It’s getting dark, and his electric guitar pulsates through the walls of Concha Segura theater and onto the freezing November streets of Yecla, a town situated in the South-East of Spain. Juan Saurín, the name behind the strings, is a Yecla native, recognized and admired by his town. In the queue, his old High School teachers, family and friends blend in between teenagers decked head to toe in sleek, black leather. We catch a first glimpse of him, through the gap in the curtains behind the soundboards. He’s sound-checking; in a lunge, hair down, features brimmed with passion for the music he’s making.
Back in September, our friend Zane threw an amazing concert at Queen Bees in North Park. The night showcased the talent of the groups: Los Shadows, Celebrity Crush, and Current Joys! We were fortunate enough to be invited to sell merch and cover the whole show. It was a time I will remember forever, filled with an extensive amount of dancing and new friends. I hope you all experience what I felt with this new video, filmed and edited by Sofie Cohen, an up-and-coming filmmaker from San Diego California. Keep reading to watch the video!
Sleeping with Sirens just finished their Up Close and Personal tour, which was exactly how it sounds. They booked smaller and more intimate venues with minimal lights and close to no big productions. The tour was one month long with 22 dates across the US, kicking off in San Francisco with Chase Atlantic, Palaye Royal, and The White Noise opening. This might be one of my favorite lineups ever. I followed the tour for a total of 5 dates, as well as the pop-up show at Chain Reaction the month previous and the acoustic set and signing at Fingerprints in Long Beach. The beginning of the tour, they started with a bang. The chemistry between all the bands wasn’t quite there yet, but by the end of the tour, they seemed incredibly close, like they’d known each other for years. While following the tour, I met some of my closest friends and got multiple tattoos to remember this amazing show. From crying, to air drumming, to screaming, and to dancing, everything was perfect. I’ve never …
a celebration of the teen eye. a nod to every phase, every rebellious streak, every kiss, tatttoo and religious confession,
shot in may/june/july, developed in september. “we unclip our life jackets and dive under, pushing our hair back.”
Charlotte Cardin, the Canadian electric jazz pop singer released her new six song EP, “Main Girl.” Cardin started her modeling career at age 15 by appearing in advertising campaigns such as Barilá and began her music career in 2013 by becoming a Top 4 finalist in the Canadian singing competition, La Voix. Cardin has been building her own voice in the music scene since the release of her 2016 “Big Boy” EP and her newest “Main Girl” EP is just the beginning of her rise to the main stream music world.
Passage by Zerkalou Last year, most of my friends and I were exiting our high school phase into the idyllic post-adolescence of adulthood, which of course, is strife with malaise, a perpetual confrontation with inadequacies as both artists and people, and ultimately, without proper guidance or assurance whatsoever. As we tried to come to terms with our new, “mature for our age” adult selves, I don’t think we could ignore that we ended up becoming even more like the high schoolers we wanted to be back then. We hung around each other’s houses until 3AM watching movies and laughing, all the while knowing we had our typical minimum wage jobs to run off to a few hours afterwards. We ran around our plastic suburbs and quaint valley towns, taking goofy pictures until the hours became their dim, melancholic blue; and we drifted around the empty city streets in each other’s cars, watching the clementine lights whir by as we tried to set aside the malaise we were all secretly feeling. There were of course, those rare, …
Your presence does not go unacknowledged. No, really. There, on the concrete. The sun was at our feet and it was shaped like crescent moons.