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Here Come The Undertones

Fans of old-school punk rock, rejoice. On June 3, San Diego will be treated to a set by none other than The Undertones.

Originally formed in 1975, the Northern Ireland band struck sonic gold in 1978 with the release of their debut single, “Teenage Kicks.” Declared by famed English DJ John Peel to be his favorite record of all time, the phenomenally catchy “Teenage Kicks” has become a classic of punk and new wave, and has been covered in varying fashion by groups like the Vibrators, Seabear, and Nouvelle Vague. Continue reading…

North Park Music Thing is Upon Us

Writer (photo by Brad Swonetz)

If you’re a local musician, a friend of a local musician, or otherwise dipping your toes in the San Diego music scene, then you don’t need us to tell you about the North Park Music Thing. But if you haven’t heard of it, here’s what’s worth knowing: NPMT is a combined conference and music festival in the style of Austin’s South by Southwest, albeit on a much smaller scale. This year, the event starts on Friday, August 13 and continues all the way into the wee hours of Sunday morning.

Non-industry folk won’t be too interested in the conference portion, which consists of lectures and panel discussions aimed at bringing budding musicians up to speed on the quirks and pitfalls of the industry, but for the rest of us there’s a huge lineup of local acts lighting up 14 music venues scattered across Midtown.

Personally, we’re stoked  — stoked enough to actually use the word stoked — that a ton of our favorite local bands, and lots that (we’re embarrassed to admit) we have yet to see, are all playing over the course of two nights. Here’s where you’ll find us, obvious schedule conflicts notwithstanding: Continue reading…