March 30 2011
Hopper can still remember sitting in the back of his dad’s car as they drove past the infamous 5 Yardboys graffiti crew. He’d watch in awe as artists like Saratoga Sake and Daze painted big,...
March 30 2011
Braving the rain and lured by an invite promising a “one-of-a-kind event” that would transport guests “into a mysterious underground world,” I headed to the most unlikely of venues—McMillin...
March 30 2011
A local band gets a contract, P.O.D.'s lawsuit and the rest of this week's music news for locals only
March 23 2011
The Lafayette Hotel is a fun place for a pool party, but let’s face the facts—the remodel that seems to be taking far too long was pretty well overdue about five years ago
March 23 2011
Excitement was high outside Stingaree last Saturday night in anticipation of an appearance by what a media invite called reality star Rob Kardashian
March 23 2011
Indie-rockers Swim Party are going on hiatus, bassist Alex Devereaux says. Guitarist / vocalist Eric Tremblay is moving to Switzerland with his wife, who’s taking a professor position at a university
March 16 2011
In keeping with Nightgeist’s theme, I limit my “Experience” outings to the p.m. hours. But in an effort to mix things up, I recently went on the prowl at the ass-crack of dawn and ended...
March 16 2011
Faces Night Club—gone. The Blonde Martini—yeah, that closed, too. It seems like the underground space at 835 Fifth Ave., Downtown, is either cursed or, at the very least, a challenging location
March 16 2011
If you haven’t already noticed, the Che Café’s website (checafe.ucsd.edu) has been down for weeks
March 9 2011
If the 1999 film Office Space has taught us anything, it’s that Hell hath no fury like an untreated case of “the Mondays.”
March 9 2011
Keep an eye out for Tiny Telephones, a new electro-rock supergroup that features Shark Attack’s Patrick Heaney (keyboards) and Aaron Blomberg (guitar), Hyena’s Michael Cooper (drums) and Alia...
March 2 2011
Glitz, glam and light-up hula-hoops converged at an Oscar party I attended last Sunday, and just as the Best Picture Award was handed out and James Franco applied his final droplets of Visine, I was
March 2 2011
After a three year break, The Bus Stop is back. A hip-hop showcase that ran for six-and-a-half years starting in 2001 at now-defunct Downtown club Martini Ranch, The Bus Stop featured big names like...
Feb. 23 2011
Karin Willison is sort of the Tim Mays of Second Life, a virtual world where people can do all kinds of real-world things
Feb. 23 2011
I’m no fancy psychiatrist, but like its name indicates, Chula Vista’s Diamond Jim’s (773 Third Ave.) is multifaceted to the point of bordering on multiple-personality disorder
Feb. 23 2011
Pop-rockers Louis XIV are reuniting for a show in March—and maybe more. Guitarist Brian Karscig tells CityBeat in an e-mail that he and singer / guitarist Jason Hill got together a few weeks ago...
Feb. 16 2011
So far, 2011 has been a good year for indie music. Pop icon Barbra Streisand handed the Album of the Year award to Canucks Arcade Fire at the Grammys on Sunday. And, a few weeks ago, Portland’s The...
Feb. 16 2011
In a sea of Jersey Shore-like haunts, Pacific Beach’s Nite Owl Cocktail Lounge (2772 Garnet Ave.) is as far from JWoww as it gets
Feb. 16 2011
Departed jazz saxophonist James Moody and alt-rockers Switchfoot were honored at the Grammy Awards Sunday night
Feb. 9 2011
As revealed in Penguin Books’ coffee-table tome 100 Facts About Pandas, there’s a secret side to the furry creatures that most people aren’t aware of, such as how a bear’s age can...

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