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Live Review: The Black Heart Procession at the Casbah, August 24, 2016


Pall Jenkins

The local legends played a joyous reunion show in their hometown



Live Review: Guns N’ Roses at Qualcomm Stadium, August 22, 2016


Guns N Roses

The ’80s band’s reunion was a dream come true for fans



Live Review & Photos: Kenny Chesney and Old Dominion at Sleep Train Ampitheatre, August 4, 2016


Kenny Chesney

The country star made his long-awaited return to San Diego



Live Review & Photos: “Weird Al” Yankovic at Cal Coast Open Air Theatre


Weird Al Yankovic

The master of parodies put on a wildly entertaining show



Live Review & Photos: Duran Duran and Chic with Nile Rodgers at Sleep Train Ampitheatre, August 2, 2016


Duran Duran

The ’80s giants were joined by one of the funkiest bands in existence



Live Review & Photos: Blink-182, A Day to Remember, and The All-American Rejects at Viejas Arena, July 22, 2016


Blink-182 at Viejas Arena

Tom DeLonge’s replacement breathed new life into Blink-182



Live Review & Photos: M. Ward and Nice as Fuck at the Belly Up, July 12, 2016


M. Ward at the Belly Up

Jenny Lewis’ new band brought out M. Ward’s inner rocker



Live Review: Toad the Wet Sprocket and Rusted Root at Observatory North Park


Rusted Root

The two bands proved they’re just as vital now as they were in the ’90s



Live Review & Photos: Buckethead at the Music Box, June 21, 2016


Buckethead at The Music Box San Diego June 21, 2016

The masked musician showed off his guitar and nunchuck skills



Live Review: George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic at the Belly Up, June 23, 2016


George Clinton

It would have been easy for one to conclude that George Clinton was not pleased with his Belly Up audience’s reception.



Live Review & Photos: James Taylor at Valley View Casino Center, June 18, 2016


James Taylor

The songwriter had San Diego in his mind



Live Review: Eric Bachmann and John Meeks at Soda Bar, June 5, 2016


Eric Bachmann

The Archers of Loaf singer and the San Diego crooner made for a great team



The 10 Best Lesser-Known Prince Songs


Prince

We share our favorite deep cuts from The Purple One



Live Review & Photos: Brad Paisley at Sleep Train Ampitheatre, May 21, 2016


Brad Paisley at Sleep Train Ampitheatre

The country star brought his guitar prowess to San Diego



Live Review & Photos: Frightened Rabbit at the Belly Up, May 21, 2016


Frightened Rabbit by Sylvia Borgo

The Scottish band made a triumphant return to San Diego



Live Photos: The Cure and The Twilight Sad at Sleep Train Amphitheater, May 20, 2016


Photos by Sylvia Borgo

The two bands played a sold-out show in Chula Vista



Live Review: Andrew Bird at the Music Box, May 13, 2016


Andrew Bird

The minstrel and his band battled jet lag in San Diego



Live Review: Los Lobos and X at the Observatory North Park, May 8, 2016


Los  Lobos

The two bands proved that being punk and getting older aren’t mutually exclusive



Live Review & Photos: CityBeat Festival of Beers 2016


CityBeat Festival of Beers

San Diegans gathered in North Park to enjoy local band and breweries



Film Review: Sing Street


Sing Street

John Carney’s new coming-of-age film strikes a chord



Live Review: The Milk Carton Kids at Cullen Performance Hall (Houston, TX), April 15, 2016


The Milk Carton Kids

The band delivered traditional bluegrass with charming flourishes



Live Review: Bleached at Walter’s Downtown (Houston, TX), April 5, 2016


Bleached at Walter’s Downtown (Houston, TX), April 5, 2016

After a shaky start, the band delivered a pleasant but samey set



Live Review: They Might Be Giants at Warehouse Live (Houston, TX), April 1, 2014


They Might Be Giants

The dork-rock veterans provided a safe haven for fans



Live Review & Photos: Wolfmother at House of Blues San Diego, March 23, 2016


Wolfmother

The Aussie band pulled its Gypsy Caravan over in San Diego