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Sky Ferreira makes her long awaited debut with “Night Time, My Time”

Issa Lozano

December 14, 2013

21-year-old Sky Ferreira has seen success since she first started putting up demos on her Myspace page in the earlier days of the Internet. Although it hasn't been easy, and the success has come with years of work, all she needed was a chance to be herself and a simple, lush pop song.A few demos that had her signed to Parlaphone records at the age of 15, She released the sin...

Pretty Reckless front woman Taylor Momsen performing at the House of Blues in Downtown San Diego on Oct. 9 as part of the

The Pretty Reckless raise Hell with new album

October 17, 2013

After a long, almost 18 year career in the film and television industry as an actress, singer, song-writer and guitarist Taylor Momsen is finally doing...

Julieta Venegas transcends Mexican pop music with new album ‘Los Momentos’

Julieta Venegas performing at the House of Blues in San Diego on Sept. 19. Issa Lozano, City Times.

Issa Lozano

September 29, 2013

Tijuana native Julieta Venegas kicked off the second date of her "Los Momentos" North American tour here at San Diego's very own House of Blues as part ...

Charlie XCX at the House of Blues in San Diego over the summer. Issa Lozano, City Times.

A pop star with substance

September 14, 2013

You've probably heard singer-songwriter Charli XCX’s Billboard number-one single "I Love It" with Icona Pop playing non-stop on major radio stations...

Myyki Blanco. Official Facebook image.

Queer rapper Mykki Blanco set to perform at Porter’s Pub

September 8, 2013

Queer Rapper Mykki Blanco is set to perform as a part of the "Initiation Tour" at UCSD's Porter's Pub on Sept. 13. Michael Quattlebaum Jr. aka Mykki Bla...

Foals ignites a ‘Flame’ in San Diego

Foals frontman Yannis Philippakis during a live performance at House of Blues in downtown on Aug. 8. Issa Lozano, City Times.

Issa Lozano

August 16, 2013

If you've never seen U.K. band Foals before you missed out on one of the best live acts to hit the House of Blues stage this summer.With shows on the tour selling out, the...

Nash performs at The Observatory in Santa Ana on May 9. Issa Lozano, City Times

This one’s for the naysayers

May 20, 2013

Kate Nash has returned, joined by an all-female back-up band and out for a riot.She rose to fame in 2007 during a time when cookie cutter cuteness w...

Dani shivers Record Release Party for her debut album Jinx in Tijuana. Issa Lozano, City Times

A spooky take on pop music

May 20, 2013

In a store you'd probably find You Schaffner not browsing the shelves of the latest R&B; hits or dubstep infused singles that line the cd sections, but ...

Patti Smith Rocks and Reads

Issa Lozano

November 14, 2012

A renowned figure in rock and roll – nicknamed the “Godmother of Punk” – who propelled to fame in 1975, Patti Smith returned to San Diego for “Downtown with Patti Smith" at Spreckels Theatre, an event that ended an eight-year absence from San Diego, her last appearance being at Street Scene in 2004. She spoke about her life and performed the...

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