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The Owl and Bear Podcast: November 2016

The perfect mix tape for your post-election blues

Leonard Cohen

Leonard Cohen

Here we are: a week and change out from the election, blinking through the nuclear fallout of America’s ugliest impulses. Some of us were shocked. Some of us were outraged. Some of us were smug. None of it really helps, but we perform these reactions anyway. What else is there to do? Continue reading…

Live Photos: Sleigh Bells at Observatory North Park, November 11, 2016

The noise-pop duo made their long-awaited return to San Diego

Sleigh Bells

Photos by Chris Maroulakos

Lights strobed in fit-inducing flutters. Full-stack amps loomed like monoliths on the stage. Dentist-drill guitar riffs punctured the teeth-rattling low end. Singer Alexis Krauss acted as her own hype man, alternating between delicate falsettos and forceful exclamations. It was wild, it was head-splitting. It was infectious, it was an assault on the senses. It was a Sleigh Bells show, and it was a damn good time. Continue reading…

Video Premiere: Barbarian – “Last Call Withdrawal”

The San Diego band hits the desert

Last Call Withdrawal

San Diego band Barbarian are back with the new video for “Last Call Withdrawal.” Continue reading…

Live Review & Photos: Gwen Stefani at Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, October 30, 2016

An all-O.C. lineup bid a final farewell to Irvine Meadows

Gwen Stefani

Photos by Andy Bartotto

Irvine Meadows held its final concert on Sunday, October 30 with a show headlined by Gwen Stefani and supporting acts Young the Giant and Save Ferris on the line-up. Continue reading…


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