Feburary 28, 2018 Issue

Earthless is far from the most commercially viable band ever to emerge from San Diego’s music scene, though they’re no doubt one of the most important. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

Music and social change are often interconnected, whether through protest songs or benefit concerts. But a conference at UC San Diego has been organized with the intent of exploring the socio-political aspects of music beyond the lyrical content. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

A semi-regular feature where we’ll review the latest strains, products and Cannabis-related merch. Read more



Photo by Ian Ward

The Velvet Unicorn at Juniper & Ivy (2228 Kettner Blvd., Little Italy)  treads water somewhere in between being both a flavor bomb and something in which there are tiny nuances to seek out. Read more

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene


Image courtesy of SDSU Library Special Collections

From Lomaland came prestigious poets, sculptors, writers, painters and more. Impressionist artist Maurice Braun, who joined the Theosophists in 1909, founded the San Diego Art Guild, which later became the San Diego Art Institute. Read more



Photo by John R. Lamb

Perhaps it was serendipitous that on the first day of the California Democratic Convention last week, San Diego’s temperature couldn’t reach 60 degrees. Read more

Spin Cycle


Photo by Seth Combs

One thing that has always frustrated me about being a progressive is the vehemence in which my fellow progressives will not settle. We want what we want and we want it now! We won’t settle (ahem, Jill Stein. *cough* Ralph Nader)! Read more

From the Editor 2 Comments

Two weeks after the Parkland, Florida school shooting, state and federal policymakers are still grappling with how to best move forward with sensible gun control legislation. Read more

, CityWeek


Photo by Aaron Rumley

The world of Steven Dietz’s prefab play isn’t so much random as it is highly coincidental. Of course This Random World makes for a much bolder title than This Highly Coincidental World. Read more


I give the Oscars a lot of grief. As a barometer of cinematic value, they tend to reward mediocrity rather than audaciousness. Read more


The Dears were one of the more underrated indie rock bands of the ‘00s, and their album No Cities Left is an excellent collection of artful songwriting and big arrangements. Read more

If I Were U

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Photo by Gage Skidmore / Flickr

This horrible incident and our collective reaction to it will, undoubtedly, create a wave of future policymakers who are not down with the status quo. Read more

Backwards & in High Heels 1 Comments

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Photo by Holly Whitaker

There’s not a lot of middle ground when it comes to reactions to a band like Shame. Read more

Music Feature


Photo by katieb50 / Flickr

Admittedly, before attending the San Diego Bird Festival, I had not recently spent a lot of time thinking about crows. Read more

Well, That Was Awkward

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Photo by Heather Van Gaale

Busking on the streets of San Diego is about the most punk-rock thing a performer can do. Read more

Short List Event Picks

This week the sta—hey, shhhh, I’m talking. As I was saying before I was so rudely interrupted, this wee—this will literally take five secon—You know what? You’re on your own. Read more

Astrologically Unsound

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Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

For Barrio Dogg (2113 Logan Ave.) in Barrio Logan, though, the TJ dog—like the lowriders that are a regular staple in the neighborhood—can be art. Read more

The World Fare


Photo courtesy of Green Flash

Green Flash owner and co-founder Mike Hinkley has publicly stated many times that he has no plans to sell Green Flash, but never flat-out says it won’t happen. Read more

Final Draught

The Red Fox Room

Kevin Baird / Flickr

The bar-restaurant combo unabashedly calls itself “an undeniable city icon” on its website. However, its historic run may be coming to an end. Read more

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