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Barrio Art Crawl Feb 28, 2015 A self guided tour consisting of the open studios, galleries, and local businesses of the Barrio Logan Arts District. Spaces include include Bread & SaltThe Glashaus, Aca Gallery, and over a dozen more.  71 other events on Saturday, February 28
No Life Offline
Four awesome products for your console and smartphone
Advisory group apparently can pay consultants to help strategize a Chargers fix
Academy Award-nominated film re-imagines ‘The Book of Job’ with AK-47s and vodka
CityBeat Podcasts
Ed Decker talks with Danielle LoPresti
Our preview of the 25th-annual edition leads our rundown of movies screening around town


Music feature

The introspective epics of Yob

Oregon trio play massive doom metal with a human touch

For many people, Mike Scheidt is Yob. Gentle and hirsute, he’s the face and the versatile voice of the Oregon doom-metal trio.

By Jeff Terich
If I Were U

GZA, The Church and more San Diego concerts

Six Organs of Admittance, Griever, Deap Vally and all the other shows we’re stoked about this week

The greatest solo album ever to come out of the Wu-Tang camp is GZA's Liquid Swords. I'm not really interested in accepting any other answer.

By Jeff Terich
Notes from the Smoking Patio Kodiak announce their breakup FEB 24 | By Jeff Terich Hardcore band will play one final show
Notes from the Smoking Patio A critical look at the Kaaboo lineup FEB 23 | By Jeff Terich Festival has potential, but focus seems too narrow
Music feature Falling in love, with Lucinda Williams FEB 18 | By Scott McDonald Veteran songwriter enjoys resurgence of creativity

Check 1, Check 2

North Park Theatre sold to Orange County venue owners

Observatory to take over historic location

Just a little more than a year after West Coast Tavern owner David Cohen took ownership of The North Park Theatre, the venue is changing hands once again. Cohen and The Verant Group have sold The Nort...
Read more 2015-01-06

Blonde Redhead at House of Blues

A few issues ago, CityBeat music editor Jeff Terich recommended Blonde Redhead's live show show with this: "It’s pretty much all good, and all stylish, so expect a great set." The art-pop band, arou...
Read more 2014-12-02

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
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Goode Plays Mozart Feb 28, 2015 Music The acclaimed classical pianist performs one of Mozart's most underappreciated gems, his Piano Concerto No. 25 in C Major, as well as music by Zwilich and Schubert. Read more 3 other events on Saturday, February 28
Musica Poetica: Theatre of the Baroque Feb 28, 2015 Music Bach Collegium San Diego performs a program of Bach and Handel under the guest direction of Nicholas Kraemer. Friday concert is at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church and Saturday concert is at the San Diego History Center. Read more 3 other events on Saturday, February 28
Peter Sprague String Consort Feb 28, 2015 Music Sprague and his seven-piece group features a classical string quartet interacting with a jazz guitar trio. The music travels between Brazilian samba, jazz, and even Bach. Read more 3 other events on Saturday, February 28
Beethoven the Great Mar 01, 2015 Music The Center Chorale’s tribute includes two of Beethoven’s works, the Choral Fantasy and the Mass in C Major. Both will be accompanied by a Festival Orchestra, piano and vocal soloists. Read more 5 other events on Sunday, March 1
Center Chorale: Beethoven the Great Mar 01, 2015 Music The Chorale’s tribute to one of the most influential composers includes the "Choral Fantasy" and the "Mass in C Major" accompanied by an orchestra, piano and vocal soloists. Read more 5 other events on Sunday, March 1