Wilson was entrancing in her presence and performance, and engaged the audience through her strong emotional prowess by transporting them to an intimate space.
Men I Trust was genuine and captivating with their performance, keeping the audience relaxed and dancing throughout the night with their relaxed but groovy music.
With a more mature sound rooted in alternative rock with classic 60s undertones, ‘Momentary Vertigo’ sets this local San Diego band apart from the rest.
“Winters of my Youth”, starts off with a slow melody, but soon gives you no room to breathe and makes you want to hop into the center of a mosh pit to just thrash around. With a vibe that combines the angst of SWMRS and the placidity of Mt. Eddy, you can’t help but feel right at home. With lyrics, “Texting you at 2am / Cause I just want to be your friend” and “Waking up at 9am / I start to glance over our texts / Some things were said, some things were read”, BBQ Pope are not only relatable, but catchy and satirical.
The band has managed to retain many of their signature sounds, & also convey a more introspective manner among their playful grooves.
With hints of 1960s folk and indie rock inspired sounds, you can’t help but feel as though you are drifting away on a cloud of nostalgia.
Zack Brooks and Bobby Bier, who have been creating music together for the past eight years, are turning heads with the release of their newest EP “sadboi.” Brooks, the San Diego native who currently resides in Berkeley, California, has been involved with music for the past sixteen years and has been named an official California Arts Scholar at CalArts through their CSSSA program. Bier, an established producer through his ‘Bier Music,’ enterprise has worked with artists of genres ranging from R&B to Reggaeton. The two have come together in this first collaborative four-track release in order to portray the different stages and struggles of a long-term relationship.
“Take Me Higher” is an infectiously catchy song that you’ll like more and more every time you hear it.
Returning to San Diego after their single release, ‘Heart’, Slow Hollows delivered a hard hitting close for the Thursday night. Supported by Bad Kids and Raener, the crowd swayed from surf-punk to electro-pop between each set.
Porches, the New York based synth-pop project just released their newest album ‘The House’ through Domino Recording Co. Porches’ sound has shifted from a mainly calm indie vibe to a more despondent romantic electronic-pop sound in this enticing third album. Vocalist, Aaron Maine, has brought in a hypnotic flair to this record that can only be described as Depeche Mode meets The Neighborhood.
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been practically exploding in anticipation for the debut album from LA rock group, Starcrawler. Let me just get it out there, I attempted to stay up until midnight last night because I was that excited, knowing full well that I had work the next morning. Sadly, I only made it until 10 p.m. before I fell asleep. Anticlimactic, I know. But waking up this morning and realizing that it was out made up for everything, and for the first time in 2018 I started the day off the right way.
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.