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?
Because certainly the subject matter is never childish, and the issues
addressed usually affect mostly adults. Continue reading

YOU ARE GOING TO HATE THIS FEST 2 – A NIGHT FOR THE BOOKS

Two was the magic number at the long-awaited YAGTHT Fest down at Soma San Diego. Fest number two, two stages, two magic words. What two words could have such an enormous meaning behind them?

If you guessed The Frights, you were right.

You Are Going To Hate This Fest TWO –  let me try and sum it up for you, hour by hour, band by band. Continue reading

BAD KIDS ALBUM RELEASE INTERVIEW

Thought a concert couldn’t happen in a backyard? Ask the overflowing crowd that showed up to support local indie surf-punk band, Bad Kids, and think again.

Just two days ago, the guys of Bad Kids, (Bassist: Arturo Macias, Drummer: Leon Lara, Guitarist: Ray Hamilton, Keys: Chad Boland, and Vocalist: Kalani Lomu) along with Fake Tides, Los Shadows, Instinct, Spooky Cigarette, and T.Rexico threw the wildest and most memorable house show to ever exist in Imperial Beach. Continue reading

SAVE THE SCENE 1/7/17

As all of you should know, California is in a drought, and has been lacking in water for the past few years. This is because we are consuming greater amounts of water than produced, and the San Diego music scene works a lot like that. We have neglected to create new faces onstage, instead depending on the same people and same music, but there’s only so long that can last. Eventually everyone moves on with their lives, rotating through high school, to college, and onward. How can there be a music scene when the music runs out, or when the bodies that had previously crammed into living rooms, churches, and discarded and re-purposed buildings, just to enjoy live music, no longer carry an interest? Once it’s gone, someone is going to have to care enough to rebuild the entire community back up from the ground. This is why we need to plan a sort of intervention, and that’s exactly what was done. Continue reading

“You Gotta Breathe It, Eat It, Shower It, Or Something Like That”- An Interview With Los Shadows

Article written by Autumn McDonald

For San Diego band Los Shadows, it all started with the simple question of: “Do you wanna go to California and do music?” All five members came together from places like Florida all to make music they say is described as surf goth, one member saying, “Yeah, some people call us surf goth…I wouldn’t wanna take it on but, I mean it is what it is.” Continue reading