K. Flay at San Diego’s Observatory North Park

K. Flay’s Solutions Tour hit San Diego at The Observatory North Park on Thursday, September 5th, 2019. Starting the night off right was “not MY Smith, but Your Smith”, dancing her way in to get the crowd hyped with powerful vocals backed by soothing beats and catchy tunes. Formally known as ‘Caroline Smith’, Your Smith […]

Experiencing Pasadena Daydream 2019

The sizzling, southern California sun shone down brightly on August 31st for the most highly-anticipated festival of the summer season. To celebrate the 40th Anniversary of The Cure’s Hyde Park show in London, The Pasadena Daydream Festival was born. With the lineup handpicked by The Cure’s Robert Smith himself, the day was sure to please. […]

Grand Point North set for Year Nine in Burlington, VT

The alternative-meets-folk festival on the forefront of everyone’s minds is back in Burlington, Vermont for Year Nine! Brought to the public by Higher Ground and GRAMMY-nominee Grace Potter, Grand Point North hits the coastal setting of Waterfront Park this September 14th and 15th — and it’s not too late to get your passes! Just shy […]

Resonance returns to Pennsylvania for its 6th year

Bringing folk and jam band and funk and EDM to the forefront, Pennsylvania’s favorite festival is back in its sixth year at Slippery Rock. That’s right, in a few short days, Resonance Fest is upon us! Changing its locale to the serene station at Coopers Lake (a 500-acre reserve with lakes and hills and even […]

The Smashing Pumpkins, Noel Gallagher & AFI in San Diego

What was sure to be an incredible evening in San Diego, California went above and beyond anyone’s expectations. Lovers of 90s emotive rock joined forces with those of core emo lovers the night of August 28th in Chula Vista’s North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre, where The Smashing Pumpkins were joined onstage with Noel Gallagher (of […]

Emery & Hawthorne Heights at The Roxy LA

Emo kids of the early 2000s rejoiced on Friday, August 16th as Hawthorne Heights and Emery sold out The Roxy in Los Angeles to celebrate their career defining albums. Oh, Sleeper opened the show with new songs fresh from their latest album Bloodied / Unbowed, as well as old favorites from their discography spanning over […]

What does ‘KAABOO’ stand for?

With August coming to a close, residents of San Diego are readying themselves for yet another temperate-weathered autumn: planning Labor Day get-togethers, hopping on boats and living the high life in true endless summer fashion. Football might be exciting for some, while others are happy to head back to school as pumpkin spice-flavored items wait […]

Death Cab for Cutie at the Hollywood Bowl

Sunday might be a sleepy day to some, but for Los Angeles alternative music lovers, staying home the night of August 11th, 2019 was simply out of the question. Two major alt bands collided for one evening of wining and dining at the Hollywood Bowl, a venue that actually encourages you to bring your own […]

Third Eye Blind & Jimmy Eat World in San Diego

Third Eye Blind and Jimmy Eat World, with special guests Ra Ra Riot closed out one of the last few dates of their Summer of Gods 2019 Tour at North Island Credit Union Amphitheater in San Diego on August 1, 2019. Ra Ra Riot, an American Indie band from New York, kicked off the show […]

Desert Daze dazzles with 2019 final artist transmission

Few festivals encompass it all and even less do so with authenticity. Sure, we can gallop off on a weekend excursion to Coachella for hundreds of dollars, witnessing mainstream alt bands from afar, all sweaty and dirty alongside strung out strangers. Let the self-indulgence and vanity consume you, hopefully heading home STD-free (#fakenews???). Big name […]

Boca 45 shares his greatest hits playlist

What to say about the established Bristolian deejay Boca 45? After escalating to a world-renowned name for his unbeatable dance soundtracks, featuring everything from hip hop to grunge rock to trippy psychedelia, Boca 45 (née, Scott Hendy) is celebrating his 45th year with the launch of a life-encompassing album, fittingly entitled Forty Five, on his […]

B-Side Players at San Diego’s Belly Up Tavern

Celebrating 25 years, San Diego natives B-Side Players hosted a sold out dance party at Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, CA. Cumbia Machin, a single entity to what sounds like a 10-piece band, kicked the night off with electronic dub-style cumbia music that quickly got people movin’. Using original samples, loops, sequences and live […]

Sublime with Rome ‘Blessings’ album review

Fans of reggae-rock group Sublime with Rome have something to celebrate in 2019 with the release of the groups new album Blessings. Sublime is a name that sparks fire in the heart of many music lovers. Sublime with Rome is not just content to ride the wave of past successes; the group’s new album Blessings […]

Nightmares on Wax at San Diego’s Music Box

It might’ve been a sleepy Wednesday night elsewhere, but The Music Box in San Diego had alternative plans on July 10th, 2019. Going past their usual midnight sound cap, the venue opened its doors to three deejays who spun trancy, funky tracks until the wee hours of the morning. The starting deejay played remixed bangers […]