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San Diego's Most Upbeat Local-Music Booster Shares His Thoughtsnew

Tim Pyles is perhaps the most ubiquitous figure in San Diego music. By all accounts, he’s an overwhelmingly positive guy — the Ned Flanders of local music, if you will. Just be careful not to lend him your car.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Todd Kroviak  |  03-04-2009  |  Music

Why Little White Teeth Won't Stay Under Wraps for Much Longernew

Along with his wife and drummer Yuko Sugiyama and guitarist Dmitri Dziensuwski, bassist and vocalist Phil Beaumont provides the framework for Little White Teeth’s discreet, sublime sounds, which have undoubtedly soothed their neighbors during otherwise quiet evenings.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Todd Kroviak  |  03-04-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Wavves of Successnew

His new band is only a few months old, but Nathan Williams may represent the next generation of San Diego music.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Todd Kroviak  |  02-04-2009  |  Profiles & Interviews

Ted Leo Makes Protest Music for the Massesnew

When asked about the concept behind the recent download-only EP Rapid Response, Leo can barely contain his disgust for the events that inspired its release. Outraged by the police-incited violence at this year's RNC, Leo and the band decided that a musical response was not only appropriate, but necessary.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Todd Kroviak  |  10-29-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

The Donkeys Keep It Tight with a Loose Groovenew

Their cosmic, country-tinged pop exudes starry-eyed wonderment. They're less Gories, more Gram Parsons and much more fitting for a coastal drive than a basement-party soundtrack.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Todd Kroviak  |  09-03-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

'Wanted' is Pure Popcorn Entertainmentnew

What is surprising is that it's also one of the most appealing movies of its kind since The Matrix, a blend of kinetic style, incredible special effects and mild social commentary that succeeds as pure popcorn entertainment.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Todd Kroviak  |  06-25-2008  |  Reviews

John Reis Sinks His Teeth into The Night Marchersnew

If you live in San Diego and listen to rock music, chances are you've heard of Reis' endeavors: Rocket from the Crypt, Drive Like Jehu, The Sultans, Hot Snakes and Pitchfork are familiar to any self-respecting local music fan.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Todd Kroviak  |  04-23-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Thinking Man's Rocknew

British Sea Power compels listeners with a balance of intellect and absurdity.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Todd Kroviak  |  02-20-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Over Her Dead Body is billed as a romantic comedy, but if that is what this film is, then that means it’s possible that a movie without the slightest bit of romance or comedy can qualify as such.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Todd Kroviak  |  01-30-2008  |  Reviews

An Obsessive's Guide to San Diego's Best Record Storesnew

Various media reports have suggested that vinyl sales are surging -- or at least holding steady -- while CD sales continue to decline, meaning that some people still want the genuine article. The problem is finding it.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Todd Kroviak  |  01-02-2008  |  Shopping

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