Fresh Droppings

Live Review and Photos: Patrick Watson and Villagers at the Casbah, June 6, 2015

The Canadian singer-songwriter created a magical atmosphere at the Casbah

Photos by Sylvia Borgo

Photos by Sylvia Borgo

As I was waiting in line at the Casbah to see Patrick Watson, I saw the man himself jauntily skipping to the door while whistling a little tune.  Continue reading… 

Film Review: Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

The Sundance sensation deserves every bit of its praise

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

There’s a scene early in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl where the two attractive young protagonists lock eyes and, sure enough, sparks fly. Continue reading…

Video Premiere: Flaggs – “Take a Ride”

Owl and Bear presents the San Diego band's latest video

Flaggs - Take a Ride

Photo credit: Chris Maroulakos

If an earworm could wear sunglasses and a leather jacket, it would be a Flaggs song. Continue reading…

Live Review: Colin Gilmore at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck (Houston, TX), June 12, 2015

Sunlight in your eyes and a hurricane in your hair

Colin Gilmore

Photo credit: Jim Chapin

Winding down his Southeastern U.S. tour, Colin Gilmore brought his unique brand of Northwest Texas roots rock to McGonigel’s Mucky Duck in Houston last week. Continue reading…