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Vans Warped Tour 2018: Highlights from the Final Cross-Country Tour

Vans Warped Tour rolled through town for the final time as a travelling show. Check out the highlights below!


The Spook School at Belgrave Music Hall

The Spook School tore it down at Belgrave Music Hall in Leeds (sponsored by Linda McCartney vegetarian sausages, apparently).


ListenSD Exclusive: Interview with The Garden

Ahead of their show at Leeds’ Headrow House, we sat down with The Garden to talk about their upcoming album, Mirror Might Steal Your Charm.


Cherry Glazerr at Observatory North Park

The best thing about this group is their joyful exuberance; perhaps it’s their youth, but their excitement is palpable. The show made us all thrash together and left the audience with smiles, but it might have had something to do with a full moon directly on the center stage!

(Text by Ty Velasquez)


PINS, Cowtown at Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen

PINS showcased exactly what they’re made of at Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen.


Pitchfork Music Festival Paris 2017: Day 3

The third and final day of Pitchfork Music Festival Paris was rife with talented acts and an enthusiastic audience looking to make the most of their very last day in the Grande Halle.


Pitchfork Music Festival Paris 2017: Day 2

The second day of Pitchfork Music Festival Parisoffered everything from artpop glam-rock to Afro-beat jazz to electronic pop to straight-up funk.


(SANDY) Alex G and Ó at Brudenell Community Room

Showcasing softer and harder sides of songcraft, (Sandy) Alex G entranced a sold-out show at Brudenell Social Club’s brand new Community Room.


INHEAVEN at Brudenell Social Club

INHEAVEN, the newest band bursting onto the indie rock scene, blew apart the Brudenell Social Club.


ListenSD Exclusive: Interview with BABE PUNCH

With spirit and spunk as loud and punchy as their name, Babe Punch want to take the world by storm, and they surely know how to go about it.


Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia 2017: Day 1

Long-named “The Great Psychedelic Capital of Europe,” Liverpool has appropriately been home to the Liverpool Psychfest for six years running. We caught both days this year, and here is a recap of the first.


Chastity Belt at Brudenell Social Club

Doused in blue stage lights, Chastity Belt serenaded the full house at the well-loved Brudenell Social Club in Leeds, England.


ListenSD Exclusive: Interview with Buddha Trixie

Buddha Trixie, a staple of the San Diego local music scene, released their debut album, Stop the Space Age, late last month. Influenced by psychedelic rock, the album goes above and beyond what’s expected of a debut. Buddha Trixie spoke to ListenSD about Stop the Space Age as well as their inspiration and aspirations. 


Sunflower Bean at the Che Cafe

Sunflower Bean took the stage at UCSD’s Che Café Collective on March 25 to celebrate their newly-released album, Human Ceremony, as part of their world tour stretching into September.


The Frights' You Are Going To Hate This Fest at SOMA

Celebrating the release of their sophomore album, San Diego local band The Frights put on the You Are Going to Hate This Fest, named after said album. Featuring a slew of bands, both from in town and out, the fest attracted both new and old fans with the genre of music not deviating far from the classic surf punk one would expect of the town favorites.


Holychild and Nothing Special at The Loft @ UCSD


AWOLNATION at House of Blues

Whether you were an out-of-place parental chaperone, confused and angsty teenager stuck with one, or just out to listen to some good tunes, Wednesday was an evening day get boogie with it at the House of Blues

(Text by Tyler McQuillan)


Buddha Trixie in a Garage

The show was comprised of all San Diego native surf punk bands Beach Goons, Sandy Cheeks, Buddha Trixie, Groms, and Shady Francos, then finished up with the Los Angeles native band Death Lens. 

Jay Som at Brudenell Social Club 

In the midst of their tour across Europe, Jay Som took a stop at the famous Brudenell Social Club in Leeds on their first date in a quick visit to the UK.


Manchester Punk Festival 2018 Highlights + Exclusive Interviews

Independent and inclusive, the third installment of Manchester Punk Festival spread its reach across multiple venues, with a multitude of musical acts and other cultural performances and premieres.


Mild High Club @ Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Taking a break from their tour with collaborative album partners King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Mild High Club took on a sold out Leeds' Brudenell Social Club with their own recipe of psychedelic space sounds.


Sløtface at The Echo LA

Following the release of their highly-anticipated debut album Try Not To Freak Out, Norwegian punk band Sløtface began the U.S. leg of their tour at The Echo in Los Angeles.


together PANGEA and Thee MVPs at Headrow House

Even an almost-empty venue can have a spirit of its own. The lucky 30-odd attendees of the together PANGEA show at the Headrow House were in for a delightful treat.


Japanese Breakfast at Headrow House

In a night of dreamscapes and cosmic sounds, Japanese Breakfast played beautifully to a full house at Headrow House in Leeds.


Pitchfork Music Festival Paris 2017: Day 1

Pitchfork Music Festival Paris 2017 opened with a slew of dynamic musicians on day one of three with an energy sure to last for the entire weekend.


diet cig and The Spook School at Headrow House

With spunk and a jump height possibly comparable to NBA players, Diet Cig brought the Headrow House down last week.


Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia 2017: Day 2

I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect from Leeds band, Weirds. But, DAMN, I was impressed. This and more great bands from Day Two of Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia!

(Text by Rachel Frank)


ListenSD Exclusive: Interview with Yassassin at Liverpool Psychfest 2017

We sat down with Yassassin on the rainy first afternoon of the Liverpool International Festival of Psychedelia to talk about their new EP, Vitamin Y, and the wide range of influences inspiring their art.


Yassassin at Lending Rooms

On a tour around the UK celebrating their latest release, Vitamin Y, alt-rockers Yassassin brought their unique style to Leeds’ intimate Lending Rooms.


Be Well Fest at Rancho Valhalla Nursery

Field Trips‘s Be Well Fest’s goal was not only to raise money for American Foundation for Suicide Prevention–it was to also raise awareness about mental health.


The Regrettes at House of Blues Voodoo Room

Los Angeles sweethearts The Regrettes brought the soul of punk and the golden heart of a goddamn good time to House of Blues San Diego’s compact and intimate Voodoo Room.


Best Coast and Wavves at Observatory North Park

Best Coast vs. Wavves in Summer is Forever II

(Text by Evan Klein)


Girlpool and Bobby T and the Slackers at the Che Cafe

We checked out Girlpool and Bobby T and the Slackers at Che Café in San Diego, California on November 3rd, 2015.


Lavender House Records Present: L.A. Witch, Death Valley Girls and Burning Palms

For those of you in North County needing a new venue to go to or a San Diegans willing to make the trip, Lavender House Records is perfect for watching up and coming artists in a house party environment. Keep checking their website for upcoming shows.

(Text by Lara McCaffrey)


Burger Revolution 2015 at the Stronghold

All around the world this past weekend, Burger Revolution was going strong. From South America to the US to Australia to Europe, intimate gigs lined the globe with the record label’s motto of all-out, casual fun being the theme of every single one.