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Live Review: Glen Hansard at Walt Disney Concert Hall, November 9, 2015

Glen Hansard performing with Marketa Irglova in 2010

Glen Hansard turned on the waterworks in L.A.

Live Review: L7 at San Diego Music Thing, November 14, 2015

L7 by Sarah Beauchemin

L7’s North Park crowd was “ready for the scraping”

Live Review: Born Ruffians at Soda Bar, November 13, 2015

Born Ruffians

The Toronto band was in town for this year’s San Diego Music Thing

Live Review & Photos: Tolan Shaw, Ki, and Jonny Tarr at the Belly Up, October 30, 2015

Jonny Tarr

Three local bands built on their Kaaboo festival momentum

Review: The Nervous Wreckords – The Nervous Wreckord (Part 1)

The Nervous Wreckord Part 1

The San Diego band has a new five-song EP

Live Review & Photos: Hozier at the Open Air Theatre, October 15, 2015

Hozier by Sylvia Borgo

Hozier fans swooned at SDSU

Live Review: Heartless Bastards and Slothrust at the Belly Up, October 19, 2015

Heartless Bastards

The band overcame some sound issues in Solana Beach

Live Review and Photos: Paul Weller and The Villagers at The Observatory North Park, October 6, 2015

Paul Weller by Sylvia Borgo

The Modfather brought the hits — and his impeccable style — to San Diego

Live Review: Oddball Festival at Sleep Train Amphitheatre, October 9, 2015

Aziz Ansari

The festival included Aziz Ansari, John Mulaney, T.J. Miller, and more

Live Review & Photos: Duran Duran at SDSU Open Air Theatre, September 27, 2015

Duran Duran by Sylvia Borgo

Duran Duran got wild for the super blood moon

Live Review: Van Halen at Sleep Train Amphitheatre, September 30, 2015

Van Halen

The tumultuous ’80s band held it together for a San Diego show

Live Review and Photos: Foo Fighters at Sleep Train Amphitheatre, September 24, 2015

Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters by Sylvia Borgo

Dave Grohl kept the Foo Fighters energy high at the band’s recent Sleep train show

Live Review: Neon Trees at KAABOO Del Mar, September 19, 2015

Neon Trees

The band delivered an electrifying performance at the first annual Kaaboo festival

Live Review & Photos: Kaaboo Del Mar 2015

No Doubt

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

Film Review: Sleeping With Other People

Sleeping With Other People

Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis get a heart on

Live Review and Photos: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats and The Blue Rider at Soda Bar, September 12, 2015

Nathaniel Rateliff by Sylvia Borgo

Nathaniel Rateliff had the Soda Bar crowd singing, shouting, and stomping along

Live Review and Photos: Atlas Genius and Dreamers at House of Blues San Diego, September 2, 2015

Atlas Genius by Sylvia Borgo

Atlas Genius played an energetic set to a captivated House of Blues crowd

Live Review: Screaming Females, Vacation, and Upset at Soda Bar, August 17, 2015

Screaming Females

Screaming Females rocked out like we were in a New Brunswick basement during an apocalypse

Live Review: Metz at Fitzgerdald’s (Houston), August 14, 2015


Metz played a loud Houston show on their way to San Diego

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 and Photos: Tame Impala at the Observatory North Park, August 4, 2015

Tame Impala by Sylvia Borgo

Australia’s Tame Impala brought great music and visuals to North Park

Live Review and Interview: Spandau Ballet at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, July 30, 2015

Spandau Ballet

The 80’s mega band played to a charmed Humphreys crowd

Live Review & Photos: Imagine Dragons and Metric at Viejas Arena, July 21, 2015

Imagine Dragons at Viejas Arena

The band’s San Diego show was more than just smoke and mirrors

Film Review: Trainwreck


Trainwreck is a perfect vehicle for Amy Schumer — for better and worse