Author: Kyla Rain

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Leticia Jimenez, also known as Spiderbrain on Instagram, is an 18 year old photographer from the San Fernando Valley. Capturing her models with a strong, modern, and sometimes dark energy, Leticia has been quickly gaining the attention of the masses.

It's a Penniback Tour!

This rag-tag team of rockers took to their vans and headed out to Texas for SXSW, where they did a handful of unofficial showcases to spread the word about the label and it’s killer musicians. Seven bands, one Airbnb, and several nights captured on film.

BILLIE EILISH @ THE OBSERVATORY

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.

Leighton Hoey: Film is Not Dead

Leighton Hoey is personally one of my favorite photographers documenting the music scene currently. Her photos always seem to be taken at the exact perfect moment, the energy of the night forever captured on film. If you’ve ever been in the belly of a mosh pit trying to get a good shot, you know it’s pretty much mission impossible. We talked with Leighton about how she first got into photography, touring with Faze Wave, and her tips for concert photography + a gallery of her favorite shots she’s taken!

THE REGRETTES EP RELEASE SHOW

The Regrettes: a (mostly) girl punk band from Los Angeles California that have been taking over the local scene as we know it. Carrying their modern day “riot grrrl” persona, the group consists of lead singer and guitarist, Lydia Night, bassist Sage Chavis, guitarist Genessa Gariano, and drummer Maxx Morando.

STARCRAWLER Debut Album Review

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been practically exploding in anticipation for the debut album from LA rock group, Starcrawler. Let me just get it out there, I attempted to stay up until midnight last night because I was that excited, knowing full well that I had work the next morning. Sadly, I only made it until 10 p.m. before I fell asleep. Anticlimactic, I know. But waking up this morning and realizing that it was out made up for everything, and for the first time in 2018 I started the day off the right way. 

EYES OPEN NO FEAR – The Girls of Penniback: Stephanie Loza

Penniback Records is an independent music label based in Los Angeles, and is currently producing some of the most involved and notable names in California’s local music scene. They have some powerful and inspiring women among their ranks, and this series is about them, all of the amazing ladies that make Penniback Records possible. They’re sound engineers, promoters, artists, musicians, but most of all, they’re activists.

Print In The Digital Era (An Interview)

We live in a digital era where the future is online and available to us in an instant. The majority of our news today comes with the glow of a screen at the convenience of our fingertips, but with that said, where can we find the future of print? Newspapers, magazines and publishing companies all over the world are constantly being challenged by the latest technology; which presents the question, “is the future paperless?”

"Eat Your Greens" – An Interview with FENG SUAVE

The Amsterdam based group, “Feng Suave” have been quickly making a name for themselves and their psych pop/soul music. In this interview we talked about politics, the story behind Noche Oscura, karaoke, and so much more. I first came upon their music in the middle of one of my classes, and let me just say I melted in my seat. The soulful vocals and smooth bass line stole my heart from the first seconds, and I know it will do the same for you. Keep reading to learn more about this iconic duo and the magic they make.