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Live Review: David Cross at the Observatory North Park, January 26, 2016


David Cross at the Observatory North Park

The comedy favorite treated San Diego to his first standup show in over 5 years



Live Review: Martin Courtney at the Casbah, January 19, 2016


Martin Courtney

The Real Estate frontman gave San Diego a moment of Zen



Live Review: Day for Night Festival: Day 2 (Houston, TX)


Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar reigned supreme over the festival’s second night



Live Review: Day for Night Festival: Day 1 (Houston, TX)


Janelle Monáe

Music intersected with art at Houston’s latest festival



Live Review: Cheap Trick at the Belly Up, December 15, 2015


Photo credit: Lou Brutus

Solana Beach surrendered to the recent Hall of Fame inductees



Live Photos & Review: The 1975 and Swim Deep at Observatory North Park, December 15, 2015


The 1975 at Observatory North Park

At their sold-out San Diego show, The 1975 looked to the future



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