Author Archive

The Owl and Bear Podcast: July 2016


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 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 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


Jenny Lewis soared while Beck bored in Houston, TX

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


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

Live Review: Tegan and Sara at Warehouse Live, March 15, 2013 (Houston)

Tegan and Sara

The sister act brought the love to Houston

Live Review: Sharon Van Etten at Fitzgerald’s, November 1, 2012 (Houston)

The New Jersey songwriter’s Texas show balanced skill and spookiness