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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

Live Review & Photos: George Thorogood & the Destroyers at Humphreys, June 18, 2015

George Thorogood and The Destroyers

Thorogood smiled and mugged for the crowd

Live Review: Jonathan Richman at the Belly Up, June 16, 2015

Jonathan Richman

The Modern Lovers legend played an unpretentious show in Solana Beach

Live Review and Photos: Patrick Watson and Villagers at the Casbah, June 6, 2015

Photos by Sylvia Borgo

The Canadian singer-songwriter created a magical atmosphere at the Casbah

Film Review: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

The Sundance sensation deserves every bit of its praise

Live Review: Colin Gilmore at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck (Houston, TX), June 12, 2015

Colin Gilmore

Sunlight in your eyes and a hurricane in your hair

Live Review: Zella Day, Nicky Venus, and Hot Sands at the Casbah, June 8, 2015

Zella Day

Day moved around the Casbah like a tiger on the prowl

Live Review: The Rentals at the Irenic, June 4, 2015

The Rentals

Matt Sharp’s band wrestled with some spooky acoustics

Live Review: Courtney Barnett, Chastity Belt, and Darren Hanlon at the Casbah, June 2, 2015

Courtney Barnett

Barnett’s songs were simultaneously about something and nothing