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Noir at the Bar Mar 29, 2015 An evening of noir-ish readings featuring Thomas Perry, Jo Perry, Tim Hallinan, Naomi Hirahara, Jim Ruland and Maria Alexander. Author's books will be available for purchase and signing. 65 other events on Sunday, March 29
 
Concerts
Bands coming to town and just-announced shows
News
Bill would require City Council approval of city-funded nonprofit's decisions
Seen Local
Organizers of the Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon in San Diego have a lot of work to do
Film
Abderrahmane Sissako’s Oscar-nominated film tops our coverage of movies screening around town
Arts & Culture feature
Rising stars of San Diego's architect-as-developer movement mind the little details

 

 
 
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Tuesday, January 15,2013
Retro Issue

Stephen Rey is working-class cool

San Diego rocker is a badass with a heart of gold

By Peter Holslin
Stephen Rey's house looks like something out of a Wild West movie. Fronted by a bulky wooden gate, it's 102 years old and designed like an old saloon, with sun-bleached blue paint on the exterior and hand-crafted woodwork inside. 
Wednesday, January 9,2013
If I Were U

Steve Earle, Han Bennink and more San Diego concerts

Gregg Allman, Camp Lo and Mister Lies are just some of the shows we’re stoked about this week

The alt-coun-try icon himself is still kickin’, putting on stellar live shows with the help of a ridiculously good backing band.
Wednesday, January 9,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Anthology closure has concert organizers reeling

What does the end of the jazz venue, as well as 4th & B, mean for San Diego?

By Peter Holslin
As concert venues, 4th & B and Anthology couldn’t have been more different. The former was a bulky space that regularly brought in hip-hop, indie-rock and pop acts—as well as the occasional dwarf-wrestling competition. 
Monday, January 7,2013
Music feature

Wild Wild Wets will be your trip advisors

San Diego psych-rockers want people to party

By Peter Holslin
You don’t have to be on drugs to enjoy the music of Wild Wild Wets. But it helps.
Wednesday, January 2,2013
If I Were U

Schitzophonics, Homeless Sexuals and more San Diego concerts

Ruines ov Abaddon, Interrobang and Uncle Joe’s Big Ol’ Driver are just some of the bands we’re jazzed about this week

By Peter Holslin
What Schitzophonics lack in hit songs they more than make up for with high-endurance zaniness.
Wednesday, January 2,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Hot local sounds for 2013

From Boy King to Psicomagia, here are some artists to watch

By Peter Holslin
As we head into 2013, here's a list of local bands and beatmakers that are making things happen. 
Wednesday, January 2,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Scenesters share their New Year's resolutions

What are their hopes and dreams for 2013?

By Peter Holslin
I asked some musicians, label heads and club owners what their resolutions are for 2013. Here's what they said.
Wednesday, December 26,2012
If I Were U

DJ Mustard, Louis XIV and more San Diego concerts

The Donkeys, Zongo Junction and San Pedro el Cortez are just some of the artists we’re jazzed about seeing this week

By Peter Holslin
Not to be mistaken with the French monarch of the same name, local poprockers Louis XIV gained national notoriety (and ill-repute) in the ’00s for their sassy, sexually charged songs.
Wednesday, December 26,2012
Notes from the Smoking Patio

The local cream of the crop

My favorite San Diego albums of the year

By Peter Holslin
I’ve listened to tons of music this year. For weeks, I’ve pained over my top choices. Now, I give you the six—actually, seven—best local albums of 2012. 
Wednesday, December 19,2012
If I Were U

High on Fire, Mondo Generator and more San Diego concerts

El Vez, Japandi and Bootsy Collins are just some of the acts we’re stoked about this week

By Peter Holslin
High on Fire’s 2012 album, De Vermis Mysteriis, tells the story of Liao, the time-traveling twin brother of Jesus Christ.
 
 
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