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Live Review & Photos: Tolan Shaw, Ki, and Jonny Tarr at the Belly Up, October 30, 2015

Three local bands built on their Kaaboo festival momentum

Jonny Tarr

Jonny Tarr by Alex Matthews

Local musicians Tolan Shaw, Ki, and Jonny Tarr brought a fun night of local music to the always-rocking Belly Up in Solana Beach on Friday, October 30. Continue reading…

Review: The Nervous Wreckords – The Nervous Wreckord (Part 1)

The San Diego band has a new five-song EP

The Nervous Wreckord Part 1

For those who ventured out to the KAABOO festival early enough on day two, they might have caught The Nervous Wreckords during the noon hour on the Tourmaline stage.

The indie-rock band with San Diego roots (frontman Brian Karscig was the guitarist and backing vocalist in Louis XIV) played an inspired set; unfortunately, only about a dozen souls (including this writer) braved the heat of the day to see the band play some old songs from 2013’s Let Them All Talk and 2011’s Valuminium.

The group — which also includes guitarist Dave Keuning and bassist Mark Stoermer (both from The Killers) and drummer Jake Najor (TV on the Radio) — also tried out some new material, which has just been released on the five-song EP, The Nervous Wreckord (Part 1). Continue reading…

Interview & Photos: Frank Turner

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

Frank Turner by Sylvia Borgo

Photos by Sylvia Borgo

MP3: Interview – Frank Turner

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Owl and Bear contributor Sylvia Borgo spoke with British folk punker Frank Turner before his show at the House of Blues. Continue reading… 

Live Review & Photos: Hozier at the Open Air Theatre, October 15, 2015

Hozier fans swooned at SDSU

Hozier by Sylvia Borgo

Photos by Sylvia Borgo

Andrew Hozier-Byrne, a.k.a. Hozier, made fans swoon with his sweet and soulful voice at SDSU’s Open Air Theater on October 15. Continue reading… 


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