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CARLSBAD: Local symphony players perform Jan. 22

CARLSBAD: Local symphony players perform Jan. 22

January 10, 2017


Filed under Arts, Carlsbad, CURRENT EVENTS, Music

CARLSBAD — The Chamber Music Players of the North Coast Symphony Orchestra present “Musical Mélange” at the Schulman Auditorium at the Carlsbad Dove Library on Jan. 22 at 2:30 p.m. The program will consist of the “Holberg Suite” by Grieg for strings, conducted by Daniel Swem, and the “Czech...

Remembrance: Local music scene honors Martin Grusin at Belly Up

Layla Marino

March 27, 2016


Filed under Arts, Music, NORTH COAST BEAT

Mid-November last year, Del Mar and the music world at large suffered a great loss. Martin Grusin, best-known along the North Coast as the best vocal coach in the area, sang his last notes. His true legacy was felt in the support rallied by local musicians, his students and The Belly Up Tavern as they all came together in tribute in early February.

Review: Hum’s sound draws dedicated crowd to The Belly Up

Review: Hum’s sound draws dedicated crowd to The Belly Up

Layla Marino

October 18, 2015


Filed under Arts, Music, NORTH COAST BEAT, Solana Beach

The grunge and metal scenes of the 1990s produced many bands that gained purchase in the pop charts in a way previously unseen in indie music. Many of these groups, such as Nirvana, Pearl Jam and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, stood the test of time and are still popular today. While shoegazer grunge band...

Review: Helmet could’ve been more solid in Belly Up performance

Review: Helmet could’ve been more solid in Belly Up performance

Layla Marino

May 18, 2015


Filed under Arts, Music, NORTH COAST BEAT, Solana Beach

The 1990s indie/grunge band Helmet burst onto the scene in 1990 with a sound that was completely different from most of the alternative rock bands of the time. With fast, driving guitars and heavy, intense vocals and lyrics, Helmet’s style, though clearly ticking the alt rock box, sometimes seemed...

Review: Juliana Hatfield Three prove they deserve brighter spotlight

Review: Juliana Hatfield Three prove they deserve brighter spotlight

Layla Marino

April 20, 2015


Filed under Arts, Music, NORTH COAST BEAT, Solana Beach

Even in the 1990s, a period in indie music when there weren’t a lot of limits, Juliana Hatfield checked too many boxes to adhere to just one alt rock genre. Then again, she seemed like the Groucho Marx type anyway — she would never belong to a club that would have her as a member. That didn’t stop...

Encinitas resident, Jazz 88.3 manager curates Carlsbad series

Encinitas resident, Jazz 88.3 manager curates Carlsbad series

Manny Lopez

March 28, 2015


Filed under Encinitas, Music, NORTH COAST BEAT, Region, San Diego County

The city of Carlsbad’s Cultural Arts Office has kicked off its four-part “This is Jazz” lecture and concert series with accompaniment from its new program partner, radio station KSDS Jazz 88.3 FM. The longstanding program taking place at the Ruby G. Schulman Auditorium — located at the Carlsbad...

Review: Dead Kennedys’ punk style alive and relevant in 2015

Review: Dead Kennedys’ punk style alive and relevant in 2015

Layla Marino

February 12, 2015


Filed under Arts, Music, NORTH COAST BEAT, Solana Beach

The Dead Kennedys are a punk band from the 1980s with near legendary status. From their iconic rune-inspired logo to the antics of frenetic frontman Jello Biafra, this loud, hardcore and marginally silly band represents the spirit of anarchy and rebellion that is endemic in the soul of every punk ro...

Cracker, Camper van Beethoven a perfect pairing at Belly Up

Cracker, Camper van Beethoven a perfect pairing at Belly Up

Layla Marino

January 8, 2015


Filed under Arts, Music, NORTH COAST BEAT, Solana Beach

The Belly Up has done it again. You’d think this venue would be slowing down after having celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014, but December saw another fabulous lineup of shows, parties and charity events. Each month, the venue has at least one if not many huge headliners, and the last month in 2014 ...

Review: Coast a perfect place for album launch

Review: Coast a perfect place for album launch

Layla Marino

September 30, 2014


Filed under Arts, Encinitas, Leucadia, Music, NORTH COAST BEAT

Many residents of San Diego County, and even perhaps North County folks, may be surprised by the number of album launch parties that take place in the region. In fact, musical artists both local and outside of San Diego County often choose the intimate and fun venues on the coast of North County for su...

Review: Buzzcocks still rock at the Belly Up

Layla Marino

September 30, 2014


Filed under Arts, Music, NORTH COAST BEAT, Solana Beach

If the Buzzcocks show at the Belly Up in Solana Beach on Sept. 19 is anything to go by, punk rock is most certainly not dead. There is also, often, a worry with older bands on reunion tours as to whether they can still perform, whether they still have “it.” No worries with the Buzzcocks, however, a...

Prettyman rebounds with inspired album

Prettyman rebounds with inspired album

Stephen Rubin

March 2, 2013


Filed under Arts, Encinitas, Music, NORTH COAST BEAT, Solana Beach

Polyps on the vocal cords. These blistery soft growths are presumably undesired by someone who banks on her voice. But Solana Beach resident Tristan Prettyman sees her two little buggers, since removed, as a “crazy, magical blessing.” “I basically was forcing myself to write and start playing music again, even though inside I was sup...

The Big C: Kane to come out swinging in 2013

The Big C: Kane to come out swinging in 2013

Stephen Rubin

January 17, 2013


Filed under Arts, Encinitas, Music, NORTH COAST BEAT, Oceanside

“I have to eat toast while I talk to you. I wake up nauseated in the morning. If I don’t eat toast right away, I throw up.” Singer spewing during an interview? Yeah, probably not unprecedented. But Oceanside blues belter Candye Kane possessed a solid excuse for munching on heated bread during a Jan. 7 chat. In May, she underwent the second surgery related to her bout...

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