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Welcome to the grand illusion — 40 years of Styx at Pechanga

For 90-plus minutes, a room full of 50-somethings was transported back to, as Styx guitarist/singer James “JY” Young said, "The Ford Administration," at Pechanga Resort and Casino. Styx was in town and suddenly it was ...

Chris Cornell Opens His Songbook at the Balboa Theatre

Chris Cornell finished out his 2011 Songbook tour playing to a sold-out crowd at San Diego's Balboa Theatre. Cornell, the former frontman for Seattle alt-rockers Soundgarden, as well as Audioslave and Temple of the Dog, ...

Thorogood Still B-b-b-b-bad

The sold-out crowd at Viejas' Dream Catcher Theater was dancing in the aisles all night long as George Thorogood and his band the Delaware Destroyers rocked the house. Thorogood was his "Bad to the Bone" ...

Legendary Clapton

Eric Clapton showed a sold-out Valley View Casino Center why he is a rock icon and the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a solo artist and as a ...

Grace Potter (Ooh La La)

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, a Jay Leno favorite (two appearances in the past month), have been playing to packed houses across the country. Their show at House of Blues was no different. GPN, as ...

Damigo, Lovers of Endoxi, and Facebook Fill Belly Up

Local favorites Josh Damigo and Endoxi rocked the Belly Up Tavern's Facebook party. The performers were selected by fans on Belly Up's Facebook page. Josh, a 2010 San Diego Music Award recipient who recently moved ...

A Dandy Night at Belly Up

I have to admit, I am not the biggest Dandy Warhols fan. In fact, until this week, I was not real familiar with their music. After watching some YouTube videos of their shows, however, I ...

KT Tunstall's Intimate House Party

From the moment she bounded onto the stage, KT Tunstall filled House of Blues with energy and thrilled the small crowd with stories and Drastic Fantastic music for about 90 minutes. She opened the set ...

Joan Osborne Wowed the Crowd at Anthology

Joan Osborne and pianist Keith Cotton wowed a sold-out crowd at Anthology Friday night. Though it seemed she was fighting a sore throat — drinking hot tea and clearing her throat between songs — Osborne's ...