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Live Review & Photos: James Taylor at Valley View Casino Center, June 18, 2016

The songwriter had San Diego in his mind

James Taylor

Photos by Andy Bartotto

James Taylor is not only one of the greatest singer/guitar player/songwriters of all time, but he’s also a great storyteller. Continue reading…

The Owl and Bear Podcast: June 2016

Our June podcast includes Margo Price, Mrs. Magician, The Kills, and more

Margo Price

Margo Price by Angelina Castillo

We’re heading into the heart of summer, but this month, our days are long with darkness rather than light. In response to the massive, horrific, and sadly predictable shootings in Orlando, this podcast features songs that are all about muddling through pain. Continue reading…

Live Review: Eric Bachmann and John Meeks at Soda Bar, June 5, 2016

The Archers of Loaf singer and the San Diego crooner made for a great team

Eric Bachmann

Eric Bachmann by Liz Durrett

North Carolina indie rock icon Eric Bachmann and local dark country crooner John Meeks played one hell of a show at the Soda Bar last Sunday night. Continue reading…

Interview: George Clinton Keeps Funkin’ Things Up

We spoke with the funk legend ahead of his 6/23 Belly Up show

George Clinton

George Clinton may be turning 75 next month, but the funk pioneer certainly isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. In the past two years, he published his memoir Brothas Be, Yo Like George, Ain’t That Funkin’ Kinda Hard On You? — which candidly chronicled his hard-partying life and challenges securing royalties for his music — and released a new Funkadelic album of 33 songs, First Ya Gotta Shake the Gate. Continue reading…


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