I love using film because it makes you really think about what you want to take a picture of, there is no deleting and once you press that shutter the photo pretty much exists forever. There’s also something nice about not knowing what the photo is going to look like until its developed, it really forces you to trust yourself.
Vulnerable is the the best way I can describe the stage persona of Sloppy Jane: the front woman spewing blue goo from her mouth and proceeding to strip naked in front of the crowd, the presentation of Sloppy Jane is raw, honest, and unapologetic. It’s one of those things that makes you wonder what the hell you just walked into, but is extremely empowering all the same.
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.
Yes, another interview from this past GRL PWR Fest at The Irenic, we were able to talk with the members of Be All End All after their set. Not only lively onstage, the group humored and welcomed us backstage for the interview. Read on to find out more about defining moments in the bands career thus far, future plans, and tater-tots?
Thought a concert couldn’t happen in a backyard? Ask the overflowing crowd that showed up to support local indie surf-punk band, Bad Kids, and think again. Just two days ago, the guys of Bad Kids, (Bassist: Arturo Macias, Drummer: Leon Lara, Guitarist: Ray Hamilton, Keys: Chad Boland, and Vocalist: Kalani Lomu) along with Fake Tides, Los Shadows, Instinct, Spooky Cigarette, and T.Rexico threw the wildest and most memorable house show to ever exist in Imperial Beach.
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.
As all of you should know, California is in a drought, and has been lacking in water for the past few years. This is because we are consuming greater amounts of water than produced, and the San Diego music scene works a lot like that. We have neglected to create new faces onstage, instead depending on the same people and same music, but there’s only so long that can last. Eventually everyone moves on with their lives, rotating through high school, to college, and onward. How can there be a music scene when the music runs out, or when the bodies that had previously crammed into living rooms, churches, and discarded and re-purposed buildings, just to enjoy live music, no longer carry an interest? Once it’s gone, someone is going to have to care enough to rebuild the entire community back up from the ground. This is why we need to plan a sort of intervention, and that’s exactly what was done.
Do you want to attend a show? Are your friends (if any) uninterested? By the looks of it, you may have to walk into the wild, ALONE. However, ne vous inquiétez pas, which means don’t fret or worry, because my guide is going to change your concert going life… forever.