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Mother Goose Parade Nov 23, 2014 The largest parade in San Diego County featuring more than 100 colorful and exciting parade entries, motorized floats, marching bands and drill units, and, of course, Santa Claus. 61 other events on Sunday, November 23
 
The Floating Library
A work of historical fiction with a speculative twist
Backwards & in High Heels
Let’s move this time machine to 2014, shall we?
Film
New indie film starring Shailene Woodley tops our coverage of movies screening around town
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

 

 
 
Music feature

Alvvays keep jangle-pop alive

Toronto quintet stay true to DIY and C86

In the summer of 2013, Canadian indie rockers Alvvays (pronounced “always”) were rounding out two years of living in Toronto after relocating from Nova Scotia and had slowly amassed an album’s worth of studio recordings. 

By Jeff Terich
If I Were U

Love Revisited, Kevin Morby and more San Diego concerts

Island Boy, Flaggs, Frontier Ruckus and all the other shows we’re stoked about this week

Love Revisited are helmed by original Love guitarist Johnny Echols, and they’re performing the entirety of Forever Changes.

By Jeff Terich
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’
Notes from the Smoking Patio Members of El Monte Slim form new band NOV 18 | By Jeff Terich Ypsitucky will play a debut show this month
Music feature United Nations are an intense art-punk committee NOV 11 | By Jeff Terich Hardcore group blends satire with a furious sound
Notes from the Smoking Patio Hideout make a deceptively big sound on debut NOV 11 | By Jeff Terich ‘Rookie’ is much more expansive than sum of its parts

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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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Classics 4 Kids: Peter and the Wolf Nov 23, 2014 Music Join the Classics Philharmonic Orchestra for a colorful and lively performance of the children’s classic, with a special guest performance from Malashock Dance. Read more 3 other events on Sunday, November 23
 
Encore Vocal Ensemble Nov 23, 2014 Music

The choir performs hits from stage and screen including All Shook Up, Glee, American Idiot, Jesus Christ Superstar, and more.

Read more 3 other events on Sunday, November 23
 
Paul Galbraith Nov 23, 2014 Music Performing on his signature eight-string Brahms Guitar, the classical guitarist had played with some of the finest orchestras in Britain and Europe. Read more 3 other events on Sunday, November 23
 
Poway Symphony Orchestra Nov 23, 2014 Music A concert under the baton of John LoPiccolo, with works by Berlioz, Bizet and Lalo. Read more 3 other events on Sunday, November 23
 
Art of Elan Entracte Nov 25, 2014 Music This evening of chamber music will feature interludes and intermezzos and marks the return of The Myriad Trio performing with 2013 Pulitzer Prize- winner Caroline Shaw. Read more 0 other events on Tuesday, November 25
 
 
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