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OVERFLOW Aug 22, 2014 A selection of new works by Scott Polach which draws on the history of pluviculture, or, attempts to induce rain artificially. Opening includes a collaborative performance piece from Keenan Hartsten entitled, "Very cool, and refreshing?". 85 other events on Friday, August 22
 
News
How one case study could potentially transform City Heights
News
Former customs agent got more than seven years for smuggling drugs and people into the U.S., but mysterious events are raising questions about the government’s prosecution
Well, That Was Awkward
Spooky hell, urine baptisms and other memories exorcised by the Broadway play
Film
Joe Swanberg’s new independent film starring Anna Kendrick leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Editorial
Formal complaint against the Probation Department shows how far local juvenile-detention practices are out of the mainstream

 

 
 
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Wednesday, August 20,2014
Music feature

Benjamin Booker keeps it simple

Singer / songwriter plays a manic, raw style of punk-blues

By Jeff Terich

 Benjamin Booker never set out to be a rock star. Watching his recent, high-energy performances on The Late Show with David Letterman or Conanyou might think otherwise.

Tuesday, August 19,2014
If I Were U

The Zombies, How to Dress Well and more San Diego concerts

Fucked Up, Nine Inch Nails, Corrosion of Conformity and all the other shows we’re stoked about this week

By Jeff Terich
Nine Inch Nails skipped San Diego on their fall 2013 tour, but Trent Reznor's making it up to us by bringing along fellow alt-rock legends Soundgarden.
Tuesday, August 19,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

The Marsupials break up

Noise rockers call it quits after three years

By Jeff Terich
After playing music together for more than three years, noise-rock quartet The Marsupials have broken up.
Tuesday, August 19,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

8 best Hot Snakes songs

A brief hits collection of the punk rockers’ greatest

By Jeff Terich
For the first time in a couple years, Hot Snakes will perform live in San Diego. On Sept. 10, the veteran punk-rock outfit will headline a show at The Irenic
Wednesday, August 13,2014
Music feature

Future Islands are new romantics

Baltimore synth-pop group is free of cynicism or irony

By Jeff Terich
In a crowded and often unwieldy universe of indie rock—where irony-dispensing frontmen like Stephen Malkmus and Robert Pollard are regarded as patron saints—Future Islands stand out for evoking feelings of sincerity and romanticism. 
Tuesday, August 12,2014
If I Were U

The Fresh and Onlys, The Sonics and more San Diego concerts

The Life and Times, Foxygen, The Helio Sequence

By Jeff Terich
The Fresh & Onlys were born of a mid-'00s boom of Bay Area garage rock that breathed new life into trippy, fuzzy lo-fi sounds. 
Tuesday, August 12,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

The Tree Ring announce final show

Chamber-folk group’s releasing new album the same week

By Jeff Terich
The Tree Ring have announced a new album, titled Ten Rivers, that's scheduled for release on Sept. 16. On Sept. 17, the band will play their final live performance—a seated, headlining show at The Irenic.
Tuesday, August 12,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Songs that irritate local musicians

We ask bands, ‘What song do you 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
Wednesday, August 6,2014
Music feature

Eukaryst pledge their commitment to the riff

San Diego death-metal band takes shredding seriously

By Jeff Terich
At first glance, the members of San Diego death-metal band Eukaryst don’t seem like the type to take themselves too seriously.
Tuesday, August 5,2014
If I Were U

Iron & Wine, Diarrhea Planet and more San Diego concerts

Drenge, Whales Whailing, Ex-Cult and all the other shows we’re stoked about this week

By Jeff Terich
Your enthusiasm for this show will probably hinge on how comfortable you are watching a band called "Diarrhea Planet."
 
 
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