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Fiesta del Sol May 30, 2015 A free, two-day music and arts festival features headliners Donavon Frankenreiter on May 30 and Super Diamond on May 31. Plus, plenty of vendors, food and a kid's area. 91 other events on Saturday, May 30
 
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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
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.
 
 
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