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VAMP: Scared Sh*tless! Oct 30, 2014 Stories of thrill-seeking, mortal danger, adrenaline rushes, terror, pranks, and other varied and open interpretations of the theme by some of San Diego's best writers. 60 other events on Thursday, October 30
 
Theater
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s musical leads our rundown of local plays
Theater
A review of Cygnet Theatre’s production of Sam Shepard drama tops our coverage of local plays
Editorial
From San Diego City Council and Congress to Secretary of State and all the proposition, we have your ballot covered
Film
1980s-set LGBT dramedy leads our rundown of movies opening around town
News
City’s contract tweaks both tighten and loosen requirements

 

 
 
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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
Wednesday, November 9,2011
Music feature

Peter Wolf Crier is boringly fantastic

Minnesota folk duo just wants its music to speak for itself

By Seth Combs
For Peter Wolf Crier, no angle could be more important than whether the listener wants to listen to their music.
Wednesday, November 2,2011
Shot on Scene

Halloween weekend in the Gaslamp

By Seth Combs
On any given weekend, walking around the Gaslamp after last call makes for some great people watching. Often resembling some kind pre-walk-of-shame ritual, you’re pretty much guaranteed to see pl
Wednesday, October 26,2011
Soundwaves

Rob Crow’s back

Pinback member delivers a clever and spirited solo album

By Seth Combs
There’s just nothing particularly polarizing about the guy; the closest he’s ever gotten to offensiveness is naming his tongue-in-cheek metal side-project Goblin Cock.
Wednesday, October 26,2011
Shot on Scene

Spin jumps on the dubstep bandwagon

By Seth Combs
Sorry, that’s not Paul Wall and, no, he’s not dating Scary Spice. It’s just a guy who thinks mouth grills are still cool and a go-go dancer who’s a wee bit past her prime (pilates
Wednesday, October 19,2011
Notes from the Smoking Patio

San Diego bands grapple with national buzz shortage

Some leave for a shot at the big time; others stay and make the best of it

By Seth Combs
It’s a dispiriting thing to see one of San Diego’s best bands or artists pack up and leave for a more buzz-friendly city like L.A. or Austin, only to blow up once they get there. I
Wednesday, October 19,2011
Music feature

Big Freedia, ‘Queen Diva’ of bounce music, gives it her all

New Orleans hip-hop artist wants you to practice in front of a mirror and then shake your booty at her show

By Seth Combs
For the uninitiated, this might just sound like some uninhibited, unadulterated fun. But for Freedia, bounce—and all the popping, locking, vibrating and wiggling that comes with it—is a core part of New Orleans culture. Indeed, it’s part of history.
Wednesday, October 12,2011
Shot on Scene

The luck of the Irish

McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon

By Seth Combs
I was just thinking the other day, God, I miss Moose McGillycuddy’s. I wish Downtown had another faux-Irish, corporate chain pub, ’cause there certainly aren’t enough already. And behol
 
 
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