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Interview: Better Than Ezra

Better than Ezra by Sylvia Borgo

Louisiana’s Better Than Ezra sat down with us before their recent Belly Up show

Interview: The Soft White Sixties

The Soft White Sixties by Sylvia Borgo

The San Francisco band plays the Belly Up tonight

Interview: Buddy


We talked to Buddy before recent his San Diego show

Soft Lions Crank Up the ‘Energy’

Soft Lions

The San Diego trio will release its “Earth Energy” EP on June 7

Live Photos and Interview: Nathaniel Rateliff at the Soda Bar, May 23, 2014

Photo by Sylvia Borgo

The Colorado songwriter brought his band to San Diego

Interview: Erik Jourgensen

Erik Jourgensen

The San Diego composer talks about his upcoming film ‘Callejero’

Interview: Rob Allen of Augustines

Photo credit: Votiv

We talked to the band’s drummer before their recent show

Interview: Ash


We spoke to Ash before their 2/1 Casbah show

Interview: Deaf Havana

deaf havana

We spoke to Deaf Havana before their 2/1 Casbah show

Owl and Bear’s Top 13 Posts of 2013


Our most popular posts of the year

Interview & Photos: Cage the Elephant


Cage the Elephant will release a new album on 10/8; check out our interview

Interview & Photos: Little Green Cars

Little Green Cars

Our Outside Lands interview with Little Green Cars

Interview & Photos: The Wild Feathers

The Wild Feathers

Our Outside Lands interview with The Wild Feathers

Interview: Califone’s Tim Rutili

Tim Rutili at the Casbah

We interview the mastermind behind some of the best music around

Interview & Photos: The Paragraphs in Rehearsal

Photos and interview by Sylvia Borgo

San Diego’s The Paragraphs have big plans — for August and beyond

Poetic Memory: The Tablets (List)

The Tablets

Former San Diegan Liz Godoy makes good with her new band

Live Photos and Interview: Adrenaline Mob at Brick by Brick, March 28, 2013

Adrenaline Mob

The supergroup brought the rock to San Diego

Poetic Memory: Venom Suicide

Photos courtesy of SuicideGirls

We wrap up our series of SuicideGirls-themed influence lists

Poetic Memory: Brewin Suicide

Photos courtesy of SuicideGirls

The second in our special series of SuicideGirls-themed influence lists

Poetic Memory: Milloux Suicide

Photos courtesy of SuicideGirls

SuicideGirls will storm San Diego on March 21

Mister Goodnite Rises and Shines

Mister Goodnite

The Mini Mansions side project breathes new life into old soul

Interview: Toad the Wet Sprocket


Not to be confused with Toad of Toad Hall

Poetic Memory: Barbarian (List)

Photo credit: Chris Maroulakos

The San Diego band’s January Soda Bar residency wraps up Monday night

Poetic Memory: Dirty Sirens (List)

Dirty Sirens at the Casbah, December 2012

The band will join Barbarian at the Soda Bar next week