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Wednesday, September 17,2014
A Trolley Show

Sister Speak: A Trolley Show

San Diego duo performs 'Lady Love' on the Hillcrest Trolley

By Ryan Bradford
As much as we dig the indie and blues rock that are often featured on this show, the lack of ladies represented in those genres is always a bummer. Besides the obvious misrepresentation and cliched exclusivity, the lack of diversity can create a homogenized music scene, which is why Sister Speak’s performance feels revelatory.
Wednesday, September 10,2014
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The Short Eyes: A Trolley Show

San Diego band performs 'Buddy Holly, We Hardly Knew Ye'

By Ryan Bradford
The Short Eyes aren’t a band anymore, but that doesn’t mean we can’t preserve their memory by taking a trip to the ol’ Trolley Show archives. It’s a bittersweet reminder that musicians in any local scene burn bright and fast. 
Wednesday, August 27,2014
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The Plastic Revolution: A Trolley Show

San Diego pop-punks perform 'Since You Left' on the MTS

By Ryan Bradford
As our music editor, Jeff Terich, can tell you, I’m an unapologetic fan of pop-punk. It’s not something I’m particularly proud of—and I’ve tried to deny it during certain periods of my life—but I’ve come to terms with it.
Wednesday, August 20,2014
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Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers: A Trolley Show

San Francisco band performs 'Till I'm Blue' on the MTS

By Ryan Bradford
Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers’ folk music has perennial appeal—it’s not breaking any molds, but it’s timeless and completely appropriate for a rolling train ride. 
Wednesday, August 13,2014
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Magic Man: A Trolley Show

Rhode Island band performs 'Texas' on the MTS

By Ryan Bradford
In this episode of A Trolley Show, the Rhode Island band performs “Texas,” a bouncy, anthemic song with just enough urgency to give it a disarming punch.
Wednesday, August 6,2014
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The Sheepdogs: A Trolley Show

Canadians perform 'Alright OK' on the MTS

By Ryan Bradford
It makes sense that The Sheepdogs would hail from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Simultaneously rugged and earnest, they'd be right at home in a group of lumberjacks.
Wednesday, July 30,2014
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Oliver Trolley: A Trolley Show

San Diego band performs 'Moment Goes' on the MTS

By Ryan Bradford
In this episode of A Trolley Show, the San Diego band performs a frills-free version of a song that loses no potency in its unplugged form.
Wednesday, July 23,2014
A Trolley Show

The Young Wild: A Trolley Show

San Diego band performs 'Moment Goes' on the MTS

By Ryan Bradford
In this episode of A Trolley Show, the band performs “Moment Goes.” Note to future bands: If you want to devastate the heartstrings, go with a child’s choir. 
Wednesday, July 9,2014
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American Authors: A Trolley Show (again)

Brooklyn band performs 'Believer' on the MTS

By Ryan Bradford
The last time we had American Authors on this show, they performed “Best Day of My Life,” which has since gone on to soundtrack the general emotion of happiness. It’s hard to turn on the TV with
Wednesday, July 2,2014
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Cali Cam: A Trolley Show

San Diego hip-hop artists peforms 'Both Sides Now' on the MTS

By Ryan Bradford
In this episode of A Trolley Show, Cali Cam performs “Both Sides Now,” a deceptively simple song about the good and hardships in life.
 
 
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