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Dead Kevin Aug 20, 2014 The comedy trio of Ahmed Bharoocha, Ryan O’Flanagan and Jack Robichaud have been featured on Funny or Die, Huffington Post UK, BuzzFeed and shown regularly at Comedy Meltdown. 68 other events on Wednesday, August 20
 
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Wednesday, August 20,2014
A Trolley Show

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
A Trolley Show

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
A Trolley Show

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
A Trolley Show

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.
Monday, July 28,2014
Well, That Was Awkward

A ‘real’ Mormon’s reaction to ‘The Book of Mormon’

Spooky hell, urine baptisms and other memories exorcised by the Broadway play

By Ryan Bradford
A real Mormon. The term seared in the part of my brain that hasn't been contaminated by vices, the section that will persevere no matter how much nudity, booze and horror I cram in there.
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.
 
 
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