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 […]

The Cure curates Pasadena Daydream Festival

It’s been 40 years since Robert Smith and The Cure entertained fans at Hyde Park in London. In honor of that show, The Cure has created another summer’s end festival of epic proportions. Robert Smith says of his new Pasadena Daydream Festival, “Hyde Park was a fabulous experience, the whole day was really magical and […]

G. Love’s Cape Cod Roots & Blues Fest returns for Year 2

A beacon of the alternative music industry, G. Love commemorates his 26th year with his Special Sauce band with the return of his Cape Cod Roots & Blues Festival. Originally celebrating a quarter century in the performance world, G. Love brings together another round of the best in blues music to Nauset Beach of Orleans, […]

BeachLife Fest 2019: Day Two

Day Two BeachLife Festival was upon Redondo Beach: one exciting day in the books, capped by Grateful Dead icon Bob Weir, and another yet to come for this first year fest. Saturday on the ocean brought with it perfect weather on May 4th, 2019. Attendees lined the entrance fence as opening band Latchkey Kid serenaded the early birds already inside. […]

Superorganism at San Diego’s Music Box

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