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Del Mar Mile Family Fun Run Nov 27, 2014 Kickoff Thanksgiving with a one mile run on the racetrack with a portion of the proceeds benefit Helen Woodward Animal Center and their equestrian therapy program. 46 other events on Thursday, November 27
 
Film
New Christopher Nolan epic leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Theater
First production by the latest troupe to launch in San Diego leads our rundown of local plays
Editorial
Bring it with you on Nov. 4
News
More than 3 years after his death, a jury will decide if it could have been prevented

 

 
 
Music feature

Pallbearer transcend through doom

Arkansas metal band thinks outside the riff

 Pallbearer, a metal quartet from Little Rock, Arkansas, have sadness and loss encoded in their name.

By Peter Holslin
If I Were U

Alice Cooper, Nas and more San Diego concerts

Meat Puppets, Captured by Robots, Into It. Over It. and all the other shows we’re stoked about this week

Alice Cooper has added golfer and restaurateur to his résumé since his ’70s heyday, but he’s still the greatest villain in rock ’n’ roll. 

By Jeff Terich
Notes from the Smoking Patio 7 great San Diego cover songs NOV 25 | By Jeff Terich Local takes on tunes by Radiohead, The Velvet Underground, The Misfits and others
Music feature Alvvays keep jangle-pop alive NOV 19 | By Jeff Terich Toronto quintet stay true to DIY and C86
Notes from the Smoking Patio 7 great quotes from Al Howard's book NOV 18 | By Jeff Terich A sampling of ‘An Autobiography of No One’

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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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Alice Cooper Nov 28, 2014 Music What better way to kick off the holiday season than seeing the guy who used to guillotine baby dolls on stage and pretty much invented shock-rock? Read more 1 other events on Friday, November 28
 
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Nov 28, 2014 Music The rock band have become somewhat of a holiday tradition for prog-rock fans. The band is touring their all new live rock opera, “The Christmas Attic”. Read more 1 other events on Friday, November 28
 
Cake Nov 29, 2014 Music The alt-rock band's biggest hit, "The Distance," will take on a whole new meaning when they play the Seaside Stage as part of the racetrack's Bing Crosby Season. Read more 2 other events on Saturday, November 29
 
Chrissie Hynde Nov 29, 2014 Music Over 30 years into her tenure as The Pretenders’ founder and leader, Hynde recently released Stockholm, her first ever solo album. Read more 2 other events on Saturday, November 29
 
Pizarro Bros. Nov 29, 2014 Music A special musical performance from this young local duo who specialize in jazz and standards. Read more 2 other events on Saturday, November 29
 
 
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