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Live Review & Photos: Volbeat and Trivium at the City National Grove, April 6, 2014 (Anaheim, CA)


Volbeat

Danish rockers Volbeat played to a devoted audience in Anaheim



Film Review: Oculus


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


Ume

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

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


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