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Tuesday, April 15,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Rebecca Jade and the Cold Fact groove on debut record

First album by San Diego supergroup is extra funky

By Jeff Terich
San Diego, like most cities, has a bit of an incestuous music scene. It's been that way since the early '80s at least, and probably says as much about how small the scene is compared with, say, Brooklyn as it does the collaborative nature of the musicians involved.
Tuesday, April 15,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

The Long and Short of It’s Ben Johnson to publish a novel

‘A Shadow Cast in Dust’ is due out later this year

By Jeff Terich
Ben Johnson, a member of Wha? and The Long and Short of It and a rapper under the name Grammatical B, will soon become a published novelist. 
Tuesday, April 8,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

7 must-see bands at Coachella

If you’re heading to the desert, here are your best bets

By Jeff Terich
If you're going to the massive desert festival, then I'd be remiss not to give my recommendations of acts to see—acts, I should add, that won't be heading to San Diego anytime soon.
Tuesday, April 8,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Kill Holiday gets back together

Both lineups of the band will play Soda Bar in May

By Jeff Terich
Kill Holiday are getting back together. More specifically, both lineups of the band—which formed in San Diego in 1994 and broke up in 2000—are getting back together for one double-reunion show at Soda Bar on May 31.
Tuesday, April 1,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Ilya revel in darkness on ‘In Blood’

Band’s first record in eight years makes up for lost time

By Jeff Terich
Ilya's third album In Blood—an album eight years in the making—is indeed dark and pretty damn heavy.
Tuesday, April 1,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Trips to launch a new label, Field Trips

Plus, 91X reveals thelineup for X-Fest

By Jeff Terich
Trips, a band that changed its name from Jesus A.D. last fall, has announced plans to start a record label called Field Trips, a partnership with San Diego-based Bleeding Gold Records.
Tuesday, March 25,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Tunes that annoy San Diego musicians

We ask, “What song do you 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, March 25,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Drew Andrews launches Bit Maps

New band explores themes of technology

By Jeff Terich
Singer / songwriter Drew Andrews, formerly of Via Satellite and The Album Leaf, has launched a new project called Bit Maps
Tuesday, March 18,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Deadphones go dark on their debut

Former Cuckoo Chaos members reconvene with a new sound

By Jeff Terich
When Cuckoo Chaos announced late last year that their time was coming to an end, it seemed like more of a symbolic end than anything. The five musicians in the band would continue performing together, just under a different name: Deadphones.
Tuesday, March 18,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Chinchilla announce reunion shows

Band will perform for the first time since 1996

By Jeff Terich
For the first time in nearly 18 years, long-defunct San Diego indie rockers Chinchilla are playing together again.
 
 
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