BeachLife Fest returns to Redondo bigger than ever for May 2024

In Southern California, every day is an excuse to live the ‘beach life’. The calendar doesn’t matter — neither do clocks, really — as long as the sun is shining. But that’s not to say SoCal residents don’t get excited when the weather warms and summer creeps just ahead on the horizon… Enter the month […]

Urban Heat shares origins & 2024 outlook at Darker Waves Fest

In November 2023, the inaugural Darker Waves Festival wowed New Wave fans with its impressively iconic 80s and darkwave headliners, such as New Order, Tears for Fears, She Wants Revenge, and Echo and the Bunnymen. This festival also featured a slew of great performances beyond the headliners, with many festival-goers finding new bands to love […]

Darker Waves brings New Wave to the shores of Huntington Beach

This past Saturday, November 18th, marked the inaugural Darker Waves music festival on the scenic sands of Huntington Beach and under the sun of some perfect southern California weather. The new wave centric lineup, complete with performances by legends such as New Order, Tears for Fears, and the B-52s, was highly anticipated by fans of […]

Outside Lands 2023: Day Three

Sunday Funday kicked off in grand fashion with Gasolina, the world’s largest touring reggaeton party, showcasing the best sounds in classic and current reggaeton, dembow, dancehall and beyond hosted in Cocktail Magic. Droves of fans twerked their way to Lindley Meadow to celebrate Gasolina, whose mission is to create a community within the reggaeton and […]

A Danny Elfman experience leaves San Diego stunned

There are few who deny that what Danny Elfman does, he is the best. A singer-songwriter, a film composer, a keyboardist, percussionist, an 80s icon… by 2023, what hasn’t Danny Elfman tried his hand at? Turns out, he’s not finished. What started as a pre-pandemic inkling has turned into the most eye-capturing, enveloping experience the […]

Electric Forest 2023: Day 3

Waking up again, in a field of tens of thousands of strangers, all hungover and exhausted from dancing all night, the feeling of gratitude hit me in the chest like a panic attack. How could I be so lucky, to be in this field right now, with all these lovely people, sharing an amazing weekend […]

Electric Forest 2023: Day 2

As the sun rose over the campground on the second day of Electric Forest, the endless possibilities of the day felt almost overwhelming. Sitting around camp and trying to plan my day and chatting with the people camping next to me, we decided to wander over to the entrance of the Lucky Lake campground to […]

Electric Forest 2023: Day One

I wasn’t even supposed to be at Electric Forest this year. I had already spent four days in the desert back in April for Coachella and was in the process of packing my gear for Bonnaroo when fellow photographer and homie Kenny Jusino asked if I could cover Electric Forest for him. He had originally […]

Darker Waves are washing over Huntington Beach this fall

Dive into the depths of the darkwave music scene of the 80s, 90s, and beyond as Darker Waves Music Festival washes over Huntington Beach, California this fall. The inaugural festival promises an electrifying lineup, with headliners exciting for any music enthusiast like New Order, Tears for Fears, Echo & The Bunnymen, and The B-52’s. With […]

Catharsis & clove cigarettes at Cruel World 2023

Goldenvoice delivered another dose of poetic depth and darkwave to the apathetically inclined, in the form of the second annual Cruel World Festival in Pasadena, California. From near and far, New Wave-lovers, old-school punks, and all-out goths got together to celebrate the best synthy hits the 80s had to offer. Walking into the Rose Bowl, […]

The Church releases first ever concept album

Australian psych-guitar masters, The Church is released their epic 26th album on February 24th. The Church has risen to the occasion to expand their highly acclaimed and blended post-punk, and psychedelic music vibes, it is unbelievable. Their expansive music career generated a sequence of hit songs including “Under the Milky Way,” “Reptile,” “The Unguarded Moment” and “Almost With You,” amongst […]