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Distinguished Speaker Series: Barry Edelstein Jan 28, 2015 The theatre director, author and educator will discuss his upcoming directorial effort at The Old Globe, The Twenty-Seventh Man. 59 other events on Wednesday, January 28
 
Spin Cycle
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Our weekly Red List round-up
The World Fare
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Film
MLK biopic starring David Oyelowo tops our coverage of movies screening around town

 

 
 
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Wednesday, May 22,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

New compilation gives a fresh take on bad music

Plus, details are announced for San Diego Music Thing

By Peter Holslin
As you might’ve seen with his recent alternate-universe Coachella poster, Sledding With Tigers frontman Dan Faughnder has a special talent for Internet gags.
Wednesday, May 22,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Retox polish up on ‘YPLL’

Second album finds punk shredders sharper but just as angry

By Peter Holslin
When Retox charged onto the scene in late 2011 with their debut album, Ugly Animals, the time was ripe for a brutal punk awakening.
Tuesday, May 21,2013
If I Were U

Mikal Cronin, Mobb Deep and more San Diego concerts

Twin Shadow, Joyce Manor and Black Pus are just some of the bands we’re jazzed about this week

By Peter Holslin
There's something incredibly sweet and earnest about Mikal Cronin's acoustic-tinged power-pop. On his new album, MCII, he chases his open-hearted lyrics down with big, satisfying riffs.
Monday, May 20,2013
Music feature

Amigo the Devil: murder man

San Diego folkie sings about serial killers—and dabbles in cannibalism

By Peter Holslin
San Diegan Daniel Kiranos, the 25-year-old murder-folk songwriter who performs under the name Amigo the Devil, is fascinated by serial killers.
Tuesday, May 14,2013
If I Were U

Ariel Pink, Janka Nabay and more San Diego concerts

Hanni El Khatib, Damien Jurado and The Presidents of the U.S.A. are just some of the acts we’re jazzed about this week

By Peter Holslin
A notorious wild card, Ariel Pink is just as adept at pulling off warped sonic shenanigans as sublime songwriting feats. 
Tuesday, May 14,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

‘Sleepwalking’ is looking for a new home

Low-rider-oldies night canceled at Whistle Stop Bar

By Peter Holslin
Sleepwalking, the monthly low-rider-oldies club night at Whistle Stop Bar, is looking for a new home.
Tuesday, May 14,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

What’s new on Bandcamp

A glance at some good San Diego stuff on the music-listening platform

By Peter Holslin
If you run a search for albums tagged "San Diego" on Bandcamp, you'll find some interesting stuff. In this semi-regular column, we sift through the recent Bandcamp postings and report on our findings.
Wednesday, May 8,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

L.A. nightclub owner taking over 4th & B

Avalon Hollywood’s John Lyons is opening a new club Downtown

By Peter Holslin
It looks like San Diego will soon have its own branch of the nationally renowned Los Angeles mega-club Avalon Hollywood.
Wednesday, May 8,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Inspired & The Sleep are full of ideas

Indie-pop project’s new ‘Teenager.’ is as cute as it is complex

By Peter Holslin
Usually, all you need is one good idea to write a song. But some musicians are full of ideas. And Max Greenhalgh, the main guy behind the promising indie-pop band / solo project Inspired & The Sleep, seems to have more good ideas than he knows what to do with.
Tuesday, May 7,2013
Summer guide

Bikes & Beyond is chilling me softly

A day at a cool bicycle-rental shop in Coronado

By Peter Holslin
Bikes & Beyond is more special than you might think. For the employees, it offers a glimpse into the strange workings of humankind.
 
 
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