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Shwayze’s California-style concert delayed by California-style traffic

The plaza was glowing from the slowly sinking sun, there were unbuttoned Hawaiian shirts and colorful tribal print skirts everywhere, and just about everyone was smiling and enjoying the warm, late-afternoon air.

Beats, dancing, crowd surfing and chaos at ‘No Big Deal’ concert

The giant room that once hosted Jack Johnson, Sugar Ray, Steve Miller Band, Incubus and Bob Dylan reopened on Thursday night with a series of alternative bands and artists like Cal Poly has never seen.

Sweat, Red Bull and making a difference: Q&A with Awolnation’s Aaron Bruno

Awolnation frontman Aaron Bruno’s grungy, unkempt blond hair — parted perfectly down his scalp — and shiny black shoes with blue-and-white checkered socks matched perfectly with his wide, blue eyes, almost said it all as he took the Recreation Center stage Thursday.

Guayaki Yerba Mate shares a taste of fair trade and culture

In South America, long days take pause as people stop to enjoy the cultural tradition of sharing a yerba mate gourd (a cup made of dehydrated vegetable shells) with friends.

The ‘greatest show-and-tell in the world’ coming to SLO

Allison Montroy Science and the arts are finally friends. All things creative and innovative will be showcased at the first-ever San Luis Obispo Mini Maker Faire on Saturday in Mission Plaza. The fair is a local, “mini” version of…

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Free Comic Book Day!

Captain Nemo Games & Comics co-owner Raymond Hanson started reading comic books as a 6-year-old boy in the Vermont countryside.

Eat, drink, dance and give back at Flavor of SLO

F. McClintock’s, Eureka!Burger or Mo|Tav? Petra or House of Bread? Spike’s or SLO Brewing Co.?

Straight from the soul: Próxima Parada ‘makes you wanna dance’

Allison Montroy Andy Olson raises his drumsticks in the air and looks to his left. “One, two, three, four.” Nick Larson leans in and presses his fingers into the keys of his red instrument, kicking off the song with…

Two bands that will rock SLO

Allison Montroy On one hand, the twangy, confessional rock songs of an indie-rock mainstay. On the other, four confessed bowl-packers’ beach-ready odes to all things chill. For those interested in any of the above shenanigans, two upcoming San Luis Obispo performances…

Here’s a little bit of old school for ya: Party with Aaron Carter at SLO Brew

Allison Montroy The blond, spunky little heartthrob of the ’90s is coming to San Luis Obispo. Aaron Carter, perhaps best known for his 2000 hit single “Aaron’s Party (Come Get It),” has been somewhat off the radar since his…

Postal Service concert takes audience to great heights

Allison Montroy “It’s so weird to say this, but we are The Postal Service.” After saying that statement, Ben Gibbard steadied his guitar, the band started to play and it wasn’t weird at all. Ten years have gone by…