Dec. 11 2013
In this episode of A Trolley Show, the San Diego singer / songwriter performs a rousing version of "The Unknown," which heats up the train via a salsa-lite keyboard groove and a cello
Dec. 4 2013
In this episode of A Trolley Show, the young singer, accompanied by a lone guitar, turns her single "Youth" into a soulful ballad
Nov. 27 2013
Riverboat Gamblers are like a cocktail made from all the best punk ingredients: the snarl of Ian MacKaye, the ragtag-team-like chaos of Black Lips and the snottiness fellow Angelenos, The Descendents....
Nov. 20 2013
In this special "Off the Rails" episode of A Trolley Show, the band performs the song "Teeth" in a secret location overlooking Mission Valley.
Nov. 13 2013
Alt-country, or the sub-genre of country music that doesn't sound like a stars 'n' stripes-painted truck running over the Goo Goo Dolls, rarely possesses the visceral kick of the great, country forefathers
Nov. 6 2013
In this episode of A Trolley Show, the Tennessee band perform their song "Heartbeat," which sounds slightly similar to The Zombies' "Time of the Season" or another '60s-era song
Oct. 30 2013
Anberlin takes cues from emo stalwarts Jimmy Eat World and Taking Back Sunday, with songs that alternate between explosive pop and melodic heart-wrenchers
Oct. 23 2013
If you've ever been a serious fan of Oingo Boingo, you're probably familiar with their early days as The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, when their sound was closer to a circus troupe than a new wave...
Oct. 9 2013
In this episode of A Trolley Show, the Chicago band performs their song "Tokyo." Even though the acoustic setting strips away the atmospherics found on their record, the group retains the dreaminess
Oct. 2 2013
It probably shouldn't come as a surprise that Donavon Frankenreiter is friends with Jack Johnson: They're both surfers (Frankenreiter has surfed professionally), and both play the same style of mellow,...
Sept. 25 2013
In this episode of A Trolley Show, Anthony Catalano and Celeste Spina don't overcompensate for their lack of bandmates by upping the volume (a typical trait of two-piece duos); instead they opt for Afghan...
Sept. 18 2013
On this episode of A Trolley Show, MacDougal steps out of Pattinson's shadow and performs a fun cover of Gorillaz's 2001 breakout hit "Clint Eastwood."
Sept. 11 2013
Missy Higgins isn't solely a blues-rock artist, but her performance of "Watering Hole" on the SDMTS is effortless and, well, cool
Sept. 4 2013
Labor Day is the nail in Summer's coffin. The days seem to get exponentially shorter, kids go back to school, and your jorts go back in the safe-it's time to sing the blues
Aug. 28 2013
Aaron Evans is one hell of a charismatic guy. It's not every day that someone gets grumpy trolley patrons to clap along to a hip-hop song, but Evans has the right amount of enthusiasm and earnestness to...
Aug. 21 2013
In this episode of A Trolley Show, Alpine perform "Hands" off their album A is for Alpine. The already-quiet song is further stripped of its texture, allowing the two voices to soar
Aug. 14 2013
Ever see a puppy so cute that you just want to squeeze it until its little head comes off? Not that you're into hurting animals, but it's the only way your brain can handle the overloaded pleasure receptors
Aug. 7 2013
In this episode of A Trolley Show, Morris performs "Disaster Proof," a rolling, sunburned song that could fit into the Neil Young catalog
July 31 2013
In this episode of the A Trolley Show, the Michigan duo perform a driving rendition of "Where Will We Go." With just a guitar and an egg shaker, these two make the tune sound like a machine gun, and singer...
July 24 2013
We first heard of X Ambassadors when their music showed up in the movie adaptation of Stephanie Meyer's The Host, which makes sense: it's the perfect accompaniment to the glowering


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