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. 14 2011
Whether Zumba is like Yoga (here to stay) or Tae Bo (a passing trend) remains to be seen. Peña says she'll continue to teach it primarily because she knows that there are so many people like...
Sept. 14 2011
San Diego is the most soulless city I've ever been in. OK, before you get all, like, “Oh, that Seth Combs—what an asshole,” or start flooding my editor's inbox with love-it-or-leave-it...
Sept. 7 2011
Voyeur gave Chippendales a run for its money last Tuesday night. Helping raise money for a colleague with steep veterinary bills, dudes from the local nightlife scene undressed to impress for The Disc
Aug. 31 2011
Look, I know the guys in local electro-rock duo Hyena are dreamy and all, but I haven't seen this many Downtown chickenheads and bottlerats at a Friday-night Casbah show since -- well, since Hyena played...
Aug. 31 2011
Anyone who's seen John Meeks live knows that, while there are many highlights, the real sparks fly when the country troubadour asks Joanie Mendenhall to join him on stage
Aug. 31 2011
Let's face it -- most of the time, rock reunions are pretty stupid. Sometimes they can be kinda cool, allowing music fans another chance to see a beloved group. Some bands do it right (Led Zeppelin, Wire,...
Aug. 24 2011
What had this young lady so happy that she was willing to lick the face of this mustachioed John Holmes lookalike? Was it the $4 Gummi Bear-flavored Jell-O shots? The disco boogie of Cosmic Dan? No, i
Aug. 24 2011
While San Diego has many smaller-tier music fests, the debate continues as to why the city doesn't have a large-scale event
Aug. 17 2011
The big winner at the San Diego Music Awards this year? None other than Wade Youman. The former drummer of Unwritten Law pulled a Kanye last Monday night, storming the stage during The Little St
Aug. 17 2011
Back when I first reported on Beaters in early 2009, I had a good feeling that their skuzzy, drug-punk anthems would soon make every indie hipster from here to Williamsburg cream in his jeggings
Aug. 10 2011
Here's a funny joke I heard at the Freaks & Femmes Carnivale Extravaganza at Brick by Brick on Friday night: “What's the difference between a stripper and a burlesque dancer? A stri
Aug. 3 2011
It's a story as old as rock 'n' roll itself: They were a band ahead of their time and who never got the big break they deserved
July 27 2011
Vile, a singer-songwriter from Philadelphia, is, at the moment, a critics' darling thanks to his fourth full-length LP, the recently released Smoke Ring for my Halo
July 6 2011
John Maus (pronounced like “mouse”) is the real deal—he's well on his way to becoming something of an indie-pop pied piper
June 29 2011
Local MC, producer and spoken-word artist iD the Poet's first freestyles weren't on the suburban streets of L.A. where he grew up; they were in a rather unlikely place
June 14 2011
The Donkeys just don't get it. In fact, they're getting kind of tired of it.“I think it's slacksploitation,” says singer / drummer Anthony Lukens over the phone from the
May 25 2011
These aren't snotty, young punks who scream and play the same chords over and over again. Nor are they a bunch of middle-aged vets who use a garage band as an excuse to drink beer, get away from the...
May 11 2011
High-profile acts like Los Lobos, My Chemical Romance and Kanye West boycotted tour stops in the state; former Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha started an organization called Sound...
May 4 2011
It wasn't until I saw Lord Huron's gorgeous video for “The Stranger” (off their second EP, Mighty) that I realized how unfairly dismissive I had been
April 12 2011
You're probably not going to like Innerds. I'm not going to sit here and write about how you'll love their music and how you simply must go see them live. It's just not fair


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