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Hillcrest Sammy

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Right across the street from Rite-Aid on Robinson and Fifth Ave., the Hillcrest Sandwich Co. has been cranking out scrumptious sammys since 1990. http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/apr/27/23598/ The menu has a list of turkey sandwiches, chicken sandwiches, vegetarian sandwiches, club sandwiches, and "seafood ...

Statewide Sound Masters Unite at UCSD

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The blossoming, technologically savvy, music pioneers of the state have joined forces to create the California Electronic Music Exchange Concert series. I am referring to the grad students of leading California universities: UCSD, UCSB, CalArts, Mills and Stanford. Your chance ...

31G Offers Free Music, Via Facebook

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The San Diego based independent record label, 31G, is giving away 5 MP3s in exchange for sharing 31G from your Facebook account. "Who doesn't like free stuff, especially good free stuff," says Justin Pearson, founder of 31G. http://sandiegoreader.com/users/photos/2012/apr/23/23379/ It is ...

If Polar Bears Don't Kill You

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A virtual Arctic experience opened on Friday in the dome theatre of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center at Balboa Park. The new IMAX film, To the Arctic, features a mother polar bear and her two cubs as they struggle ...

Cafe 976 - Anomaly in Peebs

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Although I live in Pacific Beach I admit I don't really hang out there much. I usually end up spending time in South Park or North Park to see bands or check out events and what not. Maybe that's why ...

Fred's Mexican Cafe - Risky

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To call a Mexican restaurant Fred's Mexican Cafe in San Diego is a gutsy move, simply because locals have no shortage of authentic Mexican cuisine options to choose from. That's not to say only Mexicans can make great Mexican food, ...

Bad Music at Church Venue

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"I want the bad music night to function as a 'safe' space for anyone who wants to perform some material that is new and might not work at all. The audience is expecting you to be bad from the start, ...

Skin Tight and Strange Days

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DJ Mark E. Quark recalls Len Paul, owner of Soma, telling him things like "play more industrial," and "you're playing too much of that techno shit." Quark admits he pretty much ignored the suggestions, "As long as people were dancing, ...

Computer Music Concert at UCSD

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The newest installment of the Computer Music Concert series took place March 14th in The Experimental Theater of The Conrad Prebys Music Center (CPMC). The 60 speakers of The Experimental Theater were utilized. The concert included a piece by Issac ...

Disclosed unLocation - Interactive Audio in South Park

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"What kind of fuzz-pedal would the Pope use to explain Medieval apologia? What synthesizer will bring Satori during Zazen? How can we understand desire and sin with nothing but a square-wave and a frequency modulation?" These are some of the ...

Fish Fetish - Frutas

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As an expression of gratitude for a wild upbringing, every Friday morning my partner Heather takes her childhood Nana to get her hair done, followed by a weekly brunch. This usually takes place at Frutas in Chula Vista, where I ...

Black Holes, Psychedelic Music Trips and WTC Steel at the Science Center

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Scientific evidence indicates that black holes reside in the center of perhaps every galaxy, including our own! The IMAX Dome Theater of the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center is currently showing a film entitled Black Holes: The Other Side of ...

Fish Fetish - PB Fish Shop

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Since recently becoming a pescatarian (after being a vegetarian for 13 years), the Pacific Beach Fish Shop has quickly become one of my favorite restaurants. It's the fish sandwiches, I cannot believe how good they are. The way the menu ...

Beaters Record Release - Fishage

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When great bands release a physical object as a manifestation of creative work, the community on the receiving end has options. You can: A. revel in the joy of yesteryear, and partake in the last vestiges of a time when ...

Visiting Artist: Gail Wight

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As human beings going about our daily lives on this flying random rock, it can be worth while to take a couple hours out of the routine to listen in on the thoughts of a fellow stack of atoms that ...

Otro/The Marsupials Split 7" Record Release Show

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This Saturday, January 28, La Escalera Records will be hosting Otro and The Marsupials for their split 7" record release show at Bar Eleven. Moosejaw will also be performing songs involving electric guitars, drums, and human voice - but no ...

Vista Standards

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While drilling holes into records, Colin Tappe talks about Standards, a record store he is preparing to open in Vista on February 4th. "I just wanna' do something for North County. That's where I am, and I like it here. ...

(Get) Naked Cafe

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Tucked in a strip mall on Rosecrans Street between Midway Drive and Sports Arena Boulevard, a small vegetarian/vegan-friendly restaurant named the Naked Cafe exists. In this Freudian-influenced business district known for its many strip clubs, the first thing that comes ...

All Leather Has Hung Up the Hide

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"All Leather is no longer a band. No last show, no reunions, no final record," decrees Nathan Joyner, guitarist of the now disbanded All Leather. With drummer Jung Sing living in Mexicali, and synthesizer player Eric Livingstone living between San ...

Burrito Barato

Surfin' Veggie Burrito

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Within the confines of Pacific Beach, Mission Blvd. is the nearest street parallel to the edge of the continent. For over 20 years Taco Surf has proudly stood on Mission Blvd. as the love child between surf and taco culture: ...

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