From January 24th-26th, we’ll be featuring concert photography from our favorite music blogs as part of our SXSW 2012 Photo Competition. Starting Friday, visit our Facebook page to vote on your favorite submissions – the winner will receive a photo pass to cover SXSW 2012 in Austin, TX.

About Owl and Bear:

Based in San Diego, Owl and Bear specializes in national and local music news, reviews, photography, and contests. Owl and Bear is also home to the Internet’s largest archive of free and legal Wilco bootlegs, also known as The Wilco Archive. In 2010 and 2011, Owl and Bear was recognized as one of San Diego’s best music blogs by 944 Magazine, and in 2011, Owl and Bear was nominated for Best Music Blog by San Diego City Beat.


Tristan Loper is a photographer by night for Owl and Bear, and Chief Editor by day. His recent photography includes coverage of Wilco and White Denim, Mini Mansions and Chris Cornell.


Tristan Loper photographed Jail Wedding’s San Diego Music Thing appearance on September 10, 2011 at the Casbah. The original gallery boasts 57 shots of Jail Wedding, Low Volts, Mr. Tube and the Flying Objects, The Nervous Wreckords, and headliners The Donkeys, who dropped “a night of high-energy, enthralling sets.”