July 17 2013
In this episode of a A Trolley Show, JJAMZ-which features members of Maroon 5, The Like and Phantom Planet-performs 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 doesn't go. But that doesn't stop the boys from The Stone Foxes from performing a lively version of...
June 12 2013
If ever there were a McGyver of music, The Heavy Guilt's Al Howard would be it. Give the guy a box of Rice-A-Roni, a saw blade and some chains and you'll 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, what's 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 he's 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
You're going to have a rough time finding someone who embraces the quintessential San Diego sound more than Josh Damigo, who's been a CityBeat friend for a long time
May 1 2013
ZZ Ward is like Adele's evil twin. They both perform soulful rock with pipes that could bring a congregation to its knees, but Ward's is markedly darker and dirtier
April 24 2013
After Lisa Loeb's "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 Bardeen's mandolin, we were hooked: Not since R.E.M.'s "Losing my Religion" have we heard that instrument used so effectively. It's ou
March 20 2013
In this episode, The Silent Comedy's mustachioed minstrels perform an uplifting, rousing performance of their song "Lyin."


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