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.
Nov. 9 2011
For Peter Wolf Crier, no angle could be more important than whether the listener wants to listen to their music
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
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
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
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
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...
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
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
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...
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
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
Sept. 14 2011
Dunn says he's been “overwhelmed by the positivity” from his nightlife peers. Anybody with a story is welcome to contribute, and Dunn is working on a feature that will allow contributors...
Sept. 14 2011
My favorite part of North by North Park, er, North Park Music—um, wait a minute here—San Diego Music Thing? The awesome set from Crystal Antlers at Bar Pink?
Sept. 14 2011
Whether Zumba is like Yoga (here to stay) or Tae Bo (a passing trend) remains to be seen. Peña says she'll continue to teach it primarily because she knows that there are so many people like...
Sept. 14 2011
San Diego is the most soulless city I've ever been in. OK, before you get all, like, “Oh, that Seth Combs—what an asshole,” or start flooding my editor's inbox with love-it-or-leave-it...
Sept. 7 2011
Voyeur gave Chippendales a run for its money last Tuesday night. Helping raise money for a colleague with steep veterinary bills, dudes from the local nightlife scene undressed to impress for The Disc
Aug. 31 2011
Look, I know the guys in local electro-rock duo Hyena are dreamy and all, but I haven't seen this many Downtown chickenheads and bottlerats at a Friday-night Casbah show since -- well, since Hyena played...
Aug. 31 2011
Anyone who's seen John Meeks live knows that, while there are many highlights, the real sparks fly when the country troubadour asks Joanie Mendenhall to join him on stage
Aug. 31 2011
Let's face it -- most of the time, rock reunions are pretty stupid. Sometimes they can be kinda cool, allowing music fans another chance to see a beloved group. Some bands do it right (Led Zeppelin, Wire,...


  • 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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