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Chula Vista Lemon Festival Aug 02, 2015 The 19th annual fest will feature live bands, a Lemon Pie Eating Contest, a Largest Lemon Contest, a beer garden and much more. The family-friendly event takes place on Third Ave. from E to G St. 105 other events on Sunday, August 2
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Music feature

The Delta Saints move away from their blues roots

Nashville band takes inspiration from the road

Modern rock can mean any number of things, but for the Delta Saints it’s a swampy sound with a kick, born of their native bayou surroundings.

By Meghan Roos
If I Were U

Coliseum, Spank Rock and more San Diego concerts

Melt Banana, Stiff Little Fingers, The Lulls and other shows we’re stoked about this week

Baltimore's Spank Rock made a splash around 2006 for some highly danceable hip-hop jams with oversexed lyrics.

By Jeff Terich
Notes from the Smoking Patio Stewardess’ Grant Reinero debuts first film JUL 28 | By Jeff Terich Plus, fundraiser launched for family of Steve Rodriguez
Music feature High on Fire step out of the darkness JUL 22 | By Ben Salmon Matt Pike catalyzes personal pain into soaring metal
Notes from the Smoking Patio Inspired and the Sleep prepare new EP JUL 21 | By Jeff Terich Five of six songs being released as videos

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Deadphones share animated video for "Shattered Anchors"

Comic strips come to surreal life in new clip

Deadphones have been on a bit of a hiatus since last year, after releasing their excellent self-titled debut album, but while it's been a little quiet on the live show front, they've just debuted a ne...
Read more 2015-06-03

Hot Nerds share a weird, 12-minute short film

'Pre-Tension' is a surreal, behind-the-scenes clip

Weirdo art-punk trio Hot Nerds will release their new album, Strategically Placed Bananas, on March 10 via Three One G. And as a preview, the group has released a 12-minute faux documentary on the mak...
Read more 2015-03-02

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
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Pop Goes Classical: A Night in Spain Aug 02, 2015 Music This evening will feature music from celebrated Spanish composers, including Enrique Granados's "Three Spanish Dances" and Manuel de Falla's "Nights in the Gardens of Spain." Read more 0 other events on Sunday, August 2
Mojo Workin Mondays Aug 03, 2015 Music Swing dance lessons followed by social dancing and a live performance from Mojo Workin. Read more 3 other events on Monday, August 3
Music at Dusk Aug 03, 2015 Music Patrons can listen to live music while picnicking under the stars during this family-friendly event, occurring each Monday evening in August. There will also be a music workshop for children beginning at 5 p.m. Read more 3 other events on Monday, August 3
Olivier Latry Aug 03, 2015 Music The organist of the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris and professor at the Conservatoire de Paris plays a special concert as part of the Centennial International Summer Organ Festival. Read more 3 other events on Monday, August 3
Triptides, Sleeping Bag and Love Moon Aug 03, 2015 Music This evening of psychedelic music will include live performances by Triptides, Sleeping Bag and Love Moon. Read more 3 other events on Monday, August 3