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DOES SAN DIEGO NEED ANOTHER MUSIC VENUE?

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Six of San Diego’s music venues have closed in the last two years: 4th & B, Anthology, Calypso, The Tiki House, Brick By Brick, and most recently, The Griffin. So, does San Diego really need another music venue?

LIFE IS ABOUT LOVE: PAUL CANNON’S PEACEFUL WARRIOR TRIBE

Homegrown

Music is a healer. Not only can it turn around a bad day, it also has the ability to go deeper, eliciting a powerful therapeutic effect on the spirit, mind, and even body. Those of us who love music know what a difference it makes in every area of life. But our friend Paul Cannon is so passionate about this feeling that he’s taken it to the next level. His My Tribe movement is not just about the music he makes and what it means to him; it’s about global good vibes and a passion to bring peace and positivity to the masses.

A SUNNY GLIMPSE INTO GLOOMSDAY

GLOOMSDAY

Gloom-Pop? Is there really such a thing? Well, if you saw their last few local shows or have listened to Gloomsday, you’ll know the answer is a resounding YES!

TORI ROZE AND THE HOT MESS’ SOUL-DRENCHED NEW VIDEO

Tori Roze

Obviously, at San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll we slant towards covering rock. But, Tori Roze and The Hot Mess’ soulful performance on the just released video “Little Black Ballerina” grabbed us, and it’s just too good to ignore.

LITTLE HURRICANE ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

Litte Hurricane GOLD FEVER

The two piece dirty blues band Little Hurricane is back at it again with the release date announcement of their new album GOLD FEVER. What direction are they headed? Here’s the new single and a hint from the band at what’s in store.

ART AND MUSIC COLLIDE AT THE BELLY UP

Live Art Battle

Over the years, I have heard of and seen my fair share of Battle of the Bands. But artists battling onstage while bands play? You certainly don’t see that very often. On Tuesday, January 14th at The Belly Up, On Point Promotions is promoting a Live Art Battle hosted by Carlos Culture where four artists will battle for 100 minutes during live musical performances by The Devastators, Brothers Gow, and The Tarr Steps.

SAN DIEGO ARTISTS TO RE-CREATE THE LAST WALTZ

Last Waltz

With the announcement that the Saturday concert at the Poway Center for the Performing Arts show is sold out, it’s obvious that more than just a handful of San Diego musicians are interested in the re-creation of The Band’s historic 1978 Filmore concert, The Last Waltz. We talked with Jeff Berkley of the folk duo Berkley Hart, who’s hosting the night with singing partner, Calman Hart, about what to expect and how this all came together.

SAN DIEGO MUSIC AWARDS 2013 NOMINEES SPEAK OUT – PART TWO

San Diego Music Awards 2013

San Diego Music Awards nominees spill about what the award means to them, where the party is at, what music needs to be playing when they make that acceptance speech, and a few other gems about what to expect October 9th. Featuring the Heavy Guilt, Black Market III, the Midnight Pine, Blackout Party, Lexington Field, the NFormals, and Ed Ghost Tucker.

SAN DIEGO MUSIC AWARDS 2013 NOMINEES SPEAK OUT

San Diego Music Awards 2013

San Diego Music Award nominees spill about what the award means to them, where the party is at, what music needs to be playing when they make that acceptance speech, and a few other gems about what to expect October 9th. Featuring The Silent Comedy, Boy King, Chess Wars, Family Wagon, Grampadrew, Dirty Sirens, The Paragraphs, and The Palace Ballroom.

LOW VOLTS JOINS GARY CLARK JR., THE BLACK CROWS, JIM JAMES AND OTHERS AT TELLURIDE BLUES FEST

Telluride Blews & Beer Festival

This weekend, San Diego’s own Tim Lowman of Low Volts will add the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival to his resume. Listing his name along with this year’s lineup of The Black Crowes, Jim James, Gary Clark Jr., Booker T. Jones, Melissa Etheridge, ZZ Ward, Karl Denson, and The Mickey Hart Band, to name a few, is mighty impressive.

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