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HauntFest on Main Oct 24, 2014 The third annual, family friendly event in Downtown El Cajon features two stages of live music, a carnival rides and games area, a Kidz Zone with outdoor movies, magic shows, pumpkin patches and more. 70 other events on Friday, October 24
 
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Tuesday, October 21,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

10 19 The Numberman trips out on new release

Cassette-only ‘The Natalie Rose EP’ brings the funk and the fuzz

By Jeff Terich
Half of hip-hop duo Parker and the Numberman, 10 19 carves out an interesting path on this brief but compelling release.
Tuesday, October 21,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Point Music Film Festival to showcase music docs and live bands

Genre-focused event will take place in November

By Jeff Terich
San Diego has its share of music festivals and film festivals, but November marks the launch of the Point Music Film Festival, which bills itself as San Diego’s first music-only film festival. 
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
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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.
 
 
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