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Carlsbad Music Festival and Village Music Walk Sep 19, 2014 Now in its 11th year, this year's fest will feature over 50 performances in three days with concerts in Magee Park and Carlsbad Village Theater. Almost all genres are represented, from country and jazz to indie-rock and classical. 76 other events on Friday, September 19
 
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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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