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BOOB TUBE SCOOP: ‘Daze’ premieres next week

by Staff

November 10, 2010

By Hui Ling Tham, Staff Writer Ever wonder how different college life was back in the ‘80s? In the upcoming one-hour comedy series from TBS, viewers will be taken back to life on an Indiana college campus in 1986. ...

LAUGHTER IS THE BEST MEDICINE: Ferguson leaves the crowd laughing

by Staff

November 10, 2010

By David Dixon, Staff Writer Scottish-American comedian Craig Ferguson had plenty of goofy anecdotes to tell at the Balboa Theatre last Friday night. Audiences know Ferguson from his late night television series, "The Late L...

LIVE AND DANGEROUS: Ska bands come together for explosive show

by Staff

November 10, 2010

By Amanda Macias, Staff Writer Nothing says epic quite like three ska bands coming together to perform under the roof of San Diego's own House of Blues. Last Wednesday night, Suburban Legends, Goldfinger and Re...

PASS THE POPCORN: Dangerous ‘Games’

by Staff

November 9, 2010

By David Dixon, Staff Writer Just because Election Day has come and gone, it doesn't mean political intrigue is gone from the big screen. "Fair Game" is the true story of how a CIA agent is forced to deal with her own persona...

LIVE AND DANGEROUS: A spectacular spectacle for a virtual band

by Staff

November 4, 2010

By Maggie Pehanick, Entertainment Editor Gorillaz put on a concert last Thursday night that would make John Lithgow's conservative pastor from "Footloose" instigate a record burning and implement a mandatory cityw...

PASS THE POPCORN: Phillips’ unlikely duo saves an uneven story

by Staff

November 4, 2010

Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis play nice in ‘Due Date’ By David Dixon, Staff Writer Those going to see "Due Date" this weekend and expecting something similar to the smash comedy "The Hangover" will be surpris...

SNEAK PEEK: Mavis Staples brings soul to the Belly Up

by Staff

November 4, 2010

Belly Up takes a break from indie rockers to honor a true talent By Paul Hernandez, Staff Writer A treasured voice in music is one way to define Mavis Staples' sound. Bob Dylan once described her as "the epitome ...

SNEAK PEEK: White Apple Tree leads promising local indie scene

by Staff

November 3, 2010

By Matt Carter, Staff Writer San Diego Music Award winner and KCR press darling White Apple Tree will be making an appearance at The Casbah on Friday. Readers who haven't heard the band's full-length "Velvet Mustach...

PASS THE POPCORN: Ferrell lends his ‘Mega’ chords to family flick

by Staff

November 3, 2010

By David Dixon, Staff Writer "Megamind" is an animated tale about an alien (hilariously voiced by Will Ferrell) who always felt like an outcast on planet earth. A very funny introduction opens the film, in which the ext...

POP ROCKS: Arena concerts are in trouble as recession remains

by Staff

November 3, 2010

By Allie Daugherty, Managing Editor It's 9 p.m. on the East Coast. In a venue located in the heart of a city, a curtain is rising, slowly revealing tonight's headlining act. Spotlights shining, the band steps forward to...

SNEAK PEEK: A good alternative to trick-or-treating

by Staff

October 27, 2010

Spooky show promises laughs instead of usual Halloween frights David Dixon, Staff Writer For those who do not like to be scared on the spookiest night of the year, there is an alternative way to celebrate the final day o...

TURN IT UP: Studio glitz can’t polish a dull ‘Kings’ record

by Staff

October 27, 2010

Drew Scoggins, Staff Writer The buildup to Kings of Leon’s new album, “Come Around Sundown,” has been agony for longtime fans. Kings of Leon had just broken through to the mainstream with its smash record, “Only By The Night.” Propelled by the soaring anthems “Use Somebody” and “Sex on Fire,” Kings of Leon turned...