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Live Review & Photos: Kaaboo Del Mar 2015

No Doubt
Photos by Alex Matthews

The first annual KAABOO Del Mar festival was held on September 18-20 at the Del Mar Racetrack and Fairgrounds. An absolute aural and visual spectacle, this brand new addition to San Diego’s vibrant musical landscape was an ambitious project to say the least. Continue reading…

Live Review & Photos: Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, August 10-12, 2012, San Francisco

Metallica at Outside Lands Festival 2012 – all photos by Sylvia Borgo

The Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park featured many indie rock up-and-comers, as well as established acts like Neil Young, Metallica, and Stevie Wonder. Continue reading…

Owl and Bear’s Best Lists of 2011

“You are what you love, not what loves you.” That memorable line from Adaptation may have referred to romantic love, specifically the unrequited variety, but its implications run deeper. Continue reading…

Poetic Memory: Fitz and the Tantrums (List)

Dont Gotta Work It Out (Live) by Fitz and The Tantrums

By now, Fitz and the Tantrums don’t need much in the way of an introduction. The LA musicians made a big splash last year thanks to their dance-tastic debut, Pickin’ Up The Pieces, and its triumphant mix of soul, pop, and rock. They’ve also earned a reputation for putting on fantastic live shows, and their performance tomorrow at the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla should add yet another notch to what’s becoming a very large belt.

Of course, traveling around the world and performing can also involve a lot of downtime. We spoke with fetching vocalist Noelle Scaggs about the songs that keep her inspired on the road. You can check out her genre-hopping list below. Continue reading…

Live Video & Photos: April Smith and the Great Picture Show at M-Theory Records, April 25, 2011

April Smith and the Great Picture Show brought their swinging, old-timey pop to M-Theory Records on Monday. The New Jersey native and her band were surprised by the big turnout at the Mission Hills store, but they shouldn’t have been. Anybody who has heard their excellent album Songs For A Sinking Ship is most likely a fan, and hearing Smith belt those notes in a live setting was clearly an offer San Diegans couldn’t refuse.

Of course, seeing as how Smith and Co. just finished a tour opening for Fitz and the Tantrums, it’s safe to assume that Monday’s crowd wasn’t the biggest they’d ever played for. But that didn’t stop them from launching into renditions of songs like “Colors,” “Terrible Things,” and “Drop Dead Gorgeous” with enough gleeful energy to fill an arena.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words and a video is worth a thousand pictures — but we’re bloggers, not mathematicians, so we’ve got both for you. Check out the video for “Colors” above and the pictures of April Smith and the Great Picture Show below, which should tide you over until the next time they come to town. Continue reading…