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Live Review & Photos: M. Ward and Nice as Fuck at the Belly Up, July 12, 2016


M. Ward at the Belly Up

Jenny Lewis’ new band brought out M. Ward’s inner rocker



Live Review: Toad the Wet Sprocket and Rusted Root at Observatory North Park


Rusted Root

The two bands proved they’re just as vital now as they were in the ’90s



Live Review & Photos: Buckethead at the Music Box, June 21, 2016


Buckethead at The Music Box San Diego June 21, 2016

The masked musician showed off his guitar and nunchuck skills



Live Review: George Clinton & Parliament-Funkadelic at the Belly Up, June 23, 2016


George Clinton

It would have been easy for one to conclude that George Clinton was not pleased with his Belly Up audience’s reception.



Live Review & Photos: James Taylor at Valley View Casino Center, June 18, 2016


James Taylor

The songwriter had San Diego in his mind



Live Review: Eric Bachmann and John Meeks at Soda Bar, June 5, 2016


Eric Bachmann

The Archers of Loaf singer and the San Diego crooner made for a great team



The 10 Best Lesser-Known Prince Songs


Prince

We share our favorite deep cuts from The Purple One



Live Review & Photos: Brad Paisley at Sleep Train Ampitheatre, May 21, 2016


Brad Paisley at Sleep Train Ampitheatre

The country star brought his guitar prowess to San Diego



Live Review & Photos: Frightened Rabbit at the Belly Up, May 21, 2016


Frightened Rabbit by Sylvia Borgo

The Scottish band made a triumphant return to San Diego



Live Photos: The Cure and The Twilight Sad at Sleep Train Amphitheater, May 20, 2016


Photos by Sylvia Borgo

The two bands played a sold-out show in Chula Vista



Live Review: Andrew Bird at the Music Box, May 13, 2016


Andrew Bird

The minstrel and his band battled jet lag in San Diego



Live Review: Los Lobos and X at the Observatory North Park, May 8, 2016


Los  Lobos

The two bands proved that being punk and getting older aren’t mutually exclusive



Live Review & Photos: CityBeat Festival of Beers 2016


CityBeat Festival of Beers

San Diegans gathered in North Park to enjoy local band and breweries



Film Review: Sing Street


Sing Street

John Carney’s new coming-of-age film strikes a chord



Live Review: The Milk Carton Kids at Cullen Performance Hall (Houston, TX), April 15, 2016


The Milk Carton Kids

The band delivered traditional bluegrass with charming flourishes



Live Review: Bleached at Walter’s Downtown (Houston, TX), April 5, 2016


Bleached at Walter’s Downtown (Houston, TX), April 5, 2016

After a shaky start, the band delivered a pleasant but samey set



Live Review: They Might Be Giants at Warehouse Live (Houston, TX), April 1, 2014


They Might Be Giants

The dork-rock veterans provided a safe haven for fans



Live Review & Photos: Wolfmother at House of Blues San Diego, March 23, 2016


Wolfmother

The Aussie band pulled its Gypsy Caravan over in San Diego



Live Review: Santigold at House of Blues (Houston, TX), March 21, 2016


Santigold

Santigold persevered at a chaotic Houston, TX show



Live Review & Photos: Breaking Benjamin at House of Blues San Diego, March 7, 2016


Breaking Benjamin

The reunited band rocked out for a good cause



Live Review & Photos: Vance Joy and Elle King at The Balboa Theater, February 29, 2016


Vance Joy by Sylvia Borgo

The two songwriters put on very different performances at The Balboa Theatre



Live Review: Gary Clark Jr. at House of Blues San Diego, March 11, 2016


Gary Clark Jr

The versatile musician channeled blues, jazz, gospel, and Hendrix



Live Review: Lake Street Dive at Observatory North Park, February 24, 2016


Lake Street Dive

The four-piece ponied up an entertaining set in San Diego



Live Review and Photos: Culture Club at Pechanga Casino, February 19, 2016


Culture Club by Garcia Borgo Photography

Boy George vamped like a champ at Pechanga Casino