Monthly Archives: January 2013

WHAT COACHELLA 2013 LINEUP IS MISSING MOST

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After the usual and now traditional roll-out of faux lineups popping up everywhere, Coachella finally made it official with the announcement of its 2013 lineup. Is it the best ever? A 90′s wet dream? Lacking in depth? In need of bigger head-turners? You can debate it one hundred different ways, yet it really just comes down to preference. There is one thing that you can’t argue, though, and that is what is truly missing.

THE WHO BRING ROCK OPERA QUADROPHENIA TO SAN DIEGO

The Who

Roger Daltrey, 69, and Pete Townshend, 68, are unwilling to say this is the last tour for them, refusing the “farewell tour” chatter. Though, if you are a Who fan, my guess is this might be the last time you could see the band perform live.

THE MIDNIGHT PINE – AWAKE NOW – ALBUM REVIEW

Midnight Pine

The Midnight Pine’s album, Awake Now, takes the lyrics from Al Howard (The Heavy Guilt, The Black Sands) and uses them to create a sparse backdrop for the ethereal musings of lead singer Shelbi Bennett. Bennett’s soft spoken vocals are sensual and innocent, drifting through generations of sounds with absolutely no shtick or pretension. Although only 21 years old, Bennett’s voice carries a timeless quality in its delivery and performance that reaches into distinctive eras and captivates the ear upon first listen.

NENA ANDERSON OPENS FOR GREGG ALLMAN

Nena Anderson

What does it take to open up for a Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer like Gregg Allman? San Diego artist Nena Anderson has been tabbed to do the honors on January 9th at downtown’s Balboa Theatre. Here’s what she has to say about the gig.

FAMILY WAGON’S JANUARY CASBAH RESIDENCY

Family Wagon

For the next four Mondays in January, Family Wagon will post up at The Casbah, using it as base camp for a month’s residency. The momentum they have built up over the last year, using an all out, balls-to-the-walls live show as their calling card, has more than qualified them for this showcase. After speaking with them about the coming Monday’s, it sounds like they are more than ready to go. Here’s what else they had to say about their January Casbah residency.

JACK WHITE OUTSELLS THE BEATLES

Jack White

Vinyl proves it’s still king as Blunderbuss overtakes Abbey Road.

TOP 5 ALBUMS OF 2012

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Locally, this year has been one to remember in the way of new music. It’s no easy task to nail down a Top 5, but these records definitely deserve the high praise. Here’s our Top 5 San Diego Albums of the Year.

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