Seth Combs has covered the San Diego arts and music scene for over a decade. He's also written for Spin, Zagat and The Hollywood Reporter. He likes dogs and comic books, but is pretty iffy on your band.
music1
March 5 2013
Dustin Illingworth has always been a scrupulous songwriter. He has an innate, some would say God-given talent for pop hooks and composition, but it doesn't always come easy to him
a&c3
Feb. 20 2013
There's just something about Kelly Vivanco's eyes. Well, not so much her eyes, although they are a striking bluish-gray. Rather, it's the eyes in her signature mix of pop-surrealism and...
music2
Aug. 22 2012
1. Mean Nothings, Dead TV News (2004): Described as a combination of "music, theatre and spoken-word," this rough cut of an impending album is the musical equivalent of taint.
music1
Aug. 22 2012
In no particular order, we give you the artists we couldn't stop listening to from 2002 to 2012
smoking2
March 28 2012
In 2010, The Locust and All Leather frontman Justin Pearson made his literary debut with autobiography From the Graveyard of the Arousal Industry. Now, he's back with another memoir, which can...
sos
March 21 2012
It's a bit annoying when your photographer's trying to take a photo of the two of you for the last Shot on Scene and you're photobombed by two hipster cuties making duckfaces. Thanks, l
shotonscene
March 14 2012
You know what's great about a place like Henry's Pub that separates it from all the corporate-bullshit bars that come and go in the Gaslamp? The fact that you can show up on a Thursday night
mrsmagician
March 14 2012
One could argue that every "garage rock" band throughout history was actually nothing but a wannabe pop band that didn't have the pipes or the chops to make something wholly original. They know...
sos
March 7 2012
Touristy clubs—let's call them “trubs”—are a dime a dozen in the Gaslamp, and the reigning trub queen is Whiskey Girl, which just reopened in a new location
sos
Feb. 29 2012
Remember when Mardi Gras was just about a little indulgence before fasting for Lent and not about getting shit-faced, collecting worthless beads and showing your privates to strangers? Yeah, well, nob
mothersoceanbeach
Feb. 22 2012
Remember Dreamstreet? It's likely that every local-music fan saw a bad band or three at the Ocean Beach venue before it closed last May. It was replaced by a sports bar called Mother's Ocean
newmexico
Feb. 22 2012
New Mexico is still one of the best bands in San Diego. Period
music
Feb. 22 2012
But what is it that makes her the holy-tight-jeans-Batman-you-gotta-hear-this artist of the moment?
sos
Feb. 15 2012
Last Wednesday, James Brennan, co-owner of Stingaree nightclub, wrote an op-ed in the U-T San Diego that railed against Democrats for wanting to raise capital-gains taxes. Then, on Saturday night, a b
smoking2
Feb. 15 2012
The good news about Jesse LaMonaca's new album is that, while it lacks cohesiveness, the singer-songwriter makes up for it with an enlightened sense of pop songcraft and a voice that the listener...
qualitysocial
Feb. 8 2012
Is U-31 turning into a Pacific Beach-style bro bar? Is Quality Social the next Downtown hipster destination?
sos
Feb. 1 2012
Let's just put aside the fact that the name sounds like a kids cartoon that may cause epileptic seizures. The funniest part about The Dragon Ball at Club M at the Grand Del Mar on Saturday
endoxi
Feb. 1 2012
One thing that Endoxi does have going for them is the production, which is crisp for a self-released affair
SOS
Jan. 25 2012
And here I thought nothing would rival the Great Potato Famine, Bennigan's restaurants and Lucky Charms when it came to terrible events in Irish history
art1501674
Jan. 25 2012
In many ways, Gonjasufi's 2010 album A Sufi and a Killer was the most underrated and overrated release of that year.
Is it really so shocking to be told that minors are prohibited after a certain hour when you visit a pub/brewery? Apparently so

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