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Live Review: Screaming Females, Vacation, and Upset at Soda Bar, August 17, 2015


Screaming Females

Screaming Females rocked out like we were in a New Brunswick basement during an apocalypse



Live Review: Metz at Fitzgerdald’s (Houston), August 14, 2015


METZ

Metz played a loud Houston show on their way to San Diego



Live Review & Photos: KAABOO Discovery Tour at the Quartyard, August 9, 2015


KAABOO Discovery Tour

Jonny Tar, Jet West, Stranger Band, and KI vied for a slot at the upcoming KAABOO Festival



Live Review and Photos: Tame Impala at the Observatory North Park, August 4, 2015


Tame Impala by Sylvia Borgo

Australia’s Tame Impala brought great music and visuals to North Park



Live Review and Interview: Spandau Ballet at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, July 30, 2015


Spandau Ballet

The 80’s mega band played to a charmed Humphreys crowd



Live Review & Photos: Imagine Dragons and Metric at Viejas Arena, July 21, 2015


Imagine Dragons at Viejas Arena

The band’s San Diego show was more than just smoke and mirrors



Film Review: Trainwreck


Trainwreck

Trainwreck is a perfect vehicle for Amy Schumer — for better and worse



Live Review & Photos: George Thorogood & the Destroyers at Humphreys, June 18, 2015


George Thorogood and The Destroyers

Thorogood smiled and mugged for the crowd



Live Review: Jonathan Richman at the Belly Up, June 16, 2015


Jonathan Richman

The Modern Lovers legend played an unpretentious show in Solana Beach



Live Review and Photos: Patrick Watson and Villagers at the Casbah, June 6, 2015


Photos by Sylvia Borgo

The Canadian singer-songwriter created a magical atmosphere at the Casbah



Film Review: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl


Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

The Sundance sensation deserves every bit of its praise



Live Review: Colin Gilmore at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck (Houston, TX), June 12, 2015


Colin Gilmore

Sunlight in your eyes and a hurricane in your hair



Live Review: Zella Day, Nicky Venus, and Hot Sands at the Casbah, June 8, 2015


Zella Day

Day moved around the Casbah like a tiger on the prowl



Live Review: The Rentals at the Irenic, June 4, 2015


The Rentals

Matt Sharp’s band wrestled with some spooky acoustics



Live Review: Courtney Barnett, Chastity Belt, and Darren Hanlon at the Casbah, June 2, 2015


Courtney Barnett

Barnett’s songs were simultaneously about something and nothing



Live Review: Free Press Summer Fest 2015 (Houston, TX)


Belle and Sebastian

R. Kelly, Belle & Sebastian. St. Vincent, and more came out to play



Live Review: Neutral Milk Hotel at the Observatory, May 28, 2015


Neutral Milk Hotel

The legendary band played an invigorating set in San Diego



Live Review: Lana Del Rey at Sleep Train Ampitheatre, May 16, 2015


Lana Del Rey

The enigmatic artist had fans swooning



Live Review and Photos: Shakey Graves at the Belly Up, May 18, 2015


Shakey Graves by Sylvia Borgo

Austin’s Shakey Graves delighted a sold out Belly Up crowd



Album Review: George Ezra – “Wanted on Voyage”


George Ezra - Wanted On Voyage

The “Budapest” singer-songwriter releases an impressive debut



Live Review & Photos: They Might Be Giants at the Belly Up, May 3, 2015


They Might Be Giants

They Might Be Giants brought the brain-tickling showmanship to the Belly Up



Live Review: MS MR and DJ Kitten at the Casbah, May 4, 2015


MS MR

MS MR captured hearts with their mesmerizing performance



Album Review: Life in Film – “Here It Comes”


Life In Film

London-based Life in Film plays House of Blues on May 13



Live Review & Photos: The Story So Far, Four Year Strong, Terror, and Souvenirs at Soma, May 3, 2015


The Story So Far

The Story So Far returned Soma San Diego to its punk rock roots