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World According To... Parker & the Numberman Apr 18, 2014 A Friday night series where Finest City Improv invites a special guest, or guests, to tell real-life stories that FCI's best improvisers then use to create comedic sketches. This week's special guests are local hip-hop act Parker & the Numberman. 57 other events on Friday, April 18
 
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Wednesday, April 24,2013
Music feature

New Mexico are stuck in San Diego

With a new album out, local indie-rockers hope to hit it big—or, at least, bigger

By Peter Holslin
For too long, New Mexico has been stuck in this local-band lurch. Now, though, they’re hoping to gain more attention on a national scale.
Tuesday, April 23,2013
If I Were U

AraabMuzik, John C. Reilly and more San Diego concerts

Marnie Stern, METZ and Nerf Herder are just some of the bands we’re stoked about this week

By Peter Holslin
Marnie Stern flexes her crazy guitar skills on her new album, The Chronicles of Marnia (amazing title, by the way).
Tuesday, April 23,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Kava Lounge changes ownership

Some changes planned for Little Italy nightclub—plus, Hyena calls it quits

By Peter Holslin
Kava Lounge, the Middletown nightclub known for its organic cocktails, intriguing electronic-music shows and crystal-clear sound system, has changed ownership.
Tuesday, April 23,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

What local musicians are digging

From The Pleasure Seekers to Grimes, here’s the music they can’t get enough of

By Peter Holslin
A semi-regular feature in which we ask folks in the local music scene about the music they're digging. 
Wednesday, April 17,2013
If I Were U

Poliça, Cloud Nothings and more San Diego concerts

The Zeros, A Tribe Called Red and Mamak Khadem are just some of the acts we’re stoked about this week

By Peter Holslin
Even Auto-Tune's detractors might have to admit that it works wonders for Poliça singer Channy Leaneagh.
Tuesday, April 16,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Croce’s set to close later this year

Downtown jazz spot opening new location in Bankers Hill

By Peter Holslin
Opened in 1985, Croce's has long been a key spot for working jazz musicians, who appreciate that Croce pays them with a stable check—rather than a cut of door money—and doesn't put restrictions on what they can play. 
Tuesday, April 16,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Rebecca Jade & The Cold Fact make their debut

New band features Alfred Howard and other soulful players

By Peter Holslin
Alfred Howard doesn't know when to quit. A prolific songwriter and percussionist, he seems to start a new band every six months. At The Void last Thursday, he performed with a new one—a soul super-group called Rebecca Jade & The Cold Fact.
Tuesday, April 16,2013
Music feature

All aboard with Black Bananas

California band is a twisted rock ’n’ roll free-for-all

By Peter Holslin
Fronted by veteran rocker Jennifer Herrema, Black Bananas thrives on a collagist, anything-goes approach. Their 2012 album, Rad Times Xpress IV, is a runaway choo-choo train of butt-rock riffage, electro-funk groove, bruising snarl and bong-hitting humor.
Wednesday, April 10,2013
If I Were U

Nick Cave, Kurt Vile and more San Diego concerts

Rihanna, Mudhoney and The Evens are just some of the acts we’re jazzed about this week

By Peter Holslin
Thanks to Coachella, several rad acts have set up shows tonight, including brooding Aussie Nick Cave. Critics have been heaping praise on Cave's tense, atmospheric new album, Push the Sky Away.
Wednesday, April 10,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

After 13 years, i*wish*i regroups

Obscure local band celebrates the release of a new album

By Peter Holslin
The rocking emo quartet will celebrate the release of a new album, Convolutions—their first in 16 years—at Soda Bar on Saturday, April 13. 
 
 
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