San Diego’s Barbarian are winding up their month-long Soda Bar residency. Continue reading…
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Poetic Memory: Theresa Andersson (List)
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: Picastro (List)
MP3: Picastro – “Skullduggery”
Stream: Picastro & Nadja – Fool Redeemer EP
Toronto experimental trio Picastro has released four full-length albums since its 2002 formation, the latest of which is 2009’s Become Secret. This year, the band collaborated with fellow Canadians Nadja on a split called Fool Redemer. Unlike a traditional split album, with side A featuring tracks by one band and side B by another, members of both groups contributed to each otherâ€™s songs, creating a tour de force of atonal experimentation.
Picastro will join Scout Niblett at the Soda Bar on December 5; in anticipation of the show, band leader Liz Hysen sent us a list of her influences. Continue reading…
Interview: Shapes of Future Frames
Shapes of Future Frames may be a new band, but their faces are familiar. Featuring members of local powerhouses Scarlet Symphony and the Old In Out, the band’s epic arrangements and space-age guitar effects have already earned them a reputation as one of San Diego’s most exciting and innovative live acts.
The group recently finished recording their debut EP, The Minds of Tomorrow, Gone Today, and we caught up with band members Jamie Pawloski and Gary Hankins to talk about the record, the importance of brevity, and what an acoustic Shapes might sound like. Continue reading