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July 17 2013
In this episode of a A Trolley Show, JJAMZwhich features members of Maroon 5, The Like and Phantom Planetperforms for a group of MTS commuters
July 10 2013
Blood Red Shoes are intense. Listen to their albums and you get the sense that they spend their free time talking about dichotomies, revolutions and other punk stuff that seems to have a particular fierceness...
July 3 2013
It might be expected for a couple of Liverpudlians to bring their own gloom to summer, but The Wombats are normally pretty happy-go-lucky
June 26 2013
Ever wondered what a band would sound like if it mixed the tropic-tinged sound of Vampire Weekend (sans the grooming) with the communal, group-love characteristics of bands like Edward Sharpe or The Polyphonic...
June 19 2013
In this episode of A Trolley Show, we take a detour in Solana Beach where, unfortunately, the trolley doesnt go. But that doesnt stop the boys from The Stone Foxes from performing a lively version of their...
June 12 2013
If ever there were a McGyver of music, The Heavy Guilts Al Howard would be it. Give the guy a box of Rice-A-Roni, a saw blade and some chains and youll probably get a song out of it
June 5 2013
June is never an easy month in San Diego. That weird gloom sets in, and the usually laid-back demeanor of the city becomes downright dour. So, whats the solution to the June funk? Drive out to the...
May 29 2013
Sometimes, after so listening to so many beer-soaked blues bands or weirdo art rockers, you just want to listen to a band that you could bring home to your mother.
May 22 2013
Ilan Rubin has an impressive musical résumé. The San Diego native has played drums for Lostprophets and Angels and Airwaves and is a regular member of Nine Inch Nails. Oh, and hes not even...
May 15 2013
Gayle Skidmore can play over 20 instruments which, by our count, qualifies her as some sort of musical McGyver.
May 8 2013
Youre going to have a rough time finding someone who embraces the quintessential San Diego sound more than Josh Damigo, whos been a CityBeat friend for a long time
May 1 2013
ZZ Ward is like Adeles evil twin. They both perform soulful rock with pipes that could bring a congregation to its knees, but Wards is markedly darker and dirtier
April 24 2013
After Lisa Loebs Stay (I Missed You) appeared on the Reality Bites soundtrack, Generation X seemed a whole lot softer than the self-loathing misanthropes often portrayed in grunge music
April 17 2013
In the hands of San Diego indie rockers Italian Japanese, the Santigold track becomes forlorn and haunting
April 10 2013
In this episode of A Trolley Show, we ride along with Family Wagon, whose boozy-n'-bluesy, hard-times rocker Hard Times is the perfect fit for a train ride at night
April 3 2013
From the first strums of The Drowning Men frontman Nato Bardeens mandolin, we were hooked: Not since R.E.M.s Losing my Religion have we heard that instrument used so effectively. Its ou
March 20 2013
In this episode, The Silent Comedys mustachioed minstrels perform an uplifting, rousing performance of their song Lyin.


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