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Barrio Art Crawl Jul 26, 2014 A free self guided tour consisting of murals, open studios, galleries, and local businesses throughout the Barrio Logan Arts District. Come enjoy art, live music, food, and vendors at places like La Bodega Gallery & Studios, Roots Factory, Union Barrio Logan, Glashaus, and more. 87 other events on Saturday, July 26
 
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Theater
Joint production by La Jolla Playhouse and San Diego Rep leads our rundown of local plays
Spin Cycle
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San Diego planning director’s uphill battle to create walkable communities

 

 
 
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Wednesday, February 22,2012
View from a Stool

New Mexico is still among the best

The formerly known as Apes of Wrath rocks out at The Casbah

By Seth Combs
New Mexico is still one of the best bands in San Diego. Period.
Wednesday, February 22,2012
Music feature

How long will Grimes be indie-music's new 'It Girl'?

Montreal electro-pop act is getting lots of buzz

By Seth Combs
But what is it that makes her the holy-tight-jeans-Batman-you-gotta-hear-this artist of the moment?
Wednesday, February 15,2012
Soundwaves

Jesse LaMonaca drops a new album

Americana singer-songwriter offers something for everyone

By Seth Combs
The good news about Jesse LaMonaca’s new album is that, while it lacks cohesiveness, the singer-songwriter makes up for it with an enlightened sense of pop songcraft and a voice that the listener just can’t help but believe.
Wednesday, February 15,2012
Shot on Scene

Self-defeating Democrats at Stingaree

By Seth Combs
Last Wednesday, James Brennan, co-owner of Stingaree nightclub, wrote an op-ed in the U-T San Diego that railed against Democrats for wanting to raise capital-gains taxes. Then, on Saturday night, a b
Wednesday, February 8,2012
Shot on Scene

Quality Social: The new Downtown hipster destination?

By Seth Combs
Is U-31 turning into a Pacific Beach-style bro bar? Is Quality Social the next Downtown hipster destination? 
Wednesday, February 1,2012
Soundwaves

Endoxi drop a new album

Pop-rock album appeals to chicks who love rockers and nobody else

By Seth Combs
One thing that Endoxi does have going for them is the production, which is crisp for a self-released affair.
Wednesday, February 1,2012
Shot on Scene

Year of the cougar at Club M at the Grand Del Mar

By Seth Combs
 Let’s just put aside the fact that the name sounds like a kids cartoon that may cause epileptic seizures. The funniest part about The Dragon Ball at Club M at the Grand Del Mar on Saturday
Wednesday, January 25,2012
Soundwaves

Gonjasufi returns with a mini-album

Unmistakably weird singer / rapper dials back sonic experimentalism

By Seth Combs
In many ways, Gonjasufi’s 2010 album A Sufi and a Killer was the most underrated and overrated release of that year. 
Wednesday, January 25,2012
Shot on Scene

Getting trashy

And here I thought nothing would rival the Great Potato Famine, Bennigan's restaurants and Lucky Charms when it came to terrible events in Irish history.
Wednesday, January 18,2012
Soundwaves

Christmas Island back with a new 12-inch

Local indie-rock band serves up perfect DIY pop

By Seth Combs
It’s been a while since we last heard from Christmas Island. Back in mid-2009, the indie-rock quartet was often mentioned in the same articles as Crocodiles and Wavves as the next band to emerge from what Rolling Stone dubbed San Diego’s “seedy” lo-fi underground.
 
 
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