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Live Review & Photos: M. Ward and Nice as Fuck at the Belly Up, July 12, 2016

M. Ward at the Belly Up

Jenny Lewis’ new band brought out M. Ward’s inner rocker

The Owl and Bear Podcast: April 2016

The Regrettes

April’s podcast includes The Regrettes, Wild Powwers, Iggy Pop, and Kanye West

Live Photos: She & Him and Tilly & the Wall at Open Air Theatre, June 21, 2013

She and Him Zooey Deschanel M. Ward

Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward took San Diego to school

She & Him Speak Volumes

Photo credit: Sam Jones

The retro-pop duo will release ‘Volume 3’ on May 7

Live Review: Andrew Bird at Spreckels Theatre, August 11, 2012

The talented troubadour brought his signature sound to San Diego

Live Review: M. Ward at the Belly Up, April 16, 2012

The Portland songwriter made a long-overdue stop in San Diego

The Owl and Bear Podcast vol. 165

And you start with the heavy breathing

Poetic Memory: JBM (List)

JBM will open for AA Bondy at the Casbah on September 1.

Review: The Avett Brothers – I and Love and You

I and Love and You

The Avett Brothers are all about feeling. On Emotionalism, their last proper full length, the Avetts certainly didn’t shy away from feeling; they celebrated it. The songs from Emotionalism were mostly led by banjo, upright bass, occasional strings and the just-twangy-enough vocals of one or both brothers. Everything about that setup said these guys were […]

She & Him – “Why Do You Let Me Stay Here?” (Video)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel

(500) Days of Summer is a formulaic, twee romantic comedy masquerading as an iconoclastic rethinking of the date movie designed to lure in unsuspecting hipsters by flattering their self-perceived sophistication and esoteric musical taste (“You like the Smiths?“) that ultimately perpetuates the same silly, shallow, and juvenile worldview it claims to transcend, and, in doing […]

Stream M. Ward’s Entire Forthcoming Album, ‘Hold Time’

The songs of singer-guitarist M. Ward seem to drift in on the crackling radio waves of a distant time. Warm and intimate, his largely acoustic and usually spare arrangements are a tribute to what Ward sees as the greatest era for American music: the 1950s and early ’60s, when singers like Buddy Holly and Roy […]

Jenny Lewis – Acid Tongue (Review)

Is there no limit to Jenny Lewis’ charm? As front woman of indie-rock stalwarts Rilo Kiley, Lewis has infused each album with her distinctive persona, and in 2006 she and the Watson Twins released Rabbit Fur Coat, a terrific collection of songs that favored Americana-tinged fairy tales over the takeoffs and landings of her usual […]