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.
With their newest track, Stray Monroe establish themselves as “completely different musicians”. In honor of the release of their new single/music video, we spoke to the four components of the San Diego based indie rock band about their new sound, their goals, and risking everything for music.
This summer, Scottish singer/songwriter Kerri Watt released her single, “Old School Love,” and enchanted many by telling the heart-warming story of falling in love the old school way.
Josh Savage is a prime example that determination and courage go a long way when pursuing a dream. Supported only by a love for his craft, the singer/songwriter tours the world, recruiting supporters one living room at a time. You see, this 26 year old tours on request, booking private shows in people’s homes and performing for intimate crowds. This, according to the singer, “allows artists to find their feet and to get an idea of how the industry works before being influenced by someone that’s already in the industry. You can actually be yourself.” (sofarsounds.com) So, in honor of his new single, ‘Ghosts’, coming out a while back — we asked him a few questions.
CAROLINE is a ‘dream pop’ band, as the members like to call it, from San Diego CA. Their story began when, at age 13, lead-singer Caroline Corn began writing poetry. “Oh God, it was super emo, seventh grader poetry,” she admits openly, “but then I realized poetry and lyrics are kind of the same, so I took one of the poems and turned it into a song.” “When your sky is falling down, you know I’ll be around to wipe your tears.”