Fresh Droppings

Live Review & Photos: FIDLAR, SWMRS, and The Frights at Observatory North Park, October 28, 2016

The three bands delivered a strong punk-rock punch in North Park


Photos by Andy Bartotto

The “Too Much” tour, headlined by FIDLAR (aka Fuck It Dog, Life’s A Risk), had its opening opening night at the Observatory North Park. The date occurred a little over one year since FIDLAR last played the same venue. Continue reading…

Live Review: Bon Iver at Copley Symphony Hall, October 26, 2016

Justin Vernon has gone from indie rock hermit to EDM guru

Bon Iver

Photo credit: David Hartig

In 2008, a man named Justin Vernon went into a cabin in a remote area of Wisconsin and isolated himself for four months. He emerged with a staggering set of beautiful and tragic songs that would become the Bon Iver album, For Emma, Forever Ago. Continue reading…

Video Premiere: Soft Lions – “Digital Girls”

Soft Lions vie for an indifferent crowd's attention in their latest video

Soft Lions - Digital Girls

Who hasn’t been to a concert where people are more interested in their phones than they are in the musicians? That all-too-common occurrence can be annoying for the band and distracting to the people actually trying to watch the show. But it also makes for a fun music video. Continue reading…

Live Photos: Young the Giant and Ra Ra Riot at House of Blues, October 18, 2016

The show so nice it sold out twice

Young the Giant

Photos by Andy Bartotto

Young the Giant came to San Diego on Tuesday to perform the first of two sold-out nights at House of Blues. Continue reading…


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Live Photos: Sleigh Bells at Observatory North Park, November 11, 2016

The noise-pop duo made their long-awaited return to San Diego…

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Live Review & Photos: Gwen Stefani at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, October 30, 2016

An all-O.C. lineup bid a final farewell to Irvine Meadows…

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Live Photos & Interview: “Star Girls” Burlesque

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The Owl and Bear Podcast: November 2016

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