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San Diego Sriracha Festival Sep 20, 2014 The Sriracha Cookbook and Food GPS spotlights the world's most iconic hot sauce with multiple stations featuring a variety of Sriracha-themed dishes, including desserts. There will also be local craft beer, cocktails, sodas, iced coffee and iced tea help tame the heat. 91 other events on Saturday, September 20
 
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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.
Wednesday, January 18,2012
Shot on Scene

For the love of dubstep

By Seth Combs
Really?! ’Cause I heart dubstep about as much I heart the whole circa-2002 trucker-hat trend. 
Wednesday, January 11,2012
Soundwaves

Jamuel Saxon shows growth on ‘Pre-Madonna’

New album puts the ‘intelligent’ in ‘intelligent dance music’

By Seth Combs
What’s immediately evident is how much Milgaten has grown, both personally and musically.
Wednesday, January 11,2012
Shot on Scene

Player play on

By Seth Combs
There’s a huge difference between being the most interesting man in the world and being, well, just the old dude in the club. But when it comes to this guy, I can’t hate, just congratulate.
Wednesday, January 4,2012
Soundwaves

Beaters drop a long-awaited debut LP

Is ‘Fishage’ worth the wait?

By Seth Combs
Beaters Fishage (Volar) I could argue that the long-awaited debut LP from Beaters has arrived too late for anyone outside of San Diego to care much and that it’s the closest thing I%u201
Wednesday, January 4,2012
Shot on Scene

New Year's Eve in the Gaslamp

By Seth Combs
Oh my God, Becky. No, it’s not a Sir Mix-A-Lot video shoot for “Baby Got (Even More) Back”; it’s just one of the many scenes from the Gaslamp Quarter on New Year’s Eve. Let%u2
Wednesday, December 28,2011
Shot on Scene

Milkin' it at El Dorado

By Seth Combs
It’s Christmas night, and the bar just realized that Santa drank all the milk the night before. So, what do you do, hot shot? Grab the nearest guy with man boobs, a pair of scissors and get those
Wednesday, December 28,2011
Music feature

Not one, but five No. 1 albums of 2011

Our writers share their favorite releases of the year

By Seth Combs, Jeff Terich, Quan Vu, Sammi Skolmoski, Peter Holslin
We music writers at CityBeat have diverse, sometimes wildly divergent tastes. So, it’s hard for us to say what album deserves to be called the best in 2011.
 
 
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