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.
July 6 2016
In the 10 years that Tractor Room has been open, David Russell Talbott reckons he’s had an art show at the Hillcrest restaurant and cocktail bar nearly every year
June 29 2016
It’s this facet that makes Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum one of the best-kept secrets in San Diego. Spread out over 55 acres in the heart of Vista, the museum recently celebrated its 40th year...
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June 28 2016
Five local artists have been announced as recipients of the 2016 Creative Catalyst awards
June 28 2016
You have to hand it to Patrick Heaney and Aaron Blomberg. Two-thirds of the late '00s electro group Shark Attack, the two musicians could have easily coasted the rest of their careers crafting aggressive...
June 22 2016
Poetry often goes by the wayside when it comes to local arts. Don't get us wrong; there's a thriving and active spoken word scene in San Diego, with weekly readings and open-mics in coffeehouses, restaurants...
June 21 2016
In this semi-regular department, we ask some of our favorite local artists, writers and curators what new shows or artists are worth checking out
June 21 2016
A solid crowd of artists and scenesters gathered at Thumbprint Gallery this past Saturday, and while some were there to check out the La Jolla gallery's new show, Stratum, some seemed much more keen on...
June 14 2016
Tiki culture had its heyday in the '40s and '50s, when restaurants and clubs started using Polynesian design themes. For bars, there was an emphasis on sweet, rum-based cocktails that were often served...
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June 14 2016
Context is important when viewing the work of Damon Davis. The St. Louis-based interdisciplinary artist has spent much of the past few years creating works that attempt to examine the 2014 death of Michael...
June 14 2016
Working under the name Inca Colors, Gonzalez fashioned the knit to look like the yellow caution tape most often seen at places like crime scenes and construction areas
June 7 2016
Summer doesn't officially begin until June 20, but chances are most San Diegans are already in full summer mode. For some of you, it's time to put the final touches on vacation plans, but for art mavens...
May 31 2016
In addition to A Ship in the Woods unveiling its new North County space this weekend (check out this week's Short List for more info), a number of other new galleries have opened or are set to open in...
May 31 2016
A new, semi-monthly feature where we track down the stories behind San Diego's most colorful murals. To hear her tell it, Maribel Siman Delucca has always wanted a mural on the side of the building t
May 24 2016
The decision to close the gallery came down on Friday, May 13, and the news quickly spread around campus
May 23 2016
Memorial Day weekend in San Diego means a lot of things, but for whatever reason it also seems to be the weekend for new theater openings. Sure, there are some large-scale openings, but being an alt-weekly,...
May 18 2016
These days, Michael James Armstrong spends a lot of time just looking. That’s not to imply he has too much time on his hands. Quite the opposite. In addition to installing a show from Spring Valley-based...
May 18 2016
In this semi-regular column, we ask some of our favorite local arts folks what new shows or artists are worth checking out
May 10 2016
Lynn Susholtz proudly looks around the garden and communal area of Art Produce, an art gallery and multi-use building in North Park
May 10 2016
In this semi-regular department, arts editor Seth Combs reviews a notable new art show or exhibition
May 10 2016
It's tempting to call the 47-year-old's recent succession of acclaimed solo albums a career renaissance. However, Grant sees it more as a grand coming-out party


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