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Wednesday, August 17,2011
Shot on Scene

Music award mayhem

The San Diego Music Awards get punked

By Seth Combs
 The big winner at the San Diego Music Awards this year? None other than Wade Youman. The former drummer of Unwritten Law pulled a Kanye last Monday night, storming the stage during The Little St
Wednesday, August 17,2011
The Buzz Files

Beaters back in action

Local mutant-punks return after year and a half hiatus

By Seth Combs
Back when I first reported on Beaters in early 2009, I had a good feeling that their skuzzy, drug-punk anthems would soon make every indie hipster from here to Williamsburg cream in his jeggings.
Wednesday, August 10,2011
Shot on Scene

Freaks & Femmes

By Seth Combs
Here’s a funny joke I heard at the Freaks & Femmes Carnivale Extravaganza at Brick by Brick on Friday night: “What’s the difference between a stripper and a burlesque dancer? A stri
Wednesday, August 3,2011
Music feature

A look at The Penetrators’ riotous past

The veteran punk rockers raised hell, became local legends and fizzled too early, but they wouldn't have had it any other way

By Seth Combs
It's a story as old as rock ’n’ roll itself: They were a band ahead of their time and who never got the big break they deserved.
Wednesday, July 27,2011
Music feature

Anti-rock star

He’s awkward, aloof and anything but trendy. So, why do people love Kurt Vile?

By Seth Combs
Vile, a singer-songwriter from Philadelphia, is, at the moment, a critics’ darling thanks to his fourth full-length LP, the recently released Smoke Ring for my Halo.
Wednesday, July 6,2011
Music feature

Sounds like teen spirit

Cult artist John Maus just wants you to enjoy the music

By Seth Combs
John Maus (pronounced like “mouse”) is the real deal—he’s well on his way to becoming something of an indie-pop pied piper.
Wednesday, June 29,2011
Music feature

American iD

For this local MC, the work is more important than success

By Seth Combs
Local MC, producer and spoken-word artist iD the Poet’s first freestyles weren’t on the suburban streets of L.A. where he grew up; they were in a rather unlikely place.
Tuesday, June 14,2011
Music feature

No place like home

The Donkeys have a ‘California sound’ all their own

By Seth Combs
 The Donkeys just don’t get it. In fact, they’re getting kind of tired of it.“I think it’s slacksploitation,” says singer / drummer Anthony Lukens over the phone from the
Wednesday, May 25,2011
Music feature

Blue-collar blues

Accessible and unpretentious, locals Black Hondo play working-man’s rock

By Seth Combs
These aren’t snotty, young punks who scream and play the same chords over and over again. Nor are they a bunch of middle-aged vets who use a garage band as an excuse to drink beer, get away from the spouse and channel the rock ’n’ roll dreams they left behind.
Wednesday, May 11,2011
Music feature

Should they stay or should they go?

A year after Arizona’s anti-illegal-immigrant law was passed, local musicians are divided over a boycott

By Seth Combs
High-profile acts like Los Lobos, My Chemical Romance and Kanye West boycotted tour stops in the state; former Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha started an organization called Sound Strike, a coalition of artists committed to boycotting the state; and a number of local musicians also joined the boycott.
 
 
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