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Reading of Terror! Apr 25, 2015 An evening of readings from States of Terror Vol. 1 featuring Ryan Bradford, Hanna Tawater, Rachel Taylor, Jim Ruland, Julia Evans, and more. 103 other events on Saturday, April 25
 
Cocktail Tales
Jackson Milgaten incorporates classics and finds from his travels
Seen Local
The second in our series on the artists awarded grants through the Creative Catalyst Fund
Nibbles | Food & drink
MEAT San Diego event with Dona Esthela and Javier Plascencia
North Fork
Popular Carlsbad spot has its own farm
Well, That Was Awkward
Local cat dad indulges feline feelings at San Diego's first kitty coffee shop

 

 
 
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Tuesday, April 21,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

What music bugs 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, April 21,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

aMiniature to play first show in three years

Band schedules one-time reunion show at Kensington Club

By Jeff Terich
AMiniature are getting ready to play their first show in three years. The group's last show together was in 2012, for Live Wire's 20th anniversary, and the first time the band performed since 1997.
Tuesday, April 14,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Gletscher make prog-rock suitable for the masses

Local guitar hero shines on 'Die Einöde'

By Seth Combs
Die Einöde is rounded out by a nice rotating cast of bassists that includes Kenseth Thibideau (Sleeping People, Rumah Sakit), Brad Lee (The Album Leaf, Mr. Tube) and Tool's Paul D'Amour, but there's never any doubt that Concepcion is the star.
Tuesday, April 14,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Shake Before Us plan European tour

Garage rockers cross the pond for 10-date jaunt

By Jeff Terich
Shake Before Us are headed to Europe. The garage-psych band are making a trip across the Atlantic for the first time, and will be playing a 10-date tour—including dates with garage-rock heroes Gories and psychedelic outfit Warlocks.
Tuesday, April 7,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

What’s new on Bandcamp?

A round-up of new San Diego releases now streaming

By Jeff Terich
If you search for albums tagged "San Diego" on Bandcamp, you'll find some interesting stuff. In this semiregular column, we sift through recent postings and report on our findings.
Tuesday, April 7,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Brujos Brewing and Ruines ov Abaddon announce beer collaboration

“Night Hag,” like black metal, is a dark and bitter brew

By Jeff Terich
Tijuana's Brujos Brewing is teaming up with black-metal group Ruines ov Abaddon for a special limited-edition brew called "Night Hag." It's a black IPA (7-percent ABV) that's "dark and bitter," just like the band's intense music.
Tuesday, March 31,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

New bands: April edition

Feed The Ape, Freak Bologna and other bands you’d be a fool to miss

By Jeff Terich
Two weeks ago, we treated our readers to the annual Great Demo Review, which featured reviews of 122 demos from local bands, including eight we called EXTRASPECIALGOOD.
Tuesday, March 31,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Hills Like Elephants prepare new release

'Tell Tales' takes inspiration from post-punk

By Jeff Terich
Hills Like Elephants are preparing to release a new, full-length album called Tell Tales, it'll be out this month, more than a year after the band's Bedroom Colonies EP. 
Tuesday, March 24,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Culture of Collaboration

Death Crisis + Rats Eyes = Death Eyes

By Jeff Terich
A band like Death Eyes wouldn't exist if not for that collaborative spirit. Last year, as two local punk bands—Rats Eyes and Death Crisis—were reaching their end, members of each band came together to form a new entity from the ashes: Death Eyes. 
Tuesday, March 24,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Sleep Lady makes a move

Bandmates/married couple are leaving San Diego

By Jeff Terich
Mike and Kristy Hayden of atmospheric post-metal group Sleep Lady are leaving San Diego. The two musicians, who are also a married couple, are relocating to Chicago in April for both personal and prof
 
 
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