September 18, 2019 Issue


All photos by Becky DiGiglio

As the eye behind the Instagram account @yourethenight, DiGiglio has quickly made a name for herself as the premier documenter of San Diego’s nightlife and extreme music scenes. Read more



Photo by Only Todd

A little dose of dream pop goes a long way to cure the summer doldrums, and Hatchie’s music is like sinking into a sweetened cold brew. Read more

If I Were U 2 Comments


Photo courtesy of Jetty Extracts

Like many people out there, the current vaping and pulmonary illness crisis has me confused and nervous. Read more



Photo by Ryan Bradford

Hey all, this is my last column in San Diego CityBeat. Read more

Well, That Was Awkward 2 Comments


Photo by Matthew Wonderly

"San Diego is a place that I can go back to,” said Soft Kill’s frontman Tobias Grave, and that is not something he takes for granted. Read more

Music Feature


Photo by Jonathan Weiner

“The energy has been unfathomable. All I want to do is build a family and a community across the world. I want to meet more people.” Read more

Music Feature


Photo by Ray Conception

Whether you like their music or not, Titus Andronicus’ singer Patrick Stickles is one of the most interesting guys in rock music. Read more

The Spotlight


Photo by Aaron Rumley

North Coast Repertory Theatre has opened its 38th season with a resounding production of Peter Shaffer’s drama “Amadeus,” the acclaimed 1979 play about the Imperial Kappelmeister of Vienna, Antonio Salieri, and his envy of young Mozart. Read more


“The Great Believers” is the perfect selection for San Diego, a beautiful city that is often reluctant to confront its ugly truths. Read more

The Floating Library

“Ad Astra” remains an impressive big budget marvel, but what resonates most is the way Gray seamlessly explores how, eventually, we all must come face to face with the legend of our parents. Read more


Every few months Landmark’s Ken Cinema presents a new weeklong retrospective of classic and cult films. Read more



Illustrations by Carolyn Ramos

Virgo (August 23 - September 22): You may find that you’re attracting the wrong kind of attention, like a wriggling worm on a hook, but like the worm, it’s hard to get good attention when you’re in that kind of predicament. Read more

Astrologically Unsound


Photo by Michael A. Gardiner

The cuisine best represented in San Diego restaurants—both in length and in depth—may not be Mexican and may not even be American. Read more

The World Fare


Photo by Karen Barnett

When it comes to beer, visiting amusement parks would typically involve stale domestic lagers. Having decided to join the herds of people, dodging strollers and screaming children, some of us begrudgingly choose to choke down whatever alcohol is avai Read more

Wort Mentioning

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Photo courtesy of San Diego Festival of Beer

Calling all beer aficionados and nonbeer lovers alike, San Diego’s original beer festival and cancer-fighting fundraiser returns for its 25th year featuring over 50 breweries pouring 120 taste-bud tingling varieties of craft beer. Read more

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