Tracy Ibarreta

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Sax in the Stacks

In the spirit of Valentine's Day, tenor saxophone player Jessy J held a free concert at Borders in Carmel Mountain. The event was presented by smooth jazz station 98.1 in support of the L.A. artist’s ...

Instant Gratification

The enticing vibes of good live music lured me to Disneyland's Tomorrowland Terrace. There I saw Instant Replay rocking out to the ’70s and ’80s with nods to other eras and genres. My first impression ...

The Break-Dancing Horse

Before taking the stage, Trophy Wife treated their fans to the music video premiere of “Move to the Desert” at Bar Pink. Attendees included the video's director, comic book artist Jeremy Cox. A highlight of ...

Eight Rising Stars

Covering dance, club, R&B, and hip-hop favorites from the past three decades, Rising Star wowed a diverse crowd at Viejas Casino's Dreamcatcher Lounge. The vocalists of this San Diego-based octet opened the show dressed as ...

Friendly Fires Ablaze

U.K. alt-pop trio Friendly Fires jolted the sold-out crowd at the Casbah from the dreamy shoe-gaze spell put on by their opening bands. Starting with the infectious disco beat of "Lovesick," vocalist-programmer Ed Macfarlane, guitarist ...

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