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The Cult Maintains Mystique at 4th&B

The Cult kicked off their American tour in San Diego to a packed house at 4th&B. Touring in support of their most recent release, Capsule One, 2010 finds the band sounding fresh. Even 25-year-old hits ...

You Don't Know What You Got...

Cinderella brought their brand of blues-infused glam-rock to San Diego to the delight of a room full of hardcore ’80s metal fans at Viejas Casino. They remain today one of the few "hair bands" still ...

Diehards

Sunday night I saw the latest incarnation of ’80s rock icons W.A.S.P. Lead singer and sole original member Blackie Lawless has led W.A.S.P. through three decades of touring and several lineup changes but has held ...

Honky-Lofting

The Loft on UCSD campus is the last place you would expect to find traditional country music in San Diego. Regardless, this was the setting for some honky-tonking, courtesy of Joe Pug and Justin Townes ...

91X Wrex the Halls

The lineup for Wrex the Halls 2009 provided something for everyone in attendance at Viejas Arena. Festivities began with a great set by local act and battle of the bands winner Chasing Claymore. Followed by ...

Battle Studies

John Mayer’s fourth studio set is mix of mid-tempo soul-pop, melancholy blues, and romantic serenades that combine to provide a genuinely satisfying experience. Taylor Swift joins Mayer on the poppy "Half of My Heart" that ...

Wolfmother Lays a Cosmic Egg

After three years of silence, Wolmother returns with their sophomore effort, Cosmic Egg. Singer-songwriter Andrew Stockdale channels his inner Robert Plant for track after track of in-your-face 1970s hard rock. Larger-than-life riffs, extended guitar solos, ...

House Party at the Brick

Rocking their signature red tracksuits and sunglasses Tuesday night, Datarock transformed Bay Park nightspot Brick by Brick into an electro-pop dance party. Despite the low turn out, the Norwegian duo rocked the intimate setting as ...

Old Crow Medicine Show

Friday night, September 22, Old Crow Medicine Show took the stage at 4th & B with a driving set of bluegrass, folk, and rock. I first saw these guys in Nashville in 1999, transitioning, at ...