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Paddle for Clean Water Sep 21, 2014 Hundreds of surfers and ocean enthusiasts paddle around the Ocean Beach Pier in an effort to raise awareness about the need for clean water and healthy coastlines. There will be yoga classes, free breakfast for all paddlers, guest speakers, live music and more. 68 other events on Sunday, September 21
 
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Wednesday, December 21,2011
Shot on Scene

Onesie pajama parties are everywhere

By Seth Combs
Since when do the holidays mean getting eggnogged drunk while looking like Ralphie unwrapping a BB gun? Yes, the onesie pajama parties were everywhere last weekend. Whether it was El-D’s Pajama J
Wednesday, December 14,2011
Shot on Scene

El Camino celebrates two years

By Seth Combs
The folks at El Camino spent the entire weekend celebrating the club's second anniversary with local celebutantes coming out en masse to dance to DJs like Hoff and Mike Delgado. But as evidenced by t
Wednesday, December 7,2011
Shot on Scene

Punk Rock vs. Hip-Hop at Tower Bar in City Heights

By Seth Combs
There aren’t that many cool dives left in San Diego that haven’t been taken over by a bunch of fist-pumpers or hipsters (been around 30th and University lately?), but Tower Bar in City Heigh
Wednesday, November 30,2011
Shot on Scene

Cafe Sevilla and Irish piss

By Seth Combs
A whiskey drinker, I’m getting a little sick of all the scenesters co-opting my drink. Seemed like everywhere I looked on Sunday night at Cafe Sevilla’s new club, some trend-hopping boozehou
Wednesday, November 23,2011
Shot on Scene

Ducky-faced suckers

By Seth Combs
The king of the Downtown fist-pumping clubs, Fluxx, went with a rather pedophilic “Sweet Shoppe” aesthetic for its new winter theme, complete with candy-cane forests, go-go dancers inside gi
Wednesday, November 23,2011
Seen Local

San Diego's Game Empire is a lair of love

Freaks, geeks and families flock to a Kearny Mesa strip mall for ultimate gaming glory

By Seth Combs
It’s just another day at Game Empire, the Kearny Mesa store where people with a predilection for roleplaying and fantasy-style games have been congregating for more than a decade.
Wednesday, November 16,2011
Soundwaves

A new EP from Gran Sasso

Local indie-rock band in dire need of a sound all its own

By Seth Combs
It might be unfair to judge this newish band by what ncould be considered clear influences. But if they can’t channel those ninfluences into something less referential, then their music is fair ngame for a bad review.
Wednesday, November 16,2011
Shot on Scene

A Landlord Jim's reunion

By Seth Combs
I was telling someone just the other day how much I miss Landlord Jim’s
Wednesday, November 9,2011
Notes from the Smoking Patio

A tribute to Jordan Hammond

Reflections on a dear friend—and one of San Diego’s best musicians

By Seth Combs
I first met Hammond when I was sitting in my car in the parking lot at the Educational Cultural Complex in Southeast San Diego, when he stealthily approached and asked, “Hey man, are you listening to the new Koalbum?”
Wednesday, November 9,2011
Shot on Scene

Fashion Whore's still going strong

By Seth Combs
Despite six years at the same location and Saturday night’s models looking like extras from a Fischerspooner concert, Fashion Whore is still going strong at The Ruby Room. Attendance was a bit sp
 
 
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