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Interview & Photos: Empires

Empires by Sylvia Borgo

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

Interview & Photos: Midge Ure

Midge Ure by Sylvia Borgo

Ultravox singer Midge Ure talked to us about the music business, Band Aid 30, his new album, and more

Interview and Photos: The Twilight Sad

The Twilight Sad by Sylvia Borgo

We talked to the Scottish band The Twilight Sad after their M-Theory in-store

Interview: Tristen


Nashville songwriter Tristen will perform at The Loft on Saturday

Video Premiere: Gary Hankins & the Summer Knowledge – “Feelin'”

Gary Hankins & the Summer Knowledge

We present the video from San Diego’s exciting new supergroup

Interview: Dan Mangan and Kenton Loewen

Dan Mangan by Sylvia Borgo

We talked to Dan Mangan before his recent Casbah show

Interview: Young Rebel Set

Young Rebel Set

England’s Young Rebel Set talked to us before their recent Casbah show

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