Author Archive

The Owl and Bear Podcast: September 2016


Angel Olsen

September’s playlist includes Angel Olsen, Lisa Prank, and Nick Cave



The Owl and Bear Podcast: August 2016


Chance the Rapper

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



The Owl and Bear Podcast: July 2016


Mexrissey

Featuring Dinosaur Jr., The Julie Ruin, and Mexrissey



The Owl and Bear Podcast: June 2016


Margo Price

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



The Owl and Bear Podcast: May 2016


Frightened Rabbit

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



Live Review: The Milk Carton Kids at Cullen Performance Hall (Houston, TX), April 15, 2016


The Milk Carton Kids

The band delivered traditional bluegrass with charming flourishes



The Owl and Bear Podcast: April 2016


The Regrettes

April’s podcast includes The Regrettes, Wild Powwers, Iggy Pop, and Kanye West



Live Review: Bleached at Walter’s Downtown (Houston, TX), April 5, 2016


Bleached at Walter’s Downtown (Houston, TX), April 5, 2016

After a shaky start, the band delivered a pleasant but samey set



Live Review: They Might Be Giants at Warehouse Live (Houston, TX), April 1, 2014


They Might Be Giants

The dork-rock veterans provided a safe haven for fans



Live Review: Santigold at House of Blues (Houston, TX), March 21, 2016


Santigold

Santigold persevered at a chaotic Houston, TX show



The Owl and Bear Podcast: March 2016


The Castillians

Featuring Kendrick Lamar, The Castillians, Violent Femmes, and more



The Owl and Bear Podcast: February 2016


PJ Harvey

Tracks by Beirut, PJ Harvey, PWR BTTM, and more



Live Review: Day for Night Festival: Day 2 (Houston, TX)


Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar reigned supreme over the festival’s second night



Live Review: Day for Night Festival: Day 1 (Houston, TX)


Janelle Monáe

Music intersected with art at Houston’s latest festival



Live Review: Metz at Fitzgerdald’s (Houston), August 14, 2015


METZ

Metz played a loud Houston show on their way to San Diego



Live Review: Colin Gilmore at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck (Houston, TX), June 12, 2015


Colin Gilmore

Sunlight in your eyes and a hurricane in your hair



Interview: The Suffers


The Suffers

Drugs are expensive — listen to The Suffers



Live Review: Free Press Summer Fest 2015 (Houston, TX)


Belle and Sebastian

R. Kelly, Belle & Sebastian. St. Vincent, and more came out to play



Live Review: Father John Misty and Luluc at Fitzgerald’s (Houston, TX), April 23, 2015


Father John Misty

The perverse preacher turned the sweaty crowd into believers



Live Review: Punch Brothers and Gabriel Kahane at House of Blues (Houston, TX), April 10, 2015


Punch Brothers

Punch Brothers proved that banjos and mandolins aren’t just meant for barn dances



Live Review: Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014 in Austin, TX


Fun Fun Fun Fest

FFF is safe from corporate festival bloat and pretension — for now



Live Review: Beck and Jenny Lewis at Bayou Music Center (Houston, TX), October 9, 2014


Beck

Jenny Lewis soared while Beck bored in Houston, TX



Live Review: Pixies at Bayou Music Center, February 27, 2014 (Houston)


Pixies

Pixies put on a good show in Houston, but they didn’t need to



Live Review: Thao and the Get Down Stay Down at Fitzgerald’s, March 16, 2013 (Houston)


Thao and the Get Down Stay Down

The band’s inventiveness fell on deaf ears