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Live Review: Belle & Sebastian and Perfume Genius at Observatory North Park, April 17, 2015


Photo credit: Mariel A.M.

Some obnoxious attendees threatened to spoil the show



Live Review: Ratatat and Despot at House of Blues, April 16, 2015


Ratatat

Lasers and holograms, holograms and lasers



Live Review: Punch Brothers and Gabriel Kahane at House of Blues (Houston, TX), April 10, 2015


Punch Brothers

Punch Brothers proved that banjos and mandolins aren’t just meant for barn dances



Live Review & Photos: Father John Misty and King Tuff at The Observatory North Park


Photos by Sylvia Borgo

Father John Misty and King Tuff proved they’re two of the best bands out there right now



Live Review & Photos: The Maine, Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, and The Technicolors at House of Blues, April 8, 2015


The Maine

You know, for kids



Live Review & Photos: The Used, Every Time I Die, Marmozets, and The Eeries at House of Blues, April 3, 2015


The Used

Rock and roll will never die



Live Review & Photos: Tweedy and the Minus 5 at Balboa Theatre, March 24, 2015


Tweedy at Balboa Theatre by Leslie Kalohi

Jeff Tweedy and son treated San Diego to a nearly two-hour set



Live Review: Echosmith and The Colourist at House of Blues, March 29, 2015


Echosmith

The two bands delivered a millennial-friendly show in San Diego



Live Review & Photos: Juliana Hatfield and The Burning of Rome at the Belly Up, March 18, 2015


Juliana Hatfield by Leslie Kalohi

Juliana Hatfield played her seminal album, “Become What You Are” in its entirety at the Belly Up



Film Review: While We’re Young


While Were Young

Noah Baumbach’s latest film has some fatal flaws



Live Review & Photos: The Twilight Sad and Port St. Willow at The Irenic, March 13, 2015


The Twilight Sad by Sylvia Borgo

The Twilight Sad played the final show of their U.S. tour at the Irenic



Live Review & Photos: A Place To Bury Strangers at The Casbah, March 11, 2015


A Place To Bury Strangers By Rocío Flores

New York’s A Place To Bury Strangers put on a brutally loud Casbah show



Live Review: Tim Barry, Jenny Owen Youngs, and Cory Branan at the Casbah, March 20, 2015


Tim Barry by pooruglyhappy

The former Avail frontman was joined by two other singer-songwriters



Live Review: Epicenter Festival at the Forum (Los Angeles), March 14, 2015


Photos by Paul A. Hebert

The festival featured Korn, Limp Bizkit, House of Pain, P.O.D., and more



Live Review: Trampled by Turtles at Observatory North Park, March 19, 2015


Photo by Ruth Johnston

The Minnesota band traded energy for polish in San Diego



Live Review & Photos: Kongos at House of Blues, March 9, 2015


Kongos

San Diegans got to see that rock band that has accordion



Live Review and Photos: Cold War Kids at the Observatory North Park, February 25, 2015


Photo credit: Sylvia Borgo

Cold War Kids brought a crowd of teenages to the Observatory North Park



Live Review and Photos: Gregory Alan Isakov, February 22, 2015 at The Irenic


Photo credit: Sylvia Borgo

Gregory Alan Isakov played to a rapt Irenic



Live Review & Photos: Bayside, Senses Fail, Man Overboard, and Seaway at House of Blues, March 11, 2015


Bayside

Bayside celebrated their birthday with a wild party



Video: Hey Rosetta! – “What Arrows”


Hey Rosetta

Canadian septet Hey Rosetta! will play the Soda Bar on March 10



Live Review: Cursive, Beach Slang, and Twinsmith at the Casbah, February 22, 2015


Cursive

The Omaha band led fans down the rabbit hole



Live Review: Wild Child, Desert Noises, and Goodnight, Texas at the Casbah, February 21, 2015


Wild Child

Wild Child led the sold-out crowd in a night of singalongs and slow dances



Live Review & Photos: Catfish and The Bottlemen at the Merrow, February 8, 2015


Catfish and the Bottlemen by Sylvia Borgo

Welsh quartet Catfish and The Bottlemen whipped fans into a frenzy



Live Review & Photos: John 5 at Ramona Mainstage, February 8, 2015


John 5 at Ramona Mainstage

The Rob Zombie/Marilyn Manson guitarist struck out on his own