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Live Review & Photos: Lucius and the Cactus Blossoms at the Belly Up, November 19, 2016

Lucius’s performance at the Belly Up was one of the best live performances I’ve ever witnessed.

Photos by Andy Bartotto

Photos by Andy Bartotto

Lucius’s performance at the Belly Up was one of the best live performances I’ve ever witnessed. Continue reading…

Live Review & Photos: Andra Day and Chloe x Halle at Humphreys Concerts By the Bay, November 2, 2016

Andra Day has had a hell of a couple years

andra-day

Photos by Andy Bartotto

Andra Day has had a hell of a couple years: she released her debut album “Cheers to the Fall,” performed at The White House, Grammy’s, BET Awards, Sundance Film Festival, Essence Music Festival, the 2016 Democratic National Convention, and appeared on Jimmy Kimmel live and Good Morning America. Continue reading…

The Owl and Bear Podcast: November 2016

The perfect mix tape for your post-election blues

Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen

Here we are: a week and change out from the election, blinking through the nuclear fallout of America’s ugliest impulses. Some of us were shocked. Some of us were outraged. Some of us were smug. None of it really helps, but we perform these reactions anyway. What else is there to do? Continue reading…

Live Photos: Sleigh Bells at Observatory North Park, November 11, 2016

The noise-pop duo made their long-awaited return to San Diego

Sleigh Bells

Photos by Chris Maroulakos

Lights strobed in fit-inducing flutters. Full-stack amps loomed like monoliths on the stage. Dentist-drill guitar riffs punctured the teeth-rattling low end. Singer Alexis Krauss acted as her own hype man, alternating between delicate falsettos and forceful exclamations. It was wild, it was head-splitting. It was infectious, it was an assault on the senses. It was a Sleigh Bells show, and it was a damn good time. Continue reading…


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