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.
punkrockvshiphop
Dec. 7 2011
There aren't that many cool dives left in San Diego that haven't been taken over by a bunch of fist-pumpers or hipsters (been around 30th and University lately?), but Tower Bar in City Heigh
sos
Nov. 30 2011
A whiskey drinker, I'm getting a little sick of all the scenesters co-opting my drink. Seemed like everywhere I looked on Sunday night at Cafe Sevilla's new club, some trend-hopping boozehou
SoS
Nov. 23 2011
The king of the Downtown fist-pumping clubs, Fluxx, went with a rather pedophilic “Sweet Shoppe” aesthetic for its new winter theme, complete with candy-cane forests, go-go dancers inside gi
gameempire
Nov. 23 2011
It's just another day at Game Empire, the Kearny Mesa store where people with a predilection for roleplaying and fantasy-style games have been congregating for more than a decade
STATI-Cover
Nov. 16 2011
It might be unfair to judge this newish band by what ncould be considered clear influences. But if they can't channel those ninfluences into something less referential, then their music is fair ngame for...
landlordjimsreunion
Nov. 16 2011
I was telling someone just the other day how much I miss Landlord Jim's
shotonscene-web
Nov. 9 2011
Despite six years at the same location and Saturday night's models looking like extras from a Fischerspooner concert, Fashion Whore is still going strong at The Ruby Room. Attendance was a bit sp
jordanhammond
Nov. 9 2011
I first met Hammond when I was sitting in my car in the parking lot at the Educational Cultural Complex in Southeast San Diego, when he stealthily approached and asked, “Hey man, are you listening...
peterwolfcrier
Nov. 9 2011
For Peter Wolf Crier, no angle could be more important than whether the listener wants to listen to their music
sos-1
Nov. 2 2011
On any given weekend, walking around the Gaslamp after last call makes for some great people watching. Often resembling some kind pre-walk-of-shame ritual, you're pretty much guaranteed to see pl
Shotonscene-4909
Oct. 26 2011
Sorry, that's not Paul Wall and, no, he's not dating Scary Spice. It's just a guy who thinks mouth grills are still cool and a go-go dancer who's a wee bit past her prime (pilates
robcrow
Oct. 26 2011
There's just nothing particularly polarizing about the guy; the closest he's ever gotten to offensiveness is naming his tongue-in-cheek metal side-project Goblin Cock
TropicalPopsicle-Press1
Oct. 19 2011
It's a dispiriting thing to see one of San Diego's best bands or artists pack up and leave for a more buzz-friendly city like L.A. or Austin, only to blow up once they get there. I
freediablckwhte45
Oct. 19 2011
For the uninitiated, this might just sound like some uninhibited, unadulterated fun. But for Freedia, bounce—and all the popping, locking, vibrating and wiggling that comes with it—is a core...
sos-1
Oct. 12 2011
I was just thinking the other day, God, I miss Moose McGillycuddy's. I wish Downtown had another faux-Irish, corporate chain pub, 'cause there certainly aren't enough already. And behol
Album Leaf
Oct. 12 2011
Once LaValle took the stage a little before midnight, joined by a cast of new and old bandmates, the crowd seemed a little restless. Luckily, they stuck around for LaValle's 13-song set
sos
Oct. 5 2011
Fall is here, the weather's getting cooler, and that means I'll be seeing a lot more stupid headgear at El D's “Dub Dorado” on Wednesday nights. I thought the whole “spir
PsychicDancehall_cred_Marco_Gonzalez5
Oct. 5 2011
Recorded primarily in a San Diego apartment during a rainy winter, Dreamers has roots in both Phil Spector's “wall of sound” and late-'70s no-wave, but repeated listens reveal an array...
Shotonscene-4172
Sept. 28 2011
Analog proved its street cred on Saturday night by booking Miami house DJ Lazaro Casanova, all but announcing that it's gunning for Voyeur's and El Dorado's PBR dollars. But, alas, even with
sos-1
Sept. 21 2011
This space is usually dedicated to nighttime shots, but when everybody's favorite, uh, domestic partners, are caught drinking Coors and smoking cigs while our photographer is making his way back

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