Tag: California

Interview with Jack Knight

Interview with Jack Knight

May 27, 2018

Hailing from the small, northern California town of Chico, Jack Knight has harnessed influences ranging from Led Zeppelin to Neutral Milk Hotel and infused them with fuzzy guitars and witty lyrics on his debut LP, Some for Jack, Some for Jesus. There’s an air of familiarity the first time you listen through the album like when...

Album Review: Parade of Lights – Golden EP

Album Review: Parade of Lights – Golden EP

March 7, 2014

Los Angeles based Parade of Lights began creating music in 2011 and playing shows in the few states surrounding California. Core members Ryan Daly and Anthony Improgo have been creating music together since 2006; however, due to demanding schedules they ended up taking a break. After reuniting and creating Parade of Lights, the...

Album Review: Phantogram – Voices

Album Review: Phantogram – Voices

February 19, 2014

Phantogram‘s Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter famously dubbed their dream-pop/hip-hop fusion “street beat,” which makes it hard to believe that they record their music in a barn in upstate, rural New York. After their first LP, Eyelid Movies, they dodged the sophomore slump bullet with their major label debut, ...

Album Review: Broken Bells – After The Disco

Album Review: Broken Bells – After The Disco

January 29, 2014

Passion and precedence merged within Danger Mouse and The Shins’ frontman James Mercer as they drop their sophomore album, After The Disco as Broken Bells. This album is remarkable proof of their partnership, still holding true to Danger’s digital atmosphere and Mercer’s knack for writing inspiring songs.

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Concert Review: Bastille and Grizfolk

Concert Review: Bastille and Grizfolk

January 21, 2014

January 19, 2014: The Royal Oak Music Theatre, Royal Oak, Michigan

Grizfolk, a band from Los Angeles and Stockholm (currently residing in California), opened for BΔSTILLE. I listened to their single “The Struggle” before the concert, but other than that I hadn’t heard of them. They’re a drum led alt-folk band that has...

Album Review: Switchfoot – Fading West

Album Review: Switchfoot – Fading West

January 15, 2014

Switchfoot releases their ninth album, Fading West, and takes a step in another direction musically. Their major-label debut album The Beautiful Letdown dropped when I was a junior in high school. “Dare You To Move” and “Meant To Live” were pretty popular songs that everyone seemed to fall in love with. Regretfully, I lost...