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Live Photos: The Cure and The Twilight Sad at Sleep Train Amphitheater, May 20, 2016


The two bands played a sold-out show in Chula Vista



Live Photos: The Struts at House of Blues San Diego, March 30, 2016


The Struts by Sylvia Borgo

The British glam rockers put on a high-energy show at House of Blues



Live Review & Photos: Vance Joy and Elle King at The Balboa Theater, February 29, 2016


Vance Joy by Sylvia Borgo

The two songwriters put on very different performances at The Balboa Theatre



Live Review and Photos: Culture Club at Pechanga Casino, February 19, 2016


Culture Club by Garcia Borgo Photography

Boy George vamped like a champ at Pechanga Casino



Live Review: Glen Hansard at Walt Disney Concert Hall, November 9, 2015


Glen Hansard performing with Marketa Irglova in 2010

Glen Hansard turned on the waterworks in L.A.



Interview & Photos: Frank Turner


Frank Turner by Sylvia Borgo

O&B contributor Sylvia Borgo chatted with Frank Turner before his House of Blues show



Live Review & Photos: Hozier at the Open Air Theatre, October 15, 2015


Hozier by Sylvia Borgo

Hozier fans swooned at SDSU



Interview: Ash


Ash by Sylvia Borgo

Sylvia Borgo spoke with Irish trio Ash before their recent Music Box show



Live Review and Photos: Paul Weller and The Villagers at The Observatory North Park, October 6, 2015


Paul Weller by Sylvia Borgo

The Modfather brought the hits — and his impeccable style — to San Diego



Interview: Strange Talk


The synthpop band plays Soda Bar on October 20



Live Review & Photos: Duran Duran at SDSU Open Air Theatre, September 27, 2015


Duran Duran by Sylvia Borgo

Duran Duran got wild for the super blood moon



Live Review and Photos: Foo Fighters at Sleep Train Amphitheatre, September 24, 2015


Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters by Sylvia Borgo

Dave Grohl kept the Foo Fighters energy high at the band’s recent Sleep train show



Live Review and Photos: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats and The Blue Rider at Soda Bar, September 12, 2015


Nathaniel Rateliff by Sylvia Borgo

Nathaniel Rateliff had the Soda Bar crowd singing, shouting, and stomping along



Live Review and Photos: Atlas Genius and Dreamers at House of Blues San Diego, September 2, 2015


Atlas Genius by Sylvia Borgo

Atlas Genius played an energetic set to a captivated House of Blues crowd



Interview: Atlas Genius


Atlas Genius by Paley Fairman

The Australian band will play House of Blues on September 2



Live Review and Photos: Tame Impala at the Observatory North Park, August 4, 2015


Tame Impala by Sylvia Borgo

Australia’s Tame Impala brought great music and visuals to North Park



Live Review and Interview: Spandau Ballet at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay, July 30, 2015


Spandau Ballet

The 80’s mega band played to a charmed Humphreys crowd



Interview: Dreamers


MP3: Interview – Dreamers [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Owl and Bear contributor Sylvia Borgo sat down with the three members of Brooklyn band Dreamers before their recent House of Blues show. 



Interview: Life In Film


Life in Film by Sylvia Borgo

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



Interview & Photos: Empires


Empires by Sylvia Borgo

Sylvia Borgo recently spoke with Tom Conrad and Mike Steger of the Chicago ban Empires



Live Review and Photos: Cold War Kids at the Observatory North Park, February 25, 2015


Cold War Kids brought a crowd of teenages to the Observatory North Park



Live Review and Photos: Gregory Alan Isakov, February 22, 2015 at The Irenic


Gregory Alan Isakov played to a rapt Irenic



Video: Hey Rosetta! – “What Arrows”


Hey Rosetta

Canadian septet Hey Rosetta! will play the Soda Bar on March 10



Live Review & Photos: Catfish and The Bottlemen at the Merrow, February 8, 2015


Catfish and the Bottlemen by Sylvia Borgo

Welsh quartet Catfish and The Bottlemen whipped fans into a frenzy