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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.
April 14 2015
Armando Muñoz Garcia has always had a reputation for doing what he wants. Back in 1987, Garcia, then an eager art student, approached the city of Tijuana about building a statue of a giant nude...
April 7 2015
From a distance, it almost looks like Arabic or, perhaps, a unique style of calligraphy. Hieroglyphics? Wingdings? Artist Brittany Segal says there's little point in busting out Google Translate when...
April 6 2015
There are layers upon layers when it comes to the figurative works of Helen Redman. So many stories, so many voices.
March 31 2015
Walking through the front door, one immediately gets a sense of the historic nature of the Art on 30th building.
March 31 2015
When the San Diego Foundation announced the winners of its Creative Catalyst grants program this past January, Brian Goeltzenleuchter's project certainly looked and sounded interesting
March 24 2015
When most folks think of embroidery, they likely envision those kitschy pieces one might see in someone's grandparent's house. The kind that say "Home is Where the Heart Is" or "Life is Beautiful" with...
March 24 2015
Sara Solaimani isn't Mexican. Not even close. That might be racially insensitive to point out within certain contexts, but in the case of Solaimani, it's understandable that some might mistake her for...
March 18 2015
The fact of the matter is that even Hot Nerds dont exactly know how to describe their music. Its certainly weird, and the members of the group (Joyner, OConnell and Alia Jyawook on keyboards) are just...
March 17 2015
Folks who've wandered into Bottlecraft's Little Italy location at 2252 India St. may have noticed Dolan Stearns' peculiar "Ghost Painting" hanging above the myriad beer bottles on the shelves. An
March 17 2015
One could easily feel intimidated looking at Tom Driscoll's eerily misleading cones. Whether they're placed tidily on the floor or hung carefully on the wallas they will be when his new solo show opens...
March 9 2015
Every year, dozens of UCSD grad-student artists, working in every conceivable medium, open the doors to their studios to show off what they've been doing
Feb. 10 2015
He wants to teach women how to move on from what he calls adolescent orgasms (aka clitoral) that last two to eight seconds to orgasms that last 30 seconds, one minute, even 30 minutes if they keep at it
Feb. 3 2015
It seems to be an exciting time for the San Diego standup and improv scene. Egan points out that when he first started, there was only one major comedy club and maybe a few coffeehouse open-mics that welcomed...
Sept. 24 2014
It seems fitting that this years jazz series, staged at The Auditorium at TSRI (The Scripps Ranch Institute), is a multigenerational showcase of talent, with a group of hard-bop legends opening the series,...
Sept. 23 2014
Wednesday, Sept. 24 PLAN A: LP, Zella Day, Island Boy @ The Casbah. Despite her highly ungoogleable moniker, LP (Laura Pergolizzi) has developed a devoted following thanks to a soaring vocal r
Sept. 23 2014
Musicians should be paid fairly for their work. It's this struggle that's at the center of SDSU professor Michael James Roberts' new book, Tell Tchaikovsky the News: Rock 'n' Roll, the Labor Question and...
Sept. 16 2014
I don't hate The Tree Ring's Ten Rivers for the music it contains; I hate it because it marks the formal end to what's been one of San Diego's most understated, underrated and sonically rich bands
Sept. 16 2014
Records Collecting Dust centers on the vast vinyl collections of big-name indie musicians and features interviews with people like Jello Biafra, Mike Watt and Keith Morris, as well as locals like Justin...
July 23 2014
The 90s were definitely the era of women with broken backs, says San Diego comic-book artist Alejandro Alé Garza, referring to the extremely exaggerated female caricatures of the era,...
March 12 2014
Beltrán is quick to remind people that Voz Alta was never meant to end. Nor was it meant to be stationary. It started as a poetry space at 917 E St. until the construction of Petco Park all but...


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