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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. 
Wednesday, April 10,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Mrs. Magician frontman gets gear back

Plus, an online prankster hits a local band

By Peter Holslin, Crystal Tellez-Giron
Jacob Turnbloom of Mrs. Magician is one lucky guy. In March, someone swiped all of Turnbloom’s gear and some of the band’s merchandise from his car as it was parked outside his apartment in La Mesa. Last week, he got some of it back.
Tuesday, April 2,2013
If I Were U

Phosphorescent, Mac DeMarco and more San Diego concerts

The Heavy Guilt, The Silent Comedy and Amigo the Devil are just some of the acts we’re stoked about this week

By Peter Holslin
Critics have been going wild over Phosphorescent's new album, Muchacho. Partially dreamed up while main man Matthew Houck was taking refuge in a seaside Mexican community, the album's mix of gorgeous, heartrending country rockers and ballads would make even the rowdiest bar fall quiet.
 
 
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