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In so many ways, Yndi Halda’s cinematic post-rock is the perfect Sunday night soundtrack. more

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Black Friday is trash. Think about it: the gifts that have meant the most to you over the years—were they some discounted piece of electronics from WalMart or were they something that someone gave you that was personal? more

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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

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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

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The Cleveland band’s new album, Last Building Burning, sounds like a return to form so this show should provide some killer riffs. more

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Poetry can be musical and music can often be poetic. Still, when someone tries to combine the two, the results aren’t always Bob Dylan or Gil Scott-Heron. But sometimes it works. more

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Exploded View’s music kind of freaks us out, but in a good way. It’s dark, moody, discordant at times, and hears like Nico fronting Suicide. more

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It’s (finally) the season for haunted happenings: Hallowe’en, Samhain, All Hallow’s Eve, All Saints’ Day, All Souls Day, Dia de los Muertos, etc., but overall, it’s a time of mischief, remembering the dead, and (of course) trick-or-treating. more

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Photos from our annual Night at the Besties party on the Hornblower more

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For over a decade, Butcherettes frontwoman Teri Gender Bender has been a garage-punk wrecking ball. more

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Led by music director Steven Schick and featuring soprano Susan Narucki as Sarah Winchester, Inheritance isn’t the first opera to address contemporary social issues from Liang and Narucki. more

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We’ve rolled out a few endorsements and articles over the past few months, but when it comes to the very important election on Nov. 6, we’re happy to present this comprehensive list of endorsements as a handy guide for progressive voters. more

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“It’s kind of a difficult topic to begin with and finding artists to work within that theme,” says Yvette Roman Bañuelos, the art director at Art Unites who curated Yes is Yes, No is No. more

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Whether it’s a result of our puritanical history or just a general attraction to the occult, there’s no doubting that Americans love them some Halloween. more

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We’re not shy when it comes to recommending events in Baja on these pages. At the end of the day, we want San Diegans to get to know Mexico and the rich arts, design and culinary scenes that have popped up all over the country. more

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For us, the second week in September signifies the beginning of fall much more accurately than Labor Day. Why? There’s always a new crop of visual art openings to indicate the seasonal change. more

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As summer comes to a close, maintaining that beach bod doesn’t seem as important anymore. We’re not implying that readers should let themselves go or anything, but a little indulgence every now and then never hurt anyone. more

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San Diego over Labor Day weekend is often an exercise in masochism. Ever try to find a parking spot at the beach on a holiday weekend? We’d have a better chance winning the lottery. more

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San Diego has come a long way toward becoming a truly bike-friendly city and over the past year, we’ve seen an influx of bike-sharing options pop up all over town more

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For many of us, reading the novels of Mark Twain was a rite of passage, but also likely one that happened in junior high school where we didn’t fully get to appreciate the nuances of the writer’s humor and style. more

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