Entries for March 2014

  • QUEL BORDEL!: Qui Ne Chante Pas…

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    Local fans of gypsy punk music are likely already familiar with Quel Bordel!, if their gig schedule is any indication. The quintet plays music not unlike other gypsy-inspired groups like Gogol Bordello, blended with the aggression of go-like-hell Celtic punk bands Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys. The ingredients are there: surging guitars, exotic violin, pounding […]

  • MARY GAUTHIER: Live at Blue Rock

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    If an artist’s soul can be reflected in their work whatever the medium, the act of songwriting can be a daunting and at times scary, intimate thing. A painter, a poet or a writer can leave such reflections on the canvas or the printed page. However, the songwriter must find her work’s full realization in […]

  • PLAYGROUND SLAP: Disco Nausea

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    The Playground Slap was one of the most delightful bands to come out of San Diego’s resurgent music scene in the 1980s: Immensely talented, they were also not only impossible to pigeonhole but nearly as difficult to even describe. Beyond genre, they took in everything from the then au courant new wave to punk, jazz […]

  • A Breakup Soundtrack

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    As the release of The Lovebirds’ new album Breakup Shmakeup draws near, I thought it might be fun to compile a list of some my favorite breakup songs. Could you imagine going through a breakup without music? The horror! 1. Breaking Up is Hard to Do – Neil Sedaka This 1962 track is pretty upbeat […]

  • ISC Finalists Announced – Vote for your Favorites and Submit Your Entry for 2014

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    News from our friends at the International Songwriting Competition… March 6, 2014 Finalists for the 2013 International Songwriting Competition (ISC) have now been announced. Recognized as the most prestigious international songwriting competition in the world, ISC awards excellence in the field of songwriting. Representing a broad variety of musical genres, finalists were selected from 124 […]

  • Sister Speak to Hold Album Release at World Beat Center

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    Local band Sister Speak is set to release their new album Rise Up for Love Friday, March 21st at World Beat Center in San Diego’s Balboa Park. This will be a full band performance featuring core members Sherri Anne (guitar, vocals), Lisa Viegas (drums, cajon), and current members Tolan Shaw (guitar, harmonies) and Jacob “Cubby” Miranda (bass). […]

  • Of Mice and Men: Family Wagon and Reviews

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    Remember the movie, Rock ‘n’ Roll High School? There’s a gag that runs through that cult classic. It seems the Ramones music is “lethal” to rodents. While the end results were on the more humorous/non fatal to rodents, side, a similar thing happened to rockers, Family Wagon. Their music once stopped lab rats from breeding. […]

  • Raggle Taggle & The Jackstraws to perform on St. Patty’s Day

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    On Monday, March 17th, head on over to the San Diego Maritime Museum to watch San Diego favorites Raggle Taggle and The Jackstraws headline the Loren Smith-produced Celtic Music Festival. There will be two stages of music, Irish step dancers, and a traditional menu of corned beef & cabbage. Tickets are $25 pre-sale, available at www.celtic-con.com. […]

  • March 2014 Calendar

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