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Pi-hsien Chen Apr 26, 2015 The world-renowned pianist will perform works by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and new compositions by Taiwanese composers Tzyy-Sheng Lee, Tsung-Hsien Yang and Ying-Ting Lin. 78 other events on Sunday, April 26
 
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The second in our series on the artists awarded grants through the Creative Catalyst Fund
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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
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One size does not fit all during San Diego brew fest season

 

 
 
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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. 
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).
 
 
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