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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. 56 other events on Wednesday, April 16
 
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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.
Tuesday, May 7,2013
If I Were U

The Milk Carton Kids, Turquoise Jeep Records and more San Diego concerts

Schoolboy Q, Rotten Sound and oOoOO are just some of the acts we’re jazzed about this week

By Peter Holslin
L.A. duo The Milk Carton Kids play understated folk with tight vocal harmonies and soft, exquisitely executed acoustic guitar parts.
Wednesday, May 1,2013
Music feature

Turquoise Jeep Records are rollin’ hard

Hip-hop group is a YouTube sensation

By Peter Holslin
Celebrated for their innuendo-laden lyrics, infectious hooks and impressive dance moves, the guys in Turquoise Jeep—Humma, Flossy, Pretty Raheem, Slick Mahony, Tummiscratch and Whatchyamacallit—have built a rabid following.
Tuesday, April 30,2013
If I Were U

Prince, Os Mutantes and more San Diego concerts

Killing Joke, Javelin and Paul Collins Beat are just some of the acts we’re jazzed about this week

By Peter Holslin
If you've got $250 burning a hole in your pocket, you'd be wise to spend it on a ticket to this intimate, one-time-only series of shows starring one of pop's most legendary badasses. 
Tuesday, April 30,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

The Dallas Cowboys dig The Burning of Rome

Football team’s bumping the weirdo rockers for every touchdown

By Peter Holslin
With their weird, violent lyrics, rockers The Burning of Rome aren't the kind of band you'd normally expect to hear at a mainstream sporting event. But for months last season, their song "Cowboys & Cut Cigars" blasted through the speakers at Cowboys Stadium.
Tuesday, April 30,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Dirty Sirens get gnarly on debut EP

Rock quartet sounds ferocious, but still radio-friendly

By Peter Holslin
When it comes to rock 'n' roll, San Diegans are easy to please. If your band has rad riffs, bluesy licks and a charismatic singer, you're golden. 
 
 
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