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Hopfest Beer Tasting Jul 30, 2015 Patrons can sample IPAS and other craft brews. Street tacos, sausage sandwiches and popsicles will be available to compliment the beer throughout the evening. 113 other events on Thursday, July 30
 
News
City Councilmembers pen letters to SANDAG, Caltrans
Arts & Culture feature
From SuicideGirls and Walking Dead haunted houses to superhero art shows and Nerdist carnivals, there’s plenty to do without a pass.
Theater
Top-notch Shakespeare at the Old Globe Theatre
All Things Tech
Legacy businesses, like MLB, can’t harness control forever
Seen Local
Real estate company carves out significant space for local art

 

 
 
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Tuesday, July 28,2015
If I Were U

Coliseum, Spank Rock and more San Diego concerts

Melt Banana, Stiff Little Fingers, The Lulls and other shows we’re stoked about this week

By Jeff Terich
Baltimore's Spank Rock made a splash around 2006 for some highly danceable hip-hop jams with oversexed lyrics.
Tuesday, July 28,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Stewardess’ Grant Reinero debuts first film

Plus, fundraiser launched for family of Steve Rodriguez

By Jeff Terich
Grant Reinero, bass player and vocalist in Stewardess, is about to debut his first film. The film is titled Bug, and it will screen on Saturday, Aug. 22, at Ken Cinema. 
Tuesday, July 28,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Watkins Family Hour deliver warm, earthy debut

Former Nickel Creek members get rootsy

By Jeff Terich
Nickel Creek is now a thing of the past—outside of a recent series of reunion shows—but members Sean and Sara Watkins are still performing together as part of an ongoing monthly residency at Los Angeles' Largo, and out of that their new Watkins Family Hour album was born.
Tuesday, July 21,2015
If I Were U

Heems, Joseph Arthur and more San Diego concerts

Blackalicious, Torche, The Adolescents and other shows we’re stoked about this week

By Jeff Terich
Heems used to be an emcee in the ultra-clever but short-lived group Das Racist, but his solo material shows even more versatility.
Tuesday, July 21,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Inspired and the Sleep prepare new EP

Five of six songs being released as videos

By Jeff Terich
Inspired and the Sleep is preparing to release a new EP. The new six-track release is titled Eyelid Kid, and it's due for release in October in CD and digital formats (a vinyl release is likely to co
Wednesday, July 15,2015
Music feature

Built to Spill follows an elusive muse

Doug Martsch discusses the band’s new album, the mysteries of songwriting

By Jeff Terich
"It`s hard to talk about this stuff as if I know what I’m talking about.” Doug Martsch doesn’t give himself enough credit. The guitarist, vocalist and songwriter who has fronted Built to Spill since 1992, has a tendency to talk about songwriting as a phenomenon that just kind of happens, as opposed to something he actually controls.
Tuesday, July 14,2015
If I Were U

Mavis Staples, Soft Lions and more San Diego concerts

The Helio Sequence, Charli XCX, Inspired and the Sleep and other shows we’re stoked about this week

By Jeff Terich
Mavis Staples is a treasure. Whether it's her history of singing with The Staples Singers, or the recent work she's recorded with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, her catalog is rich in soulful, powerful melodies.
Tuesday, July 14,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Artists band together for new hip-hop compilation

'Reclaiming the Community' puts spotlight on southeast San Diego

By Jeff Terich
A long list of key artists in the local hip-hop community are coming together for the release of a new compilation titled Reclaiming the Community
Tuesday, July 14,2015
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Birdy Bardot makes haunting pop music on debut

Self-titled album features an all-star team of San Diego musicians

By Jeff Terich
The launch of The Redwoods Music earlier this year by local MVPs Al Howard, Matt Molarius and Josh Rice seemed like more of an organizational tactic than a business decision. 
Tuesday, July 7,2015
If I Were U

Open Mike Eagle, Dam-Funk and more San Diego concerts

Chrome, Cattle Decapitation, Trans Am and other shows we’re stoked about this week

By Jeff Terich
If you slept on Open Mike Eagle's 2014 album Dark Comedy, go back and listen to the L.A. rapper's surreal and often hilarious hip-hop jams.
 
 
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