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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
 
Theater
A review of Cygnet Theatre’s production of Sam Shepard drama tops our coverage of local plays
Film
1980s-set LGBT dramedy leads our rundown of movies opening around town
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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Artists' sculptures are on view inside the belly of a giant mermaid outside Puerto Nuevo
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Music feature

10 terrifying songs for Halloween

An extra-scary phantom playlist

 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?

By Jeff Terich
A Trolley Show

Slow Club: A Trolley Show

U.K. band performs 'Don't Call Me Kid' on the MTS

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

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.

By Jeff Terich
Music feature Hall and Oates are a guilt-free pleasure OCT 22 | By Jeff Terich There’s no shame in this duo’s game
Notes from the Smoking Patio A San Diego guide to live music on Halloween OCT 28 | By Jeff Terich Spooky and fun options for Oct. 31 shows
Notes from the Smoking Patio Author & Punisher recording new album with Phil Anselmo OCT 28 | By Jeff Terich Tristan Shone says new songs are heavier and faster

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Judge upholds eviction of Che Cafe

UCSD wins battle with DIY venue in court

The Che Cafe has suffered another setback after a long series of conflicts with UCSD over the music venue's ability to keep its space. A judge ruled today in favor of the university in a two-day trial determining whether the UCSD had the grounds to evict the Che Cafe Collective. UCSD originally served The Che with an eviction notice back in June, following a vote from the student-run University Centers Advisory Board to rescind funding for the venue’s much-needed repairs. The eviction was temporarily put on hold when The Che was granted a stay in court one month later. After UCSD’s victory in court, however, it would appear that The Che is running out of options. ...
Read more 2014-10-21

San Diego Music Awards winners: The full list

The Burning of Rome take home three awards, Jason Mraz two

After two years of predictions and partying at the San Diego Music Awards, I've reached a solid conclusion: I'm absolutely terrible at predicting which artists will take home awards. Hell, I'm not even sure you can come up with a logical system of figuring it out. But while I went zero for five this year in my own reading of the music scene's entrails, I was pleasantly surprised to find that three of the artists I wanted to win—Nathan Hubbard, Odessa Kane and Rebecca Jade and the Cold Fact—actually did! I'll call that a moral victory, if not an actual one.Meanwhile, perennial why-is-he-even-nominated favorite Jason Mraz won both Artist of the Year and Best Music Video, accepting his award via phone. The Burning of Rome, meanwhile, had the most wins at three: Best Live Band, Best Alternative Album and Song of the Year. Have a look at the full list of winners below. ...
Read more 2014-10-07

Live review: Paul McCartney at Petco Park

Three hour, 39-song set included lots of Beatles, some Wings and new tunes

Watching Paul McCartney perform at Petco Park Sunday night, I realized how inherently sad Beatles songs are. There are the obviously sad songs like "Eleanor Rigby" and "Yesterday." Then there are the songs where the sad sneaks up on you, like the refrain in "Getting Better": "I've got to admit it's getting better" (backing vocal: "Better") "A little better all the time" (backing vocal: "It can't get more worse"). Bummer, right? ...
Read more 2014-09-30

Photos: Drive Like Jehu at Spreckels Organ Pavilion

Band plays live for first time in 20 years

After playing coy with fans for the last year or so, post-hardcore San Diego band Drive Like Jehu performed live last night for the first time in 20 years. But it wasn't your normal rock show. The one-hour set was accompanied by San Diego Civic Organist Carol Williams at the Spreckels Organ Pavilion in Balboa Park—and it was free! And all ages! And it started at 7 p.m.! Meaning an audience of post-hipsters, kids—and kid-sized noise-supression headsets. Consensus: Awesome event. More, please. The only thing that would have made it better is if drummer Mark Trombino set up a Donut Friend booth. And now, scroll on down for some photos from the show. ...
Read more 2014-09-01

Nine Inch Nails live at Sleep Train Amphitheatre

Industrial legends soundtrack a baffling arena sideshow

I've never been much of a fan of seeing shows in arenas or stadiums. And yet, I've still seen my share—David Bowie at Irvine Meadows, Garbage at RIMAC, an FM 94/9 Christmas show about four years ago...
Read more 2014-08-22
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A French Fête Oct 31, 2014 Music The 40-member New City Sinfonia, led by Daniel Ratelle, presents a concert of 19th Century French music from Georges Bizet, Gabriel Fauré, Jules Massenet and Jacques Offenbach. Read more 2 other events on Friday, October 31
 
Jake Shimabukuro Oct 31, 2014 Music Declared by Rolling Stone as a “musical hero,” the ukulele sensation has earned comparisons to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. Read more 2 other events on Friday, October 31
 
Tedeschi Trucks Band Oct 31, 2014 Music The bluesy jam band led by guitarists Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi performs old favorites and cuts from their new album, Made Up Mind. Read more 2 other events on Friday, October 31
 
A Nightmare on B Street Nov 01, 2014 Music Principal pops conductor Bill Conti and the San Diego Symphony present a night of spooky Broadway, classical and film music by Stephen Schwartz, Alan Menken, Danny Elfman, John Williams and more. Read more 7 other events on Saturday, November 1
 
An Evening of Art & Jazz Nov 01, 2014 Music Artist Charles Bibbs will present a lecture entitled, "An Artist Survival in the Art World" and musical artist Elliott Lawrence and his trio will play some easy listening jazz. Read more 7 other events on Saturday, November 1
 
 
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