So here’s an update on that whole Citybeat thing courtesy of Rosey over at SDDialedin who posted an informative bit about a change at Citybeat. Actually, she makes some good points but SB editor Dave Rolland gives the best two middle fingers to San Diego I’ve read in a while by stating in an email:
We’re actually working on a replacement feature that would incorporate some of what Locals Only offers. Beauty, as always, is in the eye of the beholder. Some people like to read about the same local bands every week; others like to read about touring bands coming through town. We’ve begun to tire of the Locals format. Over the last couple of years, it’s come to feel a little too much like public relations for local bands, and we’d like to make better use of the space. Sometimes you have to kill your babies and try something new to keep things fresh. Hopefully, you’ll like the new feature.
I don’t really have anything to add to that but I will say that if you want to know what’s going on around SD just go online (SDDialedin, Sandiegopunk.com, myspace.com/loudspeakersandiego), if you want to know about touring acts pick up a Rolling Stone, Spin or Blender. While you’re at it, beer me that flesh turd—forgot to throw it out with the bathwater.