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Wacky Wonky Walk & Kids Festival Oct 25, 2014 A walk and festival featuring a Willy Wonka theme, games and activities everywhere. There will also be Phil's BBQ available for purchase and proceeds benefit the San Diego Center for Children. 88 other events on Saturday, October 25
 
Film
Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith novel tops our coverage of movies screening around town
Theater
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays
News
City’s contract tweaks both tighten and loosen requirements
Theater
A review of Cygnet Theatre’s production of Sam Shepard drama tops our coverage of local plays
Editorial
From San Diego City Council and Congress to Secretary of State and all the proposition, we have your ballot covered

 

 
 
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Wednesday, October 22,2014
Music feature

Hall and Oates are a guilt-free pleasure

There’s no shame in this duo’s game

By Jeff Terich

Pick and choose certain moments from throughout Hall and Oates’ career, and you’ll come away with a pretty ridiculous picture. But whether you choose to ignore this or embrace it, it doesn’t overcome one important fact: As songwriters, Hall and Oates have a résumé that’s hard to argue with.

Tuesday, October 21,2014
If I Were U

Carcass, Jenny Lewis and more San Diego concerts

Big Ups, Tinariwen, The Spits and all the other shows we’re stoked about this week

By Jeff Terich
Jenny Lewis spent a good five years without releasing any new music, but her new album, The Voyager, is one of my favorites this year.
Tuesday, October 21,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Point Music Film Festival to showcase music docs and live bands

Genre-focused event will take place in November

By Jeff Terich
San Diego has its share of music festivals and film festivals, but November marks the launch of the Point Music Film Festival, which bills itself as San Diego’s first music-only film festival. 
Tuesday, October 21,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

10 19 The Numberman trips out on new release

Cassette-only ‘The Natalie Rose EP’ brings the funk and the fuzz

By Jeff Terich
Half of hip-hop duo Parker and the Numberman, 10 19 carves out an interesting path on this brief but compelling release.
Tuesday, October 21,2014
Best of 2014

Donut Panic

For Linda Dami and her dad, business is fun and games in Grantville

By Jeff Terich
Here's the best part, though: Donut Panic sometimes books live music. So, if you ever thought all-ages shows were missing something, you were absolutely right: Doughnuts.
Tuesday, October 21,2014
Best of 2014

Alan's Music

Janice Urich and sons carry on the family instrument business in La Mesa

By Jeff Terich
Opened in 1954 by then-owner Alan Urich, Alan’s Music (8510 La Mesa Blvd.) is a more casual, friendly alternative to mega-chain instrument retail, and one that’s remained in the family for 60 years.
Tuesday, October 14,2014
If I Were U

Perfume Genius, Charli XCX and more San Diego concerts

The New Pornographers, Pup, The Body and all the other shows we’re stoked about this week

By Jeff Terich
Perfume Genius' new album, Too Bright, is easily one of the best records of the year.
Tuesday, October 14,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Bondurant announces investor-funded new album

Plus, Gabriela Sanchez leaves Okapi Sun

By Jeff Terich
Singer / songwriter Rob Bondurant, a touring member of The Silent Comedy, is getting ready to release his first full-length album, Hurricane, which is being self-released on Nov. 11 under the name Bon
Tuesday, October 14,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

What songs annoy San Diego bands?

We ask musicians what tunes they never want to hear again

By Jeff Terich
A recurring feature in which we ask musicians to name a song they never want to hear again.
Tuesday, October 14,2014
Music feature

The Afghan Whigs’ not-so-quiet storm

Soulful rockers are fueled by a sensual darkness

By Jeff Terich
Indeed, sex and melancholy are two of the most prevalent characteristics in The Afghan Whigs' songwriting, dating all the way back to their aggressive 1990 Sub Pop Records debut, Up In It.
 
 
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