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Chicano Park Day Apr 19, 2014 Celebrate the park's status as an internationally recognized art site with traditional dance performances, live bands, keynote speeches and a display of classic low-rider cars. 80 other events on Saturday, April 19
 
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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.
Wednesday, January 23,2013
If I Were U

Quicksand, Cody ChesnuTT and more San Diego concerts

Wovenhand, Bobby Bray and Changuito are just some of the acts we’re jazzed about this week

By Peter Holslin
Following in the footsteps of soul greats like Stevie Wonder and Al Green, songwriter Cody ChesnuTT puts a grandiose spin on personal issues.
Wednesday, January 23,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Lessons with Greg Vaughan, guitar wizard

San Diego musician and instructor takes a holistic approach to shredding

By Peter Holslin
Greg Vaughan shreds like a motherfucker. A veteran San Diego guitarist nicknamed The Wizard, he has the skills of a kung-fu master, pulling off gnarly solos and heavy riffs with lethal precision.
Wednesday, January 23,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Hip-hoppers are heading to Headquarters Cafe

New College Area venue is bringing in local rap, reggae acts

By Peter Holslin
San Diego may have lost two concert venues recently, but hip-hop and reggae fans have a newish haunt to scope out: Headquarters Cafe, a coffeehouse at 5841 El Cajon Blvd. in the College Area.
Wednesday, January 23,2013
Music feature

91X at 30

It’s an older, wiser, slightly less cool alternative rock station

By Peter Holslin
The party was bopping at House of Blues on Saturday, Jan. 12. The alternative-rock station 91X was celebrating its 30-year anniversary, and hundreds of listeners had turned out, their tickets secured solely through 91X contests and promotions.
 
 
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