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Poetic Memory: The Black Sands (List)

If you’ve ever seen The Heavy Guilt play — and, given the group’s knack for drawing big crowds around town, chances are you have — you’ve probably noticed songwriter/multi-instumentalist Al Howard. Continue reading…

Owl and Bear’s Best Albums of 2011

2011 was a mixed bag. Established acts like Radiohead and The Strokes dropped duds on trusting fans, while middle-of-the-road acts like The Drums and Hunx and His Punx raised the bar with surprising sophomore efforts. Floundering bands like Iron & Wine and The Dodos made welcome returns to glory, while others merely treaded water (see She and Him’s Christmas album or MGMT’s “mix tape.”) Continue reading…

Live Review & Photos: Chris Cornell and Craig Wedren at Balboa Theatre, December 17, 2011

Photos by Sylvia Borgo

Stream: Chris Cornell – “Cleaning my Gun” (from Songbook)
MP3: Craig Wedren – “I Know”

At San Diego’s Balboa Theatre on Saturday, Chris Cornell told the audience, “No matter what happens, I play for a really long time.” Continue reading…