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The Zombie Ball Oct 31, 2014 A benefit gala featuring live performances, costume contests, complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks, plus a zombie-themed dessert buffet. All proceeds go to Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company. 79 other events on Friday, October 31
 
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A review of Cygnet Theatre’s production of Sam Shepard drama tops our coverage of local plays
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Wednesday, October 29,2014
Music feature

10 terrifying songs for Halloween

An extra-scary phantom playlist

By Jeff Terich

 If you go to a Halloween party this year, you’ll almost certainly hear some combination of “Thriller,” “Monster Mash” and, at the cooler parties, “Bela Lugosi’s Dead.” That’s all fine and good, but in order to tap into the menacing potential of All Hallow’s Eve, why not take a scary music playlist to its illogically traumatizing extreme?

Tuesday, October 28,2014
If I Were U

Iceage, Charlie Megira and more San Diego concerts

Chicano Batman, Frankie Rose, O’Death and all the other shows we're stoked about this week

By Jeff Terich
Charlie Megira is originally from Israel and currently resides in Berlin. But his music is vintage '50s and '60s American rockabilly, in the tradition of Link Wray or Santo and Johnny.
Tuesday, October 28,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Author & Punisher recording new album with Phil Anselmo

Tristan Shone says new songs are heavier and faster

By Jeff Terich
Tristan Shone, aka Author & Punisher, is getting ready to record a new album with producer Phil Anselmo, frontman for The Illegals and former vocalist for legendary groove-metal band Pantera.
Tuesday, October 28,2014
Notes from the Smoking Patio

A San Diego guide to live music on Halloween

Spooky and fun options for Oct. 31 shows

By Jeff Terich
I'm always up for a festive live show on Halloween, and there are several seasonal treats taking place throughout the city.
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.
 
 
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