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IN YOUR TOWN: Little Hurricane Shows Us Life In San Diego

By Staff on November 1, 2012


IN YOUR TOWN: Little Hurricane Shows Us Life In San Diego

At some point or another, you will most likely find yourself in a new town, city, state, even country with no idea where to go or what to do to waste time. Well have no fear, FILTER is here to help.

In Your Town turns the FILTER website into a virtual "what's what" guide to specific places around the world, but rather than us telling you what you should check out, we enlist the help of artists from those specific area. We might have the best taco spot in Tokyo, the best place to get your hair braided in Ontario, the cleanest toilet in London, there are no rules. The only thing we can promise is that these guides are for the true travelers.

Got a place in mind? Let us know and we will get an artist to cover it.

This week's contribution to the In Your Town feature comes from little hurricane. These guys give you the scoop on San Diego, CA like where to go on the most beautiful hike, where to get the best local brew, and where to find the tastiest tacos that close to the border.

Band Name: little hurricane
City: San Diego


Mount Cowles (Golfcrest Dr. and Navajo Road)
Why: The hour-and-a-half hike to the highest elevation point in San Diego is invigorating and the view is amazing. Crowded on the weekends, the best time to go is on a morning weekday. Chances are you'll find Tone here on his mountain bike.

Le Mobile (3214 Grey Hawk Court)
Why: Le Mobile is a mobile recording studio in North County San Diego. It is owned by Guy Charbonneau, who has recorded everything from Frampton Comes Alive! to The Eagles' Hell Freezes Over, and he still has the the original vintage gear to show for it. We love utilizing Le Mobile when we have some extra time to record, or if we just want to hear some great stories from Guy.

United Cerebral Palsy (1454 Garnet Ave.)
Why: Located in Pacific Beach, this thrift store is a must visit. A constantly rotating inventory, seasonal items, and a great selection of glassware are just a few reason we love this place.

Stone Brewing Company (1999 Citracado Parkways)
Why: We are proud to say this craft brewing company is based out of our home town. You can visit the headquarters and take a tour, eat dinner, or just sample some brews. Stone IPA is a little hurricane favorite!

The Casbah (2501 Kettner Blvd.)
Why: San Diego's best rock venue, The Casbah is a favorite spot to play or catch a show. There's history here by the decades, and they host some of the hottest bands. It's small, dark and sometimes a little grimey. Kind of like us.

Propaganda Tattoo (3704 Voltaire Street, #102)
Why: If you are looking for some new ink, or to get rid of some bad decisions, Propaganda Tattoo is your place. Colorfully decorated with a professional staff, Propaganda has some great artists, an in-house barber, and even offers laser tattoo removal.

Lucha Libre (1810 West Washington Street)
Why: Taco's are a San Diego mainstay, and Luche Libre has it right. The food is great, and the inside is adorned with Mexican wrestling masks and one-of-a-kind artwork. It's owned by local musicians, and we love to support. They've got killer salsas, a gold bathroom, and the world famous TJ Dog!

National City Swap Meet (3200 D Ave.)

Why: Here you can find anything from a pet parakeet to a authentic pair of cowboy boots. For a mere 50 cents to enter, the finds are endless. Sample fabrics from L.A. are widely available for pennies on the dollar, and they offer authentic Mexican fruit salads and tacos. Brush up on your Spanish and get ready to bargain!


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