All posts tagged: #soma

HUNNY + HOT FLASH HEAT WAVE @ SOMA

On August 29th at SOMA San Diego, about a hundred people anxiously awaited the appearance of the Southern Californian alternative rock band, HUNNY. When the doors finally opened at 7:00pm, bodies crammed together at the side stage in an attempt to get as close as possible to members Jason Yarger, Jake Goldstein, Gregory Horne, Kevin Grimmett, and Joey Anderson who would soon take the stage. With the smell of sweat in the air and the anticipation rising, it was obvious that this was going to be a night for the books.

Soma Photo Gallery – Jurassic Shark + Guests 7/28/17

Soma San Diego in the heat of summer, something I’ll always remember with sweaty hugs and half melted chocolate bars; a red tinted atmosphere illuminating light headed kids, halfheartedly spread out across the floor. This is how the months before a new school year takes form, again and again, every week bringing a new flow of bodies and a new soundtrack to the night. Friday, July 28th. Although Beach Goons, set as the headliner, had to pull out of the lineup, the energy that crashed through the concrete walls of Soma side stage didn’t falter for a moment. New voices took the stage in place of the much loved locals, and the show went on. Read on to see the large photo gallery from the show, a huge thanks to every group photographed, you made it yet another memorable night. (Make sure to check them out, the Instagram’s of the bands are linked to their names.)

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. (We’re going to be working with Soma a lot more coming up, doing giveaways, posting photo galleries, and setting up camp at the merch tables to sell shirts and patches! Keep an eye out!)

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.

"You Just Have To Want It" – An Interview With The Local Musicians Of Sad Muffin

Article Written by Autumn McDonald  Photography by Annika Cimas When you hear the name “Sad Muffin,” if you’re like me, you can’t help but wonder how the group got their name. Story has it that one member was at Souplantation one day and saw a muffin that looked really sad, so they thought, sad muffin! They wrote it down in a folder of potential song titles, later deciding on the phrase as a band name. Band names aside, Sad Muffin consists of four people: Ryan Denny on guitar and vocals, Ava Cavanaugh on bass, Olivia Nattrass on guitar, and Trevor Gallo on the drums. (This interview was conducted whilst Kaylah Saltzman-Bravo was the current drummer for the band) Although the energy between the group is undeniably present, Sad Muffin didn’t always consist of the same members, and as many great bands do, they went through some changes. Despite that, things came back in full circle for these friends, “I was actually in a band with them all before,” says Denny, “but I left that band because …

"Between The Scale Of Chaos And Control" – An Interview With Local Musician And Producer, Jara

Article written by Kyla Wyllie Photography by Annika Cimas “It’s really strange when you can have an emotion and then write a song in your room, you record it and put it out and then it’s not really your song anymore. The only thing that you can completely say is yours, no one else’s, but at the same time share it with everybody, is music.” Music is played all throughout the world, by a great variety of people. It’s a “universal language that everyone can speak,” as local musician and producer, Jara, tells us in his interview. He then goes on to compare it to a radio; everyone has the ability to tune into the station know as musical talent, some just have bad connection. It’s all a state of mind, believing that you can’t achieve your dream is like the static covering your favorite song. All you have to do is reach out, move around a little, there’s always room to grow. Jara is a perfect model for this, learning to play guitar at the age of nine, then soon writing his …

"And Then You Can Breathe Again…" -An Interview With Paper Days

Article written by Kyla Wyllie Photography by Annika Cimas Sometimes to achieve a goal, you have to look at things in a “step-by-step” standpoint. It’s more about how you approach an issue or a dream rather than the thing itself, the journey can determine the endpoint. Two of the members of Paper Days, Niko Sitaras (lead vocals and guitarist) and Jordan Graham (drummer), gave us some insight into the journey that they took to get to the position they’ve found themselves in today, and how they plan to get to the next destination of the rest of their lives. The band known as “Paper Days” started out like most, in their high school years. Each member was priorly committed in separate bands, but they started jamming together, and as one thing led to another, Paper Days was born. The band has since undergone some changes, with the addition of Niko’s brother Xander Sitaras on bass, and Nate Blake on guitar.

"Those Are Your Friends,"- An Interview With Opt Out

Article written by Kyla Wyllie Photography by Annika Cimas Whether or not you think that everything happens for a reason, there is definitely some truth behind that belief. Local rock band, Opt Out, is just one of many examples on how one event can lead to something bigger. “None of this really would have happened without a lot of mistakes, I was in percussion class by mistake, but if that hadn’t have happened then I wouldn’t have met Kyle and we wouldn’t be in Opt Out together,” Shin Chung, bassist for the trio, tells us in our interview. Kyle Bozykowski, the drummer, adds to that statement, “Shin and Ryan (lead guitar and vocals) were already friends, then I was in percussion class with Shin and he asked if I’d want to jam with the two of them sometime.” Just like that, three promising young personalities got together to create something that many people would know them for in upcoming months, rock and roll.

"Tell The Kids To Keep It Real"- An Interview With Inspired And The Sleep

Article written by Autumn McDonald Photography by Annika Cimas There is no denying that Inspired And The Sleep has an amazingly unique sound and brings something to the music scene that no one else can. Max Greenhalgh, the lead singer, describes the band’s unique sound as a kind of “psychedelic pop music.” He explains, “we like to do really strange things with them, lots of reverb.” Bryce Outcault, who plays guitar and keys for the band, added in, “we’ve gotten dream pop before, or just plain indie.” At their show we attended, they played songs from their latest EP, “Eyelid Kid,” and the smooth upbeat melodies had me and many others dancing all throughout their set.