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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. 
Wednesday, February 20,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

San Diego musicians talk about their favorite tunes

From My Bloody Valentine to Mumford & Sons, here’s the music locals are digging

By Peter Holslin
An irregular feature in which we ask local musicians about the music they’ve been digging lately. 
Tuesday, February 19,2013
Music feature

The Residents’ fans keep on believing

After 40 years, San Francisco experimentalists take on their most personal project yet

By Peter Holslin
Homer Flynn works for a company called The Cryptic Corporation. His main job is to serve as a spokesperson for The Residents, an avant-garde band from San Francisco whose members maintain their anonymity.
 
 
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