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Video Games Live Jul 24, 2014 Popular game music themes given the full symphonic treatment with synchronized lighting and even some real on-stage game-playing. Concert will feature music from Zelda, Sonic, Metal Gear Solid, BioShock and more. 80 other events on Thursday, July 24
 
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Mayor’s actions so far betray his pitch, but there’s still hope

 

 
 
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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).
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.
 
 
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