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HauntFest on Main Oct 24, 2014 The third annual, family friendly event in Downtown El Cajon features two stages of live music, a carnival rides and games area, a Kidz Zone with outdoor movies, magic shows, pumpkin patches and more. 70 other events on Friday, October 24
 
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Adaptation of Patricia Highsmith novel tops our coverage of movies screening around town
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Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays
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City’s contract tweaks both tighten and loosen requirements
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A review of Cygnet Theatre’s production of Sam Shepard drama tops our coverage of local plays
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From San Diego City Council and Congress to Secretary of State and all the proposition, we have your ballot covered

 

 
 
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Monday, January 7,2013
Music feature

Wild Wild Wets will be your trip advisors

San Diego psych-rockers want people to party

By Peter Holslin
You don’t have to be on drugs to enjoy the music of Wild Wild Wets. But it helps.
Wednesday, January 2,2013
If I Were U

Schitzophonics, Homeless Sexuals and more San Diego concerts

Ruines ov Abaddon, Interrobang and Uncle Joe’s Big Ol’ Driver are just some of the bands we’re jazzed about this week

By Peter Holslin
What Schitzophonics lack in hit songs they more than make up for with high-endurance zaniness.
Wednesday, January 2,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Hot local sounds for 2013

From Boy King to Psicomagia, here are some artists to watch

By Peter Holslin
As we head into 2013, here's a list of local bands and beatmakers that are making things happen. 
Wednesday, January 2,2013
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Scenesters share their New Year's resolutions

What are their hopes and dreams for 2013?

By Peter Holslin
I asked some musicians, label heads and club owners what their resolutions are for 2013. Here's what they said.
Wednesday, December 26,2012
If I Were U

DJ Mustard, Louis XIV and more San Diego concerts

The Donkeys, Zongo Junction and San Pedro el Cortez are just some of the artists we’re jazzed about seeing this week

By Peter Holslin
Not to be mistaken with the French monarch of the same name, local poprockers Louis XIV gained national notoriety (and ill-repute) in the ’00s for their sassy, sexually charged songs.
Wednesday, December 26,2012
Notes from the Smoking Patio

The local cream of the crop

My favorite San Diego albums of the year

By Peter Holslin
I’ve listened to tons of music this year. For weeks, I’ve pained over my top choices. Now, I give you the six—actually, seven—best local albums of 2012. 
Wednesday, December 19,2012
If I Were U

High on Fire, Mondo Generator and more San Diego concerts

El Vez, Japandi and Bootsy Collins are just some of the acts we’re stoked about this week

By Peter Holslin
High on Fire’s 2012 album, De Vermis Mysteriis, tells the story of Liao, the time-traveling twin brother of Jesus Christ.
Wednesday, December 19,2012
Notes from the Smoking Patio

Rocket from the Crypt are back together

John Reis shares details about his band’s reunion

By Peter Holslin
Hold onto your space helmets, Rocketeers: Rocket from the Crypt are getting back together.
Wednesday, December 19,2012
Notes from the Smoking Patio

‘The Christmas Friends’ offers jolly good tunes

Compilation series gives its mastermind new stuff to listen to—and share

By Peter Holslin
Adam Powell doesn’t hate Christmas. In fact, he loves it. A member of indie-folk band Adams and Eves and a volunteer at the University Heights DIY venue The Park Gallery, he gets nostalgic for the holidays and longs for the merriment.
Wednesday, December 12,2012
If I Were U

Public Enemy, Diplo and more San Diego concerts

The Growlers, Trans Am and Justin Townes Earle are just some of the acts we’re stoked about this week

By Peter Holslin
The last time this iconic hip-hop group played in San Diego, the show was a little underwhelming because Chuck D had lost his voice.
 
 
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