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Live Review & Photos: The Experience Hendrix Tour at Harrah’s, October 9, 2014


Buddy Guy at the Experience Hendrix Tour

An all-star tribute kept Hendrix’s fire burning



Live Review & Photos: Crosby, Stills & Nash at Civic Theatre, October 1, 2014


Crosby Stills & Nash

The classic rock band put on a harmonious show in San Diego



Live Review & Photos: Jack Johnson and Bahamas at RIMAC Field, August 30, 2014


Jack Johnson

Johnson’s set drew a crowd of all ages



Live Review & Photos: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Galactic at Humphreys, August 22, 2014


Trombone Shorty

Two jazzy bands got the Humphreys crowd moving



Live Review & Photos: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Steve Winwood at Viejas Arena, August 3, 2014


Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Petty and Co. kicked off their ‘Hypnotic Eye’ tour in San Diego



Live Review & Photos: Sarah McLachlan at Humphreys, June 29, 2014


Sarah McLachlan

The Humphreys crowd hailed the queen of ’90s rock ballads



Live Review & Photos: Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang and Reformed Whores at the Belly Up, June 12, 2014


Les Claypool's Duo de Twang

The Primus bassist brought his side project to Solana Beach



Live Review & Photos: Little Hurricane at House of Blues, June 7, 2014


Little Hurricane

The blues-rock duo concluded its U.S. tour in San Diego



Live Photos: X-Fest, May 30, 2014 at Sleep Train Amphitheater


X-Fest

Bands old and new made this year’s fest a success



Live Review & Photos: The Heavy Guilt, Hit Dog Hollar, and Neighbors to the North at CityBeat Festival of Beers, April 19, 2014


The Heavy Guilt by Alex Matthews

CityBeat’s annual event celebrated craft beers and great music



Live Review & Photos: Volbeat and Trivium at the City National Grove, April 6, 2014 (Anaheim, CA)


Volbeat

Danish rockers Volbeat played to a devoted audience in Anaheim



Live Review & Photos: ZZ Top at Pechanga, March 30, 2014


ZZ Top

Same three guys, same three chords



Live Review & Photos: Wrex the Halls at Valley View Casino Center, December 8, 2013


Cage the Elephant

With Queens of the Stone Age, Vampire Weekend, Cage the Elephant, and more



Live Review & Photos: Operation Kick Ass Festival at Sleep Train Ampitheater, September 15, 2013


Alice in Chains by Alex Matthews

Day two of the Operation Kick Ass festival featured Alice In Chains, Jane’s Addiction, and more



Live Review & Photos: Operation Kick Ass Festival at Sleep Train Ampitheater, September 14, 2013


Avenged Sevenfold

Avenged Sevenfold, Halestorm, and more played day one of the Operation Kick Ass festival



Live Review & Photos: Dave Matthews Band and Gary Clark Jr. at Sleep Train Ampitheatre, September 6, 2013


Dave Matthews Band

Pics of Dave Matthews by Alex Matthews — no relation



Live Review & Photos: Heart and Jason Bonham at Open Air Theatre, August 26, 2013


Heart

The two acts joined forces for a night of dad rock — literally



Live Review & Photos: Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls at Valley View Casino Center, July 24, 2013


Matchbox 20 Rob Thomas

Matchbox Twenty and Goo Goo Dolls piled on the ’90s nostalgia in San Diego



Live Review and Photos: Rockstar Mayhem Festival at San Manuel Amphitheater, June 19, 2013


Job for a CowboyPhotos by Alex Matthews

Mayhem is never more than a short drive away



Live Review & Photos: Jewel at Humphreys Concerts By the Bay, June 3, 2013


Photos by Alex Matthews

The former San Diegan put on a hit-filled solo show



Live Photos & Review: Imagine Dragons at SDSU Open Air Theatre, June 1, 2013


Imagine Dragons at SDSU Open Air Theatre

The humble band brought its Night Visions tour to San Diego



Live Photos and Interview: Adrenaline Mob at Brick by Brick, March 28, 2013


Adrenaline Mob

The supergroup brought the rock to San Diego



Live Review and Photos: Anthrax and Exodus at House of Blues, March 25, 2013


Photos by Alex Matthews

Two classic metal bands brought the masses to House of Blues



Live Review and Photos: Bad Religion, Polar Bear Club, and The Frights at SOMA, March 9, 2012


All photos by Alex Matthews

San Diegans found redemption at SOMA