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Video: Hey Rosetta! – “What Arrows”

Hey Rosetta

Canadian septet Hey Rosetta! will play the Soda Bar on March 10

Live Review & Photos: Tears for Fears at the Belly Up, December 9, 2014

Tears for Fears by Sylvia Borgo

The English band played to a sold-out Belly Up

Video: Arcade Fire – Afterlife

Watch Arcade Fire’s latest video from “Reflektor”

Live Review and Photos: Gomez and Hey Rosetta! at the Belly Up, February 21, 2012

Gomez got the Belly Up crowd moving

Poetic Memory: Ha Ha Tonka (List)

This band knows how to put on a show, but they ain’t no clowns

Stream: Two New Tracks From Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire are celebrating the one year anniversary of the Suburbs by releasing a deluxified edition.

Owl and Bear’s Best Albums of 2010

The gang gets hyperbolic…again.

Owl and Bear’s Most Anticipated Albums of 2011

Will 2011 mark the return of the rock star?

Live Review: Dr. Dog with Here We Go Magic at Warehouse Live, November 13, 2010 (Houston, TX)

Dr. Dog treated the crowd at Houston’s Warehouse Live to a tenacious set.

Seabear to Play the Casbah on 10/27 (MP3)

The Icelandic indie-folksters will play the Casbah on October 27.

Contest: Win Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs on Vinyl

Win a copy of Arcade Fire’s new album, The Suburbs, on fancy-pants vinyl.

Review: Los Campesinos! May 11, 2010; San Diego Women’s Club

The Welsh seven-piece brought their energetic twee punk to San Diego.

Vic Chesnutt Talks Life, Death, and ‘At The Cut’ on NPR (MP3)

Vic Chesnutt - At the Cut

At age eighteen, Vic Chesnutt went from a reckless young man to a wheelchair-bound quadriplegic. All of his close family died off by the time he hit 25. He’s struggled with substance abuse. He owes $50,000 in medical bills. And yesterday, the 45-year old songwriter confessed to NPR’s Terry Gross (stream) that he’s tried—unsuccessfully—to kill himself at least four times.

Fanfarlo to Open ‘Reservoir’ 11/24 at the Casbah


Does anyone remember an album called Funeral, released by a then-unknown band called Arcade Fire? I know you’re racking your brain to remember.

The Rest Never Sleep (MP3s)

The Rest

Ontario’s The Rest just signed to Something in Construction records. To celebrate, they’re offering their Walk on Water EP for all to download—free of charge!

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros on Letterman (Video)

Remember that band Ima Robot, who had that catchy song “Dynomite” way back in 2003? Yeah, me neither. However, I won’t be forgetting former Ima singer Alex Ebert and his new band Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros. Talk about a 180: he’s gone from an indie/punk/dance band to a down-home folk collective that makes […]

Poetic Memory: Erika Davies (List)

If you’ve never heard Erika Davies, then you’ve never heard Shakespeare the way it’s meant to be sung. Her jazzy melodies scoop and flutter above delicately strummed ukulele in irresistible and intoxicating fashion. Serving up a cocktail of jazz standards and charming originals, Davies delivers an enchanting performance, anchored by gorgeous vocals and Amelie-esque charm. […]

The Cribs Won’t Be Ignored

The Cribs

Hey scenesters! Post-punk sibling act The Cribs have formally announced the impending release of their fourth album, titled Ignore The Ignorant. The album marks their first release since adding a guitarist by the name of Johnny Marr to their ranks, and was produced and mixed by Nick Launay of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Arcade Fire, and […]

“Wild Things” Make Your Heart Sing

The trailer for Where the Wild Things Are has been released, and it looks terrific. With its refreshingly non-CGI effects and its inspired use of “Wake Up” by Arcade Fire, the preview dazzles the eyes and the ears alike. The movie, directed by the brilliant Spike Jonze from a script he co-wrote with the brilliant […]

Owl and Bear’s Top Albums of 2007

Owl and Bear writers’ favorite albums of 2007.

Review: Arcade Fire w/ LCD Soundsystem; September 21, 2007 at the Hollywood Bowl

Arcade Fire w/ LCD Soundsystem - September 21, 2007

photo by stephparkanie LCD and Arcade Fire; my iPod couldn’t have devised a better 1-2 punch on random. On a brisk night (by southern California standards) in a legendary venue, LCD officially started the party with the addictively repetitive “Yeah” and their sign-off, “New York I Love You.”

Review: Arcade Fire; May 19, 2007 at Chicago Theater

Arcade Fire - May 19, 2007

photo by littlepretty As my two friends and I walked from Union Station to the Chicago Theater on Saturday, I observed to them that the diversity of people in Chicago had lessened to almost nothing as we got closer to the Arcade Fire show; the wide variety of the larger population had narrowed to only […]