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Michael Perry May 27, 2015 The radio host, songwriter, and bestselling author will sign and discuss The Jesus Cow, a comical novel about a cow whose fur has a pattern that resembles Jesus.  64 other events on Wednesday, May 27
 
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Tuesday, May 26,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Buddy Banter goes shoegaze on new EP

Band takes a big step forward on 'I Am Nothing'

By Jeff Terich
I Am Nothing, their follow-up EP to that raw, rowdy debut, is where Buddy Banter makes that much-needed step up to something more sophisticated.
Tuesday, May 26,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Sledding With Tigers to finally release Space Jam album

Long-promised concept record to drop this summer

By Jeff Terich
Last year, Sledding With Tigers announced that it would release an album about Space Jam if a tweet linking to a petition to save the Che Cafe reached 1,000 retweets.
Tuesday, May 19,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Local musicians weigh in on the Rolling Stones

A San Diegan perspective on the rock ‘n’ roll legends

By Jeff Terich
On May 24, the Rolling Stones will perform at Petco Park. This will no doubt be one of the biggest concerts of the year in San Diego, but it also raises the question of whether a band that's been performing for more than 50 years still has what it takes.
Tuesday, May 19,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Stay Strange launches new matinee series

Strange Sundays debut at Kava Lounge

By Jeff Terich
Sam Lopez, proprietor of cassette label and curated concert series Stay Strange, has announced a new matinee series for the summer. Titled "Strange Sundays," the new concert series launches Sunday, May 24, at Kava Lounge, at 3 p.m. 
Tuesday, May 12,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Southern California festival preview

A look at the music fests happening in the region this summer and fall

By Jeff Terich
Summer is drawing closer, and as the region heats up, more and more music festivals are being announced throughout Southern California.
Tuesday, May 12,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Ben Johnson now part-owner of The Casbah

Musician and bartender assumes new role at club

By Jeff Terich
Musician, published author and longtime bartender Ben Johnson is now a part-owner of The Casbah. Johnson, who began working at The Casbah in the late '90s, says when former co-owner Bob Bennett died earlier this year, it left an opening in the partnership.
Tuesday, May 5,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

The Palace Ballroom goes multimedia on new album

Band pairs cool visuals with guitar-heavy rock tunes

By Jeff Terich
Album sales have been on a steady decline for about a decade now, and the uptick in users of music streaming services like Spotify has all but signaled the end of the physical album as the primary medium for new music.
Tuesday, May 5,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Members of Transfer, Heavy Guilt start new label

The Redwoods Music issuing first album in July

By Jeff Terich
Members of The Heavy Guilt and Transfer have just launched a new record label. Matt Molarius of Transfer, and Al Howard and Josh Rice of The Heavy Guilt just announced the creation of their new imprint, The Redwoods Music.
Tuesday, April 28,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Mystery Cave goes psychedelic spelunking on new EP

'Natural Mind' is another strong step forward for producer

By Jeff Terich
John Christopher Harris II has become a prolific and innovative fixture in the San Diego beatmaker scene over the past five years, and has proven to be reliably compelling as his career progresses.
Tuesday, April 28,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Lei Liang named as Pulitzer Prize for Music finalist

UCSD composer and professor honored for Xiaoxiang

By Jeff Terich
A local composer and UC San Diego professor was shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Lei Liang, composer of Xiaoxiang, a concerto for alto saxophone and orchestra, was named a finalist for the prestigious prize.
 
 
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