 31, and Saturday, Aug. 1, the '90s-era alternative rock band will perform at The Casbah. The group last performed together in 2008.
Tuesday, June 2,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Ultragash makes a beautiful mess on new album

'Is This Love or Confusion?' is chaotic fun

By Jeff Terich
UltragashIs This Love or Confusion? (Self-released)The first song on Ultragash's Is This Love or Confusion? is titled "Space Oddity." And yes, it is indeed a cover of the famous David Bowie ballad
Tuesday, June 2,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Make Music San Diego launches in Balboa Park

Inaugural event taking place on June 21

By Jeff Terich
A local offshoot of the international Make Music Day (which takes place in 700 cities worldwide), Make Music San Diego will hold its inaugural festival on June 21 in Balboa Park.
 
 
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