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    5 reasons to see Hudson Taylor live

    Dublin based Irish brothers duo, Hudson Taylor, just came off of a whirlwind North America tour in support of fellow Irish artist, Hozier. The start of their San Diego performance started off, expectedly, fairly slow, as most people, if not all, were just eagerly waiting for the main act. But by the...
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    A night with Buddy Nielsen and Senses Fail

    Senses Fail, from New Jersey, is a band who is almost old enough to vote. Within that time, they’ve released seven studio albums with the most recent one If There is Light, It Will Find You, released earlier this year to positive reviews. This new album sees a dramatic shift in the band’s music, not...
  • Icarus the Owl San Diego rocks performance with Dance Gavin Dance

    Icarus the Owl San Diego rocks performance with Dance Gavin Dance

    Straight out of Portland, Icarus the Owl went from a newly formed band to self writing and producing their own albums until they were signed to Blue Swan Records in 2015. In the past few years, they experienced quite a bit or turmoil as a band, from being in Paris (at a separate venue) during the...
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    Mew bring their music and 'Visual' conglomerate to San Diego

    There’s not a lot of bands that go out of their way to combine a wildly artistic aesthetic to their music, but Copenhagen band Mew isn’t necessarily like most bands. Singer Jonas Bjerre not only encapsulates musical talent, but also a prowess for creating accompanying visuals. Visuals, is both the...
  • Mark Foster of Foster the People performing live at The Observatory North Park on May 26, 2017.

    Review: Foster the People kick off summer tour with electric show in San Diego

    There is something special about the first show of a new tour. There are also many questions that need answering: What will the set list consist of? What will the visuals look like? Will there be any new music performed? On Friday night at The Observatory North Park in San Diego, those questions...
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    The Flaming Lips and Klangstof bring their colorful tour to San Diego

    A week ago we interviewed a young man by the name of Koen Van de Wardt, the brainchild behind Dutch-based group, Klangstof. Fresh off of two Coachella dates, the four boys from Europe are opening up for psychedelic legends out of Oklahoma, The Flaming Lips. The tour landed in San Diego at the North...
  • Klangstof, Photo credit: Jack McKain

    Interview: Ethereal sounds of Klangstof on tour with the Flaming Lips

    Klangstof. To our ears, it may sound like a collection of consonants and vowels, nonsense made from alphabet soup. But in actuality, Klangstof is a combination of two languages, Dutch and Norwegian, and the name of a European artist that is making waves across the pond. Created and led by Dutch born...
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    Yellowcard's final tour lands at San Diego's Observatory

    It has been an impressive 20-year career that is coming to an end. Formed in Jacksonville, Fla., Yellowcard is hanging up their hats following their final U.S. farewell tour. After two decades and 10 albums, Yellowcard ends their tour, and their careers, at the Anaheim House of Blues on March 2...
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    The Shins bring the garden to San Diego for night one performance

    The scene is iconic. Two people are sitting in a waiting room. A young woman hands her headphones to a young man she just met, stating that, “This song will change your life.” That scene, from 2004’s "Garden State", also changed the life of The Shins, catapulting them from relative unknowns to...
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    Crowbar plays sold out show in San Diego

    One probably wouldn’t expect New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz and a cradle of funk, would also become a foundation for a wave of heavy metal in the 80’s. But it was there and then Crowbar would emerge as one of the most influential metal artists from the New Orleans scene, mixing their hardcore...
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