Traveling with pets isn't easy. Sure, there are some benefits you don't get when traveling with children—you don't have to buy your travel companion a seat on an airplane, and 21-and-up rules don't apply.
Sam Lopez, proprietor of cassette label and curated concert series Stay Strange, has announced a new matinee series for the summer. Titled "Strange Sundays," the new concert series launches Sunday, May 24, at Kava Lounge, at 3 p.m.
On May 24, the Rolling Stones will perform at Petco Park. This will no doubt be one of the biggest concerts of the year in San Diego, but it also raises the question of whether a band that's been performing for more than 50 years still has what it takes.
On Ex Hex’s debut album Rips, released last year on Merge Records, you won’t find a single note out of place. Each of its 12 tracks is concise and streamlined (not a single one pushing the four-minute mark), and there are almost no sounds on the record that weren’t madeby guitar, bass, drums or human voice.
Read my feature this week on Washington, D.C. trio Ex Hex, fronted by Mary Timony, formerly of Helium. They play power-pop and punk with a reverence for hooks and big melodies. Warning: You'll have their songs in your head all week.
Musician, published author and longtime bartender Ben Johnson is now a part-owner of The Casbah. Johnson, who began working at The Casbah in the late '90s, says when former co-owner Bob Bennett died earlier this year, it left an opening in the partnership.