In terms of local music, there are so many different genre’s out there, it’s as diverse as the world we live in today. I’ve never thought about it in this light, but music is like cooking, some of the most unlikely combinations end up being the new best thing. San Diego band, Waldo, is breaking boundaries and claiming a place in the music scene with their unique and unreplicable sound, which they claim as “spaghetti skhlaw,” and live music mojo.
Article by Kyla Wyllie Local San Diego band, Waldo, decided to erase the fine line separating poetry and music with Gatekeeper Fest, 2016. Waldo told us in their interview (look for release upon later date) that they want poetry to be more involved in the local scene and really “make a party out of it;” that’s exactly what they did. I’ve never been to a local show quite like this one before, thrown in the backyard of bassist Sam Fisher’s house, Gatekeeper Fest was like spending the night in an entirely separate universe. In this world, unlike the one I found myself in upon waking up this morning, sitar players can perform beside indie bands, but only after the open mic poetry has ended and everyone has had a chance to look at all of the handmade jewelry and art on display. (I’m not joking, there was an actual sitar player there, one that wowed everyone I might add.) Not to mention set of Noodle Nose, who closed the night playing a bubble machine?