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Literary Arts Festival Apr 27, 2015 This 19th annual fest features a diverse range of readings, workshops, signings, panel discussions and more from established and respected authors from around the country. From Monday, April 27 to Thursday, April 30. 60 other events on Monday, April 27
 
Seen Local
The second in our series on the artists awarded grants through the Creative Catalyst Fund
Nibbles | Food & drink
MEAT San Diego event with Dona Esthela and Javier Plascencia
Well, That Was Awkward
Local cat dad indulges feline feelings at San Diego's first kitty coffee shop
Notes from the Smoking Patio
A round-up of new San Diego releases now streaming
Film
New indie starring Rinko Kikuchi leads our rundown of movies screening around town

 

 
 
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Tuesday, May 28,2013
If I Were U

Captured! By Robots, Miss Erika Davies and more San Diego concerts

Chvrches, Trixie Whitley and Snail are just some of the acts we’re jazzed about this week

By Peter Holslin
If you've ever wanted to see a kooky rocker perform onstage with a cast of robots that look like extras from an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000, well, with Captured! By Robots, your dream will come true.
Tuesday, May 28,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Grand Tarantula vs. The Tarantulas

Indie-rockers come up against Arizona surf outfit in trademark faceoff

By Peter Holslin
Indie-rockers Grand Tarantula are considering a name change after having a run-in with an obscure Arizona surf-rock band called The Tarantulas who are on a crusade against musical groups in the United States that have "Tarantula" in their name.
Tuesday, May 28,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

There's money to be made in the DJ booth

Sleeping Giant Music celebrates its ninth anniversary

By Peter Holslin
With record sales slumping and many bands struggling, being an indie-rocker isn't exactly the most lucrative career. But being a DJ? Now we're talking!
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.
 
 
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