140 BPM: The Rise Of Grime

140 beats per minute is the preferable tempo for Grime, an underground London genre that is sweeping the U.K. and shaping music charts around the world. It’s often seen as a sub-genre of hip-hop, but veterans and fans see it as something more. Mixed with dubstep, trap, hip hop, and other genres, it draws influence from the distinct UK styles of garage and jungle. Rapping is another significant element, reflecting the times and troubles of inner city life in the U.K. Continue reading

JOSH SAVAGE: LIVE FROM THE LIVING ROOM

Josh Savage is a prime example that determination and courage go a long way when pursuing a dream. Supported only by a love for his craft, the singer/songwriter tours the world, recruiting supporters one living room at a time. You see, this 26 year old tours on request, booking private shows in people’s homes and performing for intimate crowds. This, according to the singer, “allows artists to find their feet and to get an idea of how the industry works before being influenced by someone that’s already in the industry. You can actually be yourself.” (sofarsounds.com)

So, in honor of his new single, ‘Ghosts’, coming out a while back — we asked him a few questions. Continue reading

“Gossamer” – Fashion Jackson EP Release & Review

The EP, “Gossamer,” by Fashion Jackson, (known as the brilliant four member band from Ocean Beach) has a unique mix of tracks that vary from electronic, R&B, and garage punk, to acoustic/indie rock. Each track is different to the other, all while creating this genius fluidity to the release when listening from start to finish. Continue reading

“Stop The Space Age” – Buddha Trixie Album Review

For an album called STOP The Space Age, these songs couldn’t seem to take you further out of the atmosphere. Each one carries a specific & futuristic angle that pushes the audience to stay attentive to every second of swirling vocals and electrifying guitar riffs. The boys of Buddha Trixie seem to have outdone themselves with this one. Continue reading

SOMA PHOTO GALLERY 6/23/17

Get ready, because you’re going to see a lot more photo galleries from various shows all through the summer. Two weeks ago we covered concert at Soma San Diego, packed full of some of your favorite local artists: Buddha Trixie, Opt Out, Alex Lievanos, Shotgun Leslie, and SD’s latest and greatest addition, Sitting On Stacy. Here are some of the highlights of the night, captured by our favorite photographer, Annika Cimas.

(We’re going to be working with Soma a lot more coming up, doing giveaways, posting photo galleries, and setting up camp at the merch tables to sell shirts and patches! Keep an eye out!) Continue reading

“The Next Step” – An Interview With Almost Monday

Almost Monday was first created by Dawson Daughtery and Luke Fabry, and we soon learned how long and how many drummers it took to create this indie rock-surf fusion of a band. Gaining Cole Clisby and Michael Leto for now just over a year, they talk about how this group came to be, archaeology, an EP, and their shared love of performing live on stage. Sitting in the green room with these boys, we listened, talked, and definitely laughed a lot, so let’s dive in. Continue reading

Switching Scenes With Sitting On Stacy

“It’s about the emotion, getting into it and having fun, not trying to prove to anybody that you’re the best band out there.”

A while back at Save The Scene, we sat down with Sitting On Stacy to discuss their past, present and, more importantly, future, as a band. Hoyt Yeatman (vocals and guitar), Jeff Demorest (drums) and Kyle Hart (bass) are the three components of the Southern California based alternative band, and all were present except the bassist, who was replaced by Diego Rodriguez for the gig.

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