Carlsbad Songwriter Releases New EP

by The Editors on March 7, 2018

Marklyn Retzer, a Carlsbad, California based singer, songwriter (and surfer) has released a collection of new songs titled, Dandelion Tattoo. The five track EP features songs that range from the uplifting and affirming, gospel tinged vibe of Fly Free, to heart filling pop love songs like She Calls Me Love, to light hearted metaphorical reflections on love and loss in the title track. The EP, produced by San Diego’s Ben Moore features Matt Lynott on drums, Chris Swann on bass, and backing vocals by Lacy Younger and Krista Richards

Marklyn will be hosting a CD release party/show from 5:30 to 8:30 PM on March 24, 2018 at The Pour House in Oceaside. Here are the details: 

I’m playing with my trio featuring Rhythm Rose Turner on drums and vocals, and Chris Swann on bass. I’ll have special guests stopping by to play some of their songs or to jam with me including Nina Francis, Savannah Philyaw, Sarah RogoDave Boodah, and others to be added. This will be a fun night of music and friendship. CDs will be available for purchase for those of us who like a physical thing of music to hold.

Check out Dandelion Tattoo on Spotify or click the link for all the details.

[Link: Marklyn Music]



Last Chance For Cloud Tectonics At NVA

by The Editors on February 22, 2018

You only have 5 more chances to see CLOUD TECTONICS at Carlsbad’s New Village Arts Theatre

This critically-acclaimed romance MUST CLOSE on Sunday, February 25, 2018. Click the link for all the details.

[Link: NVA Theatre]


Last Minute Carlsbad New Years Ideas

by The Editors on December 29, 2017

Are you lag planner when it comes to New Year’s Eve? Saying you haven’t planned anything just yet? You’re not alone and we’re here to help. We’ve got eight suggestions on how to get the party started and how to recover after it’s over featuring the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa, Legoland California, and Cape Rey, a Hilton Resort. For all the detail, follow the jump.

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Carlsbad’s Night Of Lights Saturday

by The Editors on November 29, 2017

The Carlsbad Village Association is inviting everyone to join them this Saturday night (December 2, 2017) for the Carlsbad Village Night of Lights.

This much anticipated event will come alive with holiday spirit and cheer!  Merchant hospitality, live music, caroling, festive window decorations, and more.  Spend the evening with us from 5:00pm to 8:00pm and let the Village start your holidays with a full heart!  Ring in the holidays with family and friends in Carlsbad Village.

For the official schedule and all the participating restaurants and retailers, please follow the jump.

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The Forum Makes It Snow In Carlsbad

by The Editors on November 13, 2017

On Saturday, November 25, 2017 from 6 – 9 PM The Forum Carlsbad will celebrate their 15th Annual Lighting of the Forum with complimentary refreshments, a stage show by the Crown City Bombers, magical snowfall, a performance by the La Costa Canyon High School Marching Band, and the arrival of Santa Claus on a horse drawn sleigh. Joy in the fun and holiday merry making. For all the details, please follow the jump.

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Lancer Dancers Annual Holiday Showcase

by The Editors on November 9, 2017

Carlsbad High School’s 12-time National Champion varsity dance team, the Lancer Dancers, will be performing in their annual holiday dance Showcase Thursday, Dec. 7 through Saturday, Dec. 9, on campus at the Carlsbad Cultural Arts Center. The shows begin at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and a Saturday matinee is also offered at 2 p.m.

“This special annual program is a great opportunity for family, friends and the community to experience firsthand the elite level of talent the Lancer Dancers work so diligently to achieve,” said Lancer Dancers Booster Club President, Terez Anderson, whose daughter is on the team. “The girls have been working very hard in recent months to perfect their own routines and refine the choreography for the Junior Lancer Dancers in preparation for Showcase.”

For all the official details, pleased follow the jump.

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It’s All About The Harp Guitar At MoMM

by The Editors on October 10, 2017

Carlsbad’s Museum of Making Music’s next special exhibition, Floating Strings: The Remarkable Story of the Harp Guitar in America, opens to the public on Saturday, October 14th.

The exhibition includes over 40 beautiful examples of this unique instrument and explores the history of the harp guitar, from its beginnings in Europe to its current status and use in the United States today. In conjunction with this new exhibition, the Museum is hosting a variety of harp guitar-related events!

For all the details on all the harp guitar events, please click the link.

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Art Rhythm & Wine At The Forum

by The Editors on October 2, 2017

The Forum Carlsbad and West Coast Artists present the Third Annual Art Rhythm & Wine Festival to be held at The Forum Carlsbad on Saturday, October 14, 11am-7pm, and Sunday, October 15, 11am-6pm. This free, juried show will feature more than 50 exceptional artists and craftsmen offering high quality original artwork from throughout the Western United States.

Complementing the art show, the event will also feature a wine garden with a variety of quality wines for sale and food will also be available for purchase. Non-stop live bands and a DJ will perform throughout the festival including the Clay Colton Band, The Mar Del Boys and The Jazz Pigs.

For all the details, please follow the jump.

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Carlsbad Celebrates Oktoberfest October 7

by The Editors on September 20, 2017

Yes, it’s that time of year again when the kids are back in school, the sun has finally come out, and Rotarians from Carlsbad are out celebrating the season with Oktoberfest & Family Fall Festival at Holiday Park. The festivities begin at noon on October 7, 2017 and continue on until 10 PM. Click here for a map of events, here for the schedule, and here to buy tickets. For all the official details please follow the jump. 

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Surf Legends To Be Honored In Carlsbad

by The Editors on September 13, 2017

The California Surf Museum in Oceanside, California is bringing some surf royalty to Carlsbad when they hold their 10th Annual Gala at Carlsbad’s Cape Rey Hilton on October 28, 2017. The event will honor Gerry “Mr. Pipeline” Lopez, Jericho Poppler, and Reef co-founder and International Surfing Association President Fernando Aguirre. If these names ring any bells, and you’d like to spend an evening with them and other surfing greats without leaving Carlsbad, then click the link to purchase some tickets. Tickets are $150 each and include dinner, entertainment, and the chance to bid on amazing surf items in silent and live auctions, all in support of the Surf Museum.

[Link: California Surf Museum]