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Sleepyhead gets it’s first review!

Bears and Lions, oh my! The duo (who dress like the erstwhile creatures) have a brand new EP of two songs, “Sleepyhead” and “Depot Park.” If you like Wilco but wished they skewed more for kids, you get the general idea of their sound. Still, they make a funky pair. Bears and Lions should be natural enemies, yet they have banded together to make a band.

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4th of July at the University of Florida

The University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications will host the annual celebration at Flavet Field.

“It’s our gift back to the community for Independence Day,” Sue Wagner, the college’s director of community relations, said.

The event begins at 7 p.m. when members of the Bears and Lions band take the stage dressed as wild, fluffy animals.

“I’ve never seen a squirrel play the drums,” Wagner said. “I think that’s pretty amazing.”

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“Jangly, southern-fried guitar-pop songs”

“My introduction to the Florida-based duo Bears and Lions was a couple months back, where a couple dudes dressed up as, yes, a bear and a lion (in ’70s era basketball uniforms, no less), strode up on stage and proceeded to play one of the more goofy sets of songs I’d heard in kids music. Jangly, southern-fried guitar-pop songs about jumping out of airplanes, man’s best friend, and PAN! CAKE! SWEEP! STAKES! (Just listen to “Pancakes” all the way through, trust me.)”

Itty-Bitty Review: We’re a Club in the Woods – Bears and Lions

My introduction to the Florida-based duo Bears and Lions was at Kindiefest a couple years back, where a couple guys dressed up as, yes, a bear and a lion (in ’70s era basketball uniforms, no less), strode up on stage and proceeded to play one of the more goofy sets of songs I’d heard in kids music. Jangly, southern-fried guitar-pop songs about jumping out of airplanes, man’s best friend, and PAN! CAKE! SWEEP! STAKES! (Just listen to “Pancakes” all the way through, trust me.)

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Newborn: Bears and Lions

Wild Animals!
Wild Animals!

There are lots of words and pictures to share from Kindiefest 2013, and I’ll be doing that shortly.  But I didn’t want too much time to pass by before sharing the music from Bears and Lions, a new band from Hollywood, South Carolina.

I think there were other sets that were more popular and frankly better at the industry showcase on Saturday night.  But I’m pretty sure if I polled those of us huddled stage right, the set that had us laughing the most and saying something like, “I have no idea what that was, but it might have been brilliant” was from this duo of two guys dressed up as a bear and a lion wearing basketball uniforms and strumming guitars, telling the story in song of a bear and a lion who… oh, what does it matter?

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