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Bijan Mostafavi Sep 16, 2014 The local jokester won the SD Comedy Contest in 2012 and the INDI.COM Stand Up Comedy Contest in 2013. He will be recording this night's show for an audio CD. 53 other events on Tuesday, September 16
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Wednesday, November 6,2013
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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
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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
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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.”
Wednesday, September 11,2013
A Trolley Show

Missy Higgins: A Trolley Show

Singer / songwriter performs 'Watering Hole' on the MTS

By Ryan Bradford
Missy Higgins isn’t solely a blues-rock artist, but her performance of “Watering Hole” on the SDMTS is effortless and, well, cool
Wednesday, September 4,2013
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Josh Krajcik: A Trolley Show

X Factor runner-up performs 'The Remedy' on board the MTS

By Ryan Bradford

Labor Day is the nail in Summer’s coffin. The days seem to get exponentially shorter, kids go back to school, and your jorts go back in the safe—it’s time to sing the blues.

Wednesday, August 28,2013
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Aaron Evans feat. Generik: A Trolley Show

Hip-hop duo performs 'We All Work' on the MTS

By Ryan Bradford
Aaron Evans is one hell of a charismatic guy. It’s not every day that someone gets grumpy trolley patrons to clap along to a hip-hop song, but Evans has the right amount of enthusiasm and earnestness to make his song irresistible.