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Poetic Memory: Nena Anderson (List)

Here at Owl and Bear, we’ve posted a few dozen times about Erika Davies (give or take a couple dozen), citing her raw emotion and incredible voice. That’s why it seems altogether unfair that we’ve only in passing ever mentioned Nena Anderson. Continue reading…

Live Review & Photos: 91X WreX the Halls at Valley View Casino Center, December 11, 2011

Photos by Sylvia Borgo

­91X’s two night sold-out holiday extravaganza, WreX the Halls, took place at Valley View Casino on Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11. Night one featured a nice selection of mostly “mellow” bands, while night two was billed as the “greatest punk rock line up” San Diego has ever seen. Continue reading…

Belly Up’s ‘Banding Together’ Benefit Begins Monday

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The benevolent folks at the Belly Up are no Scrooges when it comes to charity. They’ve done blood and pet food drives (not together) in the past, and Toys for Tots during the holidays, but on Monday, the Solana Beach venue will embark on one of its most ambitious benefits yet.

The Belly Up’s latest effort — an instrument collection for special needs kids — is something altogether unique and perfect for the venue. Dubbed “Banding Together” after the San Diego nonprofit of the same name, the charity drive aims to provide music therapy to children who have disabilities such as autism and Down Syndrome.

Initially envisioned as a one-day concert and collection drive, the venue instead decided to open its doors for an entire week, accepting donations from 12pm to 5pm beginning this Monday, October 24 and ending Friday, October 28. The actual benefit concert will take place at the Belly Up on Tuesday, October 25. Matt Curreri, Michael Tiernan, and Megan Combs will play, and DJ Woods from 94/9 will the emcee the soiree. Continue reading…