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Live Review and Photos: Wye Oak and Pattern is Movement at the Belly Up, July 9, 2014


Wye Oak at the Belly Up, 2014

Two duos thrilled a Solana Beach crowd



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


Sarah McLachlan

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



Live Review and Photos: Owl John at the Casbah, June 18, 2014


Owl John by Sylvia Borgo

The Frightened Rabbit singer played an intimate, hilarious show in San Diego



Live Photos: Veruca Salt at the Roxy (Los Angeles), June 27, 2014


Veruca Salt

The reunited band’s LA show was a joyous affair



Live Photos: Jessica Lea Mayfield and The Midnight Pine at the Casbah, June 21, 2014


Jessica Lea Mayfield

Mayfield made her head sing for the San Diego crowd



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 and Photos: Guided By Voices and Bobby Bare, Jr. at the Belly Up, June 14, 2014


Robert Pollard

Two great bands played the Belly Up on Saturday



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 Review & Photos: Ben Ottewell and Buddy at House of Blues San Diego, May 30, 2014


Ben Ottewell

The two songwriters played House of Blues’ Delta Room in May



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 Photos: M.I.A. at Soma San Diego, May 30, 2014


M.I.A. at Soma San Diego

The charismatic rapper brought her ‘Matangi’ tour to the all-ages venue



Soft Lions Crank Up the ‘Energy’


Soft Lions

The San Diego trio will release its “Earth Energy” EP on June 7



Live Photos and Interview: Nathaniel Rateliff at the Soda Bar, May 23, 2014


Photo by Sylvia Borgo

The Colorado songwriter brought his band to San Diego



Live Photos: The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger at the Casbah, May 16, 2014


The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger

Sean Lennon’s band played a ’60s-inspired set in San Diego



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: Bryan Ferry and Dawn Landes at Humphreys Concerts By the Bay, April 17, 2014


Bryan Ferry at Humphreys Concerts By the Bay

The sartorial songwriter drew a classy crowd to the venerable San Diego venue



Live Review & Photos: Broken Bells and Au Revoir Simone at Humphreys Concerts By the Bay, April 16, 2014


Broken Bells at Humphreys

Broken Bells brought Humphreys to its feet



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 Photos: Ume, White Murder, and Schizophonics at the Soda Bar, April 2, 2014


Ume

Soda Bar patrons were treated to three high energy sets



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


ZZ Top

Same three guys, same three chords



Live Photos: Kings of Leon and Local Natives at Sleep Train Amphitheater, March 22, 2014


Photos by Garcia Borgo Photography

The crowd at Sleep Train was thrilled to be there — maybe a little too thrilled



Live Photos: Sam Roberts Band at the Casbah, March 17, 2014


Photos by Sylvia Borgo

The Juno-winning songwriter kept the Casbah crowd on its toes



Live Review & Photos: St. Vincent and Noveller at House of Blues San Diego, March 19, 2014


st vincent

Annie Clark melted faces at a sold-out House of Blues



Live Photos: Hills Like Elephants, Boy King, and Jimmy Ruelas at the Casbah, March 8, 2014


Hills Like Elephants

Hills Like Elephants headed up a top-shelf lineup for their EP release party