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The Owl and Bear Podcast: September 2016

Angel Olsen
Angel Olsen by Amanda Marsalis

If you’ve been paying close attention to the podcast this year, you’ve probably noticed how hard we’ve tried to bring you an eclectic batch of music each month. But this month? This month we’re going to indulge in a whole lot of Owl and Bear comfort tunes. Continue reading…

Big Harp Tour to Support ‘White Hat,’ Play Casbah Tonight

Just a few days ago, L.A. duo Big Harp kicked off their Fall tour opening for Saddle Creek labelmate and former Azure Ray singer Maria Taylor. The twosome is touring to support its new album, White Hat, and they’re celebrating its success by playing shows in the Southwest and Pacific Northwest for the first time ever.

Recorded by Pierre de Reeder (Rilo Kiley), White Hat sees lead singer Chris Senseney drawing inspiration from a variety of influences, including (but not limited to) classic country and folk. On the album, Senseney finds many interesting ways to accommodate his heroes — there are echoes of Townes Van Zandt, Nick Cave, and even Captain Beefheart — but it’s Senseney’s wife/drummer Stefanie Drootin who holds the whole enterprise together.

If their shows are as eclectic or interesting as their recorded work (check out their video for “Everybody Pays,” above), the band’s gig tonight at the Casbah should be a hell of a time. Full list of tour dates is below.

Listen to Neko Case and Nick Cave’s Zombies Cover

Photo credit: Jason Creps

It’s a beautiful thing when stars align.

And so, when it was first announced that Neko Case and Nick Cave — two of the most talented people making music today, period — were going to collaborate on a cover of The Zombies’ classic “She’s Not There” for the season premiere of HBO’s True Blood, we were more than a little excited. We thought we were going to have to wait until the June 26 premiere and/or steal cable to hear the song, but now the wait is over. Continue reading…