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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

Film Review: Oculus


‘Oculus’ explores fear through a mind-bending mirror

Film Review: Alan Partridge

The Alan Partridge Movie

Steve Coogan brings inane banter to the big screen — and it’s a good thing

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 Review: Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings at House of Blues, March 22, 2014

Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings

A cancer-free Sharon Jones led the crowd in a celebration of life

Film Review: Ernest and Celestine

Ernest and Celestine

The new animated film will enchant kids of all ages

Film Review: Mistaken for Strangers

Mistaken for Strangers

A new documentary grants unprecedented access to The National

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

Film Review: Particle Fever

Particle Fever

Mark Levinson’s new film brings particle physics to the general public

Film Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel

“Characters” is an understatement in The Grand Budapest Hotel

Wes Anderson’s latest recaptures the magic of classic Hollywood

Live Review: The Donkeys at Soda Bar, March 7, 2014

The Donkeys

The Donkeys were supported by genre-bending newcomers Awahnichi

Film Review: Bethlehem

Bethlehem film

Yuval Adler’s new thriller tackles the Israel-Palestine conflict

Live Review: Pixies at Bayou Music Center, February 27, 2014 (Houston)


Pixies put on a good show in Houston, but they didn’t need to

Live Review & Photos: River City and John Meeks at Soda Bar, February 21, 2014

Andrew Armerding of River City

The two country bands made San Diego feel like Nashville

Film Review: The Oscar-Nominated Short Films 2014 – Documentary

Matthew Boger and Tim Zaal in Facing Fear

We look at this year’s crop of Oscar-nominated documentaries

Live Review & Photos: Augustines and My Goodness at the Soda Bar, February 13, 2014

Photos by Sylvia Borgo

The Brooklyn trio put on a cathartic Soda Bar show

Live Review & Photos: White Denim and Clear Plastic Masks at the Casbah, February 9, 2014

Photos by Sylvia Borgo

The Austin psych-rockers played a jam-packed two hour set

Film Review: We Are What We Are

We Are What We Are

A new horror film takes a bite out of free will

Film Review: RoboCop


The ‘80s classic gets a big loud remake

Film Review: The Devils

The Devils

Ken Russell’s The Devils has endured four decades of censorship

Film Review: The Invisible Woman

The Invisible Woman

The story of Charles Dickens and his secret love affair with Nelly Ternan

Film Review: La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty)

La Grande Bellezza (The Great Beauty)

La Grande Bellezza puts a contemporary spin on classic Italian cinema