San Diego CityBeat - A Trolley Show <![CDATA[Slow Club: A Trolley Show - U.K. band performs ’Don’t Call Me Kid’ on the MTS]]> ]]> <![CDATA[Benjamin Francis Leftwich: A Trolley Show - U.K. artist performs ’Atlas Hands’ on the MTS]]> Just like José González, Benjamin Francis Leftwich seems to use his status as a lone guitarist not to solicit sympathy (“guitar guy”), but to provide a soundtrack into isolation.]]> <![CDATA[The Burning of Rome: A Trolley Show - San Diego band peforms ’Melina’ on the MTS]]> Wow, give it up for our friends at A Trolley Show, who’ve just hit their 100 performance! Anyone who knows anything about video production, scheduling and band management should recognize that it’s no easy task to produce a show like this. ]]> <![CDATA[Sister Speak: A Trolley Show - San Diego duo performs ’Lady Love’ on the Hillcrest Trolley]]> As much as we dig the indie and blues rock that are often featured on this show, the lack of ladies represented in those genres is always a bummer. Besides the obvious misrepresentation and cliched exclusivity, the lack of diversity can create a homogenized music scene, which is why Sister Speak’s performance feels revelatory.]]> <![CDATA[The Short Eyes: A Trolley Show - San Diego band performs ’Buddy Holly, We Hardly Knew Ye’]]> The Short Eyes aren’t a band anymore, but that doesn’t mean we can’t preserve their memory by taking a trip to the ol’ Trolley Show archives. It’s a bittersweet reminder that musicians in any local scene burn bright and fast. ]]> <![CDATA[The Plastic Revolution: A Trolley Show - San Diego pop-punks perform ’Since You Left’ on the MTS]]> As our music editor, Jeff Terich, can tell you, I’m an unapologetic fan of pop-punk. It’s not something I’m particularly proud of—and I’ve tried to deny it during certain periods of my life—but I’ve come to terms with it.]]> <![CDATA[Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers: A Trolley Show - San Francisco band performs ’Till I’m Blue’ on the MTS]]> Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers’ folk music has perennial appeal—it’s not breaking any molds, but it’s timeless and completely appropriate for a rolling train ride. ]]> <![CDATA[Magic Man: A Trolley Show - Rhode Island band performs ’Texas’ on the MTS]]> In this episode of A Trolley Show, the Rhode Island band performs “Texas,” a bouncy, anthemic song with just enough urgency to give it a disarming punch.]]> <![CDATA[The Sheepdogs: A Trolley Show - Canadians perform ’Alright OK’ on the MTS]]> It makes sense that The Sheepdogs would hail from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Simultaneously rugged and earnest, they’d be right at home in a group of lumberjacks.]]> <![CDATA[Oliver Trolley: A Trolley Show - San Diego band performs ’Moment Goes’ on the MTS]]> In this episode of A Trolley Show, the San Diego band performs a frills-free version of a song that loses no potency in its unplugged form.]]> <![CDATA[The Young Wild: A Trolley Show - San Diego band performs ’Moment Goes’ on the MTS]]> In this episode of A Trolley Show, the band performs “Moment Goes.” Note to future bands: If you want to devastate the heartstrings, go with a child’s choir. ]]> <![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.]]>