January 10, 2018 Issue


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Longtime CityBeat readers have likely noticed we’ve changed our looks lately. Gone are the glossy covers and the staples that once held the paper together, replaced with an all-newsprint, staple-free format. Read more

From the Editor

Hi Seth, I read your sad piece predicting bad outcomes for progressives in the 2018 elections [“Preparing myself for 2018 disappointments,” Jan. 3]. As a rare fellow traveler who also predicted Trump would win in 2016, I highly respect your instincts Read more

Letters to the Editor


Photo by Torrey Bailey

Franco-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle first made headlines by firing rifles at her paintings in the streets of Los Angeles in the ‘60s. Read more

Seen Local 2 Comments


Photo by Torrey Bailey

The series, which is called On the Money and opens at the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library on Jan. 12, consists of 100 paintings. Read more

Features 1 Comments


Photo by Becky DiGiglio

Black Marble makes hazy synth-pop with a touch of post-punk sexiness. Those who exclusively wear black will want to do their moody goth dancing here. Read more

If I Were U


Photo courtesy of North Coast Repertory Theatre

While Around the World in 80 Days is Vought’s debut at the North Coast Rep, he’s not new to theater, having appeared off-Broadway in Orgasms The Play and regionally in Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular. Read more


Throughout his career, Winnette has been adept at adopting the style of a particular genre and then subverting it for his own purposes. Read more

The Floating Library

Small pockets of resistance, of which journalists are part and parcel, are the key to The Post’s thematic intent. Read more


The two villains in Paddington 2—Hugh Grant’s split personality thespian and Peter Capaldi’s neighborhood racist—represent flipsides of the isolationist dogma. Read more



Photo by Shane McCauley

Indie rock from the aughts has not aged well. But unlike Clap Your Hands Say Yeah or Animal Collective, I’ll still listen to Wolf Parade. Read more

The Spotlight

Heat’s self-titled EP, recorded by Griever’s Alex Jacobelli, is six tracks and five minutes of blistering, uncompromising hardcore. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by JT Rhoades

Members of some heavyweight bands in the local psychedelic scene have come together with a new project called Volcano. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Cheryl iliria

When Isaiah Nery started up local shoegaze band Quali, he didn’t have a specific idea for what he wanted that band to be Read more

Music Feature


Courtesy of The Old Globe

But when it comes to events like the Old Globe Theatre’s Powers New Voices Festival, it’s a means to see the next big thing before it’s big. Read more

Short List Event Picks 1 Comments

Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): You know how they say you catch more flies with honey? Boy, doesn’t that seem to be true. I mean just look around: flies as far as the eye can see! Read more

Astrologically Unsound


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Happy New Year to you all and happy birthday to me! This month, I turn 33. It’s now a thing to celebrate your “Jesus Year” at 33. Read more

At the Intersection

I have encountered some cockamamie comments about the #MeToo movement thus far, but the one made by Susan Stamper Brown is easily the cockamamiest! Read more

Sordid Tales 2 Comments


Photo by Andrew Dyer

Overall, Kilowatt’s OB tasting room offers a unique experience in a fun space, and there’s lots of room inside and out to enjoy the electric buzz throughout. Read more

The Beerdist


Photo by Michael Gardiner

Terzoli makes no bones about the fact he’s not the guy behind Fishmonger’s stove on a day-to-day basis. That’s a younger man’s game. Read more

The World Fare