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A Night at the Besties Oct 23, 2014 Celebrate CityBeat's "Best of San Diego" issue with live music from Little Hurricane and Steph Johnson, performances from the Fern Street Circus, an art exhibit from the Dream Machine Arts Collective, a mobile video arcade by Coin Op North Park and more. 60 other events on Thursday, October 23
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Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays


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Wednesday, November 27,2013
A Trolley Show

Riverboat Gamblers: A Trolley Show

L.A. band performs 'What's What' on the MTS

By Ryan Bradford

 Riverboat Gamblers are like a cocktail made from all the best punk ingredients: the snarl of Ian MacKaye, the ragtag-team-like chaos of Black Lips and the snottiness fellow Angelenos, The Descendents. Even unplugged, these boys retain a ferocity that could incite a mini riot. 

Wednesday, November 20,2013
A Trolley Show

Great White Buffalo: A Trolley Show

L.A. band performs 'Teeth' above Mission Valley

By Ryan Bradford
In this special “Off the Rails” episode of A Trolley Show, the band performs the song “Teeth” in a secret location overlooking Mission Valley. 
Wednesday, November 13,2013
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The Features: A Trolley Show

Tennessee band performs 'Content' on the MTS

By Ryan Bradford
Alt-country, or the sub-genre of country music that doesn’t sound like a stars 'n’ stripes-painted truck running over the Goo Goo Dolls, rarely possesses the visceral kick of the great, country forefathers.
Wednesday, November 6,2013
A Trolley Show

Kopecky Family Band: A Trolley Show

Tennessee band performs 'Heartbeat' on the MTS

By Ryan Bradford
In this episode of A Trolley Show, the Tennessee band perform their song “Heartbeat,” which sounds slightly similar to The Zombies’ “Time of the Season” or another '60s-era song.
Wednesday, October 30,2013
A Trolley Show

Anberlin: A Trolley Show

Emo rockers perform 'Inevitable' on the MTS

By Ryan Bradford
Anberlin takes cues from emo stalwarts Jimmy Eat World and Taking Back Sunday, with songs that alternate between explosive pop and melodic heart-wrenchers.
Wednesday, October 23,2013
A Trolley Show

Man Man: A Trolley Show

Honus Honus performs 'Deep Cover' on the MTS

By Ryan Bradford
If you’ve ever been a serious fan of Oingo Boingo, you’re probably familiar with their early days as The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, when their sound was closer to a circus troupe than a new wave band. Man Man, with their unorthodox instrumentation and zany live shows, are kind of like the modern day Mystic Knights. 
Wednesday, October 9,2013
A Trolley Show

California Wives: A Trolley Show

Chicago band performs 'Tokyo' on the MTS

By Ryan Bradford
In this episode of A Trolley Show, the Chicago band performs their song “Tokyo.” Even though the acoustic setting strips away the atmospherics found on their record, the group retains the dreaminess.
Wednesday, October 2,2013
A Trolley Show

Donavon Frankenreiter: A Trolley Show

Professional surfer performs 'You' on the MTS

By Ryan Bradford
It probably shouldn’t come as a surprise that Donavon Frankenreiter is friends with Jack Johnson: They’re both surfers (Frankenreiter has surfed professionally), and both play the same style of mellow, sunburned soft-rock that makes tanned bros weepy.
Wednesday, September 25,2013
A Trolley Show

Little Hurricane: A Trolley Show

San Diego duo performs 'Shortbread' on the MTS

By Ryan Bradford
In this episode of A Trolley Show, Anthony Catalano and Celeste Spina don’t overcompensate for their lack of bandmates by upping the volume (a typical trait of two-piece duos); instead they opt for Afghan Whig-like sleaze on the track “Shortbread.”
Wednesday, September 18,2013
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Lee MacDougall: A Trolley Show

Singer covers Gorillaz' 'Clint Eastwood' on the MTS

By Ryan Bradford
On this episode of A Trolley Show, MacDougal steps out of Pattinson’s shadow and performs a fun cover of Gorillaz's 2001 breakout hit “Clint Eastwood.”