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The Casbah’s 25th Anniversary Wrap Party Dec 21, 2014 The local music venue celebrates the end of its 25th year with live performances from The Burning of Rome, Barbarian and Low Volts. The outdoor rock show will also include food trucks and alcoholic beverages 62 other events on Sunday, December 21
 
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How can so many people be wrong about something for so long?
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City takes a slow and careful approach to the public-art gem
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Rosemary Summers succeeded in 2013, and her parents want justice
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Kearny Mesa Chinese place serves the best potstickers and xiao long bao in town

 

 
 
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Tuesday, December 16,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Songs that irritate local musicians

A selection of tracks that San Diego artists can't stand

By Jeff Terich
 This is a recurring feature in which we ask musicians to name a song they never want to hear again.
Tuesday, December 16,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

UCSD opts against renewing Porter’s Pub lease

Venue is faced with closure in May

By Jeff Terich
Another venue on the UCSD campus is facing closure in 2015. Six months after voting to close The Che Café, the student-run University Centers Advisory Board (UCAB) has opted not to renew the lease fo
Tuesday, December 9,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

What’s new on Bandcamp?

Five new digital releases from 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, December 9,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Hideout to make their live debut

Bicoastal duo expand to a four-piece for their first show

By Jeff Terich
Hideout, the duo of Gabriel Rodriguez and Cory Stier, will make their live debut on Dec. 27 at Soda Bar, nearly two months after the release of their first album, Rookie.
Wednesday, December 3,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Don Forla channels Beefheart on his new album

Singer / songwriter has a weird and scruffy sound

By Jeff Terich
It’s not like San Diego hasn’t produced its share of musical weirdos, like singer / songwriter Don Forla, whose new album, Off the Job, is an embarrassment of lo-fi riches.
Wednesday, December 3,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Pony Death Ride announce holiday tour

Musical-comedy duo to embark on a six-city trek

By Jeff Terich
Musical-comedy duo Pony Death Ride are celebrating Christmas this year by embarking on a West Coast, holiday-themed tour.
Tuesday, November 25,2014
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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
Notes from the Smoking Patio

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
Notes from the Smoking Patio

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
Notes from the Smoking Patio

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. 
 
 
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