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.
SOS
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
art1501674
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.
sos
Jan. 18 2012
Really?! 'Cause I heart dubstep about as much I heart the whole circa-2002 trucker-hat trend.
poisonercover
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 from...
sos
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
keithmilgatensamueljackson
Jan. 11 2012
What's immediately evident is how much Milgaten has grown, both personally and musically
sos
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
beatersjereyrojas
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
sos
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
music1
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
sos
Dec. 21 2011
Since when do the holidays mean getting eggnogged drunk while looking like Ralphie unwrapping a BB gun? Yes, the onesie pajama parties were everywhere last weekend. Whether it was El-D's Pajama J
SoS
Dec. 14 2011
The folks at El Camino spent the entire weekend celebrating the club's second anniversary with local celebutantes coming out en masse to dance to DJs like Hoff and Mike Delgado. But as evidenced by t
punkrockvshiphop
Dec. 7 2011
There aren't that many cool dives left in San Diego that haven't been taken over by a bunch of fist-pumpers or hipsters (been around 30th and University lately?), but Tower Bar in City Heigh
sos
Nov. 30 2011
A whiskey drinker, I'm getting a little sick of all the scenesters co-opting my drink. Seemed like everywhere I looked on Sunday night at Cafe Sevilla's new club, some trend-hopping boozehou
SoS
Nov. 23 2011
The king of the Downtown fist-pumping clubs, Fluxx, went with a rather pedophilic “Sweet Shoppe” aesthetic for its new winter theme, complete with candy-cane forests, go-go dancers inside gi
gameempire
Nov. 23 2011
It's just another day at Game Empire, the Kearny Mesa store where people with a predilection for roleplaying and fantasy-style games have been congregating for more than a decade
STATI-Cover
Nov. 16 2011
It might be unfair to judge this newish band by what ncould be considered clear influences. But if they can't channel those ninfluences into something less referential, then their music is fair ngame for...
landlordjimsreunion
Nov. 16 2011
I was telling someone just the other day how much I miss Landlord Jim's
shotonscene-web
Nov. 9 2011
Despite six years at the same location and Saturday night's models looking like extras from a Fischerspooner concert, Fashion Whore is still going strong at The Ruby Room. Attendance was a bit sp
jordanhammond
Nov. 9 2011
I first met Hammond when I was sitting in my car in the parking lot at the Educational Cultural Complex in Southeast San Diego, when he stealthily approached and asked, “Hey man, are you listening...

Calendar

  • Visit one of the 70 participating restaurants, bars, coffeehouses and nightclubs in town on this night and 25 to 50 percent of sales will go to local HIV/AIDS services and prevention programs. 
  • Anthony Bernal and Chris Ward, who are vying to replace Todd Gloria on the San Diego City Council, will discuss urban issues, such as parking, homelessness and new developments
  • The new exhibition designed by Dave Ghilarducci is made from hundreds of rolls of packing tape and bound together by layers of plastic shrink-wrap. Visitors can navigate their way through cocoon-like passageways...
  • The renowned Mexican black and white photographer presents an exhibition exploring the principal themes within three groups: "Bestiarium"," Fantastic Women" and "Silent Natures."
  • Presented by Pacific Arts Movement, the sixth annual mini film fest features 14 film programs from 10 countries that includes everything from docs to romantic tearjerkers. See website for full lineup and...
  • The San Diego County Bike Coalition hosts this monthly bike-in happy hour event to get biking residents involved in their communities and discuss bike projects planned for that specific community
  • Debunk some of the stereotypes surrounding cannibalism at this new exhibition that takes a hands-on approach to the subject. Includes video games and interactive activities where patrons will have to decide...
  • So Say We All's monthly storytelling night features stories about those jobs we took because we had to take a job. Featured readers include Allison Gauss, Annmarie Houghtailing, Cecile Estelle, and more
  • Artists from the all-abstracts group show will talk about their work and techniques. Artists include Edwin Nutting, Danielle Nelisse, Leah Pantea, Lenore Simon, and more
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