March 29, 2017 Issue


Amy K. & Bella B.

Thrash metal trio Beekeeper have released their debut album. It’s titled Slaves to the Nothing, and it’s been a long time in the making. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo courtesy of Silva Brewing

Chuck Silva was the brewmaster at Green Flash Brewing Company for over a decade, but he is so much more than that. Read more

Beer Issue


Photo Matt Baldwin

On the last Sunday morning in February, roughly 30 volunteers gathered at the Iron Fist Brewing Co. tasting room in Barrio Logan to assemble brown-bag lunches and decorate them with artwork and inspirational messages. Read more

Beer Issue

Beer Bro Bro Beard Hazy IPA: Notice your beard has gotten a pungent, hoppy aroma after all those IPAs? How about reinvesting those hop-hairs into a special brew? This beer has actually been pre-bearded for an extra hazy, hairy mouthfeel. Read more

, Beer Issue


Photo by Jamie Ballard

Although the American Health Care Act—which would have severely impacted Medicaid funding —was scrapped on March 24 after House leadership decided not to vote on it, the repeal of the ACA remains a top priority for Republicans. Read more


"I’m starting to feel bad for Duncan Hunter.” Those are eight words that I never thought I’d utter. Well, perhaps “I’d really like to go to Burning Man” would be slightly less likely, but I digress. Read more

From the Editor 2 Comments


Photo by Torrey Bailey

The Roustabouts, who will open their inaugural season on April 15 at Horton Plaza’s Lyceum Theatre with the world premiere of Cooper’s Margin of Error, are the latest in a growing number of ambitious new theater producers on the San Diego scene. Read more



Photo by Arlene Collective

At this point, most readers are woke enough to know that a headdress is unacceptable music festival fashion. Read more

About Last Night


Photo by Daren Scott

On the surface, this Depression-era play appears to be the story of a struggling Jewish family in the Bronx, but it’s really an exhortation of self-determination. Read more


Finally someone got into all the details (“Last call,” March 15). Other media and press have only said that bars may go til 4 a.m. and that’s it. Read more

Letters to the Editor


Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

The more likely seismic activity in San Diego will arrive some time in mid-April, when Mayor Kevin Faulconer releases the city’s proposed budget for the coming fiscal year, the first in the era of President Donald “Slash and Burn” Trump. Read more

Spin Cycle

If you search for albums tagged “San Diego” on Bandcamp, you’ll find some interesting stuff. In this semi-regular report, we sift through recent postings and relay the findings. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Tim Fears

There’s always a chance that things are going to get a little crazy at a Bosswitch show. The band’s music, a hook-laden blend of stoner metal and straight-up rock ‘n’ roll, is the kind of sound that can get people feeling raucous and rowdy on a Satur Read more

Music Feature


Photo by Seth Combs

Some people look forward to new iPhones. For me, however, one of the highlights of my year is when UC San Diego grad-student artists open up their studios to show off what they’ve been working on for the past year. Read more

Seen Local

Richard Ashcroft has some pretty good solo records, but if I’m being totally honest, I’m recommending this show because he was the frontman in British neo-psych group The Verve. Read more

If I Were U

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Van Redin / Broad Green Pictures

Song to Song, Malick’s monumentally moving new melodrama set against the Austin music scene, shifts focus to examine the beginnings of a modern love story that refuses to be defined by technology or nostalgia. Read more




Not since Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman’s Adaptation has a film unpacked the mind of a screenwriter quite like Staying Vertical. Read more



Photo courtesy of the Latin American Art Festival

While some San Diegans may not think to extend their appreciation for Latin culture further than half-priced margaritas, there’s an abundance of art, music and culture that awaits us south of the border. Read more

Short List Event Picks


Photo by Andrew Dyer

The craft beer industry has transformed a lot in the months since CityBeat first covered the San Diego hazy IPA trend. Read more

Beer Issue


Image via Shutterstock

This “cover your plate” thing is not a rule. It’s just an ugly idea that’s gained traction in parts of the country—those where bridezillas have transformed getting married into a fierce social deathmatch, the wedding spendathalon. Read more