November 7, 2018 Issue

Scorpio (October 23 - November 21): Most things make more sense looking backward. Except through your back window. That thing seemed so much further away in the rearview mirror. more

Astrologically Unsound


Photo by Jackie Byrant

When I came face-to-face with a glass beast at the Sour Glass warehouse in National City, I knew that, as the CannaBitch, I was going to have to test it out. more



Photo by John Noble

Five years ago, in October 2013, Noble began Fully Patched, a monthly series at Kava Lounge where this other world of non-beat-driven electronic music could come alive. more

About Last Night

While Nite Lapse’s music is certainly rooted in the past, there’s a futuristic or, at the least, a present-day approach to the songs. more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo by Sharisse Coulter

For most queens, coronations are once-in-a-lifetime celebrations, but local hip-hop artist MC Flow wants to keep her special, cannabis-infused party going for as long as she can. more

Notes from the Smoking Patio


Photo courtesy of the artist

The bicycle’s influence on artists has always been something more behind the scenes than something that’s overly stated. more



Photo illustration by John R. Lamb

If you’ve followed the region’s spotty progress in addressing homelessness, Michael McConnell is likely a familiar name. more

Spin Cycle

I love CityBeat and looked forward to your Best Of issue [Oct. 17]. I enjoyed it except for one thing. more

Letters to the Editor

On the off chance that there’s someone between the age of 18 and 30 reading this, I’d like to say this to you: I get it. Really, I do. more

From the Editor

Metaphorically speaking (or maybe not?), the bodies in this film are always buried close to home, or as Ben likes to say with a smirk, “very near.” more


Set in small town Montana circa 1960, the film sticks with Joe watching on helplessly as the adult world that controls his fate grows increasingly unstable. more



Photo via Getty Images

Let’s get involved with something that matters to our hearts. Let’s meet someone we might not otherwise meet. more

Backwards & in High Heels


Photo by Jason Quigley

For over a decade, the Stockholm-raised, Berlin-based Nilsson has specialized in that brand of synth-pop ideal for dancing around alone in an all-too-small apartment in your underwear. more

If I Were U

Ryan Andrews offers to give me a ghost tour of the Gaslamp bar, Prohibition. It’s the weekend before Halloween, and while I’m not a man with a lot of hard-and-fast rules, “never pass up an opportunity to do ghost-y shit” is one of them. more

Well, That Was Awkward


Photo by Aaron Rumley

Sherlock Holmes devotees should absolutely enjoy this smartly written take on a Doyle adventure, and the production’s costumes (designed by Kim DeShazo) and dingy asylum set (by Marty Burnett) are right in line with the period in all its trappings. more



Photo by Kristy Benjamin

Sarah Tudzin’s first album under the name Illuminati Hotties—Kiss Yr Frenemies, released earlier this year on the Tiny Engines record label—is filled to the brim with the visceral vibes of a twenty-something’s existence. more

Music Feature


Photo courtesy of Karl Strauss

Look, we get it; another week, another beer festival. But we can’t stress enough just how different and special the annual Collabapalooza is from the rest of the beer fest pack. more

Short List Event Picks


Photo courtesy of Stone Brewing

With a gray-streaked beard, shaggy hair and a look best described as middle-aged bohemian, Greg Koch has more than a passing resemblance to a whitewashed portrait of Jesus. more

Final Draught


Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

Hit a shawarma stand in the Middle East and two things will happen: First, the customer will always end up happy and, second, the most important choice is which protein will fill the pita. more

The World Fare 1 Comments


Photo by Ian Ward

It’s very similar to the process of making a great sauce. more

Anatomy of a Cocktail Scene