,
  • Sun
    21
  • Mon
    22
  • Tue
    23
  • Wed
    24
  • Thu
    25
  • Fri
    26
  • Sat
    27
The Casbah’s 25th Anniversary Wrap Party Dec 21, 2014 The local music venue celebrates the end of its 25th year with live performances from The Burning of Rome, Barbarian and Low Volts. The outdoor rock show will also include food trucks and alcoholic beverages 62 other events on Sunday, December 21
 
Sordid Tales
How can so many people be wrong about something for so long?
There She Goz
Children’s center is training tiny, adorable consumers
Seen Local
City takes a slow and careful approach to the public-art gem
News
Rosemary Summers succeeded in 2013, and her parents want justice
The World Fare
Kearny Mesa Chinese place serves the best potstickers and xiao long bao in town

 

 
 
Home » Articles »   By Seth Combs
 
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.
Wednesday, May 4,2011
Music feature

Lord almighty

You might guess otherwise, but Lord Huron is not a metal band

By Seth Combs
It wasn’t until I saw Lord Huron’s gorgeous video for “The Stranger” (off their second EP, Mighty) that I realized how unfairly dismissive I had been.
Tuesday, April 12,2011
Music feature

Out there

Innerds channel parallel dimensions and reptilian telepathy for a sound that’s unheard-of

By Seth Combs
You’re probably not going to like Innerds. I’m not going to sit here and write about how you’ll love their music and how you simply must go see them live. It’s just not fair.
Wednesday, March 30,2011
Music feature

Learning to cry

Former Demasiado singer Jon Piotrowski just wants to get the butterflies back

By Seth Combs
Jon Piotrowski might not be a household name, but he just released a greatest-hits record. Well, kind of.
Tuesday, March 15,2011
Music feature

Grow in the dark

Esben and the Witch and the return of goth-rock

By Seth Combs
Whether you noticed or not, goth-rock has made an impressive return despite the genre being often shunned by critics and musicians. Consider the elements of the genre—heavy keyboards, tribal drumming, introspective lyrics and dense guitars.
Wednesday, March 2,2011
Local Music Issue

Gayle Skidmore runs deep

Local chanteuse’s emotional volatility creates compelling art and nearly derails an interview

By Seth Combs

I’ve just made Gayle Skidmore cry. “Stop the tape,” she requests, pointing to my voice recorder.

 
 
Close
Close
Close