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VAMP: Neighborhood Watch Aug 28, 2014 So Say We All's monthly live storytelling show featuring stories about the Neighborhood Watch, whether its literal tales about the self-appointed protectors of the block, run-ins with wannabe cops or any other take on the theme. 62 other events on Thursday, August 28
 
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Joe Swanberg’s new independent film starring Anna Kendrick leads our rundown of movies screening around town
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Formal complaint against the Probation Department shows how far local juvenile-detention practices are out of the mainstream
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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.
Wednesday, March 13,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

The Shakedown Bar is changing hands

Punk dive will keep its edgy vibe, current owner says—plus, more music news

By Peter Holslin
Sports Arena punk-rock dive The Shakedown Bar is changing owners. Ted Thompson, the bar’s owner, tells CityBeat that he’s selling the venue to North County booking agent Anilee Griffin.
Wednesday, March 13,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

What’s fresh on Bandcamp

Our new column centering on the online music-distribution platform

By Peter Holslin
If you run a search for albums tagged “San Diego” on Bandcamp, you’ll find some interesting stuff. In this new column, we sift through the recent Bandcamp postings and report on our findings.
Wednesday, March 6,2013
Local Music Issue

Aki Kharmicel is a man with a plan

Hip-hop artist is full of brilliant ideas

By Peter Holslin
Aki Kharmicel can’t stop. A local rapper and self-described “beat head,” he keeps his two Akai MPC beat machines on 24/7, and brings them along whenever he travels.
Wednesday, March 6,2013
Local Music Issue

Silly styles for 2013

Some genres to watch out for

By Peter Holslin
It used to be that music snobs would turn up their noses at genres like pop-punk or soft-rock. These days, though, even the most uncool sounds are cool again, as we’ve seen with the rise of sentimental soft-rockers like Bon Iver and M83.
Tuesday, March 5,2013
If I Were U

WHY?, Maserati and more San Diego concerts

Roc Marciano, The Spits and Emerald Rats are just some of the acts we’re stoked about this week

By Peter Holslin

 
 
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