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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


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)


Danish rockers Volbeat played to a devoted audience in Anaheim

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


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