LA Counter Culture is a Los Angeles based art show dedicated to promoting original teen art and music. On March 11, LA Counter Culture hosted a second show at The Vortex, a converted warehouse just south of downtown LA. A number of bands performed, including The Ombrés, Sitting on Stacy, Murky Blue, and The Blank Minds.
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.
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
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.”
Moments in time that many just look over and dismiss as a fleeting feeling, German photographer Josh Kern has captured our attention with his awe-inspiring images on film. Some may overlook these feelings in the moment, move on to the next face, the next motion, the next word that seems to distract from the importance of this second, of right now. We live our lives too fast to realize the emotion and reality in everyday. I am forever envious of people like Josh, who are able to stop, realize, and snap a photo.
Here’s a collection of some of his favorite pieces paired with a song that captures the energy. Continue reading
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
Upon the release of their new EP, “Fill My Fridge,“ local band Effe Emme invited us to cover their show at the Chè Cafè. The lineup consisted of Wet Dream, FLAKES, The Shivs, Creature Canyon, Pueblo, and of course, Effe Emme. Although a small venue, the energy of the night was spilling out the door, with crowd surfers, mosh circles, and even people swinging from the rafters. We put together a short video of the night, featuring the song “Say Something” off the new EP, available now on Bandcamp!