Owl and Bear’s Top 13 Posts of 2013

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Which Owl and Bear posts got the most clicks in 2013?

Photo credit: Chris Maroulakos

Photo credit: Chris Maroulakos

Live Photos: Suicide Girls Blackheart Burlesque at House of Blues, October 27, 2013 – O&B managing editor Chris Maroulakos took one for the team and shot photos of scantily clad women dressed up in nerdy outfits. What a jerk.

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Owl and Bear’s Best Albums of 2012 – Lists are big-time click bait. That’s why we’re not doing them anymore…effective, uh, tomorrow.

Silent Misogyny: The Silent Comedy’s New Video Does Women Wrong – The San Diego band’s clumsy attempt at exploiting addressing sexual violence resulted in the most misogynistic video since Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines.”

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Live Review: Lucinda Williams and Doug Pettibone at the Belly Up, January 9, 2013 – Damn, Lucinda Williams is good. I’m still thinking about this show.

Photo credit: Dusdin Condren

Photo credit: Dusdin Condren

Interview: Califone’s Tim Rutili – Tim Rutili, a.k.a. Califone, put out one of the best records of 2013 — and also treated us to this wide-ranging, intimate interview.

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Interview: Toad the Wet Sprocket – O&B’s very own Toad überfan Webb Valarezo interviewed the Santa Barbara band.

Video Premiere: Gayle Skidmore – “Little Bird” – We premiered the video for “Little Bird,” by San Diego mega-talent Gayle Skidmore.

Video Premiere: Old Man Wizard – “Traveller’s Lament” – Four words: manic pixie dream girl.

Photo credit: Alex Matthews

Photo credit: Alex Matthews

Live Review and Photos: Rockstar Mayhem Festival at San Manuel Amphitheater, June 19, 2013 – Photographer Alex Matthews did this marathon shoot in 108-degree sun.

Photo credit: Sylvia Borgo

Photo credit: Sylvia Borgo

Live Review & Photos: Scott Weiland and The Rouge at House of Blues, June 4, 2013 – We revealed the unsavory truth about the former Stone Temple Pilots singer: he’s a human turd.

Photo credit: Hutton Marshall

Photo credit: Hutton Marshall

Live Review: Kurt Vile and the Violators at the Casbah, April 12, 2013 – Hutton Marshall determined once and for all that Kurt Vile does not suck.

Photo credit: Sylvia Borgo

Photo credit: Sylvia Borgo

Interview & Photos: Cage the Elephant – Sylvia Borgo sat down with Brad Shultz from the fast-rising Kentucky band.

Photo credit: Chris Maroulakos

Photo credit: Chris Maroulakos

Live Review & Photos: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds at Balboa Theatre, April 16, 2013 – The scabrous songwriter brought the brimstone to Balboa.

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Honorable Mention: Photos: San Diego Pride Parade 2013 – With Obama’s refusal to enforce DOMA, the destruction of Prop 8, and the end of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” 2013 was a banner year for LGBT rights, which made for an ultra-celebratory parade.



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