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Sordid Tales
How can so many people be wrong about something for so long?
There She Goz
Children’s center is training tiny, adorable consumers
Seen Local
City takes a slow and careful approach to the public-art gem
The World Fare
Kearny Mesa Chinese place serves the best potstickers and xiao long bao in town
Theater
One-man show about Truman Capote tops our coverage of loca plays

 

 
 
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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.
Wednesday, January 16,2013
If I Were U

Cannibal Ox, Erik Deutsch and more San Diego concerts

Muse, Sea Wolf and the Red Bull Thre3style are among the shows we’re jazzed about this week

By Peter Holslin
In 2001, New York City duo Cannibal Ox dropped an underground hip-hop classic with The Cold Vein, a debut album full of smoky, futuristic beats and bleak, lyrical rhymes.
Wednesday, January 16,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Eleven becomes The Void

City Heights club is getting yet another name change

By Peter Holslin
After coming under new ownership in late 2012, City Heights rock ’n’ roll club Eleven appears to be getting a name change.
Wednesday, January 16,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Musicians talk about their favorite tunes

From Crimekillz to Johann Sebastian Bach, the music locals have been digging lately

By Peter Holslin
A semi-regular feature in which we ask local musicians what they’ve been listening to lately.
Tuesday, January 15,2013
Retro Issue

Stephen Rey is working-class cool

San Diego rocker is a badass with a heart of gold

By Peter Holslin
Stephen Rey's house looks like something out of a Wild West movie. Fronted by a bulky wooden gate, it's 102 years old and designed like an old saloon, with sun-bleached blue paint on the exterior and hand-crafted woodwork inside. 
Wednesday, January 9,2013
If I Were U

Steve Earle, Han Bennink and more San Diego concerts

Gregg Allman, Camp Lo and Mister Lies are just some of the shows we’re stoked about this week

The alt-coun-try icon himself is still kickin’, putting on stellar live shows with the help of a ridiculously good backing band.
 
 
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