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Live Photos: Thao and the Get Down Stay Down at the Belly Up, April 28, 2016

The band returned to San Diego more confident than ever

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down

Photos by Chris Maroulakos

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down unleashed their singular sound at the Belly Up on Thursday. Continue reading…

Film Review: Sing Street

John Carney's new coming-of-age film strikes a chord

Sing Street

We’re all dealt certain cards in life. And some of us get better hands than others. The difference in how things pan out is based on how you play your hand. Continue reading…

Live Review: The Milk Carton Kids at Cullen Performance Hall (Houston, TX), April 15, 2016

The band delivered traditional bluegrass with charming flourishes

The Milk Carton Kids

The Milk Carton Kids don’t come on stage with much — two acoustic guitars, a vintage mic, and a conspicuous medicine bag. The whole show, you wonder what tricks they are going to pull out of it. Continue reading…

San Diego: Win Tickets to See “Sing Street” Early and for Free

See a free advance screening at AMC Mission Valley on 4/19

Music and film fans alike fondly remember the 2006 drama Once. The movie, which depicted the musical and emotional relationship that developed between an Irish busker and a Czech pianist, made stars out of its two leads and won a Best Original Song Oscar for the sweeping ballad “Falling Slowly.”

That film’s director, John Carney, is now set to unspool his latest cinematic ode to the power of music, Sing Street. Here’s the description: Continue reading…


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San Diego: Win Tickets to See “Sing Street” Early and for Free

See a free advance screening at AMC Mission Valley on 4/19…

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Live Review & Photos: CityBeat Festival of Beers 2016

San Diegans gathered in North Park to enjoy local band and breweries…

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Andrew Bird
Live Review: Andrew Bird at the Music Box, May 13, 2016

The minstrel and his band battled jet lag in San Diego…

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Frank Turner by Sylvia Borgo
Interview & Photos: Frank Turner

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

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The Owl and Bear Podcast: May 2016

Our new podcast includes tracks by Céu, Courtney Barnett, Frightened Rabbit, and more…

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