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Film Review: This is Where I Leave You


This is Where I Leave You

The new dramedy lets its ensemble cast shine



Live Review & Photos: Jack Johnson and Bahamas at RIMAC Field, August 30, 2014


Jack Johnson

Johnson’s set drew a crowd of all ages



Live Review & Photos: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Galactic at Humphreys, August 22, 2014


Trombone Shorty

Two jazzy bands got the Humphreys crowd moving



Live Review: Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden at Sleep Train Amphitheater; August 21, 2014


Nine Inch Nails in 2013 by Sylvia Borgo

The two veteran bands proved little has changed in 20 years — and that’s a good thing



Film Review: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For


Sin City A Dame to Kill For

The sequel to 2005’s ‘Sin City’ is too little, too late



Live Review & Photos: Foxygen and Gary Wilson at the Belly Up, August 13, 2014


Foxygen

The bands’ Solana Beach show was an exercise in showmanship



Live Review: Iron & Wine at Humphreys, August 11, 2014


Iron and Wine

Sam Beam let fans call the shots at his San Diego show



Live Review & Photos: Counting Crows at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, August 9, 2014


Counting Crows by Sylvia Borgo

Counting Crows pleased a Del Mar crowd



Live Review: Toad the Wet Sprocket at the Belly Up, August 9, 2014


Toad the Wet Sprocket

The Santa Barbara band tried out new material at the Belly Up



Live Review & Photos: Arctic Monkeys at the SDSU Open Air Theater, August 6, 2014


Arctic Monkeys by Sylvia Borgo

Swooning ensued at Arctic Monkeys’s recent SDSU show



Live Review & Photos: Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Steve Winwood at Viejas Arena, August 3, 2014


Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers

Petty and Co. kicked off their ‘Hypnotic Eye’ tour in San Diego



Live Review & Photos: Those Darlins at Soda Bar, August 10, 2014


those darlins

Nashville’s Those Darlins melted faces in San Diego on Sunday night



Live Review & Photos: Weezer at the Del Mar Fair, August 2, 2014


Weezer by Sylvia Borgo

’90s icons Weezer brought the hits to Del Mar



Live Review & Photos: The Soft White Sixties at House of Blues San Diego, July 22, 2014


The Soft White Sixties by Sylvia Borgo

San Francisco’s The Soft White Sixties won new fans in San Diego



Live Review & Photos: OK Go and Myles Hendrik at the Belly Up, July 24, 2014


OK Go by Leslie Kalohi

The LA band tested out its new live spectacle in Solana Beach



Live Review & Photos: Chris Isaak at Humphreys, July 16, 2014


chris isaac at humphreys

The California songwriter proved that he’s a consummate performer



Live Review & Photos: Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band, July 11, 2014 at Humphreys


Ringo Starr at Humphreys San Diego

The funny one made a point to please his fans



Film Review: Boyhood


Boyhood

Richard Linklater’s lyrical new film speaks to the child in all of us



Live Review and Photos: Wye Oak and Pattern is Movement at the Belly Up, July 9, 2014


Wye Oak at the Belly Up, 2014

Two duos thrilled a Solana Beach crowd



Live Review & Photos: Sarah McLachlan at Humphreys, June 29, 2014


Sarah McLachlan

The Humphreys crowd hailed the queen of ’90s rock ballads



Film Review: Life Itself


Life Itself

A new documentary profiles the life of Roger Ebert



Live Review and Photos: Owl John at the Casbah, June 18, 2014


Owl John by Sylvia Borgo

The Frightened Rabbit singer played an intimate, hilarious show in San Diego



Live Review & Photos: Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang and Reformed Whores at the Belly Up, June 12, 2014


Les Claypool's Duo de Twang

The Primus bassist brought his side project to Solana Beach



Film Review: The Dance of Reality


Dance of Reality

‘The Dance of Reality’ marks the return of a surrealist favorite