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Poetic Memory: The Howls (List)

MP3: The Howls – “Revival”
MP3: The Howls – “Rocky Ground”

San Diego’s The Howls have only been around for a few years, but their reputation already precedes them. Continue reading…

Live Photos: Amy LaVere, Old Tiger, and Trap Gold at Bar Pink, September 9, 2011

MP3: Amy LaVere – “You Can’t Keep Me”
MP3s: Old Tiger – The Definitive Collection EP
Stream: Trap Gold – The Chooser EP

This year’s San Diego Music Thing kicked off on September 9 with a “happy hour” show at Bar Pink put on by SoundDiego, featuring hypnotic pysch-rockers Trap Gold. Continue reading…

Old Tiger Release Live Album, Plan 1/29 Show at Eleven

Photo credit: Michael Klayman

San Diego soul revivalists and YouTube aficionados Old Tiger may be best known for their song “Free” — which features the lyric, “If you want to be free, baby that’s alright” — but sweet assurances aren’t the only thing they’re giving away.

The trio — comprised of vocalist Dustin Longstreth, bassist Matt Philips, and drummer Eric Boone — also have no qualms about sharing their music with you. Just recently, they recorded a live album — mysteriously titled Live — which you can get gratis at their BandCamp page. Last year, the band also gave away their EP, the 3-song Definitive Collection (it’s now available for a mere $3 at the same location). Basically, between the soulful sounds and fan-friendly philosophy, Old Tiger are the band that keeps on giving.

In addition to Live, the Motown/Stax-inspired band is gearing up for another successful year, which they’ll officially kick off January 29 at the curiously named and numbered bar Eleven. If that, combined with the free live album, doesn’t inspire you to get your dancin’ shoes on, Styletones lead singer Stevie Harris, his band the Hi Stax, and Black Hondo will be there too. Though, if you do decide to put on your dancin’ shoes, make sure you tie the laces — we worry about you.