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Album Review: George Ezra – “Wanted on Voyage”

The "Budapest" singer-songwriter releases an impressive debut

George Ezra - Wanted On Voyage

Chances are you’ve already heard George Ezra’s breakout single, “Budapest,” a minimalist love song that lures you in with its enchanting subtleties.

The young Brit — whose distinctive, bass-baritone voice may rival that of ’90s-era band Crash Test Dummies — played the international hit to much acclaim on Saturday Night Live and parlayed that buzz into a well-received gig at Coachella in April.

Ezra kicks off his debut album, Wanted on Voyage, with the snappy guitar strum of “Blame It on Me,” which builds like a train picking up steam. In fact, many of the album’s tunes, including “Cassy O’” and “Did You Hear the Rain?” — a blues romp you can imagine belonging in a Tarantino western — follow a similar trajectory, mounting from “foot stomps and clicks and claps” to driving guitar and gospel choirs. Continue reading…

Live Photos: Glass Animals at the Observatory, May 19, 2015

The English band cranked up the peanut butter vibes in San Diego

Glass Animals

Photos by Jade Park

Headlining an already sold-out tour across North America in support of their debut album Zaba, Glass Animals are already at the head of the pack in the indie genre game. Continue reading…

Interview: Life In Film

We talked to Life In Film before their recent show with the Wombats

Life in Film by Sylvia Borgo

Life in Film by Sylvia Borgo

MP3: Interview – Life in Film

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O&B’s Sylvia Borgo sat down with soft-spoken Londoners Life In Film before their House of Blues show last week.

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In the interview, Life in Film discuss their recently released album Here It Comes, driving across America and staring out of the car window, and who they would book for their dream summer music festival.

Live Photos: The Wombats, Life in Film, and Cheerleader at House of Blues, May 13, 2015

The Liverpool band staged a British invasion in San Diego

The Wombats

Photos by Jade Park

The Wombats proved that the British invasion was far from over on Wednesday as they won over the mostly young House of Blues crowd with their catchy hits. Continue reading…


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