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Ruby Room to Close its Doors This Week


In what is beginning to be a theme around San Diego, the Ruby Room has announced that it is closing its doors this week. The closing follows in the footsteps of now-defunct venues like 4th & B and Anthology, further diminishing the number of places to see live music in San Diego.

“This isn’t goodbye,” co-owner Sean Cute stated in a press release. “This is reincarnation. The body is still there, but the soul of the Ruby Room is moving on to take new form.”

The Ruby Room name will stay with Sean Cute and co-owner Brittni Cute, who plan to open a new venue elsewhere. The current Ruby Room location should reopen as the Merrow sometime in mid-July. But unlike Bar Eleven, which reopened as the Void earlier this year but kept the live-music focus, the Ruby Room’s replacement will reportedly have “less of an art and music orientation, and more focus on being a local tavern.” Continue reading…

Live Review: Bela Fleck and the Flecktones at Anthology, March 13, 2012

Photo credit: Paul Parks

The audience that filled every seat, corner, and aisle at Anthology to see the first of four Bela Fleck and the Flecktones shows knew exactly what they were in for: an hour and a half of non-stop, jaw-dropping musicianship. And from the onset, they were not disappointed. The band arrived on stage together, launching into the harmonica-drenched “Bottle Rocket” from the recently released album Rocket Science. Continue reading…

Live Photos: The Autumn Defense at Anthology, February 3, 2011

The Autumn Defense, the side project of Wilco’s John Stirratt and Pat Sansone, played Anthology on Feb. 3. Longtime Wilco/Uncle Tupelo bassist Stirratt and multi-instrumentalist Sansone, along with several touring members, took advantage of Anthology’s impeccable sound and atmosphere to put on a lighthearted, engaging performance. Continue reading…