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Turkey Calling Show Nov 26, 2014 This show is presented like an old-time live radio broadcast with performances by The Teeny-Tiny Pit Orchestra and hosted by sound effects expert Scott Paulson.  46 other events on Wednesday, November 26
 
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Tuesday, November 25,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

7 great San Diego cover songs

Local takes on tunes by Radiohead, The Velvet Underground, The Misfits and others

By Jeff Terich
This week is a time to give thanks, and right now I’m feeling particularly thankful for all the great cover songs our city has produced. 
Tuesday, November 25,2014
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Brick by Brick launches a new metal DJ night

Metal Mondays kicks off in December

By Jeff Terich
Since reopening earlier this year, the Morena venue Brick by Brick has consistently been booking a lot of high-profile hard-rock and metal bands, but on Dec. 1, it’ll launch a weekly event specifically for metalheads: Metal Mondays.
Tuesday, November 18,2014
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7 great quotes from Al Howard's book

A sampling of ‘An Autobiography of No One’

By Jeff Terich
Al Howard recently released a new book of lyrics and stories, An Autobiography of No One, and it’s full of some gold-medal zingers (and more earnest, serious parts, of course).
Tuesday, November 18,2014
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Members of El Monte Slim form new band

Ypsitucky will play a debut show this month

By Jeff Terich
Country / folk group El Monte Slim are on hiatus right now, but while that band has taken a break, three of its members have started up a new outfit called Ypsitucky. 
Tuesday, November 11,2014
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Hideout make a deceptively big sound on debut

‘Rookie’ is much more expansive than sum of its parts

By Jeff Terich
Cory Stier is a man with his hand in quite a few different projects. When he’s not playing drums in San Diego’s Mrs. Magician or New York’s Cults, he’s booking talent at Soda Bar.
Tuesday, November 11,2014
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Hanging from the Rafters leave San Diego

Electro / rock trio is relocating to New York City

By Jeff Terich
Another band has pulled up stakes and left San Diego. Hanging from the Rafters have announced, via Facebook, a relocation to New York City after spending three years performing in California.
Tuesday, November 4,2014
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Barbarian expand sound on new album

‘Night Blooms’ is an immersive sensory experience

By Jeff Terich
Many of the songs on Night Blooms find Barbarian heading in an even more accessible and pop-friendly direction, be it through the grooves and saxophone riffs of "Pheromoans" or the disco beats and clavinet on "Phantom Vibrations."
Tuesday, November 4,2014
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Ed Ghost Tucker announce debut EP

‘Channels’ to be released at the end of the month

By Jeff Terich
After performing together for two years, Ed Ghost Tucker are finally getting ready to release their debut EP. The six-track Channels is due out at the end of November and features cover art by Austin-based graphic designer Brian Gossett.
Tuesday, October 28,2014
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A San Diego guide to live music on Halloween

Spooky and fun options for Oct. 31 shows

By Jeff Terich
I'm always up for a festive live show on Halloween, and there are several seasonal treats taking place throughout the city.
Tuesday, October 28,2014
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Author & Punisher recording new album with Phil Anselmo

Tristan Shone says new songs are heavier and faster

By Jeff Terich
Tristan Shone, aka Author & Punisher, is getting ready to record a new album with producer Phil Anselmo, frontman for The Illegals and former vocalist for legendary groove-metal band Pantera.
 
 
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