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.
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Sept. 16 2015
Instagram is one of the best marketing and branding tools visual artists have today. That's not a novel thesis, but some artists are better at Instagram than others. Some artists don't post enough. Some...
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Sept. 15 2015
Cathy BreslawPhoto by Seth Combs It's hard not to assume something when Cathy Breslaw says she's fascinated with "space." One could easily mistake her large-scale, mixed-media pieces as some
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Sept. 15 2015
Michael Field had a dream when he was a young boy. That dream, however, had nothing to do with being an artist
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Sept. 9 2015
The idea behind UC San Diego's Initiative for Digital Exploration of Arts and Sciences (IDEAS) Performance Series seems simple enough: To encourage artists, musicians, engineers and even scientists to...
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Sept. 8 2015
The statement on Aren Skalman's bio on his web page says: "Art is made from the stuff of life." It's a broad statement, indeed, and one that could easily be applied to just about any artist's conceptualization...
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Sept. 8 2015
Near the corner of Eighth and Broadway (707 Broadway, to be exact), Konecki and Neko have been working on several murals on a seven-story parking structure
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Sept. 1 2015
Back in 2009, CityBeat bid farewell to arts editor Kinsee Morlan in these very pages. I was welcomed as her replacement, although only a paragraph or so of a 700-word piece talked about my resume
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Sept. 1 2015
There was a point a few years ago where Shelby Gubba's little monsters seemed to be popping up everywhere. They were on the posters of club shows around town. On the walls of local galleries (as well as...
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July 21 2015
I've never seen Space Jam. At the time of the film's release in 1996, I was probably too old to appreciate a film about intergalactic basketball games starring Michael Jordan and the Looney Tunes...
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July 8 2015
Comic-Con is certainly great, but getting a badge for the annual nerd mecca has become somewhat of a "promise us your first born"-type undertaking. One thing that's been great about Con becoming...
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July 7 2015
Ted Adams didn't sweat it when he was informed that, in order to move his comic book company into a large office inside NTC at Liberty Station's art district, the company would have to include an ar
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July 7 2015
What's most striking about the songs on Spellbreaker, and what makes the "post-riot grrrl" description so apt, is Liscomb's development as a frontwoman
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June 24 2015
One could assume that every San Diegan has seen the work of Christopher Puzio at some point, even if they don't know his name
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June 23 2015
Malahat is just one of the local distilleries that has taken advantage of the passage of AB 933. Almost half a dozen spirit companies, serving a wide variety of booze, have added tasting rooms to their...
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June 16 2015
“I hate that shit,” says Pearson, over coffee in Mission Hills. “I like the concept and ethics of hardcore and punk. It's so important..."
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June 16 2015
It's rare that one finds their artistic soul mate. Diego had Frida. Van Gogh had Gauguin. Hall had Oates. Kendricks and Pelayo also seem to have that ineffable chemistry.
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June 10 2015
Peter Halasz paints richly detailed, oil-on-canvas portraits of the La Jolla coast, but his paintings are decidedly darker and more sinister
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June 10 2015
At the moment, Lana Chromium is sworn to secrecy. When the body painter was asked about her recent participation as a contestant on the reality TV competition, Skin Wars, she could...
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June 2 2015
On a quaint, but otherwise gorgeous estate right off of Avenida Revolución in downtown Tijuana, Carlos Cisneros, who works under the name Elsoldelrac, spends most of his day in what appears to have...
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June 2 2015
Daniel Peña was in a rut. The Chula Vista-raised photographer and video artist had moved to Tijuana a year and a half ago, but quickly became depressed
“The Internet was a wonderful invention. It was a wonderful network which people used to remind other people that they were awful pieces of shit.” It’s a hell of a way to start a novel,...

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