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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.
March 7 2012
Touristy clubs—let’s call them “trubs”—are a dime a dozen in the Gaslamp, and the reigning trub queen is Whiskey Girl, which just reopened in a new location
Feb. 29 2012
Remember when Mardi Gras was just about a little indulgence before fasting for Lent and not about getting shit-faced, collecting worthless beads and showing your privates to strangers? Yeah, well, nob
Feb. 22 2012
Remember Dreamstreet? It’s likely that every local-music fan saw a bad band or three at the Ocean Beach venue before it closed last May. It was replaced by a sports bar called Mother’s Ocean
Feb. 22 2012
New Mexico is still one of the best bands in San Diego. Period
Feb. 22 2012
But what is it that makes her the holy-tight-jeans-Batman-you-gotta-hear-this artist of the moment?
Feb. 15 2012
Last Wednesday, James Brennan, co-owner of Stingaree nightclub, wrote an op-ed in the U-T San Diego that railed against Democrats for wanting to raise capital-gains taxes. Then, on Saturday night, a b
Feb. 15 2012
The good news about Jesse LaMonaca’s new album is that, while it lacks cohesiveness, the singer-songwriter makes up for it with an enlightened sense of pop songcraft and a voice that the listener...
Feb. 8 2012
Is U-31 turning into a Pacific Beach-style bro bar? Is Quality Social the next Downtown hipster destination?
Feb. 1 2012
Let’s just put aside the fact that the name sounds like a kids cartoon that may cause epileptic seizures. The funniest part about The Dragon Ball at Club M at the Grand Del Mar on Saturday
Feb. 1 2012
One thing that Endoxi does have going for them is the production, which is crisp for a self-released affair
Jan. 25 2012
And here I thought nothing would rival the Great Potato Famine, Bennigan's restaurants and Lucky Charms when it came to terrible events in Irish history
Jan. 25 2012
In many ways, Gonjasufi’s 2010 album A Sufi and a Killer was the most underrated and overrated release of that year.
Jan. 18 2012
Really?! ’Cause I heart dubstep about as much I heart the whole circa-2002 trucker-hat trend.
Jan. 18 2012
It’s been a while since we last heard from Christmas Island. Back in mid-2009, the indie-rock quartet was often mentioned in the same articles as Crocodiles and Wavves as the next band to emerge...
Jan. 11 2012
There’s a huge difference between being the most interesting man in the world and being, well, just the old dude in the club. But when it comes to this guy, I can’t hate, just congratulate
Jan. 11 2012
What’s immediately evident is how much Milgaten has grown, both personally and musically
Jan. 4 2012
Oh my God, Becky. No, it’s not a Sir Mix-A-Lot video shoot for “Baby Got (Even More) Back”; it’s just one of the many scenes from the Gaslamp Quarter on New Year’s Eve. Let%u2
Jan. 4 2012
Beaters Fishage (Volar) I could argue that the long-awaited debut LP from Beaters has arrived too late for anyone outside of San Diego to care much and that it’s the closest thing I%u201
Dec. 28 2011
It’s Christmas night, and the bar just realized that Santa drank all the milk the night before. So, what do you do, hot shot? Grab the nearest guy with man boobs, a pair of scissors and get those
Dec. 28 2011
We music writers at CityBeat have diverse, sometimes wildly divergent tastes. So, it’s hard for us to say what album deserves to be called the best in 2011

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