On September 22nd, 2017, Lights, the Canadian alternative synthpop artist released her fourteen song album, “Skin & Earth.” This is the fourth studio album released by Lights and “Skin & Earth” is a culmination of her artistic career, bringing together passion, anger, and energy into one project. As well as an album, in order to combine the music to a story, Lights created the fictional alter ego character, Enalia, in a self written and illustrated comic book. The creativity of combing an album and a comic makes the whole experience of listening to this album other worldly.
Get ready, because you’re going to see a lot more photo galleries from various shows all through the summer. Two weeks ago we covered concert at Soma San Diego, packed full of some of your favorite local artists: Buddha Trixie, Opt Out, Alex Lievanos, Shotgun Leslie, and SD’s latest and greatest addition, Sitting On Stacy. Here are some of the highlights of the night, captured by our favorite photographer, Annika Cimas. (We’re going to be working with Soma a lot more coming up, doing giveaways, posting photo galleries, and setting up camp at the merch tables to sell shirts and patches! Keep an eye out!)
“It’s about the emotion, getting into it and having fun, not trying to prove to anybody that you’re the best band out there.” A while back at Save The Scene, we sat down with Sitting On Stacy to discuss their past, present and, more importantly, future, as a band. Hoyt Yeatman (vocals and guitar), Jeff Demorest (drums) and Kyle Hart (bass) are the three components of the Southern California based alternative band, and all were present except the bassist, who was replaced by Diego Rodriguez for the gig.
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.”
Formerly known as “Adult Films,” Inspired and the Sleep’s Max Greenhalgh and Bryce Outcault are back at it with a new name: The Thens. We were able to talk with them briefly after the second edition of You Are Going To Hate This Fest, thrown by The Frights at Soma San Diego.
This October, all of the ghouls, demons, and other spooks gathered at the Irenic in North Park, San Diego to join The Aquadolls and other local bands for GRL PWR Fest, with a bit of a twist; there was a costume contest, candy and more. We got the opportunity to get to know The Aquadolls on a more personal level with a game of “Who’s Most Likely To…?” with Melissa Brooks, Ryan Fralich, Jacob Brown, and Bella Devroede.