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Soweto Gospel Choir Apr 16, 2014 Singing in English as well as a number of South African languages, the two-time Grammy Award-winning choir fuses traditional African gospel music—complete with occasional clicks and bird songs—with Western songs of celebration. 55 other events on Wednesday, April 16
 
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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.
Wednesday, December 19,2012
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Rocket from the Crypt are back together

John Reis shares details about his band’s reunion

By Peter Holslin
Hold onto your space helmets, Rocketeers: Rocket from the Crypt are getting back together.
Wednesday, December 19,2012
Notes from the Smoking Patio

‘The Christmas Friends’ offers jolly good tunes

Compilation series gives its mastermind new stuff to listen to—and share

By Peter Holslin
Adam Powell doesn’t hate Christmas. In fact, he loves it. A member of indie-folk band Adams and Eves and a volunteer at the University Heights DIY venue The Park Gallery, he gets nostalgic for the holidays and longs for the merriment.
Wednesday, December 12,2012
If I Were U

Public Enemy, Diplo and more San Diego concerts

The Growlers, Trans Am and Justin Townes Earle are just some of the acts we’re stoked about this week

By Peter Holslin
The last time this iconic hip-hop group played in San Diego, the show was a little underwhelming because Chuck D had lost his voice.
Wednesday, December 12,2012
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Cattle Decapitation, Author & Punisher get props from metal mag

And one of them sees a boost in album sales from grisly video

By Peter Holslin
The metal monthly Decibel magazine recently released its annual year-end list, “Top 40 Extreme Albums of 2012,” and two local bands made the cut.
Wednesday, December 12,2012
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Low Volts gets dirty on ‘Oh My Stars’

Tim Lowman sounds like a new man on his new album

By Peter Holslin
When the public first met Tim Lowman’s one-man-band, Low Volts, the local songwriter sounded like one sad son-of-a-bitch.
Wednesday, December 5,2012
If I Were U

Snoop Dogg, Death Grips and more San Diego concerts

O'Death, Monster Rally and White Lung are just some of the bands we’re jazzed about this week

By Peter Holslin
With MC Ride’s savage, raw-throated rhymes and drummer Zach Hill’s lunatic production, Sacramento noise-rap group Death Grips has the wild-eyed, all-or-nothing approach of a terrorist organization. 
Wednesday, December 5,2012
Notes from the Smoking Patio

4th & B cancels upcoming shows

‘We’re not closed,’ co-owner maintains—plus, more music news

By Peter Holslin
What’s going on with 4th & B? On Tuesday, arts group RAW: San Diego announced on Facebook that its “Holiday Rawk” show—slated to be held at the Downtown club on Thursday, Dec. 13—has been canceled “due to the sudden closure of 4th & B.”
 
 
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