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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



Live Review: Saintseneca and Des Ark at the Casbah, February 5, 2016


Saintseneca

Saintseneca were overshadowed by opening act Des Ark



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