Kaaboo keeps it local

Posted: September 4th, 2015 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Features, Music | 1 Comment

By Dustin Lothspeich “I went to Street Scene my first year of being a San Diegan,” local songwriter/percussionist Alfred Howard told me. “I saw a hippie walking over broken glass with bare feet. It was rad. Later on I met him; his name is Murph and he’s a great dude.”

A conversation with Sameer Patel

Posted: August 7th, 2015 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Features, Music | No Comments

The ‘finest city’ welcomes a humble conductor By Margie M. Palmer If you’re a fan of the arts, you’ve likely heard the San Diego Symphony has announced the appointment of Sameer Patel as its new assistant conductor; if you were lucky enough to experience the symphony’s surprise concert this year at Comic-Con, you would have […]

Youth Symphony traveling to China

Posted: June 5th, 2015 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Music, News | No Comments

By Johnny McDonald After two years of planning, the San Diego Youth Symphony and Conservatory (SDYS) will celebrate its 70th anniversary with four concerts in China. They’ll perform in Beijing’s Forbidden City, Yantai — where they will perform twice — and Shanghai. The concerts take place between June 23 and July 5.

Hills Like Elephants strip down

Posted: April 3rd, 2015 | Arts & Entertainment, Featured, Features, Music | 1 Comment

By Dustin Lothspeich | Contributor Bands have it pretty rough when you get down to it: Far too often, groups that don’t abandon their stylistic approach from one album to the next are criticized for not “maturing” and those that do face an equal amount of criticism for not staying true to whatever sound got […]

CRSSD Fest to electrify the waterfront

By Jeremy Ogul | Contributing Editor

Less than a year after it opened, Downtown’s new Waterfront Park is set to host one of the biggest outdoor electronic music festivals San Diego has ever seen.

CRSSD Festival will feature 54 DJs, singer-songwriters and producers from March 14 to 15. Top-billed acts include Empire of the Sun, Chromeo, Maceo Plex, Classixx, Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Kaytranada and James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem.