One big reason why my city's a sucker is the number of bands that skip San Diego. Some play two nights in L.A., which I can't really fault Sometimes they play L.A., then just jump over us to Arizona, which makes no sense. The damn freeway runs through our town. It's more than a frustration; it furthers our image as SoCal's second fiddle.
Twee poppers Camera Obscura are playing a string of West Coast dates, ending in L.A., before getting out of this country for Europe. No San Diego date. They're so darned cute, though; I don't know if I'd be able to stay mad at them.
Camera Obscura – Let's Get Out of This Country (MP3)