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
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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
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March 20 2013
In this episode, The Silent Comedy's mustachioed minstrels perform an uplifting, rousing performance of their song "Lyin."


  • Visit one of the 70 participating restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and nightclubs in town on this night and 25 to 50 percent of sales will go to local HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs. 
  • Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward, who are vying to replace Todd Gloria on the San Diego City Council, will discuss urban issues, such as parking, homelessness and new developments
  • The new exhibition designed by Dave Ghilarducci is made from hundreds of rolls of packing tape and bound together by layers of plastic shrink-wrap. Visitors can navigate their way through cocoon-like passageways...
  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
  • The San Diego County Bike Coalition hosts this monthly bike-in happy hour event to get biking residents involved in their communities and discuss bike projects planned for that specific community
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • So Say We All's monthly storytelling night features stories about those jobs we took because we had to take a job. Featured readers include Allison Gauss, Annmarie Houghtailing, Cecile Estelle, and more
  • Artists from the all-abstracts group show will talk about their work and techniques. Artists include Edwin Nutting, Danielle Nelisse, Leah Pantea, Lenore Simon, and more
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