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  • Rich Robinson brings new band to KAABOO

    Rich Robinson brings new band to KAABOO

    It's been said for a long time that birds of a feather flock together. And for Rich Robinson, founding guitarist and songwriter of The Black Crowes, he's doubling down on that idiom. The Magpie Salute, Robinson's new 10-piece, (once again) avian-titled band was born of the blues-rock outfit that...

  • Top concerts in San Diego this week (Sept. 11-17)

    Top concerts in San Diego this week (Sept. 11-17)

    Top concerts headed into San Diego this week include Green Day, Black Uhuru and Netsky. 9.11 Quicksand  The NYC post-hardcore vets fronted by Youth of Today and Gorilla Biscuits' Walter Schreifels haven't released music since 1995. Reuniting in 2012 for their first run of shows in 13 years, the...

  • Top concerts this week in San Diego (Sept. 4-10)

    Top concerts headed to San Diego this week include Mary J. Blige, Florida Georgia Line and Stiff Little Fingers. 9.5: Minus The Bear + Deap Vally  The long-running, Seattle-based indie rockers released their sixth studio album, VOIDS, in March. They join forces with L.A. rock duo Deap Vally, which...

  • Groove: September concert calendar

    Groove: September concert calendar

    Top performers coming to San Diego this month include U2 , Glass Animals, Florida Georgia Line, Lil Yachty and OneRepublic. 9.1 OneRepublic  The Colorado-based pop rockers released their fourth studio album, Oh My My, last October. As part of the 16th annual Honda Civic Tour, the quintet hits Chula...

  • Take a spin: September EDM calendar

    Take a spin: September EDM calendar

    Top EDM and DJ shows coming to San Diego this month include Steve Aoki , CRSSD Festival, Dash Berlin and Tramps Like Us. 9.1: Chuckie  Last playing at Parq in July, the Suriname-born, Aruba-based Chuckie (aka Clyde Narain) is synonymous with the "Dirty Dutch" style. Narain paired with Dutch DJ...

  • Top concerts this week (Aug. 28-Sept. 3)

    Top concerts this week (Aug. 28-Sept. 3)

    Top concerts coming to San Diego during the last week of August through Labor Day weekend include One Republic, Kaleo and Dada Life. 8.29 Idina Menzel   Make room for the Broadway superstar, singer and reason every human on earth knows the words to "Frozen's" "Let It Go." She hits San Diego on...

  • St. Paul and The Broken Bones find salvation

    St. Paul and The Broken Bones find salvation

    When thinking of rock and roll hotbeds, Alabama typically isn't the first place that comes to mind. But the Brittany Howard-led Alabama Shakes broke through with their 2013 debut and haven't looked back since. Now, just an hour and a half down the freeway in Birmingham, another southern superpower...

  • On the rise: Sudan Archives

    Newcomer Sudan Archives (born Brittney Parks) is blazing her own trail. The 23-year-old singer grew up in a strict religious Cincinnati household and taught herself how to play the violin. Alongside her twin sister and a stepfather who once worked in the record industry, Parks was slated to be...

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