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SILENT LUNE

by Staff

November 20, 2008

When people are honest, they'll admit that a lot of the music produced by local bands is less than stellar and even downright bad. That being said, there are a few rare gems out there that make amazing music and should be recognized. An...

JEZEBEL

by Staff

November 20, 2008

Local band Jezebel sets out not only to create original songs, but also to proactively promote itself to a record label. The band has finished two EPs and a full-length album. Its sound is Joy Division vocals with an ultramodern el...

APES OF WRATH

by Staff

November 20, 2008

Courtesy of Apes of WrathAll over San Diego, more so than ever, local bands are out-and-about struggling and succeeding to make a name for themselves with the hopes of getting signed by a major record label.One such band, Apes o...

VEGITATION

by Staff

November 20, 2008

Vegitation is not only the foliage growing in your backyard. The San Diego native roots reggae band originating in Ocean Beach has derived its name from the green stuff that not only feeds your appetite, but that also makes yo...

JACK?S MANNEQUIN

by Staff

November 20, 2008

Andrew McMahon of Jack's Mannequin danced on top of his coal-painted Baldwin piano wearing a grass skirt, a coconut bra and a flower lei on Halloween night as the band performed at the House of Blues in San Diego."I've been w...

LIVE AND DANGEROUS: She’s high, she’s grounded, she’s hot

by Staff

November 13, 2008

Courtesy of David J. Olender / Photo EditorThe night of Nov. 10, Grammy Award-winning musician Alanis Morissette graced the stage of the San Diego Civic Theatre.The nearly sold-out performance took the audience back and forth ...

UNDER THE SCOPE: Vocalist for Everest chats it up

by Staff

October 22, 2008

Courtesy of Dominic DiSaiaFrom the hills of Los Angeles hails Everest, a five-piece band that's come into the limelight very naturally, just as the members wanted it to. Each of the musicians has played with a slew of other b...

FOR YOUR EARS ONLY: ‘Guitar Hero’ turns songwriter

by Staff

October 8, 2008

Courtesy of WikipediaMelodic guitar strumming accompanied with inspiring songs sung by a smooth, strong voice: those less familiar with the man will be surprised this describes the album of rock legend Tom Morello. Morello's sec...

FOR YOUR EARS ONLY: ‘Senses’ overload

by Staff

October 8, 2008

Courtesy of WikipediaDespite its best efforts, the music genre emo still lives on. Produced by Vagrant and Drive-Thru Records, Senses Fail's newest album, "Life Is Not A Waiting Room," stays true to the stereotype of screamo-style...

FOR YOUR EARS ONLY: Jakob Dylan ? like father like son

by Staff

October 8, 2008

Courtesy of WikipediaContinuing in his father's footsteps, songwriter and musician Jakob Dylan, son of legendary folk musician Bob Dylan, released his first solo album, "Seeing Things." Produced by Columbia Records, "Seeing T...

FOR YOUR EARS ONLY: What?s a ?Ting? anyways?

by Staff

October 6, 2008

Daivd J. Olender / Photo EditorIf you're skeptical of the name, you probably speak a dialect of Japanese. One variation of their name means "penis" when transliterated, which unfortunately doesn't have anything to do with their s...

LIVE AND DANGEROUS: The Mars Volta rocked it song after song

by Staff

October 6, 2008

Glenn Connelly / Assistant Photo EditorWith no supporting act opening for it, The Mars Volta took the stage at 8 p.m. on Thursday at the San Diego State Open Air Theatre. The crowd may have varied from young indie hipsters to ...