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“A Concert for Nepal” to Benefit Earthquake Victims

A Concert for Nepal

Two large earthquakes struck Nepal in April and May, leaving a death toll of over 15,000 and many more injured. An estimated 450,000 people were displaced and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the Kathmandu Valley were destroyed.

The earthquakes and after-shocks of Nepal rippled their way across continents and struck a chord with local singer-songwriter Steph Johnson, which provoked movement of another kind.

“I wanted to get involved in putting together a benefit for Nepal,” says Johnson. “I imagined myself there and what I would be thinking, about my fate and the world. I would probably feel like the world was coming to an end. I wept for my friends and the people of Nepal.”

With Nepal plucking at her heartstrings, Johnson immediately reached out to local musicians and artists about playing together for a benefit concert. The response? Resounding. Continue reading…

Video Premiere: Soft Lions – “Waitress”

Soft Lions - Waitress

Back in October, we premiered the first music video from one of our favorite local bands, Soft Lions. That video was in support of the trio’s second EP, Earth Energy, which enjoyed plenty of spins in the Owl and Bear offices.

Now Soft Lions are back with another release, and wouldn’t you know, they’ve got another video to go with it. Continue reading…

The Kids in the Hall Get Sketchy in San Diego

The Kids in the Hall

It might be strange for a group of 60-year-old men to refer to themselves as “kids,” but if those men are the comedic legends of The Kids in the Hall, they can call themselves anything they damn well please. And seeing as how those legends will be performing in San Diego on June 3, they can call themselves The Babies in the Womb for all we care. Continue reading…