Qualia’s Triptych
Sep30

Qualia’s Triptych

Qualia’s Triptych By Dani Kowalczyk Qualia was pitched to me as ambient, post-rock and I have to admit I was intrigued. Some of my favorite bands include Beach House, Sigur Ros, and Tycho. This wave of experimental and moving melodies that seem to speak to something greater, speak to your soul and calm the noise of life around you. His most recent EP, Triptych, actually embarks on a more Muse, Arcade Fire and Imagine Dragons...

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Port St. Willow
Sep29

Port St. Willow

Port St. Willow By Emily Clinch The crowd was pulled in by Port St. Willow’s trance-like music, swaying to all the different intriguing sounds. The emotional intimacy of each lyric seemed to captivate them, keeping them interested and relaxed in an exciting setting. Port St. Willow makes sadness a place of relaxation and reflection. Each one of Port St. Willow’s lyrics expresses the feeling of heartbreak and deep desperation to...

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Interview with Rey Pila
Sep27

Interview with Rey Pila

Rey Pila By Gia Vescovi-Chiordi What happens when you marry melodic guitar to staggering synth in the heart of Mexico? You get Rey Pila, an irresistibly catchy, genre blending solo project fostered by frontman Diego Solorzano and beefed out by Rodrigo Blanco, Andres Velasco and Miguel Hernandez. With a self-titled debut album teeming with hand clapping, foot stomping tracks, Rey Pila garnered enormous attention in Mexico City,...

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The Liquorsmiths
Sep24

The Liquorsmiths

  Liquorsmiths By Dani Kowalczyk Bob Dylan most especially, Simon and Garfunkel, a little bit of Andrew Bird and maybe some Wilco to round it out. Thats what  The Liquorsmiths sound like. Hailing from both the East and West coasts, the band formed in San Diego, California, where they currently reside. They released their most recent EP debut just weeks ago, which was welcomed with open and praising hands. “This Belongs...

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Interview with Ghost Lit Kingdom
Sep23

Interview with Ghost Lit Kingdom

Ghost Lit Kingdom By Dani Kowalczyk Hailing from different states, cities, and coasts, the members of Ghost Lit Kingdom managed to find one another through their years of travel, self endeavors and side projects. Today, all but one of the members still live together in an apartment in Torrance. Just south of Inglewood and Los Angeles, one may find it interesting how the band derives its inspiration. However, the mid-20 somethings...

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