Seth Combs

Seth Combs has covered the San Diego arts and music scene for over a decade. He's also written for Spin, Zagat, and The Hollywood Reporter. He likes dogs and comic books, but is pretty iffy on your band.

On this episode of STP, we have: notorious music critic, Seth Combs, a reading and discussion of the recent Sordid Tales column "<a href="‘vagina.html"... more


If people are "shivering in the cold with no place to go," why don't you take someone in? I have. Why don't you get involved with the local churches to help out? Ours does. Finally, try saying "Thank you" sometime and see how much furthe... more

Letters to the Editor

Seth Combs, CityBeat's former arts and culture editor and one-time editor-in-chief of Pacific San Diego magazine, plans to launch a new web 'zine called GFYSan... more


A few weeks ago, CityBeat received an e-mail under the subject line: "NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!.....more Seth Combs?" "Yay!," I thought. "My first irate letter!" I've had this job for almost six months now and, yes, that was my... more


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Bodies in Trouble—a new exhibition opening at the Downtown location of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego on May 17 and up through June 17—is an opportunity to see some of these emerging artists in a museum setting. more


On Thursday, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors released a report analyzing its response to the hepatitis A outbreak that unfurled last year and largely affected the homeless population. more

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It may not come as a surprise to regular CityBeat readers that we are endorsing Geneviéve Jones-Wright for District Attorney of San Diego. more

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Just two weeks after the caravan of Central American refugees arrived at the Tijuana border, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Border Field State Park on Monday to meet with officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. more

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As someone who’s historically written about the arts and covers politics, I get pumped when the two intersect. more

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One California congressman is determined to give veterinarians the ability to prescribe medical cannabis to dogs having, eh, a ruff time with pain and arthritis. more

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A caravan of people emigrating from Central America arrived at the San Ysidro border Sunday. As this issue went to press, Customs and Border Protection had reportedly allowed 14 women and children from the caravan to apply for asylum. more

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When it comes to the debate on whether or not to let refugees across the border, the left seems to be losing or uninterested in the debate. more

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For years, Roland has consistently been the best-dressed woman at whatever social function she was attending. Run into her at an art opening and she’ll always have someone inquiring as to where she got her dress or shirt. The answer is inevitably the more


It’s time for one or two of the main Democratic candidates to drop out. One thing the GOP has going for them is that they often put the party over themselves, and it’s time for Democrats to do the same. more

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As this issue went to press, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors voted 3-1 to join an amicus brief in support of a Trump lawsuit against California’s immigration laws, including the California Values Act (Senate Bill 54) more

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As this issue went to press last week, President Trump was in the process of announcing a new plan to send military troops to the southern border with Mexico. more

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Despite being mugged and even stabbed; despite suffering multiple strokes and, in the end, succumbing to brain cancer this past week, Ross continued to be a champion for San Diego’s homeless citizens. more

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So what’s a rising star in the Republican party to do? For Gaspar, it seems she’s trying to out-conservative the rest of her colleagues by appearing like some kind of immigration hardliner. more

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On April 17, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors will meet in a closed session to discuss backing the U.S. Justice Department’s lawsuit against California’s sanctuary state laws. more

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The March for Our Lives is exactly what we needed, and is the result of a sustained and visible movement calling for common sense reforms. more

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For able-bodied people, we often take these minor inconveniences for granted. For the 6.1 percent of San Diegans who have some kind of disability that affects their mobility, dodging parked bikes can be especially difficult. more

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Does California’s agricultural industry have a hero in Mitch McConnell? more

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In this post-Presidential election age of wokeness and intersectionality, Kimberly Dark is the perfect poet at the perfect time. more

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San Diego’s recent influx of dockless bike-sharing options has become a point of contention, with many residents complaining that the sidewalks are now overrun with bikes. more

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