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Live Review & Photos: Tegan and Sara at the Observatory North Park, September 25, 2016

The indie-pop duo played a flawless show in North Park

Tegan and Sara

Photos by Chris Maroulakos

Most musicians would be thrilled to write even one song with an unforgettable melody and poignant lyrics that burrow into the listener’s heart as deeply as their ears. Tegan and Sara have written hundreds. Continue reading…

Live Photos: Sigur Rós at Copley Symphony Hall, September 23, 2016

Sigur Rós' show searched for light in the darkness

Sigur Rós

Icelandic post-rockers Sigur Rós played a dark set at Copley Symphony Hall on Friday — in more ways than one. Continue reading…

Live Photos: Local Natives and Charlotte Day Wilson at Observatory North Park, September 15, 2016

Local Natives never let the energy lag at their recent San Diego show

Local Natives

Photos by Andy Bartotto

Hitting the stage a week after their third studio album, Sunlit Youth, was released, Local Natives kicked off the night with a pair of new songs: “Past Lives,” followed by “Psycho Lovers.” Continue reading…

The Owl and Bear Podcast: September 2016

September's playlist includes Angel Olsen, Lisa Prank, and Nick Cave

Angel Olsen

Angel Olsen by Amanda Marsalis

If you’ve been paying close attention to the podcast this year, you’ve probably noticed how hard we’ve tried to bring you an eclectic batch of music each month. But this month? This month we’re going to indulge in a whole lot of Owl and Bear comfort tunes. Continue reading…


Toad the Wet Sprocket
Toad the Wet Sprocket Conquer Their “Fear”

The band will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its album "Fear" in San Diego…

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

The show so nice it sold out twice…

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Prophets of Rage
Live Review & Photos: Prophets of Rage at Sleep Train Amphitheatre, October 15, 2016

Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill joined forces…

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Star Wars Burlesque
Live Photos & Interview: “Star Girls” Burlesque

Is Star Wars mixed with burlesque something you'd be interested in?…

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Regina Spektor
The Owl and Bear Podcast: October 2016

This month's podcast includes Regina Spektor, Kishi Bashi, and more…

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