Article written by Kyla Wyllie Photography by Annika Cimas Lobster Party is a well known, local indie band that has been rocking the venues of San Diego for years. Now, post breakup and reunion, we sat down with them to talk about future music, major influences, kissing on stage, and yet another departure? This is our first uncut & unedited interview, so sit back, read on, and enjoy.
Article written by Kyla Wyllie One of the many talented groups to come out of Play-Yah Records, Dylan Earl & The Reasons Why add a smooth and country-esque tone to the diverse recordings that take place in Los Angeles’ very own Route 2 Studios. The band’s single, “Blessing in Disguise,” spills it’s western twang into the, previously unreleased, music video (directed by Christopher Macken and produced by Play Yah Records’ Zachary Mouton.)
Article written by Kyla Wyllie Music is an ever evolving idea that every person has the ability to change, the question is, will you? We had the privilege to sit down and talk with Billy Changer, a new aged musician with a vision for the future. Get ready world, as a wise man once said, “we’re going to Billy Change you.” Being exposed to some of the greats, such as The Rolling Stones and Hawkwind, at a very young age, Billy’s musical inspirations started early. “My dad has been a rocker all his life, I thank him for showing me good psychedelic music when I was young.” Billy opens up to us, saying that even though his dad wasn’t perfect in a sense, he did have a huge impact on his interest in music. “My parents did want me to play, they put me in guitar lessons at the community center, and that’s kind of how I got started.”
Article co-written by Kyla Wyllie and Autumn McDonald Photography by Annika Cimas Have you ever wondered what goes into planning a music festival? They don’t just happen like that, it takes months of planning and dedication. We were fortunate enough to be invited to cover the first ever Frick It Fest, put on by concert enthusiast Emily LaBlond and local music producer and musician, Ross Martin (guitarist for the band Essex Class). Recreational concert venue through the week, and modern church on Sundays, The Irenic serves as common stomping ground for a surplus of contrasting personalities. In relation, the lineup for this show consisted of several different genres of music, such as indie, rock, and pop punk.