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David Mitchell Sep 22, 2014 The author of Cloud Atlas and Book Catapult creator Seth Marko will discuss Mitchell's new novel, The Bone Clocks, about a fifteen-year-old psychic girl trying to solve multiple mysterious phenomena. Ticket price include a copy of the novel. 48 other events on Monday, September 22
 
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Wednesday, February 13,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Chris Richards makes it rain

Exploring the San Diego-‘Weeds’ connection

By Peter Holslin
Weeds has been good to San Diego. In the past couple of years, more than half a dozen local acts have had songs appear on the popular Showtime series.
Wednesday, February 13,2013
Music feature

Meklit Hadero has a Nile state of mind

Ethiopian-American singer takes inspiration from the epic African river

By Peter Holslin
Any Ethiopian person worth his weight in honey wine would know the song “Abbay Mado.” A simple Ethiopian folk tune, it’s about a farmer who calls to his ox from across the Blue Nile, the majestic tributary that flows into Sudan from Ethiopia’s northwestern highlands.
Tuesday, February 12,2013
Sex Issue

A dinner date with Penis Hickey

Getting hot ’n’ heavy with the avant-garde

By Peter Holslin
As music editor at CityBeat, I sometimes feel like the belle of the ball in the San Diego music scene. Every band wants my number, it seems. Every band wants me to go to their show.
Wednesday, February 6,2013
If I Were U

Keith Sweat, Spider John Koerner and more San Diego concerts

OFF!, Gayle Skidmore and The Wailers are just some of the acts we’re jazzed about this week

By Peter Holslin
Step aside, Keith Sweaty: It’s time for the real thing. One of the first R&B singers to adopt the big beats and synthy hooks of New Jack Swing, Mr. Sweat has penned many a sexy jam over the years.
Wednesday, February 6,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

The Styletones piss off Sam Moore

Soul singer is angry over Super Bowl ad that features local band

By Peter Holslin
Sam Moore is not happy with The Styletones. A former member of the R&B duo Sam & Dave, he’s been in a litigious mood since hearing the local soul-funk band’s take on the 1966 Sam & Dave classic “Hold On, I’m a Comin’” in a “Got Milk?” ad.
Wednesday, February 6,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

So Long, Paul Remund

Ever-evolving songwriter is skipping town for the big city

By Peter Holslin
Big changes are in store for Paul Remund. He’s no longer playing in the performance-art group Cathedral X. He’s quit his job and sold many of his belongings, including his guitar and amp. Later this month, he’ll shove off for a new home in New York City.
Wednesday, February 6,2013
Music feature

The Lost Ark Studio is making waves

For months, the local business marketed itself by recording bands for free

By Peter Holslin
Jesse Lee Hofbauer wasn’t expecting much when The Paragraphs got invited to The Lost Ark Studio last year. Boasting a dizzying collection of vintage gear, the Pacific Beach studio seemed like it would be too pricey for his humble band.
Wednesday, January 30,2013
If I Were U

The Who, Cro-Mags and more San Diego concerts

Akron/Family, Reeve Oliver and Benjamin Francis Leftwich are just some of the acts we’re jazzed about this week

By Peter Holslin
Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend are both nearing their 70s, but tonight they’ll be performing Quadrophenia, their classic 1973 rock opera about a young Mod. 
Wednesday, January 30,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Internet meme envisions bizarro-world Coachella

San Diego musician offers alternate lineup for Indio festival

By Peter Holslin
As the lineup for the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival made the rounds last week, so did a much stranger version of the Coachella lineup.
Wednesday, January 30,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Miss Erika Davies transcends retro on ‘Part the Sea’

Indie-jazz singer offers up a wonderful new EP

By Peter Holslin
Indie-jazz singer Miss Erika Davies doesn’t get caught up in the sonic cobwebs of so many other contemporary roots acts. While she channels the spirit of Billie Holiday with her mesmerizing voice, Davies explores a range of styles and moods on her new EP, Part the Sea.
 
 
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