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Culture Lust Weekend: Calder Quartet, Mike Hynson, and Ordover Gallery

ART

It’s the local art-world equivalent of the Oscar noms, and this Saturday, the culturati are guaranteed to be biting their nails at Anthology as the San Diego Fine Art Society announces its Art Awards Nominations. Part of the Society’s Hollywood Glamour Ball, categories include exhibition of the year (museum and gallery), new artist of the year, People’s Choice, and patron of the year. Winners won’t be announced till September 2, so start placing your bets.

David Fokos’ sweeping black-and-white snapshots have been the subject of many a bidding war, his passion for hands-on perfectionism garnering comparisons to Ansell Adams. This Saturday, he’ll debut more visual prose at the Ordover Gallery in Solana Beach with his Haiku: Photographic Meditations, also featuring the work of Mariana Sain-Morar, Sunna Bohlen, Abe Ordover, and more.

UCSD’s Visiting Artist Lecture Series continues with Barbara Hammer, a prominent lesbian documentary filmmaker whose irreverent 80-plus films span over 30 years. Tonight at 6:30, she’ll also discuss her new book, “Hammer,” which touches on “making movies from life and sex.”

Talk about a garden party – head up to Encinitas this Saturday for its Garden Festival and Tour, boasting 23 of the area’s most opulent oases (including one inside a fire station!), a butterfly vivarium and a gardening “marketplace” that features discussions on how to keep things earth-friendly and growing your own edibles.

Artists are notoriously touchy when it comes to taking a peek into their creative process, but not this crew – visit the San Diego Art Department this Saturday night from 7 - 10 and catch May-Ling Martinez, Wendell King, Katherine Brannock and others compose their creations from scratch as part of North Park Nights.

Art as therapy was utilized for dozens of military kids whose parents are away in Iraq and Afghanistan, and its affecting results can be viewed at the Oceanside Museum of Art this Sunday at its new exhibit, Painting the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. A free reception will be held next Sunday (the 25th), but stop by the gallery this weekend to glimpse a sneak preview.

Also debuting at the OMA this weekend is Painting World War II: The California Style Watercolor Artists. More than 60 of the genre’s most prominent, like Arthur Beaumont, Ed Reep, and Barse Miller, will be on display, with an opening reception slated for this Saturday (complete with the San Diego Vintage Dance Club in full 50’s attire!).

In some form, ‘Zines have been around almost as long as the publishing industry itself, and this Saturday night from 7-10, you can leave it to Subtext to deliver an eye-popping tribute to more than 80 of their creators. Gallery-goers are also encouraged tow along a few of their own mini-mags to trade after the show.

The Mingei will open the doors to its private library this weekend from 11-3 p.m., touting over 9,000 books on folk art and design, 200 videos, and a glimpse into its special collections. Objects USA co-curator Dave Hampton will speak from 1-2 p.m. about some of the San Diego artists and designers of the period.

BOOKS

Steeped in local history, Wind an Sea founder and Endless Summer co-star Mike Hynson helped brainstorm the Boogie Board, kept company with Jimi Hendrix and the infamous Brotherhood of the Eternal Love, and still had time to woo a Ford model, now his wife. Visit D.G. Wills this Saturday as he recounts his time as surfing’s coolest bad boy in his new memoir, "Mike Hynson: Transcendental Memories of a Surf Rebel."

THEATER

Miuccia Prada may have crafted costumes for the Met this season, but San Diego’s own designing doyenne, Zandra Rhodes, has taken to the opera scene with Verdi’s Aida Through The Eyes of Zandra Rhodes. The exhibit, at the La Jolla Athenaeum until May 15, features creations from Rhode’s vision of the Verdi classic, along with a showcase of some of her trademark accessories, which are on sale. She’ll be at the Athenaeum’s Joan & Irwin Jacobs Music Room this Tuesday at 7:30 if you want the inside scoop.

FILM

The San Diego Italian Film Fest’s Italian Classics series will commence tomorrow night at the MoPA with Fellini’s coming-of-age almost-memoir, “Amarcord,” (I Remember). Rife with political and social commentary (as well plenty of Italian machismo), the flick is Fellini’s take on an adolescence spent under the Fascist regime, and also happened to take home an Oscar in ’73 for best picture.

MUSIC

Though Tim Burton’s version has (somewhat) filtered out of theaters, the Alice craze continues with "ALICE: Re-imagining Wonderland through Music, Dance and Spoken Word" presented by the Art of Élan and the Colette Dancing Company. The latest take on Carroll’s classic features chamber music by up-and-coming composer Joe Hallman and modern dance. It will be at MCASD La Jolla's Sherwood Auditorium this Friday and Sunday.

Didn’t score Coachella tickets in time? Raucous rock-n-rollers Jail Wedding will visit The Casbah this Friday in all of their 10-member glory, bringing the always good Get Back Loretta in as an opening act.

Also at The Casbah: stop sulking over Grand Ole Party’s break-up and get there this Saturday for Dum Dum Girls, ex-member Kristen Gundred's brand-new all-girl band. We’re also big fans of Swedish power-pop openers, Love is All, and their Karen-O-like lyrics.

The Calder Quartet is a group of young string musicians famed for their lush yet experimental sound. Tonight, they'll be at The Loft and Friday they'll be at UCSD's Conrad Prebys Concert Hall.

It's national Record Store Day this Saturday, and local indie music stores galore will stage events to celebrate. Stop by M-Theory, Record City, Disconnected Records, Fabrik or CSL to see how.

MAUREEN CAVANAUGH (Host): I'm Maureen Cavanaugh, and you're listening to These Days on KPBS. Who wants to spend three days camping in the California desert? Apparently more than 225,000 music fans do. The 11th Annual Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio is sold out this weekend. We'll be talking about who'll be there and some survival tips for attendees. And for those who like their music closer to home, some local suggestions, and a reminder about celebrating Record Store Day. It’s the Weekend Preview and I’d like to welcome my guests. Nina Garin is features and entertainment reporter for the San Diego Union-Tribune. Nina, good morning.

NINA GARIN (Features/Entertainment Reporter, San Diego Union-Tribune): Hi, Maureen.

CAVANAUGH: And Seth Combs is the arts and music editor for San Diego CityBeeks – Beat. Sorry, Seth.

SETH COMBS (Arts/Music Editor, San Diego CityBeat): Beeks is cool with me. Hi, Maureen.

CAVANAUGH: Hi. Well, we’re going to start out speaking about Coachella. It’s, of course, the music festival in the desert this weekend. And I hear that neither of you is going, and I wonder, starting with you, Seth, why not?

COMBS: Well, to paraphrase Danny Glover from the “Lethal Weapon” movies, I’m just – I’m too old for that stuff. Of course he used another ‘s’ word and I’ll…

CAVANAUGH: Yes, he did.

COMBS: …I’ll spare you the – you and the FCC fines. It’s not to imply that it’s a youthful event overall but every time I go, I find myself saying to myself, never again. And this’ll be the second year I haven’t gone.

CAVANAUGH: And, Nina, why not you?

GARIN: Well, I just can’t afford it.

CAVANAUGH: Ah, how much is it?

GARIN: It’s about $300?

COMBS: Yeah, 300 plus change.

GARIN: Plus then you need to either get a camping pass or a hotel room.

COMBS: Right.

GARIN: And the paper is sending other reporters and I can’t afford to fund myself.

CAVANAUGH: Aww…

GARIN: So I would actually love to go but it is costly.

CAVANAUGH: Not this year.

GARIN: Umm-hmm.

CAVANAUGH: How many times have you been to Coachella?

GARIN: I’ve actually only been one time.

CAVANAUGH: And Seth?

COMBS: I’ve been five.

CAVANAUGH: Wow. Wow, you’re an old hand. What’s it like?

COMBS: Well, it’s hot, first of all.

CAVANAUGH: And you mean temperature-wise.

COMBS: Yeah, I mean – Well, yeah, it’s definitely, you know, hot as in like that’s the hot concert to go to. But it’s really hot, there’s – It’s actually well spaced out where there’s a lot of people but it doesn’t ever seem really that crowded but it’s – it’s fun. It’s, you know, like I said, it just – three days is just so long for me now…

CAVANAUGH: Right.

COMBS: …because I’m just an old man, you know.

CAVANAUGH: And what were – was your take on it when you went?

GARIN: I actually hate crowds so when I went there I was very nervous about it and it was beautifully spaced out and you’re in the desert and there’s palm trees and at sunset it’s just gorgeous and everyone is there to see the same music that you like, and I actually really liked it despite my fear even of big crowds.

CAVANAUGH: Now I read some reviews of past – the recent past of Coachella and, Seth, there’s been a lot of mentions of musical graybeards but there’s actually a change to the lineup this year, isn’t there?

COMBS: I’m sorry. I’m not sure, a change to the lineup…?

CAVANAUGH: Well, in the sense that the festival, there are some changes to the festival?

COMBS: Oh, there’s some change – Yeah, some changes overall to the festival as far as the rules and regulations.

CAVANAUGH: Okay.

COMBS: Yeah, there – For the first time, attendees will be able to go in and out of the concert.

CAVANAUGH: Oh, I see. Okay.

COMBS: They used to be where you go in and that’s it and you have to stay in there until you’re ready to leave. Now people can leave. And this is huge and it’s great for anyone who’s frugal like me and who wants to trek back to their car and eat something there.

CAVANAUGH: Instead of having to go to a concession stand.

COMBS: Yeah, spend ten dollars on some nasty chow mein is how I put it. Another thing that they brought back this year was, they did it in years past, was they brought back the 10-for-1 water deal, where if you bring them 10, you know, plastic water bottles that people have just thrown on the ground or whatever, they’ll give you a brand new, you know, jug of water, not jug but a plastic bottle of water.

CAVANAUGH: Very green.

COMBS: Yes, and it actually – You see like these weird, I want to say, hippie folks but that sounds really bad, but like these people with like big bags, big plastic bags, of these water bottles and then they collect a bunch of water and give them out to people and stuff. They’re very nice.

CAVANAUGH: Well, Nina, what about the lineup?

GARIN: Well, there’s some big acts which I’ll tell you about. Friday, there’s Jay-Z and LC…

CAVANAUGH: No gray beard there.

GARIN: No. Well… And then we have LCD Soundsystem, Them Crooked Vultures, PiL, Echo & the Bunnymen, Grizzly Bear. Saturday, I think it’s kind of a snoozer myself, but Saturday there’s Muse, Faith No More, MGMT. And Sunday there’s Gorillaz, Pavement, Thom Yorke, Phoenix, Spoon. Those are the big acts. And then there’s hundreds of bands that are super obscure and…

COMBS: Right.

GARIN: …middle obscure.

COMBS: That’s funny because I’m actually more excited about Saturday than any other day.

GARIN: Oh, really?

COMBS: Well, I love Faith No More and I love MGMT but I – I – Sunday was like, wow, that’s really good but I – I don’t think it’s a snoozer at all.

GARIN: Oh, I was like…

COMBS: I think it’s pretty cool.

GARIN: Oh, no, it’s three days. You can’t leave so they’ll just stick all the mediocre bands…

CAVANAUGH: Right now…

GARIN: …on Saturday.

CAVANAUGH: That’s one of the changes this year, too, that you can’t just go for one day. You have to go for the three days, and has that increased the price then?

GARIN: I think so.

COMBS: I think it was around the same price last year but, yeah, you had to buy a ticket for all three days even if you just wanted to go on Friday.

CAVANAUGH: So what are the acts that you’re especially excited about, Seth?

COMBS: Well, like I said, it begins and ends with me with Faith No More. They’re a reunited metal band from the eighties and early nineties. And their singer had not really wanted to reunite for a while and—his name is Mike Patton—and I just – I’ve loved them since I was a kid and I would’ve really loved to see them. Pavement’s great, another gray beard reunited band, and most influential indie band of all time, in my opinion. And, I don’t know, oh, as far as like some under the radar ones, I’m really ex – I would be – I’m talking like I’m going.

CAVANAUGH: Right.

COMBS: Yeah. I would be really excited to see B.o.B. He’s an Atlanta rapper who just scored like his first hit. I think it’s like number four on the iTunes chart right now and he’ll probably be headlining the fest in two years. So…

CAVANAUGH: Wow. Okay. And you, Nina?

GARIN: Well, I know it’s sort of passé to still like Phoenix but I really like Phoenix still, and they had a really great show in December in San Diego and I would just love to see that, if I was going also. I’m a parent, so DJ Lance Rock of the show “Gabba Gabba” is going to do a deejay set and he wears an orange costume, and a fuzzy orange hat and he’s just so great, and he’s going to be mixing like soul and funk records.

CAVANAUGH: Yeah, in many ways it’s probably better that you’re not going, Nina. Are you also excited about Pavement’s reunion?

GARIN: I am so excited about Pavement. I couldn’t agree more with Seth. I actually – I got to see them in the nineties and they’re – I mean, the shows were always kind of fun and a mix of super coolness and amazing music, and this reunion is something that I would – I would actually, if I could afford it, I would go just for that.

CAVANAUGH: Well, let’s remind our listeners about the band Pavement. And I think this is one of your favorites from Pavement called “Unfair.”

(audio of Pavement performing “Unfair”)

CAVANAUGH: That’s Pavement, “Unfair,” and Pavement is going to be appearing at this weekend’s big annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. So we’ve established neither one of you are going but you’re two kind of old hands at this festival, so what survival tips would you have for anyone who is actually attending the festival this year, Seth?

COMBS: Wear comfortable clothing, wear, you know, the emphasis is always like staying cool in the heat. But wear good shoes. Don’t wear – You know, wear comfortable shoes but don’t wear open-toed sandals and flip-flops. I cannot emphasize this enough because I’ve seen so many people with broken feet because people jump around, they get into the bands. If you’re going to see, you know, a band like Faith No More or a metal band like Baroness, there’s going to be people moshing more than likely and you’re going to come away with some stubbed toes for sure.

CAVANAUGH: Now that is hard-won advice, I have a real feeling.

GARIN: Also…

CAVANAUGH: Yes, Nina.

GARIN: People talk about how hot it is but…

CAVANAUGH: Yes.

GARIN: …they don’t talk about how cold it gets at night in the desert.

COMBS: That’s right. That’s right.

GARIN: And you’re freezing. So I would somehow pack a sweater or a jacket in there…

COMBS: Yes.

GARIN: …because…

CAVANAUGH: Very good.

COMBS: Yeah.

CAVANAUGH: Oh, two knowledgeable people here. Now, Coachella is sold out. Is there any hope for anybody who wants to go at the last minute to get a ticket on Craigslist?

COMBS: Yeah, well, they do have tickets on Craigslist. They are a bit overpriced right now. You know…

CAVANAUGH: Like what are we talking about?

COMBS: You know, not too bad, like I’ve seen some that were like $400, which is, you know, a hundred dollars more. But I would wait until tomorrow morning, if you’re still planning on going you’re probably – you know, get your car packed up and there are going to be people trying to unload these tickets tomorrow. And it really isn’t unreasonable to actually go up and hope to find a ticket…

CAVANAUGH: Oh.

COMBS: …because there’s going to be people there who are just unloading a friend’s ticket who couldn’t come and they didn’t have time to sell it. On Saturday, there’ll be people, you know, their friend got too drunk the night before and, you know, couldn’t make it on Saturday or Sunday and they’re like, oh, hey, here you go. And they’re going to be selling them just to unload them so they’re probably going to be like, you know, here, here’s a hundred bucks.

CAVANAUGH: And, Seth, the wise man of Coachella. Thank you so much.

COMBS: I do have the beard for it.

CAVANAUGH: Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival takes place Friday through Sunday in Indio. Now, let’s move on, Nina, a band – they’re actually going to be playing at Coachella, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, playing a sold out show at the Belly Up. They’re very popular right now. Tell us a little bit about the band.

GARIN: I heard that show sold out in an hour.

CAVANAUGH: Wow.

COMBS: Yeah, I heard that, too.

GARIN: Yeah. They’re a 10-member folk rock band from LA and it’s kind of like Up With People meets the Arcade Fire and it’s just all about happiness…

CAVANAUGH: Up With People…

GARIN: …and free spirit and so that’s who they are.

CAVANAUGH: Tell us a little bit about Edward Sharpe.

GARIN: So Edward is actually a guy named Alex Ebert and he was in an like electroclash band called I’m A Robot and they played in San Diego quite a bit back in the day.

COMBS: I remember that band.

GARIN: Yeah.

CAVANAUGH: Yeah.

GARIN: So he – But he made up a crazy space story about Edward being like a space guy who can never hear – I don’t know how it works.

COMBS: Sounds like Tommy or something.

GARIN: Yeah, it’s – it’s kind of ridiculous.

COMBS: He’s a pinball wizard.

CAVANAUGH: Now, you – Nina, you got a chance to interview him, didn’t you?

GARIN: I did.

CAVANAUGH: And what does he say about, you know, this increasing popularity and this really sort of loyal fanbase that the band is developing?

GARIN: Well, he is aware that people call his fans kind of cult-like, which he’s thought, you know – He said cult comes from culture and that’s not a bad thing.

COMBS: Yeah.

GARIN: But he also was like – He didn’t like the idea that cults also don’t let you experience things from the outside and they’re very insulary and he’s like I’m not really a part of that. So I don’t think he kind of enjoys being compared to…

CAVANAUGH: A cult leader?

GARIN: …a cult leader.

CAVANAUGH: Yeah, I could see that. Now, Seth, what do you think of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros?

COMBS: I don’t love them but I get it. It’s – It flies really well here in San Diego and in Southern California in general, you know, because of, as Nina mentioned, like that kind of hippie, free spirit, acoustic – well, not – mostly acoustic, folk rock and – I’ve had their album for a while and while I couldn’t get into it at first, there’s some really great pop songs on there. So I dig it.

CAVANAUGH: Okay, well, let’s hear a little of it. This is Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros with “Home.”

(audio of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros performing “Home”)

CAVANAUGH: That’s Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros with “Home.” And, Nina, you spoke with Edward about this song. What did he have to say?

GARIN: So he was talking about how everything is – in his life is spontaneous. And so I asked him if the part in the song he tells his sometimes-girlfriend who was singing that he loves her and that he never told her before until she fell down, you know, thought she was going to smoke her last cigarette. It’s this whole sweet little part. And he said that that was genuine, that he really didn’t tell her that until they were singing that song and that was how they – you know, that was how he told her he loved her when he – I don’t know if I totally buy it but I’d like to think that it’s…

CAVANAUGH: That’s what he said.

GARIN: Yeah.

CAVANAUGH: So a lot of critics say that this band is all about the live experience. What are the live shows like?

GARIN: So it’s kind of like a hippie commune where there’s people dancing barefoot and they’re holding hands, pass out flowers. I mean, I’ve seen some footage of them playing at LA street fairs. I’ve heard that people cry. I don’t know if I…

COMBS: All right, this is sounding freak – I don’t know. I don’t know if I could get into it.

CAVANAUGH: Well, I tell you, as I said, the show is sold out tonight at the Belly Up but if you’re going to Coachella, you can check out Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros there. Okay, well, I don’t know if people cry for the Dum Dum Girls but, Seth, tell us about this band that’s going to be at the Casbah on Saturday night.

COMBS: Well, it’s a little – it’s a contentious issue, depending on who you ask but Dum Dum Girls are a band that is fronted by a woman named Kristin Gundred and who’s now working under the name Dee Dee. Now Gundred used to be in a local band called Grand Ole Party who were, you know, going to be this next big thing from San Diego and then they broke up last year. This is her new project. She was the singer in that band as well. And Dum Dum Du – Dum Dum Dum…

CAVANAUGH: Dum Dum, de-de-de, yes.

COMBS: Dum Dum Girls is a bit mysterious because no longer is she using her real name but the music is vastly different from Grand Ole Party.

CAVANAUGH: Well, what is it like? Do you like them?

COMBS: Yeah, I do like them. There was a lot of – a lot of people who were bummed out about Grand Ole Party breaking up but the Dum Dum Girls album has really brought me around. It’s great. I hate to bring up his name, you know, because of the baggage that comes with it but Phil Spector, it reminds me of like those old Phil Spector records but like with more of like a low-fi indie rock. It’s got great all-girl harmonies and just all these pop hooks and it’s – Yeah, it’s great. I really do like – I’ve become a champion of the band.

CAVANAUGH: Nina, what do you think of the Dum Dum Girls?

GARIN: I like them, too. I think that Dee Dee or Kristin, she seems like the kind of girl that would be too cool to hang out with me in high school and like maybe that – I like that for whatever reason.

CAVANAUGH: Someone to look up to.

GARIN: Kind of.

COMBS: She’s actually very nice.

GARIN: I know but…

CAVANAUGH: Let’s hear the Dum Dum Girls. This is called “Jail La La.”

(audio of Dum Dum Girls performing “Jail La La”)

CAVANAUGH: That’s the Dum Dum Girls with a song called “Jail La La.” And, Seth, these Dum Dum Girls have already been signed to a label?

COMBS: Yeah, they were signed to Sub Pop Records very quickly on the strength of a few 7” records and cassettes actually that they put out on a local label here. Sub Pop is probably the biggest indie label that a band can be on, so it says a lot about the strength of their songs and judging by the response of the critics, like people really seem to like them.

CAVANAUGH: And, again, what’s the live show like?

COMBS: Admittedly, I’ve seen them twice but they had a very different lineup. She wanted…

CAVANAUGH: Ahh…

COMBS: She wanted the band to be an all-girl band. She played all the instruments on the recordings and – but now she has this all-girl group. One of the women in the band used to play for a band called – I don’t remember. Never mind. Scratch that part. Anyway, no but now it’s this all-girl band so it helps with that harmonizing that you heard on the song…

CAVANAUGH: Right, right.

COMBS: …there, so, yeah, they’re – So, anyway, yeah, long story short, they’re great. They’re great live.

CAVANAUGH: Now they’re opening for a band from Sweden called Love Is All. What is Love Is All about?

COMBS: Well, as you mentioned, they’re from Sweden, Gothenburg, Sweden, to be exact.

CAVANAUGH: Oh, thank you for that.

COMBS: I don’t know where – I don’t know where that is but it sounds really gothy. They play a really strange and unique blend of punk and pop with a female singer that sounds like a, I think a, I can’t believe I – Yeah, a Catholic girl in heat maybe.

CAVANAUGH: Oh.

COMBS: That’s what I’m going to say.

CAVANAUGH: Okay, well, you heard it here first. Love Is All and the Dum Dum Girls play the Casbah on Saturday night. Now I mentioned in the introduction Record Store Day. Some local record stores are celebrating Record Store Day.

GARIN: Umm-hmm.

CAVANAUGH: What is it, Nina?

GARIN: Well, it’s a celebration of independently owned record stores. It started in 2007 and on that day record stores all across the country have events, parties, and we have our own stuff going on here.

CAVANAUGH: Well, I’ve heard that vinyl has made a real comeback in the last couple of years. Is that true here in San Diego? Is that kind of the thing that’s fueling this idea of Record Store Day?

GARIN: I think that it – I mean, it’s been sort of coming back for a while and San Diego definitely has its set of collectors. So I think there’s people who collect that will always buy vinyl and then like the newer generations are kind of realizing that things sound better on vinyl as opposed to an iPod. So I think the interest is still there.

CAVANAUGH: So what’s happening here in connection with Record Store Day?

GARIN: So we have some record stores participating. I wrote them down so…

CAVANAUGH: Yes… Good.

COMBS: I think M Theory’s doing something, right?

GARIN: Yes. We have Lou’s, Spin Records, Disconnected, Fabrik, Record City and then M Theory is having the most kind of stuff happening.

CAVANAUGH: So when you go in, will there be a party or…?

GARIN: Oh, I forgot to mention that this is also a day when hundreds and hundreds of bands release special records, Record Store Day only releases.

CAVANAUGH: Ohh…

GARIN: So we have – some of them are like the Album Leaf is a local band and there’s going to be – they’re going to have two new tracks and two outtakes, and the Dum Dum Girls are actually doing a split with Male Bonding.

COMBS: I didn’t know that.

GARIN: Phoenix is going to have a pink vinyl come out of their single “Fences.” Weezer is having a release that’s going to feature a song with Kenny G.

COMBS: A lot of times like they’ll have – they’ll have some of these – I’m not saying that these bands will but like they’ll have special concerts in the record store.

GARIN: Yes.

CAVANAUGH: Right, right.

COMBS: I’m not sure who’s playing where.

GARIN: I do know.

COMBS: Oh, you do know, all right. Let me know, sister.

GARIN: And…

CAVANAUGH: Yes?

GARIN: …our biggest Record Store Day, it will be at M Theory in Mission Hills and they have a lot of local bands playing, so we’re going to have Hotel St. George, Fever Sleeves, Adequate, DJ King Cannon. They’re going to have a sidewalk sale so you can go by, buy some really discounted records. And then I spoke to someone at Record City also. They’re going to have pizza and Twinkies and…

COMBS: Nice.

GARIN: …and a release…

CAVANAUGH: I’m sold.

COMBS: Yeah.

CAVANAUGH: I’m gone. Record Store Day is this Saturday and events take place, as we’ve heard, at many of the independent record stores in San Diego County. I’m afraid we hardly have time to talk, Seth, about an event called Paper Cuts. It’s happening at a local gallery called Subtext. Maybe if you can give us 30 seconds on that?

COMBS: 30 seconds? Okay, well, it’s a zine event. If you don’t know what a zine is, it’s short for fanzine but it’s so much more than that. It can be anything from a political pamphlet to a magazine about music. It’s just – it’s homemade and people are going to get together at Subtext Gallery in Little Italy and just do all things zine. They’re going to swap zines, there’s going to be zines for sale and you can get some of these really great homemade little magazines and enjoy them. I have a bunch myself and I’m really looking forward to this event.

CAVANAUGH: You did that great. That’s a great job. Paper Cuts takes place this Saturday night at Subtext Gallery in Little Italy, the swapping and the selling and the looking, it all starts at 7:00 p.m. I want to thank you both so much for talking to us. Nina Garin and Seth Combs, thank you, and thanks for all that hard-won wisdom from Coachella. I really appreciate it.

COMBS: No problem. Thanks for having me.

GARIN: Thank you.

CAVANAUGH: And These Days is produced by Angela Carone, Hank Crook, Pat Finn, Megan Burke and senior producer Natalie Walsh. Production Manager is Kurt Kohnen, with technical assistance from Tim Felten. Our production assistants are Jordan Wicht and Rachel Ferguson. I’m Maureen Cavanaugh, hoping you’ll enjoy the rest of the week. You’ve been listening to These Days on KPBS.

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