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Live Review & Photos: Kaaboo Del Mar 2015

No Doubt

The inaugural festival featured No Doubt, Zac Brown Band, and more

Live Review & Photos: KAABOO Discovery Tour at the Quartyard, August 9, 2015

KAABOO Discovery Tour

Jonny Tar, Jet West, Stranger Band, and KI vied for a slot at the upcoming KAABOO Festival

Live Review & Photos: George Thorogood & the Destroyers at Humphreys, June 18, 2015

George Thorogood and The Destroyers

Thorogood smiled and mugged for the crowd

Live Review: Epicenter Festival at the Forum (Los Angeles), March 14, 2015

Photos by Paul A. Hebert

The festival featured Korn, Limp Bizkit, House of Pain, P.O.D., and more

Live Review & Photos: Kongos at House of Blues, March 9, 2015


San Diegans got to see that rock band that has accordion

Live Review & Photos: John 5 at Ramona Mainstage, February 8, 2015

John 5 at Ramona Mainstage

The Rob Zombie/Marilyn Manson guitarist struck out on his own

Live Review & Photos: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and The Interrupters at House of Blues, December 21, 2014

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

The ska veterans were joined by Tim Armstrong’s band of protégés

Live Review & Photos: Zac Brown Band at Sleep Train Ampitheatre, October 19, 2014

Zac Brown Band

Brown and Co. put their country stamp on an eclectic series of covers

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


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)


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