Article written by Autumn McDonald Photography by Annika Cimas Before Battle of the Bands on the 27th, Kyla and I interviewed the band Essex Class. You may remember their name from the article, “No Breaks” that Kyla wrote about their one year anniversary, and their brief commentary in the general “The Battle To Play Warped Tour” article. This time around with Essex Class, we asked a few questions about the Battle and their all-around musical performance.
Article written by Kyla Wyllie Photography by Annika Cimas Elisia Savoca, Anthony Minsky, Chris Justo (referred to friends as “Justo”), Steven Arnett, and Hunter Corbisez. These names may be currently meaningless to you, but trust me, you’d do yourself some good to remember them. One of the latest additions to the San Diego music scene, The Casualists, are taking the city by storm, one performance at a time.
Article by Kyla Wyllie Photography by Annika Cimas Warped Tour (n.) – A summer rock festival, circuiting the U.S. since 1995, making it the longest running music festival in all of North America. It is also the biggest traveling music festival in the U.S. Eight fantastic bands got the opportunity to battle for a chance to play Warped Tour 2k16 on the night of May 27. Only one came out on top but all eight acts left everything, and then some, on stage. From the punk, head-banging vibes of Amaya Light to the killer vocals and harmonica solo brought by The Casualists, there was definitely a wide spectrum of talent displayed.
Article Written by Kyla Wyllie Photography by Annika Cimas There’s nothing more “California dreamin’” than being on the open road, traveling from beach town to beach town, perusing the much sought after dream known as rock and roll. However, not many people know what it’s like to just be at the beginning of a musical journey, because the fans only see the silver lining of the artist’s struggles. Before they were the legends we know today, our favorite musical icons started out as local bands/musicians. But what does it mean to be part of the “local scene?” We asked a local San Diego band, Effe Emme, to answer these questions for us.
Passage written by Kyla Wyllie Photography by Annika Cimas Let’s try to “recreate the lucid scene” that local band, Lucia, created at their show April 8th at Soma SD. It was their first show at Soma since the year started, but this group definitely knew how to get the crowed pumped, regardless of the tempo of the song being performed. Even though the spotlight for the night was on Leave The Universe, Lucia made an A1 impression on new listeners, and kept their previous fans wanting more.
Passage written by Kyla Wyllie Photography by Annika Cimas On April 1st, local rock legends, The Snykes, played their last show ever, at Soma San Diego. The following musicians accompanied the trio: Opt Out, Essex Class, The Bash Dogs, and music producer, Jara. The energy that not only the band, but the crowd, put forth was completely insane. Each time a song ended you could hear hundreds of voices chanting the band’s popular catchphrase, “F**k The Snykes,” in anticipation for the next song.