“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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“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

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

“THE STRAY MONROE SHOW” – An Interview With The Members & Review of Their Debut EP

On March 11th, I had the privilege of talking to the boys who are a part of the indie band from San Diego called, “Stray Monroe,” about their first EP release. The members include: Blake Imperl, 22 (Lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Adam Hakes, 24 (Lead guitar and vocals), Brett Kelly, 19 (Bass guitar) and Colin Croft, 21, who plays the drums. To get to know the boys a little bit better, I asked them all for “one really funny child hood memory.”

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“Human Emotion in Something Tangible” – An Interview With Max Greenhalgh of The Thens

Formerly known as “Adult Films,” Inspired and the Sleep’s Max Greenhalgh and Bryce Outcault are back at it with a new name: The Thens. We were able to talk with them briefly after the second edition of You Are Going To Hate This Fest, thrown by The Frights at Soma San Diego.
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“Just Live Energy” – An Interview With The Members Of Be All End All

Yes, another interview from this past GRL PWR Fest at The Irenic, we were able to talk with the members of Be All End All after their set. Not only lively onstage, the group humored and welcomed us backstage for the interview. Read on to find out more about defining moments in the bands career thus far, future plans, and tater-tots?

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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