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Film Review: This is Where I Leave You

The new dramedy lets its ensemble cast shine

This is Where I Leave You

No one gets under your skin like your family can. Regardless of how much time you spend apart, old grudges have a way of boiling over as soon as you’re together. Or you may think you’ve become an infinitely wiser and more mature adult, but they still see you as the child you used to be. Your relatives also know you better than anyone, so attempts at hiding the pain you’re going through can quickly crumble when placed under the familial microscope. Continue reading…

Live Photos: Mini Mansions at Bar Pink, September 13, 2014

The band's set was a highlight of this year's San Diego Music Thing

Mini Mansions

Photos by Chris Maroulakos

Mini Mansions brought their Beatles-go-to-hell sound back to town for this year’s San Diego Music Thing. Continue reading…

Live Review & Photos: Jack Johnson and Bahamas at RIMAC Field, August 30, 2014

Johnson's set drew a crowd of all ages

Jack Johnson

Photos by Alex Matthews

An estimated 20,000 fans lined up at RIMAC Field to see Jack Johnson on Saturday, August 30. Families, couples, and kids of all ages were in attendance, transforming the lawn into an immense patchwork of blankets. Continue reading…

Live Review & Photos: Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Galactic at Humphreys, August 22, 2014

Two jazzy bands got the Humphreys crowd moving

Trombone Shorty

Photos by Alex Matthews

A blast of authentic Louisiana flavor hit the stage at Humphreys by the Bay as New Orleans-based acts Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue and Galactic played a double bill of jazz, funk, R&B, and everything in between. Continue reading…


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