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Live Photos & Interview: “Star Girls” Burlesque

Star Wars Burlesque

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

Toad the Wet Sprocket Conquer Their “Fear”

Toad the Wet Sprocket

The band will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its album “Fear” in San Diego

Interview: George Clinton Keeps Funkin’ Things Up

George Clinton

We spoke with the funk legend ahead of his 6/23 Belly Up show

Interview & Photos: Frank Turner

Frank Turner by Sylvia Borgo

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

Interview: Ash

Ash by Sylvia Borgo

Sylvia Borgo spoke with Irish trio Ash before their recent Music Box show

Interview: Strange Talk

The synthpop band plays Soda Bar on October 20

Interview: Strangers in a Fire (NSFW)

Strangers in a Fire

We talk to the photographers who have San Diego’s musicians stripping bare

Interview: Atlas Genius

Atlas Genius by Paley Fairman

The Australian band will play House of Blues on September 2

Book Review: Clash By Night

We interview the editors of a new poetry anthology inspired by London Calling

Interview: Dreamers

MP3: Interview – Dreamers [audio:owlandbear-dreamers-interview.mp3] Owl and Bear contributor Sylvia Borgo sat down with the three members of Brooklyn band Dreamers before their recent House of Blues show. 

Interview: The Suffers

The Suffers

Drugs are expensive — listen to The Suffers

Interview: Life In Film

Life in Film by Sylvia Borgo

We talked to Life In Film before their recent show with the Wombats

Interview: Diamond Lakes

Diamond Lakes

The local band reveals its influences, aspirations, and favorite cartoons

Interview & Photos: Empires

Empires by Sylvia Borgo

Sylvia Borgo recently spoke with Tom Conrad and Mike Steger of the Chicago ban Empires

Interview & Photos: Midge Ure

Midge Ure by Sylvia Borgo

Ultravox singer Midge Ure talked to us about the music business, Band Aid 30, his new album, and more

Interview and Photos: The Twilight Sad

The Twilight Sad by Sylvia Borgo

We talked to the Scottish band The Twilight Sad after their M-Theory in-store

Interview: Tristen


Nashville songwriter Tristen will perform at The Loft on Saturday

Video Premiere: Gary Hankins & the Summer Knowledge – “Feelin'”

Gary Hankins & the Summer Knowledge

We present the video from San Diego’s exciting new supergroup

Interview: Dan Mangan and Kenton Loewen

Dan Mangan by Sylvia Borgo

We talked to Dan Mangan before his recent Casbah show

Interview: Young Rebel Set

Young Rebel Set

England’s Young Rebel Set talked to us before their recent Casbah show

Interview: Better Than Ezra

Better than Ezra by Sylvia Borgo

Louisiana’s Better Than Ezra sat down with us before their recent Belly Up show

Interview: The Soft White Sixties

The Soft White Sixties by Sylvia Borgo

The San Francisco band plays the Belly Up tonight

Interview: Buddy


We talked to Buddy before recent his San Diego show

Soft Lions Crank Up the ‘Energy’

The San Diego trio will release its “Earth Energy” EP on June 7