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Live Review: Andrew Bird at the Music Box, May 13, 2016

The minstrel and his band battled jet lag in San Diego

Andrew Bird

Photo credit: Dani Cantó

Since 2003, Andrew Bird has been churning out album after album of sophisticated, American-influenced indie rock. If you’re familiar with his work at all, you know that this is a gross generalization and doesn’t come close to describing what Bird really does. But, as with most musicians who bend genres, his sound is not the easiest thing to slap a label on. Continue reading…

The Owl and Bear Podcast: May 2016

Our new podcast includes tracks by Céu, Courtney Barnett, Frightened Rabbit, and more

Frightened Rabbit

Frightened Rabbit by Chris Maroulakos

Owl and Bear is getting ready for summer vacation by sampling music from all over the globe. Continue reading…

Live Review: Los Lobos and X at the Observatory North Park, May 8, 2016

The two bands proved that being punk and getting older aren't mutually exclusive

Los  Lobos

Los Lobos

“That was an old tune,” said Los Lobos guitarist and singer David Hidalgo after the band wrapped up “Just a Matter of Time,” the soulful ballad off their landmark 1984 album How Will the Wolf Survive? Los Lobos have been playing, touring, and making albums together since 1973, when the group first came together in their native East Los Angeles.

“Well, they’re all old tunes now,” Hidalgo said. Continue reading…

Live Review & Photos: CityBeat Festival of Beers 2016

San Diegans gathered in North Park to enjoy local band and breweries

CityBeat Festival of Beers

Photos by Alex Matthews

The 9th annual CityBeat Festival of Beers was held on Saturday, April 23 on El Cajon Blvd in front of the historic Lafayette Hotel. Continue reading…


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