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VAMP: Neighborhood Watch Aug 28, 2014 So Say We All's monthly live storytelling show featuring stories about the Neighborhood Watch, whether its literal tales about the self-appointed protectors of the block, run-ins with wannabe cops or any other take on the theme. 64 other events on Thursday, August 28
 
News
How one case study could potentially transform City Heights
News
Former customs agent got more than seven years for smuggling drugs and people into the U.S., but mysterious events are raising questions about the government’s prosecution
Film
Joe Swanberg’s new independent film starring Anna Kendrick leads our rundown of movies screening around town
Editorial
Formal complaint against the Probation Department shows how far local juvenile-detention practices are out of the mainstream
The Floating Library
What inspired me as I wrote my first novel

 

 
 
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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