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The Owl and Bear Podcast: August 2016

Featuring Chance the Rapper, Car Seat Headrest, Tacocat, and more

Chance the Rapper

We’ve introduced you to lots of great new music this year on the Owl and Bear podcast, but sometimes, an artist is so good that he or she or they deserve a second listen. Continue reading…

Live Review & Photos: Kenny Chesney and Old Dominion at Sleep Train Ampitheatre, August 4, 2016

The country star made his long-awaited return to San Diego

Kenny Chesney

Photos by Andy Bartotto

“The People’s Superstar” Kenny Chesney returned to San Diego County for the first time in eight years last week. His “Spread the Love” tour stopped in Chula Vista for a performance in front a nearly sold-out Sleep Train Amphitheatre. Interesting fact: Each time he’s played the Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, it’s had different venue sponsor (Coors in 2005, Cricket Wireless in 2008). Perhaps his next visit will be in 2018 when the current sponsorship expires. Continue reading…

Live Review & Photos: “Weird Al” Yankovic at Cal Coast Open Air Theatre

The master of parodies put on a wildly entertaining show

Weird Al Yankovic

Photos by Andy Bartotto

It’s all about timing. Imagine if Dr. Demento hadn’t spoken at Alfred Yankovic’s school, where the then-16-year-old handed him a homemade tape. Where would “Weird Al” Yankovic be right now? Continue reading…

Live Review & Photos: Duran Duran and Chic with Nile Rodgers at Sleep Train Ampitheatre, August 2, 2016

The '80s giants were joined by one of the funkiest bands in existence

Duran Duran

Photos by Andy Bartotto

Is it better to catch a band early on their tour, when the songs are fresh and you might get lucky enough to hear some mistakes? Or is it better at the end when all the kinks are worked out? Continue reading…


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