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Tuesday, July 22,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

A live-music guide to Comic-Con

Grimes, Exodus and more bands are playing special shows

By Jeff Terich
A whole mess of venues will celebrate the arrival of the super-geeks with four days of Comic-Con-themed shows, some of which play up the nerd factor and some of which are only loosely connected.
Tuesday, July 22,2014
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Sleeping People announce first show in two years

Plus, Steve West leaves 91X

By Jeff Terich
After an extended hiatus, long-running math-rock outfit Sleeping People are returning to the stage.
Tuesday, July 15,2014
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Erik Canzona takes a subtle tack on his debut

The Heavy Guilt frontman plays a splendid, dark blues

By Jeff Terich
The Heavy Guilt aren’t The Stooges or The Velvet Underground, but as local bands go, they’ve got more name—and song—recognition than most.
Tuesday, July 15,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Brick by Brick reopening this month

Bay Park venue now owned by members of Wovenwar

By Jeff Terich
Six months after being closed down due to a suspended liquor license, Brick by Brick is reopening this month under new ownership.
Tuesday, July 8,2014
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Adios, Che Café

A farewell to the venue on the eve of its closure

By Jeff Terich
The Che's closure didn't come as a surprise—the 35-year-old all-ages collective battled for two months with UCSD over funding for building repairs and was then evicted by the university.
Tuesday, July 8,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Mrs. Magician is back together

Band plans to record a new album soon

By Jeff Terich
Six months after announcing their breakup, Mrs. Magician are getting back together. 
Tuesday, July 1,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Island Boy blends Caribbean and U.K. sounds

New album is danceable yet gloomy

By Jeff Terich
Richard Hunter-Rivera, the songwriter and performer behind Island Boy, spent more of his childhood traveling than your average American kid.
Tuesday, July 1,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Psych-rockers JOY to release a new album on Tee Pee

Plus, Head Wound City reunites

By Jeff Terich
Psychedelic rockers JOY have announced that their new album, Under the Spell, will be released on Aug. 19 via prominent New York City-based hard-rock and heavy-metal label Tee Pee.
Tuesday, June 24,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

The Midnight Pine haunt and entrance on ‘Buried’

Group’s new album sounds simultaneously classic and modern

By Jeff Terich
Trying to reinvent folk music has never been the goal of The Midnight Pine, at least as far as I know. And yet there's a freshness to their music that eludes some of the slicker, more stylized string pluckers of late.
Tuesday, June 24,2014
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Project Out of Bounds raising funds to replace stolen guitar

Plus, The Che Café plans one final blowout

By Jeff Terich
Project Out of Bounds have launched a crowdfunding campaign to replace a stolen guitar that belonged to frontman Kris Asgharzadeh.
 
 
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