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Tuesday, March 15,2011
Music feature

Grow in the dark

Esben and the Witch and the return of goth-rock

By Seth Combs
Whether you noticed or not, goth-rock has made an impressive return despite the genre being often shunned by critics and musicians. Consider the elements of the genre—heavy keyboards, tribal drumming, introspective lyrics and dense guitars.
Wednesday, March 2,2011
Local Music Issue

Gayle Skidmore runs deep

Local chanteuse’s emotional volatility creates compelling art and nearly derails an interview

By Seth Combs

I’ve just made Gayle Skidmore cry. “Stop the tape,” she requests, pointing to my voice recorder.

Wednesday, February 16,2011
Music feature

Endangered species

San Diego record stores struggle for survival

By Seth Combs
Barely a minute into a conversation with Lou Russell and you can hear melancholy in his voice. When asked to describe the state of Lou’s Records, the iconic Leucadia record store that Russell’s owned and operated for more than three decades, he uses words and phrases like “descent,” “decline” and “downward slope.”
Wednesday, February 9,2011
Sex Issue

How to score with a hipster girl

A quick list of pickup techniques

By Seth Combs
Wednesday, January 19,2011
Music feature

Sample symphonies

TV Girl blow up with a little help from technology—and Todd Rundgren

By Seth Combs
Wednesday, December 22,2010
Seen Local

Acts of art

Because everyone loves a year-end roundup, we put together the top three local artistic undertakings of 2010

By Kinsee Morlan, Seth Combs, Baudelaire Shepherd
Wednesday, December 22,2010
Music feature

The curious case of Benjamin Johnson

A rock vet tries his hand at hip-hop—and it doesn’t suck

By Seth Combs
Wednesday, December 8,2010
Seen Local

Head Crammers

Stuff your skull with these bits of creativity

By Dave Maass, Kinsee Morlan, Seth Combs, Kelly Davis, Anders Wright
Wednesday, December 1,2010
Music feature

Fucking rock

Epic solos! Epochal riffs! Epiphanous james! Earthless are equal-opportunity mind-blowers

By Seth Combs
Wednesday, November 24,2010
Music feature

Life on a string

Tobie Milford finds hope in the face of hopelessness

By Seth Combs
 
 
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