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Reading of Terror! Apr 25, 2015 An evening of readings from States of Terror Vol. 1 featuring Ryan Bradford, Hanna Tawater, Rachel Taylor, Jim Ruland, Julia Evans, and more. 103 other events on Saturday, April 25
 
Cocktail Tales
Jackson Milgaten incorporates classics and finds from his travels
Seen Local
The second in our series on the artists awarded grants through the Creative Catalyst Fund
Nibbles | Food & drink
MEAT San Diego event with Dona Esthela and Javier Plascencia
North Fork
Popular Carlsbad spot has its own farm
Well, That Was Awkward
Local cat dad indulges feline feelings at San Diego's first kitty coffee shop

 

 
 
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Tuesday, April 2,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Music fans pay tribute to Paul Williams

Pioneering music writer, 64, died last week

By Peter Holslin
Pop artists, music writers and fans of rock 'n' roll have spent the past week paying tribute to Encinitas resident Paul Williams, a pioneering rock critic who died at age 64 last Wednesday after struggling for years with early-onset dementia.
Tuesday, April 2,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Rocket from the Crypt’s surprise show

Newly reunited rockers put on bruising performance at Bar Pink

By Peter Holslin
It was 7 p.m. on Easter Sunday, and I was just laying down for a nap when I looked at my phone and noticed a tweet from CityBeat staff writer Alex Zaragoza: "At Bar Pink for a super not so secret Rocket from the Crypt show. Are you aware of this shindig @PeterHolslin?"
Wednesday, March 27,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

The Locust reunite for London festival

No other shows planned for bug band—plus, more music news

By Peter Holslin
Fans of The Locust may want to consider booking a trip to the United Kingdom. The sci-fi grind champions recently signed on to perform at I’ll Be Your Mirror, a London music festival curated by Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Grizzly Bear that goes down in early May.
Wednesday, March 27,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Heavy Hawaii get bizarre on ‘Goosebumps’

New album does something new with surf-y sounds

By Peter Holslin
On their new album, Goosebumps, Heavy Hawaii veer more toward sludge than pop.
Tuesday, March 26,2013
If I Were U

Foxygen, Icona Pop and more San Diego concerts

Joey Bada$$, Peelander-Z and Acid Baby Jesus are just some of the acts we're jazzed about

By Peter Holslin
On their new album, We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, Foxygen distill a sweeping range of rock 'n' roll styles into a smart, lush, silky-smooth sound.
Wednesday, March 20,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Local musicians go for glory at SXSW

Joel P West wrote the score for an award-winning film

By Peter Holslin
The filmmaker behind I Am Not a Hipster got big props at South by Southwest’s film festival last week, winning the Grand Jury Prize for best narrative feature for a new film he directed, Short Term 12.
Wednesday, March 20,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Wavves grow up on 'Afraid of Heights'

New album finds them getting deeper and more complex

By Peter Holslin
On Afraid of Heights, Wavves’ fourth album, Williams suggests that he’s not as much of an idiot as one might think.
Wednesday, March 20,2013
Music

For Hills Like Elephants, it’s anything but Swift

Local rockers explore the realm between indie and pop

By Peter Holslin
Hills Like Elephants—Davenport (keyboards, vocals), Armerding (guitar), Gregory Theilmann (synth, guitar), Daniel Gallo (bass), David Tye (drums)—is the type of band that fits comfortably in the space between “indie” and “pop.” 
Tuesday, March 19,2013
If I Were U

Jeff Mangum, Black Lips and more San Diego concerts

Merchandise, Doldrums and Parker & The Numberman are just some of the acts we’re jazzed about this week

By Peter Holslin
For many indie-rock fans, Jeff Mangum needs no introduction: With his odd voice and surreal lyrics, the former Neutral Milk Hotel frontman has penned a number of timeless, bewitching tunes.
Wednesday, March 13,2013
If I Were U

Alicia Keys, Carl Stone and more San Diego concerts

Dengue Fever, re:Trio and Odessa Kane are just some of the acts we’re stoked about this week

By Peter Holslin
Alicia Keys will kill it, no doubt, but make sure to see fast-rising R&B star Miguel. His songs are catchy, innovative and super-duper suave.
 
 
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