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The Juliana Hatfield Three perform to a modest but devoted crowd March 18 at the Belly Up in Solana Beach. (Photo by Layla Marino)

Review: Juliana Hatfield Three prove they deserve brighter spotlight

Layla Marino April 20, 2015

Even in the 1990s, a period in indie music when there weren’t a lot of limits, Juliana Hatfield checked too many boxes to adhere to just one alt rock genre. Then again, she seemed like the Groucho Marx...

The Dead Kennedys’ raucous show at the Belly Up on Jan. 15 in Solana Beach attracted viral attention online. (Photo by Jesus Ruiz)

Review: Dead Kennedys’ punk style alive and relevant in 2015

Layla Marino February 12, 2015

The Dead Kennedys are a punk band from the 1980s with near legendary status. From their iconic rune-inspired logo to the antics of frenetic frontman Jello Biafra, this loud, hardcore and marginally silly...

Review: Buzzcocks still rock at the Belly Up

Layla Marino September 30, 2014

If the Buzzcocks show at the Belly Up in Solana Beach on Sept. 19 is anything to go by, punk rock is most certainly not dead. There is also, often, a worry with older bands on reunion tours as to whether...

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