Winter was a busy season for up-and-comers Courtship (stylized “courtship.”), who set off on tour supporting big names such as The Wombats, Passion Pit, and Weezer. Courtship made their way around the states and found themselves in Boston, Massachusetts with The Wombats and Nation of Language.
The Blank Minds, an alt. indie rock band native to Los Angeles, played at UNION in Los Angeles with The Living Strange and Rodger Greenfield on January 21st, 2018. The band came out with their newest album Self Titled in 2017.
Jasmine Bailey is an independent artist that you’re going to want to have on your radar this year. This last Friday night she played to friends and fans at the House of Blues in San Diego, followed by an invite only private house show. She played songs off of her most recent album, Wild Woman (listen here), as well as brand new unreleased material. Her beautiful voice and warm moody vibes make her music truly unique and inspiring, and her strong and independent personality really stands out when she is up on stage. Her love of music and art shine through in everything she does, and she truly deserves every bit of success life brings to her and her musical career. Jasmine is going on a west coast tour this spring, find tour dates and sign up for her mailing list to stay in the loop! –> https://www.jasminebaileymusic.com/ <— Support local artists and buy her music and go see her play around town. Scroll down to see featured photos from both shows!” And don’t forget …
I sat down with Megan Liscomb in her home to chat about her upcoming album “NEON” from her solo project PJ Sparkles. I’ve always been a fan of Megan’s music projects, so I was excited to get to talk to her about some more in depth topics regarding music, the creative process and what’s coming up in this new year.
It’s getting dark, and his electric guitar pulsates through the walls of Concha Segura theater and onto the freezing November streets of Yecla, a town situated in the South-East of Spain. Juan Saurín, the name behind the strings, is a Yecla native, recognized and admired by his town. In the queue, his old High School teachers, family and friends blend in between teenagers decked head to toe in sleek, black leather. We catch a first glimpse of him, through the gap in the curtains behind the soundboards. He’s sound-checking; in a lunge, hair down, features brimmed with passion for the music he’s making.
With their newest track, Stray Monroe establish themselves as “completely different musicians”. In honor of the release of their new single/music video, we spoke to the four components of the San Diego based indie rock band about their new sound, their goals, and risking everything for music.
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.”
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.
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.