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.
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.
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 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 …
We captured moments from the Joywave show at The Observatory in Santa Ana, featuring electro-group, KOPPS. Keep reading to see the photo gallery from the show.
In mid January I went on a mini tour with Cleveland punk band, Ricky Hell and The Voidboys. We stopped first in Buffalo, NY where the boys played a house show for some real rockers! From there we spent the day in the van on the way to play the Silent Barn in Brooklyn, NY. On the last day of our trip they recorded at Time Castle, a DIY recording studio in Brooklyn, before heading back to Cleveland. Here are some photos of good times with good friends.
Returning to San Diego after their single release, ‘Heart’, Slow Hollows delivered a hard hitting close for the Thursday night. Supported by Bad Kids and Raener, the crowd swayed from surf-punk to electro-pop between each set.
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.
Article written by Autumn McDonald For San Diego band Los Shadows, it all started with the simple question of: “Do you wanna go to California and do music?” All five members came together from places like Florida all to make music they say is described as surf goth, one member saying, “Yeah, some people call us surf goth…I wouldn’t wanna take it on but, I mean it is what it is.”
Article written by Autumn McDonald Photography by Annika Cimas As Kyla put it in the article, “The First Ever Frick it Fest,” “The members of The Savage Young have unreplicable chemistry that is hard to miss, and shines through in their stage presence.” Lead Singer Wyatt Pendleton told us that the chemistry started when he was in college here in San Diego at Point Loma University, and met drummer Brad Sewell. “I asked Adam Burton if he wanted to be lead guitar in the band and pulled Jordan Brownlee, bass guitarist, and there we are, the four piece, Savage Young.”
Article by Kyla Wyllie Someone tell me what’s in the water at Play-Yah Records, and where can I get some for myself? Yet another band paving the way for girls in music, the San Diego natives of rock band, Be All, End All, recently released their debut music video for their song, “The Single.” Directed by Christopher Macken (who also directed A Blessing In Disguise, by Dylan Earl & The Reasons Why) and produced by Zak Mouton & Ryan Frailich of Play Yah Records, the video follows lead singer Carls Vertongen, who plays an on-duty lifeguard, throughout her day as she is constantly pestered by one of the beach-goers (played by lead guitar, Jack Severson). Switching back and forth between the band and the beach, this music video is not only well made, but entertaining to watch. Now I won’t spoil the plot for you, but lets just say things don’t end well for Severson.