“The Day Moon” – An Interview With The Howlies

“What makes us different is that we always try to make each song we create different and original with lyrics and sound. We want our songs to have meaning and texture, we want to set ourselves apart by taking people on a trip with our youth. This album we’re releasing is called, “The Day Moon,” because whenever it’s broad day, or before sunset, there’s a day moon that’s just so beautiful; that acts as a beauty mark in the sky. The vibes you get are too surreal sometimes.” 

A passion that acts as a canvas, we sat down with Nicholas Bodenstadt of The Howlies to talk about the ambitions and idea behind San Diego’s latest “psychedelic surf rock” band.

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“Try Not To Over-Think It” – An Interview With Caroline Corn

CAROLINE is a ‘dream pop’ band, as the members like to call it, from San Diego CA. Their story began when, at age 13, lead-singer Caroline Corn began writing poetry. “Oh God, it was super emo, seventh grader poetry,” she admits openly, “but then I realized poetry and lyrics are kind of the same, so I took one of the poems and turned it into a song.”

“When your sky is falling down, you know I’ll be around to wipe your tears.”

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“Pool Rock” In The Atlanta Scene – An Interview With Lunar Vacation

A while back, we sent over a set of interview questions to Lunar Vacation, a local band shaking up the Atlanta music scene. Read on to get educated on the beginning of the group, their music, future plans, and “pool rock?” All you San Diego “surf rock” musicians take notes.  Continue reading

TWIN PEAKS @ THE IRENIC – A Photo Gallery

On April 20th, the boys of Twin Peaks made a stop at the holy venue known as The Irenic, for the San Diego stop of their tour. Church by day and rock concert by night, The Irenic never seems to disappoint, whether the show be local or just another stop in the US. The latter was the case last Thursday, as Chicago natives, Twin Peaks, were welcomed by a surplus of crowd-surfers and sweaty concert connoisseurs. They headlined the show with Hinds, a lo-fi female group from Madrid. Although we were not able to take photos for the girl’s set, we did snag a photo pass for Twin Peaks. Read more to see the gallery! Continue reading

Downtown Boys @ Soda Bar 4/16/17

A few years ago I found myself asking “Why does listening to
politically and socially conscious music tend to be a phase people
grow out of as they get older?” Is it that the exuberant passion they
once had for it during their more formative years vanished as they
transitioned more into adulthood? Did they just become apathetic?
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Soup Kitchen Rock – An Interview With San Francisco Band, Weird Fun

Weird Fun is, as they like to call it, a “soup kitchen rock,” band from San Francisco CA. The group consists of Mitchell Marinaro (vocals and rhythm guitar), Grace Cardinale (drums), Alex Santana (lead guitar), River Manochio (bass) and Alex Varni (“hype man”). Let me just put out there, on the record, if you haven’t seen this group live, you haven’t been going to the right shows man.  

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“Nowhere To Hide” – An Interview With DESTROY BOYS

Destroy Boys is a garage punk/rock band from Sacramento, California consisting Alexia Roditis with vocals, Ethan Knight on drums, and Violet Mayugba on vocals and guitar. Ethan and Violet have been friends since they were thirteen, but the band officially started in October 2015 when “Alexia and I,” Violet states, “coincidentally happened to meet, and have been making music together ever since.” The band’s passion for music is evident throughout their songs, and paired with with an iconic name, Destroy Boys, there’s no going wrong. Continue reading