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The Zombie Ball Oct 31, 2014 A benefit gala featuring live performances, costume contests, complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks, plus a zombie-themed dessert buffet. All proceeds go to Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company. 79 other events on Friday, October 31
 
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Wednesday, March 21,2012
Shot on Scene

The last Shot on Scene

By Seth Combs
It’s a bit annoying when your photographer’s trying to take a photo of the two of you for the last Shot on Scene and you’re photobombed by two hipster cuties making duckfaces. Thanks, l
Wednesday, March 14,2012
Soundwaves

Mrs. Magician drop a fantastic debut

Locals are more than just another garage-rock band

By Seth Combs
One could argue that every “garage rock” band throughout history was actually nothing but a wannabe pop band that didn’t have the pipes or   the chops to make something wholly original. They know how to craft a hook, and they can harmonize a little, but they sure as hell ain’t The Rolling Stones.
Wednesday, March 14,2012
Shot on Scene

Horsing around at Henry's Pub

By Seth Combs
You know what’s great about a place like Henry’s Pub that separates it from all the corporate-bullshit bars that come and go in the Gaslamp? The fact that you can show up on a Thursday night
Wednesday, March 7,2012
Shot on Scene

Up in the 'trub'

By Seth Combs
Touristy clubs—let’s call them “trubs”—are a dime a dozen in the Gaslamp, and the reigning trub queen is Whiskey Girl, which just reopened in a new location.
Wednesday, February 29,2012
Shot on Scene

Mardi Gras in the Gaslamp

By Seth Combs
Remember when Mardi Gras was just about a little indulgence before fasting for Lent and not about getting shit-faced, collecting worthless beads and showing your privates to strangers? Yeah, well, nob
Wednesday, February 22,2012
Shot on Scene

Mother's Ocean Beach

By Seth Combs
Remember Dreamstreet? It’s likely that every local-music fan saw a bad band or three at the Ocean Beach venue before it closed last May. It was replaced by a sports bar called Mother’s Ocean
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
 
 
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