“Gossamer” – Fashion Jackson EP Release & Review

The EP, “Gossamer,” by Fashion Jackson, (known as the brilliant four member band from Ocean Beach) has a unique mix of tracks that vary from electronic, R&B, and garage punk, to acoustic/indie rock. Each track is different to the other, all while creating this genius fluidity to the release when listening from start to finish. Continue reading

“Stop The Space Age” – Buddha Trixie Album Review

For an album called STOP The Space Age, these songs couldn’t seem to take you further out of the atmosphere. Each one carries a specific & futuristic angle that pushes the audience to stay attentive to every second of swirling vocals and electrifying guitar riffs. The boys of Buddha Trixie seem to have outdone themselves with this one. Continue reading

SOMA PHOTO GALLERY 6/23/17

Get ready, because you’re going to see a lot more photo galleries from various shows all through the summer. Two weeks ago we covered concert at Soma San Diego, packed full of some of your favorite local artists: Buddha Trixie, Opt Out, Alex Lievanos, Shotgun Leslie, and SD’s latest and greatest addition, Sitting On Stacy. Here are some of the highlights of the night, captured by our favorite photographer, Annika Cimas.

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“The Next Step” – An Interview With Almost Monday

Almost Monday was first created by Dawson Daughtery and Luke Fabry, and we soon learned how long and how many drummers it took to create this indie rock-surf fusion of a band. Gaining Cole Clisby and Michael Leto for now just over a year, they talk about how this group came to be, archaeology, an EP, and their shared love of performing live on stage. Sitting in the green room with these boys, we listened, talked, and definitely laughed a lot, so let’s dive in. Continue reading

Switching Scenes With Sitting On Stacy

“It’s about the emotion, getting into it and having fun, not trying to prove to anybody that you’re the best band out there.”

A while back at Save The Scene, we sat down with Sitting On Stacy to discuss their past, present and, more importantly, future, as a band. Hoyt Yeatman (vocals and guitar), Jeff Demorest (drums) and Kyle Hart (bass) are the three components of the Southern California based alternative band, and all were present except the bassist, who was replaced by Diego Rodriguez for the gig.

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A Foreign Film Project.

Over the last couple of months, I have documented my experiences, both in my visits back to San Diego and my life in Leeds, on a point and shoot 35mm film camera that I picked up in a thrift store (a highly recommended thing to do). Following are some of the images I’ve taken, plus some from my Polaroid, as a bit of comparison between the two worlds. Continue reading

“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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Beach Fossils’ Latest Album – Somersault

Brooklyn band, Beach Fossils, are putting themselves back out there with their new, and much anticipated album, Somersault. The album has eleven new tracks each with an evolving sound; a few sound like they could have been taken right off of their self-titled album but with a fresh new vibe. Most have a revamped, more mature take on the typical tone.

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