Scott McDonald

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  • Life In Color: 10 years covered in paint

    Life In Color: 10 years covered in paint

    Life In Color founders Sebastian Solano, Paul Campbell, and twin brothers Lukasz & Patryk Tracz started out as roommates on the Florida State University campus. Initially throwing well-planned house parties, they soon graduated to more and more elaborate gatherings. The foursome had already formed...

  • Top concerts this week (April 17-23)

    Top concerts this week (April 17-23)

    Top concerts in San Diego this week include Snoop Dogg , Clint Black, Pixies and Lil' Wayne. 4.17: Toots & The Maytals The reggae legends return once again to San Diego with indomitable bandleader Frederick "Toots" Hibbert leading the charge. He still brings it like he just turned 34 instead of...

  • Coachella in San Diego: Tennis sails again

    Coachella in San Diego: Tennis sails again

    Now a well-known part of their lore, the debut album from husband and wife pop duo Tennis, 2011's "Cape Dory," was inspired by a months-long sailing trip. And while Alaina Moore and Patrick Riley didn't think their first real crack at songwriting would thrust them into new careers as musicians,...

  • Coachella in San Diego: Little Dragon hits "Season High"

    Coachella in San Diego: Little Dragon hits "Season High"

    It's hard to believe, but Swedish electro-pop quartet Little Dragon turns 21 this year. They're celebrating by releasing their fifth full-length studio album, "Season High" and following it with a world tour that will keep them on the road for most of 2017. The Grammy-nominated band's first tour...

  • Top concerts this week (April 10-16)

    4.10: of Montreal Songwriter and front man Kevin Barnes is still going strong with his Athens, Ga., psych-rock outfit. He released their 14th studio album, "Innocence Reaches," last August. He followed it with the surprise release of an EP, "Rune Husk," earlier this year. 9 p.m. Music Box, 1337...

  • Clean Bandit crosses musical boundaries

    British electronic/classical-crossover trio Clean Bandit continues to amaze. Formed at the prestigious University of Cambridge, the classically trained musicians were preparing for careers ranging from architecture to linguistics when the band first got its footing. Grace Chatto, Jack Patterson,...

  • The Damned hits 40 in stride

    The Damned hits 40 in stride

    Long-running British punks The Damned have built a substantial legacy. As the first UK punk band to release a single, an album, and tour the U.S., they are forever cemented in music history. In addition, they've influenced generations of other musicians from Black Flag and Bad Brains to Green Day...

  • Top concerts this week (April 3-9)

    Top concerts this week (April 3-9)

    There are some great musical performances headed to San Diego including Tiffany, Jeezy, The Head & The Heart, and Green Day. 4.3: Tiffany The '80s "I Think We're Alone Now" singer has continued to write and perform while working in TV and film, even releasing her first full country record, "Rose...

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