New Album Releases: 07.22.14


If there’s one thing that makes the beginning of the week OK, it’s new music Tuesdays. Sure, it’s not Friday yet, but at least there’s a bunch of great new music to get you through the rest of the week. This week especially there’s plenty to be excited about. We’ve selected our Top 5 favorite

ListenSD Review: Third Thursdays with The Chain Gang of 1974, Empires & Nicky Venus


By: Amanda Martinek of ListenSD If you like hanging downtown but are sick of getting sucked into uber expensive nightclubs, tourist-trap restaurants or EDM blasting bars, the Hard Rock Hotel’s “Third Thursdays” events at 207 Club host live rock music on the third Thursday of every month and offer a welcome change of scene in the Gaslamp. Thursday’s show brought

What to bring to Comic-Con feat. Megan Gotch of The Nerdy Girlie


Happy Comic-Con week! Can you believe our favorite time of year has already arrived? We know that Comic-Con is an exciting time, which means we sometimes forget to pack things we really need, so we’re giving you a rundown of EVERYTHING you need to bring this week! We’re excited to share Megan Gotch’s, of The Nerdy Girlie,

The Best Comic-Con Tips Ever


Whether you’ve attended Comic-Con for years and years or this is your first time (yay!) everyone can learn something from fellow Comic-Con lovers. We recently asked our awesome Twitter followers to share their best Comic-Con tips with us and the feedback was insightful and so helpful! Thank you to everyone who shared their advice and

Third Thursdays Preview – The Chain Gang of 1974, Empires & Nicky Venus

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Tonight is our monthly edition of Third Thursdays and we’re so excited to have The Chain Gang of 1974, Empires and 91x Local Break Nicky Venus! As always, entry is FREE before 10pm with advanced RSVP so make sure you sign up here. To get excited for the show, our friends at ListenSD interviewed Kamtin

Comic-Con Flashback

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Have you seen this photo on Geekologie of Comic-Con circa 1983? Oh how the times of changed. When did you first attend Comic-Con and what was it like? Read more about the photo here. [Image via

SoundDiego Spotlight with Nicky Venus

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Our friends at SoundDiego recently sat down with Nicky Venus to chat about his music, breaking off from his band (Republic of Letters) and going to EDM shows. Take a look! Catch him at Third Thursdays on July 17 with The Chain Gang of 1974 and Empires. RSVP for FREE entry:

ListenSD Artist Spotlight: Arlene Ibarra

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By: Amanda Martinek of ListenSD Arlene Ibarra, a well-known San Diego photographer who shoots for DiscoverSD, Riviera and Pacific Magazine, did not take a conventional start to her career. “I always carried a point and shoot around but learned to use a DSLR at Grossmont College during my Admin of Justice classes. I studied Crime

Chart-Topping Events July 14 – 20, 2014


We’re sure everyone’s minds are on Comic-Con (can you believe it’s only 10 days away?), but there are some fun events going on in San Diego that are sure to ease your countdown. Here are some of our picks for rockin’ things to do this week: Belly Up Beer Fest Barbarian & DJ Man Cat – Tuesday,

Here We Go!


We’re incredibly excited to announce the launch of the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego Blog. Here you’ll find not just updates about the hotel and our award-winning nightclubs and restaurants, but also a fresh take on San Diego as a whole from a Hard Rock perspective. Through weekly and monthly features by our staff writers and