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Video Games Live Jul 24, 2014 Popular game music themes given the full symphonic treatment with synchronized lighting and even some real on-stage game-playing. Concert will feature music from Zelda, Sonic, Metal Gear Solid, BioShock and more. 80 other events on Thursday, July 24
 
Arts & Culture feature
New business is illuminating the imagery found in science
Theater
Joint production by La Jolla Playhouse and San Diego Rep leads our rundown of local plays
Spin Cycle
Did Carl DeMaio’s partner overstep his authority by ousting business-association chief?
News
San Diego planning director’s uphill battle to create walkable communities
Editorial
Mayor’s actions so far betray his pitch, but there’s still hope

 

 
 
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Wednesday, July 23,2014
Arts & Culture feature

Pitting summer blockbusters against the Bechdel Test

We ran summer-movie trailers against the seemingly easy-to-pass scrutiny, and the results weren’t pretty

By Ryan Bradford

Onward with another summer of movie trailers! Onward with another year of supporting the white / hetero / male-dominated pop-cultural infrastructure while we continue our slow trudge to the grave!

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
A Trolley Show

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
A Trolley Show

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.
Monday, June 30,2014
Well, That Was Awkward

Craft beer and loathing

Trying to prove my worth with the boozy elite at the Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Festival

By Ryan Bradford
I like beer as much as the next functioning alcoholic, but sometimes San Diego's craft scene feels like the veiny blob at the end of Akira—encompassing and swallowing everything in its path.
Wednesday, June 25,2014
A Trolley Show

Chappo: A Trolley Show

Brooklyn band performs 'I Don’t Need the Sun' on the MTS

By Ryan Bradford
Back in 2010, Chappo benefited from Apple using their song “Come Home” for an iPod Touch commercial, and as anyone who’s familiar with the tech behemoth’s advertising strategy, it takes a certain kind of musical whimsy and energy to make that cut.
Wednesday, June 18,2014
A Trolley Show

Iration: A Trolley Show

Santa Barbara band performs 'One Way Track' on the MTS

By Ryan Bradford
Iration, whose 2013 album Automatic topped Billboard’s Reggae Albums Chart upon its release, is the perfect band to lead us into an easy-going, seasonal daze.
Tuesday, June 17,2014
Drink Issue

Boozin' with Dagmar Midcap

NBC San Diego's weather anchor talks gunfights while sipping Moscow mules

By Ryan Bradford
Unless you don't have a TV or eyeballs, you know who Dagmar Midcap is. As NBC San Diego's weather anchor, she provides a calming nightly presence amid the city's traditionally jokey television news.
Wednesday, June 11,2014
A Trolley Show

The Midnight Pine: A Trolley Show

San Diego band performs 'Caution' on the MTS

By Ryan Bradford
It’s always a treat to see hometown heavyweights perform on A Trolley Show, and The Midnight Pine perform with the swagger of rock stars who don’t need to prove themselves.
Wednesday, June 4,2014
A Trolley Show

Dan Croll: A Trolley Show

British singer-songwriter performs 'Maway' on the MTS

By Ryan Bradford
In this episode of A Trolley Show, the British singer-songwriter performs “Maway,” a light, breezy tune that musically encapsulates the nonchalant trajectory of his career.
 
 
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