It’s a Saturday night at the House of Blues in beautiful Downtown San Diego, as I had the chance to talk to a couple of band members from the San Fran rock band, Hot Flash Heat Wave. I quickly gathered that this group clearly has some kind of dynamic as one, must be because of the fact that the whole crew is a pack of Aries. “We’re allergic to boredom”, they say as they try to explain their creativity.
Men I Trust was genuine and captivating with their performance, keeping the audience relaxed and dancing throughout the night with their relaxed but groovy music.
This rag-tag team of rockers took to their vans and headed out to Texas for SXSW, where they did a handful of unofficial showcases to spread the word about the label and it’s killer musicians. Seven bands, one Airbnb, and several nights captured on film.
From song to stage, the LA based band, ‘Espresso,’ is exciting crowds with their uniquely amped-up and charismatic music. They play with absolute exhilaration that translates into their self-described “spunk” sound. Give them a listen and read on to learn about their music recommendations and occasional table building.
A photo gallery of self acclaimed, ‘Hollywood cyber punk’ group, Girl Pusher. Check out the full gallery from the show.
I left in the late hours of the night feeling more energized than I had when I arrived; a feeling that only arises after a night of letting loose to spectacular, loud, ground-rumbling local music. I could go on, but I’ll let the photos do the rest of the talking.
With a more mature sound rooted in alternative rock with classic 60s undertones, ‘Momentary Vertigo’ sets this local San Diego band apart from the rest.
As the music industry’s rising it-girl, Billie Eilish is quickly becoming a household name. Her “take no shit” attitude and smooth, angelic vocals are just two aspects of this artist’s iconic magnetism, something that even the toughest critics can’t ignore. The 16 year old is already making headlines with the success of her debut album, “Don’t Smile at Me,”
and countless number of sold-out tour dates.
“I could feel it in my teeth.” Journals, scans, tickets & film pics from local gigs.
“Winters of my Youth”, starts off with a slow melody, but soon gives you no room to breathe and makes you want to hop into the center of a mosh pit to just thrash around. With a vibe that combines the angst of SWMRS and the placidity of Mt. Eddy, you can’t help but feel right at home. With lyrics, “Texting you at 2am / Cause I just want to be your friend” and “Waking up at 9am / I start to glance over our texts / Some things were said, some things were read”, BBQ Pope are not only relatable, but catchy and satirical.
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I had the opportunity to do an interview with Vancouver based indie-pop band Leisure Club. Their inclination towards catchy guitar riffs and mellifluous melodies will have you hooked after the first song. First of all, on the record, can you just go through and tell us the names of each member of the band, what they play, and an interesting fact that maybe a lot of people don’t know. Rob – Bass, “I once tied the course record for hole-in-ones (8) at Giggle Ridge, a highly reputable mini-golf establishment just outside of Vancouver.” Graham – Guitar, “I’ve seen the Sasquatch.” Sean – Keyboard, “I thought I saw a Sasquatch once but it was actually my neighbor. I was probably 7 or 8 and it really scared me.” Daniel – Drums, “Once busking on the sidewalk in Magrathea waiting for the answer to the ultimate question of all time, I got lured to join a band, I left and still got the answer: 42.” Jamie – Vocals, “I’m clearly the only person in this band …