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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.
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...
Oct. 15 2013
I got my singing voice from my mom. When I was young, she used to wake me up by singing New Kids on the Block songs. I'd scream at her to stop her torturous pterodactyl screeching of "Hangin' Tough."
Oct. 15 2013
I love authentic soul food. When I first moved here from Atlanta more than 10 years ago, I had a pretty rigid idea of how soul food should taste
Aug. 7 2013
In my paintings, I like to explore themes of isolation, disconnection and hypocrisy, all within grander themes of love, religion and society, says Krissy Fernandez, who grew up in the Philippines and Guam...
July 31 2013
Charles Bergquist has built a solid résumé while working for the likes of Vice, Fuel TV, Pitchfork, Oakley and Bebe, as well as shooting music videos for acts like Matthew Dear...
May 28 2013
Nowadays, there really is a smartphone application for just about everything. Need a Zippo lighter to raise up at a concert? There's an app for that
April 10 2013
The frontman of the local folk-punk group Sledding with Tigers, Faughnder has nearly two hours of music available to downloadmostly for freeon his band's website
April 2 2013
"Hello," says a voice on the other line. "Is this, uh, Mr. Haggard?" "Why, yes it is." Holy shit! I think. What do I ask?! This is Merle. Fucking. Haggard!
March 20 2013
Neko grew up around that scene and has been participating in it since 1991, after he was initially inspired by the Old English graffiti lettering he saw at Grant Hill Park. He points out the Golden Hill...
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
Feb. 20 2013
Theres just something about Kelly Vivancos eyes. Well, not so much her eyes, although they are a striking bluish-gray. Rather, its the eyes in her signature mix of pop-surrealism and Renaissance...
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.
Aug. 22 2012
In no particular order, we give you the artists we couldnt stop listening to from 2002 to 2012
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...
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,...

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