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A Vulture Wake, Gods of Mount Olympus, Skipjack @ Legacy Brewing, Oceanside, California

Where would a punk “supergroup” perform in San Diego? You might think a band that featured Chad Price (ALL, Drag The River), Joe Raposo (Lagwagon, The Real McKenzies, RKL), Sean Sellers (Good Riddance, The Real McKenzies), and Brandon D. Landelius (The Mag Seven) would be playing a sold out show in a

Saturday 23 February 2019

Nothington announce final shows

Last year San Francisco band Nothington announced they would soon be calling it quits for good. After a final record release and European tour last fall, the band have now announced their final three shows. Band member Chris Matulich said that they wish that time would permit them to

Wednesday 02 January 2019

Madison Bloodbath, Dan Padilla, The Maxies, Moderate To Severe @ Empire Bowl, Redlands, California

A punk show at a bowling alley? Yes! Matt McCracken, frontman for Madison Bloodbath, used to put on shows there back in his youth. Now turning 40 years old, he decided to revisit the scene of the crimes, so to speak, and put together a show to celebrate this

Monday 15 October 2018

Nothington announce final record and UK/European tour

After announcing earlier this year that they’ll soon be calling it quits/going on indefinite hiatus, San Francisco band Nothington have announced their upcoming final record. Being released on 9 November, the 7” single, titled ‘Bird Party,’ will be a split with fellow Bay Area band, Swingin’ Utters. Nothington’s last

Tuesday 09 October 2018

Divided Heaven, Matt Caskkit and the Breaks, Square Shapes, Let’s Face It @ Tower Bar, San Diego

The occasion was the release of Divided Heaven’s latest LP, ‘Cold War.’ The Los Angeles trio made their way down to San Diego’s Tower Bar on a long weekender, and were joined by locals Matt Caskitt and the Breaks, and Let’s Face It. Joining on their tour from Hawaii

Friday 21 September 2018

Sid Broderius & The Emergency Exit, The Steadys @ Red Brontosaurus Records, San Diego

It was hot and steamy in the cramped confines of San Diego’s Red Brontosaurus Records. Yet more people than you would expect packed themselves into the tiny shop for an early Saturday evening of music. The Steadys, all the way from Japan and in the early stages of their

Monday 17 September 2018

exhalants’ unrelenting intensity will melt your brain

Rarely have I ever heard a debut LP as strong and unrelenting as the self-titled LP from Austin, Texas’ exhalants. The band is a throwback to the post-hardcore nineties, with aggressive angular riffs and powerful hard-hitting songs. They’re in the vein of greats like Unsane, The Jesus Lizard, Quicksand,

Monday 09 July 2018

Pity Party, Dum Cumpsters, Spider Cider, Le Saboteur, All Beat Up @ Tower Bar, San Diego

Though they hail from different states, California’s Pity Party and Arizona’s Spider Cider set out on an adventure together, traveling across the western United States for some two weeks. The night before our nation’s celebration of Independence from Great Britain the bands stopped at San Diego’s Tower Bar. Joining

Thursday 28 June 2018

La Escalera Fest 7 – Saturday @ Bar Pink and The Office, San Diego

On Saturday, La Escalera Fest 7 moved to the heart of San Diego’s North Park neighborhood, with shows scheduled for the afternoon and evening at Bar Pink (co-owned by John Reis of Hot Snakes, Rocket From The Crypt, Drive like Jehu, and other bands) and The Office, which also

La Escalera Fest 7 – Friday Night @ Til-Two Club, San Diego

The second night of La Escalera Fest 7 moved down the street to Mick Rossler’s Til-Two Club. Mick also owns San Diego’s Tower Bar, and has been a stalwart supporter of the San Diego music scene and, in particular, La Escalera. Opening the night was Lightweight, from California’s capitol