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Wavvelengths

San Diego’s Wavves plays the songs our hearts would sing

Music Features Wavves began as the heartfelt bedroom project of San Diego’s Nathan Williams—sort of like a more punk rock version of Pinback for the Weezer or Superdrag set.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Alex De Vore

Dear John

Don’t blame John Kurzweg for Creed

Music Features “I was always a musician,” John Kurzweg says. It’s a sunny afternoon and the performer/producer/singer-songwriter and I are sipping coffee and chatting for the first time ever, though we met once before y...

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Alex De Vore

Gather around the…

LA’s Campfire Cassettes keep it short and oh-so-sweet

Music Features Los Angeles-based indie rock band Campfire Cassettes comes across as a bit of an enigma.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Alex De Vore

Top 10

Eff Your FB List

Music Features If you’ve been kickin’ around Facebook lately (and who hasn’t?) you’ve probably already grown weary of people’s fun little “Here are 10 shows I’ve seen only one of them is a show I totally didn’...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 Alex De Vore

By Any Other Name

I say Rosedale plays pop-punk, Rosedale says otherwise

Music Features Canadian one-man power-pop act Rosedale returns to the Cowgirl this Thursday April 27 at 8 pm to make us all think things like, “Dude, blink-182’s Dude Ranch was actually pretty sick!”

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Alex De Vore

Press Record

Santa Fe expat joins forces with Bay Area badasses for live recording session

Music Features Santa Feans of a certain age will no doubt recall the brief yet glorious reign of math-metal act The Seventh Circle. What many might not know is that one of its members, formerly local guitarist Trevor Bahnson,...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Alex De Vore

Love is Blind

Ithaca’s The Blind Spots may just surprise you

Music Features The scene will probably go a little something like this: Band climbs onstage at Boxcar, front woman with shockingly powerful voice belts out like a motherfucker, audience remembers they enjoy honest, solid rock...

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Alex De Vore

Saint Peter

Congrats, Pete Williams—you’re the coolest dude in town

Music Features Peter Williams hopes to recapture the love of swing and down ’n’ dirty juke-joint honky-tonk—and spread it—at his open-to-the-public workshop series.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 Alex De Vore

Siren Song

Paris Mancini loops the loop

Music Features I’ve mentioned Paris Mancini’s bizarre looping musical project P S I R E N S before, but now you’ll have a chance to check her out for yourself at two upcoming shows here in town.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Alex De Vore

Dawes-some

Los Angeles’ Dawes rolls with the punches

Music Features Dawes is evolving. Or has already. Either way, the Los Angeles band has shed at least some of their folky pop gestalt for patient ruminations on the usual suspects—loss and love and mortality—with their fif...

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Alex De Vore
 
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