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Poetic Memory: Theresa Andersson (List)

Photo credit: Miranda Penn Turin

MP3: Theresa Andersson (with Peter Moren) – “What Comes Next”

At Owl and Bear, we’ve written about Theresa Andersson a lot. We’ve praised her inspired live performances, ogled her enchanting music videos, and marveled at footage from her live DVD. What with all that metaphorical ink we’ve spilled about the Swedish-born songwriter, it’s safe to assume that we’re big fans of hers. Continue reading…

Poetic Memory: The Golden Hour (List)

MP3: The Golden Hour – “Go Ahead”

Photography and film people will recognize the inspiration behind The Golden Hour‘s name. According to singer Ashley Buck: Continue reading…

Poetic Memory: Birds & Batteries (List)

MP3: Birds & Batteries – “Squeeze Box” (The Who cover)
MP3: Birds & Batteries – “Strange Kind of Mirror”

Last year, San Francisco’s Birds & Batteries released Panorama, quite possibly their best album yet. Continue reading…

Poetic Memory: KNESSET (List)

Phoenix and Los Angeles-based art rockers KNESSET aren’t coming to San Diego anytime soon, but that certainly doesn’t preclude them from sending us a detailed and most excellent list of great music videos.

KNESSET are kindred spirits with bands like American Analog Set, Camera Obscura, Owen, and Joan of Arc, with whom they share a label in Japan. Songs like “Bitter Hearts” (video above) from KNESSET’s debut LP, Coming of Age, feel just right in a musical rotation that includes the aforementioned company.

The band released Coming of Age in February, and you can buy it now for as little as five bucks on their Bandcamp page. Do check it out — and while you listen, peruse their Poetic Memory (below). It’ll be worth your while. Continue reading…

Leo Kottke to Play Anthology 1/29

Photo credit: Bill Ellison

Acclaimed acoustic guitarist Leo Kottke will play Anthology on January 29.

Kottke, considered a genius in his field, started playing music at a young age, but guitar wasn’t his first choice. The Georgia-based songwriter cut his teeth on the trombone, something that Kottke says he loved, but with which he eventually grew disillusioned: “I never considered that a life in trombone might differ from the one I was imagining…a life lived in hotels, in black suits and skinny ties, Ray-Bans indoors.” Sometime around age fifteen, Kottke intentionally bombed a trombone recital and moved on with his life. Continue reading…