Kristina Benson

Articles by Kristina Benson

A Rock Cliché in Heels

When Jack White played Street Scene in 2006, it was in the un-rock 'n' roll setting of Qualcomm Stadium's parking lot. His Detroit duo White Stripes started 45 minutes late. Jack looked pissed and Meg ...

War Pigs Worked

Cake kicked off their Street Scene set Friday night with the song "Frank Sinatra." There was unexpected feedback and several on-stage technical difficulties during the number. Singer John McCrea, vibraslap in hand, said, “We’re Cake ...

Chick Rock

On Friday, August 14, Casbah staged a pop-punk triple bill featuring locals Revenge Club, Bay Area band the Lovemakers, and L.A. trio the Muffs. Revenge Club was a pleasant surprise. You never know how the ...

Get Down on the Bayou

On Thursday, August 13, two blues legends came to Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach. James Cotton's Superharp Band started the night. I didn't know that Cotton underwent throat surgery in 1994 making it difficult ...

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