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    Thursday 05/15/03

    Everyone loves a good romance every now and again, so if you’re in the mood, head on over to 6th @ Penn Theatre. Their newest theatrical offering, “”The Mysterious Mr. Love,”” is a romantic comedy tracing the life and love of a notorious gold-digging womanizer as he seduces one woman after another, only to unwittingly find his own true love. Running through May 28, the tickets range from $12 to $15. For more information and show times, call (619) 688-9210.

    His band, the Mother Hips, may be on a break, but he definitely is not. Tim Bluhm, the former lead singer of the Mother Hips, is still touring without his band, working on his solo career. With the release of his new album The Soft Adventure, he is taking the next step to stardom. His touching lyrics and luxurious music will have you thoroughly happy you went to his show at The Casbah. The show starts at 8 p.m. For more information, call (619) 232-4355.

    Friday 05/16/03

    For those who would like to avoid the drunken debauchery that has become indicative of Sun God but still want to hear some great music, the next logical destination is SOMA where Social Distortion will be playing. The tiny punk band that became famous for being filmed in the movie “”Another State of Mind”” is now back and touring after a two-year hiatus and the loss of bandmate Deniss Danell. Now with a new guitarist and drummer, Social Distortion is back and better than ever. The God Awfuls will also play. The show starts at 8 p.m. Admission is $25. For more information, call (619) 523-1010.

    Jazz: It’s sometimes called the only truly original American art form. And now the Asian-American Jazz orchestra will pay homage to the legendary god of jazz, Duke Ellington. The orchestra will breathe new life into Ellington-Strayhorn’s 1966 Far East Suite with musical director and composer Dr. Anthony Brown’s unique blending of jazz and Asian instruments from Japan, China and Iran. The orchestra will play at the East County Performing Arts Center in El Cajon at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $26. For more information, call the box office at (619) 440-2277.

    Saturday 05/17/03

    The Locust, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone and DJ Marcus Lambkin will open for the lovely funk-punk band The Rapture when they play at The Scene. Although they seem to be the epitome of New York City indie-rock music, several of the members actually grew up right here in San Diego before they packed up and drove to the Big Apple. There, they hit it big when DJs worldwide fell in love with their song “”House of Jealous Lovers”” and now you can fall in love with them yourself. Tickets for the show are $12. If you can’t make it, then check out their first full-length album, Echoes, which will be released this August on DFA Records. For more information on this show, call (858) 505-9111.

    Slipknot has been giving girls everywhere nightmares, but two members, Corey Taylor and Jim Root, will be unmasked when they play as part of their original project Stone Sour. A little more emotional than Slipknot, Stone Sour shows a whole new side to these once frighteningly scary masked men. The quirky funk/metal band Powerman 5000 will also play with them at SOMA to give you an evening of great metal. The show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $22. For more information call (619) 226-7662.

    Sunday 05/18/03

    They may sound strange, but Ted Leo and the Pharmacists will deliver some good old fashioned rock ‘n’ roll that will not disappoint. Often compared to Bruce Springsteen, Ted Leo is quickly gaining a reputation as the working man’s musician. He’s smart, political and inspiring. He manages to be all those things without being naive or illusioned and he does it all with great guitars. Check him and his band out when they play at The Casbah after El Guapo. Tickets for the show are $8. For more information, call (619) 232-4355.

    He has proven himself to be a talent scout without equal, but can he cut it as a performer? John Mayall has been performing for almost six decades now, with more than 50 albums released and although he has helped launch the careers of artists like Eric Clapton and Mick Taylor, he himself hasn’t hit it big. Although not the most talented musician, his songwriting is beautiful and incredibly gifted. See this undervalued musician when he performs at 4th and B with Jimmy Vaughn at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20. For more information call (619) 231-4343.

    Tuesday 05/20/03

    He marked himself as a talented blues singer at the age of 16 with the release of his first album Lie to Me and won teenage hearts all over the country. Criticized for being inexperienced in life, for not having paid his dues, the fresh-faced Johnny Lang has still managed to keep recording and touring. Now at the ripe old age of 22, he’s getting ready to release his third solo album. But you can see him at Humphrey’s Concerts by the Bay for the mere price of $53. For more information on this talented young man and his concert, call (619) 523-1010.

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