Home All Articles By Seth Combs
Art & Culture editor sethc@sdcitybeat.com
May 18 2010
Lauren DeRose and Linda Perry form a mutual-admiration society, Jimmy LaValle splits from longtime backing musicians, Enrique experiences 2Pac overload and we get the lowdown from some Ears We Trust
May 11 2010
Shoegazey psychedelia on Wednesday, head-bobbing dubstep on Saturday and experimental Malian music on Monday—if you think that's varied, just check out the rest of our picks
May 4 2010
With a trendy sound that doesn’t come across as fabricated, Arrows are the right band at the right time
May 4 2010
The Tallest Man on Earth, Red Fish Blue Fish and Fang Island aren't kids books—they're three of 41 performances we really want to check out this week
April 27 2010
Avett Brothers, Twin Brother and Brother Face are just three of the 52 bands we love this week—but where are all the sisters at?
April 27 2010
A musician goes missing, Enrique experiences syphilis and we view Crocodiles from a stool and work on some Night Moves
April 20 2010
From evocative video art and vinyl toys to the return of four local masters, our takes on five current exhibitions
April 20 2010
It's an electro-heavy weekend, but Sunday is all about the devil-horns—plus, girls named Pepi, shoegazey Canadians and 11 other shows we're buzzing about
April 20 2010
Our takes on new releases from Galaxie 500, High on Fire and The Whitefield Brothers
April 13 2010
The diamonds in the rough and the turds on the grass at this year's Coachella fest
April 13 2010
Dishing it out on the most pricey meals in town
April 13 2010
Our takes on new records from Mi Ami, Nice Nice and Rafter
April 6 2010
Local artist attempts to move past the video-games-as-art debate by creating his own—is the rest of society ready to join him?
April 6 2010
The godfather of industrial music, a Chinese invasion and a sweet, little band called Murder by Death. Plus, 16 other shows we like that sound a little less scary
April 6 2010
Voyeur's thrust into the national political spotlight, Enrique experiences a veritable California burrito of a bar, Da Perv lays down the Sweet Beats and we view Faust Fest from a stool
March 30 2010
Next-big-thing rappers, electro beat masters and a little band called Led Zeppelin are only a few of the shows we're hot for this week
March 30 2010
Enriques experiences spiritual jewelry, and we chronicle a remodeled La Jolla bar and bust out some Night Moves—plus, the usual record-release news
March 23 2010
We are going to a Swim Party on a YACHT and we hope we don't get Washed Out by a wave of Surfer Blood and eaten by a Red Octopus—oh, and 35 other bands whose names have nothing to do with water
March 23 2010
The Wave House catches a Sound Wave, the media go wild for Dum Dum Girls, Enrique experiences a Housewife and Anthony Ross lays down the Sweet Beats
March 16 2010
Local punk return at the Whistle Stop, Japanese psychedelia at The Casbah and tons of bands coming from or going to South by Southwest make a San Diego stop