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June 28, 2017 Issue

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It’s tempting to call Andrew Alcasid a jack-of-all-trades. Well, maybe not trades, but at this point in his journey, the Mira Mesa-raised artist has certainly dabbled in nearly every conceivable medium. more

Jun 28, 2017 9:56 AM Seen Local

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Photo by Rachel Michelle Fernandes

A recent hiatus and Pavlick’s frequent travels through his involvement with the project Whoop Dee Doo generated speculation that Helmuth’s days of unbridled creative freedom may be coming to an end. more

Jun 28, 2017 9:52 AM Seen Local

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Photo by John R. Lamb

Not since the Ross Perot presidential-run days of the ‘90s has the word “interesting” peppered our local political lexicon. more

Jun 28, 2017 9:33 AM Spin Cycle

Located off the Friars Road exit ramp of the 8 freeway near Qualcomm Way, Wolfcale is only half joking when he says “that thing tries to kill me everyday.” more

Jun 28, 2017 9:20 AM Pothole of the Week

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Photo by Stacy Keck

Becoming and remaining a political activist is a lot like fireworks displays. It’s easy to get cynical over time, especially in our “now, I’ve really seen it all” political climate. more

Jun 28, 2017 9:10 AM From the Editor

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Part of the problem is there’s no consensus on the parameters of what constitutes “cultural appropriation.” Despite the quasi-legal sounding terms used by the critics of Kooks, it’s clear there’s very little intellectual property protection for recip more

Jun 27, 2017 6:39 PM Features 1 Comments

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You’d have to be a puritan or a rock ‘n’ roll hater or both not to enjoy Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, Alan Janes’ 1989 jukebox musical about the bespectacled music legend from Lubbock, Texas. more

Jun 27, 2017 6:12 PM Theater

While it doesn’t reach the insane highs of Wright’s best work, Baby Driver, which opens Wednesday, June 28, beautifully highlights the magic of narrative free styling. more

Jun 27, 2017 5:55 PM Film

Calling this sweaty hothouse melodrama, which opens Friday, June 30, an allegory for the Civil War itself would be misleading. It’s more concerned with the overlap between gender and ideology, and how one can be used to hobble the other. more

Jun 27, 2017 5:40 PM Film

San Diego’s The Redwoods Music collective are a uniquely talented bunch, not simply because they’re good at writing songs and playing instruments—which is absolutely true. more

Jun 27, 2017 5:24 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

Brian Karscig of Louis XIV, Convoy and The Nervous Wreckords has announced a special show titled “The Life of Brian” on July 8 at The Casbah, in which he’ll be performing songs from throughout his career and from each of those bands. more

Jun 27, 2017 4:40 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio

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Fifty years after the Summer of Love, the spirit of psychedelic music thrives in San Diego, and has been for more than a decade. JOY, Sacri Monti, Petyr and Harsh Toke, among a handful of other bands, have helped to cultivate a local scene. more

Jun 27, 2017 4:18 PM Music Feature 3 Comments

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According to juries and judges and plaintiffs across America, looking suspicious is an offense worthy of death when you’re Black in America. more

Jun 27, 2017 3:52 PM At the Intersection

Cat Power is kind of hit-or-miss when it comes to live performances. I’ve heard of both legendarily great and legendarily bad shows, so this isn’t a guarantee. more

Jun 27, 2017 3:18 PM If I Were U

In his most recent novel, Beatlebone (Doubleday, 2015) Barry inhabits Lennon’s spirit and takes the reader on a strange and wonderful vision quest through the west of Ireland. more

Jun 26, 2017 5:35 PM The Floating Library 1 Comments

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Anyone who’s ever been to the Belly Up knows that one of the more iconic aspects of the interior is the huge wall of rock posters from shows that have happened in the Solana Beach venue over the years. more

Jun 26, 2017 4:42 PM Short List Event Picks

Taurus (April 20 - May 20): Don’t fret if things take a long time. The Colorado River is a Taurus and look what it went and did to Arizona. more

Jun 26, 2017 4:12 PM Astrologically Unsound

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San Diego is justifiably famous for its craft beer scene, but Brett Burner admits he’s never been much of a drinker. more

Jun 26, 2017 3:45 PM Dishing It Out

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I recently overcame this geographic challenge and ventured up the coast to Carlsbad to visit one of the county’s newest and most promising breweries, Burgeon Beer Company (6350 Yarrow Drive Suite C). more

Jun 26, 2017 3:24 PM The Beerdist

Brian Karscig of Louis XIV, Convoy and The Nervous Wreckords has announced a special show titled “The Life of Brian” on July 8 at The Casbah, in which he’ll be performing songs from throughout his career and from each of those bands. more

Jun 27, 2017 4:40 PM Notes from the Smoking Patio