San Diego CityBeat - A Trolley Show http://www.sdcitybeat.com/sandiego/articles.sec-122-1-a-trolley-show.html <![CDATA[American Authors: A Trolley Show (again) - Brooklyn band performs ’Believer’ on the MTS]]> The last time we had American Authors on this show, they performed “Best Day of My Life,” which has since gone on to soundtrack the general emotion of happiness. It’s hard to turn on the TV with]]> <![CDATA[Cali Cam: A Trolley Show - San Diego hip-hop artists peforms ’Both Sides Now’ on the MTS]]> In this episode of A Trolley Show, Cali Cam performs “Both Sides Now,” a deceptively simple song about the good and hardships in life.]]> <![CDATA[Chappo: A Trolley Show - Brooklyn band performs ’I Don’t Need the Sun’ on the MTS]]> Back in 2010, Chappo benefited from Apple using their song “Come Home” for an iPod Touch commercial, and as anyone who’s familiar with the tech behemoth’s advertising strategy, it takes a certain kind of musical whimsy and energy to make that cut.]]> <![CDATA[Iration: A Trolley Show - Santa Barbara band performs ’One Way Track’ on the MTS]]> Iration, whose 2013 album Automatic topped Billboard’s Reggae Albums Chart upon its release, is the perfect band to lead us into an easy-going, seasonal daze.]]> <![CDATA[The Midnight Pine: A Trolley Show - San Diego band performs ’Caution’ on the MTS]]> It’s always a treat to see hometown heavyweights perform on A Trolley Show, and The Midnight Pine perform with the swagger of rock stars who don’t need to prove themselves.]]> <![CDATA[Dan Croll: A Trolley Show - British singer-songwriter performs ’Maway’ on the MTS]]> In this episode of A Trolley Show, the British singer-songwriter performs “Maway,” a light, breezy tune that musically encapsulates the nonchalant trajectory of his career.]]> <![CDATA[Blackout Party: A Trolley Show - San Diego band performs ’Cold Bitch’s Heart’ on the MTS]]> It’s a little hard to be believe that the blackout that crippled San Diego occurred nearly three years ago. It doesn’t seem that long ago that the darkness forced us away from our screens, out of ]]> <![CDATA[Switchfoot: A Trolley Show (again) - San Diego band performs ’Hello Hurricane’ on the MTS]]>  This isn’t the first time we’ve featured Switchfoot on A Trolley Show, but they were kind enough to provide us with two performances that showcase their status as one of San Diego’s most expansive and cathartic exports. ]]> <![CDATA[Lost in Los Angeles: A Trolley Show - Band performs ’Waiting For Your Car’ on the MTS]]> Anyone who’s familiar with the films of David Lynch, classic L.A. pulp-noir novels or modern hardcore music appreciates the darkness and weirdness that city can produce, and the band Lost in Los Angeles seems to wear that weirdness on its sleeve.]]> <![CDATA[Heartless Bastards: A Trolley Show - Cincinnati group performs ’Skin & Bone’ on the MTS]]>

In this episode of A Trolley Show, the Cincinnati group performs “Skin & Bone,” a mid-tempo rocker that could easily fit in with Blind Melon and Soul Asylum. 

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<![CDATA[Royal Teeth: A Trolley Show - New Orleans band performs ’Stay’ on the MTS]]>  In this episode of A Trolley Show, the New Orleans band performs “Stay,” from their album Glow. With a performance like this, it’s easy to see why they were recently chosen to perform on American Idol.]]> <![CDATA[The Features: A Trolley Show - Nashville band performs ’Content’ on the MTS]]> The Features produce tunes with welcome undertones of dread that give the group more intrigue than most rough-and-tumble bands.]]> <![CDATA[San Diego Symphony: A Trolley Show - Strings, percussion and woodwinds perform on the MTS]]> In this episode of A Trolley Show, the San Diego Symphony performs Bach for the lucky commuters. As much as we like the rock musicians who usually perform, we couldn’t be more excited to switch things up with a symphony.]]> <![CDATA[Crystal Fighters: A Trolley Show - An encore performance from one of our favorite Trolley bands]]> This isn’t the first time we’ve featured Crystal Fighters on A Trolley Show, but they’re such a fun, poppy band, and so appropriate for the sudden uptick in temperature, that we felt they deserved an encore performance. ]]> <![CDATA[Cody Lovaas: A Trolley Show - San Diego native plays ’Land of Azul’ on the MTS]]>

Dear Cody Lovaas, Please consider that we cannot enthusiastically recommend your Trolley Show performance to anyone because anything we say about it would come from dark feelings of pitiful jealousy.

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<![CDATA[Jesse Harris: A Trolley Show - Grammy winner performs ’It’s Been Going ’Round’ on the MTS]]> In this episode of A Trolley Show, the Grammy winner performs “It’s Been Going ‘Round”, a tune that skips along to a bossa nova beat.]]> <![CDATA[The Lonely Wild: A Trolley Show - L.A. band performs ’Everything You Need’ on the MTS]]> In this episode of A Trolley Show, Los Angeles band The Lonely Wild perform “Everything You Need,” a lovely ballad that would make Roy Orbison proud. ]]> <![CDATA[American Authors: A Trolley Show - Brooklyn band performs ’Best Day of My Life’ on the MTS]]> In this episode of A Trolley Show, well-coiffed Brooklyn outfit American Authors perform their hit with the enthusiasm of a band in love with its music.]]> <![CDATA[Passenger: A Trolley Show - English songwriter performs ’Let Her Go’ on the MTS]]> In this episode of A Trolley Show, Passenger (nom de plum of English songwriter Michael David Rosenberg) performs “Let Her Go,” a sensitive tune which gets a boost from Rosenburg’s excellent finger-picking.]]> <![CDATA[Switchfoot: A Trolley Show - San Diego band performs ’When We Come Alive’ on the MTS]]> It’s been more than a decade since San Diego’s Switchfoot released “Dare You to Move,” an emotionally charged rocker that has undoubtedly been the soundtrack to countless wedding / graduation / baby slideshows.]]>