March 14, 2018 Issue

It is written in the stars, a cosmic quandary from the celestial bodies. A message from the universe… it says… “Is your refrigerator running?” Read more

This year we’re changing the name of the Great Demo Review to, simply, the Local Music Review. In a slightly more slimmed-down version of last year’s epic review session, we tackled 77 submissions this time around. Read more

Music Feature 2 Comments

President Trump visited San Diego on Tuesday to tour the border wall prototypes and to talk to soldiers at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Read more

, CityWeek

After reading the Letters section in the 2/21/18 issue (I missed the 2/14 issue), I also felt “shocked and appalled” on hearing of the County’s pursuit of Kelly Davis for reporting on jail deaths [“We still care,” Feb. 14]. Read more

Letters to the Editor


Illustration by Adam Vieyra

In the nearly 20 years I’ve been writing about music and arts in this town, the one common thread, the one crucial element to making the scene better has always come down to support. Read more

From the Editor


Photo by Arlene Ibarra

It’s taken six years for the members of the veteran San Diego punk band to go from sharing the same stage to turning that kinetic energy into new music. Read more

Music Feature


Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

State Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher may not have been in the room last Friday during the Executive Committee meeting of the San Diego Association of Governments, but her presence was certainly felt. Read more

Spin Cycle 1 Comments

For those new to the cannabis community, there’s a lot to learn—especially when it comes to choosing the right strain to try. Read more



Photo courtesy of Joneswright4da / Flickr

In another era, it would be accurate to say that Jones-Wright brought a gun to a knife fight, but I’m not feeling the gun metaphor these days. Read more

Backwards & in High Heels 3 Comments


Photo by Daren Scott

A Little Night Music is best known for “Send in the Clowns,” arguably the most poignant song Sondheim has written. Read more



Photo by Torrey Bailey

Wallen says she wants the exhibit’s visitors to think of what flourished before, and how they can help the forests return to that luscious state. Read more

Seen Local

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Photo courtesy of the artist

For five years now, the annual Women in Light exhibition has shifted thematically and stylistically, but there were always two defining rules: The medium was photography and the photographers had to be dealing in broad themes of femininity. Read more

Seen Local

As with any broadly defined umbrella term, “Latino cinema” merely provides an entry point for what is a vast array of cultures, dialects, themes, myths, perspectives and styles all being transcribed through film. Read more



Photo by Rafael W. Porto

In more ways than one, Florencia en el Amazonas is exactly the right opera at exactly the right time. Read more

Short List Event Picks


Photo by John Dwyer

It seems like every new band in America is influenced by John Dwyer’s long-running psych-rock outfit Oh Sees. Read more

If I Were U


Photo by Julia Dixon Evans

Like every other Southern Californian, few things get me angrier than having to walk. Read more

Well, That Was Awkward 10 Comments


Photo courtesy of Bali Hai / Facebook

Alright, buckle up kids, we are going for a ride. It will be a depressing one, but rest assured, there will be a point. Read more

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene 4 Comments

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Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

The best dish at Hachi is the Tan Tan, a ramen take on dan dan noodles, a fiery Sichuan classic. Read more

The World Fare

La Jolla is better known for scenic, sometimes smelly beaches and pricey cocktails rather than beer, but the tide may be turning in the bougie beach town. Read more

Final Draught