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August 30, 2017 Issue

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Photo by Torrey Bailey

When passing from one watering hole to the next, original music is often hard to find and, until recently, PB Avenue (1060 Garnet Ave.) bumped the same kind of formulaic setlist on Thursday nights. more

Aug 30, 2017 12:03 PM About Last Night

I am writing to you in complaint of the foul language your columnist Edwin Decker habitually employs. more

Aug 30, 2017 11:58 AM Letters to the Editor

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Photo by Jamie Ballard

As San Diego’s homelessness crisis continues, there’s one vulnerable group that’s often overlooked: college students. more

Aug 30, 2017 11:53 AM News

We’ll be having a proper celebration of our 15th anniversary in October with the release of our annual “Best Of” issue. Leading up to that and continuing into 2018, we will begin to unveil some new features and content. more

Aug 30, 2017 11:41 AM From the Editor

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Photo by Jake Rose

It seems like everyone is an amateur “photographer” these days. With the ubiquity of camera phones—not to mention all the filters, apps and tools at our disposal—it can often be difficult to judge the hundreds of submissions we receive. more

Aug 30, 2017 10:15 AM Culture

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Photo by Abigail Barnett

What mainly stands out is how Gossett manages to capture the essence of fandom without coming across as cheesy or as if he’s pandering to the Padres. more

Aug 30, 2017 10:00 AM Seen Local

For years, photographer Alanna Airitam was tired of not seeing people who looked like her in fine art. more

Aug 30, 2017 9:45 AM Seen Local

The beginning of It’s Always Never finds the band sounding a bit more atmospheric and melancholy, as if they underwent an identity transformation in the past few years. more

Aug 30, 2017 9:30 AM Notes from the Smoking Patio

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Photo by Andrew McKeag

Dirty Sweet have announced their first new album in seven years. The hard-rock outfit has been mostly inactive since 2014, but plan to release Once More Unto the Breach in October, coinciding with a record-release show at The Casbah on Oct. 14. more

Aug 30, 2017 9:26 AM Notes from the Smoking Patio

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Photo by Ashley Maile

As part of the iconic punk rock class of ’77, first-wavers Stiff Little Fingers didn’t emerge in a scene where bands were expected to last long. more

Aug 29, 2017 6:05 PM Music Feature

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Photo courtesy of ion Theatre

Jason Wells’ The North Plan, making its San Diego debut courtesy of ion theatre, clearly aspires to pungent political satire. more

Aug 29, 2017 5:51 PM Theater

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Photo by Jennifer Lothspeich

One of the oldest wineries in Temecula Valley now has one of the newest tasting rooms in San Diego. more

Aug 29, 2017 5:13 PM Bottle Rocket

Despite what most believe, the fall season can be bad for quality films. So the merit of these features boils down to the writer’s sensibility (it’s all about trust), and what CityBeat readers are looking for in the first place. more

Aug 29, 2017 4:21 PM Film 1 Comments

In writer/director Lake Bell’s latest comedy, a jaded filmmaker tries to convince three couples that marriage should be limited to a seven-year contract with the option to renew. more

Aug 29, 2017 4:08 PM Film

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Photo by Makaiyla Willis / Flickr

It was strange for me when, in the wake of the Charlottesville horror show, I found myself vaguely, if reluctantly, cheering Swift on. more

Aug 29, 2017 3:23 PM Backwards & in High Heels 2 Comments

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Eddie Alcazar

First and foremost, Thundercat is a monstrous bass player, with the kind of technical skill and playful abilities that make all of his songs seem impossible to replicate. more

Aug 29, 2017 12:00 PM If I Were U

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Photo by Ian Ward

“We started using Dark Horse cold brew in our cocktails when I was at Sycamore Den, which we found the guests really loved, as we did, because it was a local substitute for vodka and Red Bulls,” says Eric Johnson. more

Aug 29, 2017 10:56 AM Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene

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It’s not a new story by any means: Arts organizations move into an otherwise untapped and unimpressive neighborhood, build it up and then the people start flocking. more

Aug 28, 2017 5:55 PM Short List Event Picks

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Image via Shutterstock

In looking for love, a number of people confuse “the chase” with something closer to criminal stalking. more

Aug 28, 2017 12:39 PM Advice

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Image by Ryan Bradford

Let me tell you: enjoying a drink called an “Irish Car Bomb” with people who live close to the reality of that violence is definitely a little awkward. more

Aug 28, 2017 11:52 AM Well, That Was Awkward

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