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Soweto Gospel Choir Apr 16, 2014 Singing in English as well as a number of South African languages, the two-time Grammy Award-winning choir fuses traditional African gospel music—complete with occasional clicks and bird songs—with Western songs of celebration. 55 other events on Wednesday, April 16
 
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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

Wednesday, February 27,2013
If I Were U

Morrissey, Adrian Younge and more San Diego concerts

Redd Kross, Free Energy and Banyan are just some of the bands we’re stoked about this week

By Peter Holslin
Last week, Morrissey declared that L.A.’s Staples Center must order its McDonald’s vendors closed and institute a meat-free menu as part of his contract for a concert there.
Wednesday, February 27,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Mystery Cave creates a vibe at Tin Can Ale House

Beatmaker needs little more than a sampler to get people grooving

By Peter Holslin
Sometimes all you need is a sampler to carry you through a show. I realized this as I watched Mystery Cave at Tin Can Ale House last Saturday. 
Wednesday, February 27,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Mike Turi launches new solo project, Emerald Rats

Wild Wild Wets member opts to write songs on his own for a change

By Peter Holslin
While he’s been busy playing with psychedelic skuzz-rockers Wild Wild Wets, singer and keyboardist Mike Turi’s been quietly working on a new solo project, Emerald Rats.
 
 
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