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Video Games Live Jul 24, 2014 Popular game music themes given the full symphonic treatment with synchronized lighting and even some real on-stage game-playing. Concert will feature music from Zelda, Sonic, Metal Gear Solid, BioShock and more. 80 other events on Thursday, July 24
 
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New business is illuminating the imagery found in science
Theater
Joint production by La Jolla Playhouse and San Diego Rep leads our rundown of local plays
Spin Cycle
Did Carl DeMaio’s partner overstep his authority by ousting business-association chief?
News
San Diego planning director’s uphill battle to create walkable communities
Editorial
Mayor’s actions so far betray his pitch, but there’s still hope

 

 
 
Local Music Issue

Low Volts wants to blow your mind

Local one-man band makes timeless tunes with raw power

Tim Lowman has big plans for Low Volts, his one-man band. Think bottom-heavy riffs tearing out of a stack of amplifiers. Pounding drums with the power to crack sternums. An enormous structure of two lightning bolts positioned in a “V” shape, their lights pulsating to the rhythm.

By Peter Holslin
Local Music Issue

The 2012 Great Demo Review

Our annual critique of local music submissions

We don’t put together the Great Demo Review to pick on the music scene. We want to discover new sounds, highlight great artists and clue you in to music that might’ve otherwise been over looked.

Local Music Issue

Orko Eloheim is supreme at being

Two decades into his career, veteran San Diego rapper is still going strong

Orko Eloheim is one of San Diego’s most influential and prolific hip-hop artists, but he remains an enigma.

By Quan Vu
Local Music Issue

Artists on the rise in 2012

San Diego musicians, bands and labels that are making moves

Ask anyone who pays attention to local music and they’ll tell you that the scene is getting bigger each year. Nowadays, San Diego has more buzz-worthy acts, a wider array of live-music venues and a growing population of bar-goers who seem just as interested in checking out live music as they do in getting drunk and laid.

By Peter Holslin
Sordid Tales

All we are saying, is give cheese a chance

Don’t be such a snob—you might actually enjoy cover music

So, while this issue of CityBeat is devoted to all the excellent original bands of San Diego (CityBeat staffers are notorious OMSs), I tip my hat to the red-headed stepchildren of the scene, and will hopefully change some minds to boot

By Edwin Decker
Seen Local

Dusty Dirtweed says it's 'just drawing'

The San Diego artist's posters are getting popular, but he's still a dude at heart

Dustyn Peterman, the local artist who goes by Dusty Dirtweed, wants his posters to stand out, and his hard work is paying off.

By Peter Holslin
 
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