Nov. 10 2010 10:54 AM

This week's music and nightlife news for locals only includes some bad news for the Jewel Box and Latte Mi Corazon, good news for Lights On and more

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The Jewel Box, the storied East Village bar and restaurant, closed its doors on Oct. 31. Owner Holly Peterson says the bar lost its lease because the building’s landlord, Coronado-based Simcal Properties Inc., is looking at other options. (Simcal could not be reached for comment by press time.) Peterson owns the liquor license and put the bar’s appliances, stickers and signs in storage; she’s looking for a new location to re-open. “I want to make sure it’s right,” she tells CityBeat. “It’s like buying a house.”

Latte Mi Corazon, the Sherman Heights coffee house that’s hosted nighttime art shows, film screenings and author talks, is closing. Co-owner Jerry Guzman-Vergara says the popular spot was in violation of zoning ordinances because it was connected to his house. Guzman-Vergara and coowner Ricardo Medina will look for a new location while running a coffee cart outside the Sherman Heights Community Center. They’ll host a closing reception at the shop, located at 129 25th St., from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12.

Indie-rockers Lights On continue to rake in licensing dough. Guitarist / vocalist Tim Hines says that Gossip Girl’s producers recently paid the band $15,000 for use of “We are Underground,” a track from this year’s Here Comes the Ocean, in an episode that Hines expects will air on Monday, Nov. 15. In other news, guitarist Andrew Bernhardt recently left the band to pursue other creative interests. “We’re all still really good friends,” Hines says. The band will debut as a quartet with new songs at The Casbah on Nov. 21, opening for Clinic and The Fresh & Onlys.

Indie-rockers Hotel St. George are looking for a new bassist. E-mail the band at hotelstgeorge@gm ail.com to apply.

Silent Lune and The Para graphs will perform at “Rock the Quake,” a fundraiser for a boys’ orphanage in Haiti, at Kava Lounge on Sunday, Nov. 14.

Art Fag Records head Mario Orduno and Crocodiles co-frontman Charles Rowell will DJ at a Slumberland Records party celebrating new releases by Weekend and Dum Dum Girls at Whistle Stop Bar on Sunday, Nov. 14.

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