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

Aug 5, 2014 12:00 AM Podcasts

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

Feb 15, 2012 12:00 AM 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

Dec 6, 2010 12:00 AM Music

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

Nov 17, 2010 12:00 AM Music

The issue: San Diego needs more affordable housing, and there are a few potential local ballot measures that aim to make that happen. more

Nov 15, 2017 11:53 AM , CityWeek

I grew up a Redskins fan. Just writing that makes me wince, because not only do I now hate the team of my youth, but the mascot name is so repugnant I can hardly stand to write it. more

Nov 15, 2017 10:42 AM From the Editor

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Who is she? Matthews is a wellness entrepreneur, speaker, author and writer for various fitness and wellness magazines and websites. more

Nov 15, 2017 9:43 AM Best of San Diego: People

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Who is she? Wright is the sole curator and booker of Fresh Sound, an annual series of concerts that just celebrated its 20th year. more

Nov 15, 2017 9:41 AM Best of San Diego: People

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Who is she? Hampton is a retired rugby player, triathlete, bicycle advocate and former high school coach. She also happens to run Mixte, a very successful communications and marketing firm. more

Nov 15, 2017 9:01 AM Best of San Diego: People

Who is he? He’s an award-winning food photographer, food activist and self-proclaimed “anarchist farmer.” more

Nov 15, 2017 8:47 AM Best of San Diego: People

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Who is he? Kurpinsky is the head bartender and spirits director at George’s at the Cove and Level2 in La Jolla (1250 Prospect St.). more

Nov 15, 2017 8:21 AM Best of San Diego: People

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Who is she? A writer and the Fronteras reporter covering immigration and the border for KPBS radio, TV and online. more

Nov 15, 2017 8:14 AM Best of San Diego: People

The issue: The San Diego Housing Commission voted unanimously to use $6.5 million from its permanent housing fund to staff three temporary tent shelters for seven months. more

Nov 8, 2017 10:40 AM , CityWeek

The news turned “fake” the day editors, publishers and producers stopped giving consumers the information they needed and decided they could make more money giving people what they want. more

Nov 8, 2017 10:14 AM From the Editor

The city still hasn’t decided how to regulate Airbnb and other short-term vacation rentals. more

Nov 1, 2017 2:53 PM , News 3 Comments


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One need only look to the Bay Area, especially San Francisco, for evidence of tech’s influence on a region; dense traffic, increasingly unaffordable housing and a city that has all but lost its gritty, counter-culture charm. more

Nov 1, 2017 1:01 PM From the Editor 4 Comments

Local immigrant and single mother Silvia Ocampo-Ortiz was deported on Oct. 19, despite having previously been told she could stay in the county so long as she checked in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement regularly. more

Oct 25, 2017 10:48 AM , CityWeek


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Those fires—specifically, the Witch Creek, Guejito and Rice fires—were determined by CalFire investigators to have been caused by power lines. more

Oct 25, 2017 9:58 AM From the Editor 3 Comments

A few years ago, sports journalist Pat Caputo surmised that “I’m sorry” and “I apologize” might be “the most overused words in the English language.” more

Oct 18, 2017 12:13 PM From the Editor

It’s no secret that victims of sexual assault face an incredible amount of difficulty when it comes to having their cases prosecuted. more

Oct 18, 2017 12:07 PM , , CityWeek 2 Comments


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I drove out to San Diego in the year 2000 with every intention of moving back to Atlanta. Come out here, take care of my mom, finish school, and then return to my real home. more

Oct 17, 2017 11:28 AM Best of San Diego

There have been many instances over the years of San Diego not getting its artistic due, but there was a particular case in 2011 that really got me upset. more

Oct 11, 2017 11:53 AM Features 1 Comments

Mayor Kevin Faulconer announced that the city is opening a transitional camp area for the homeless at 20th and B St. near Balboa Park. more

Oct 11, 2017 10:22 AM , CityWeek


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Over the last few weeks and months, I’ve been practically glued to my phone and computer to check in with family and friends who’ve been the victims of climate-related disasters. more

Oct 11, 2017 9:54 AM From the Editor

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