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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



Live Review & Photos: Nothing at the Soda Bar, January 30, 2015


Nothing by Rocío Flores

Noise rockers Nothing played an earsplitting show at the Soda Bar



Live Review: Jukebox the Ghost, Twin Forks, and Secret Someones at Soda Bar, February 2, 2015


Jukebox the Ghost

Three bands delivered enthusiastic performances at the sold-out Soda Bar show



Live Review & Photos: RVIVR, Western Settings, and DFMK at the Til-Two Club, January 8, 2015


RVIVR by Rocío Flores

At the Til-Two club, RVIVR shined a light on San Diego



Live Review: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at the Belly Up, January 6, 2015


Trombone Shorty

Trombone Shorty brought New Orleans to Solana Beach



Album Review: Dan Mangan + Blacksmith – “Club Meds”


Dan Mangan by Sylvia Borgo

Vancouver songwriter Dan Mangan is out with an immersive new album



Live Review & Photos: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones and The Interrupters at House of Blues, December 21, 2014


The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

The ska veterans were joined by Tim Armstrong’s band of protégés



Live Review and Photos: 91X Wrex the Halls Featuring Cage the Elephant, Alt-J, Vance Joy, Interpol, Billy Idol, Spoon, Banks, and Schitzophonics, December 12, 2014


Cage the Elephant by Sylvia Borgo

Music devotees braved a rainy Friday night for 91X’s annual Wrex the Halls concert



Live Review and Photos: X at the Casbah, December 11, 2014


X by Rocio Flores

L.A. legends X brought a more serene sound to the Casbah last week



Live Review: Mike Birbiglia at Balboa Theatre, December 5, 2014


Mike Birbiglia

The “Thank God for Jokes” tour marks a turning point in the comedian’s career



Live Photos & Review: The 1975, Cruisr, and Young Rising Sons at Soma, November 21, 2014


The 1975

The Manchester band played to an intense American fan base



Live Review & Photos: Tristen at the Loft, November 22, 2014


Tristen by Tristan Lope

Tristen Gaspadarek reminded fans that she has some serious pipes