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Bike to Work Day May 29, 2015 Join thousands of bike riders throughout the region to bike to work and stop by one of an estimated 100 pit stop locations to pick up t-shirts, snacks and encouragement. Originally scheduled for May 15, but postponed due to rain.  72 other events on Friday, May 29
 
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The media artist/designer wants women to challenge the idea of what’s expected of them
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The third in our series on the artists awarded grants through the Creative Catalyst Fund
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After nearly 50 years, faculty and staff fear next two shows will be the last for a while
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Bertrand Bonello’s biopic fragments history to find the emotion of style
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New documentary about the famous painter and special effects guru

 

 
 
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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.
Wednesday, February 20,2013
If I Were U

Buke and Gase, Gary Wilson and more San Diego concerts

Meklit Hadero, Del tha Funkee Homosapien and Gary Wilson are just some of the artists we’re jazzed about this week

By Peter Holslin
Like a couple of post-apocalyptic troubadours, Brooklynites Buke and Gase pluck out some crusty future-folk on a couple of modified instruments—a six-string baritone ukulele called a “buke” and a mutant guitar-bass called a “gase.”
Wednesday, February 20,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Jamuel Saxon disband

Frontman Keith Milgaten is moving to New York and focusing on solo project

By Peter Holslin
After eight years, several albums and countless hipster dance parties, the reign of Jamuel Saxon has come to an end. 
 
 
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