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Twin Peaks: “Wild Onion” Album Review

Twin Peaks: “Wild Onion” Album Review

Artist: Twin Peaks Album: Wild Onion Release Date: August 5, 2014 Label: Grand Jury Music By: Samantha Shaffer Chicago-based teen rockers Twin Peaks released their delicious sophomore album Wild Onion earlier this month and with this release, they solidified their place in the garage rock scene, right along acts such as The Orwells and Nobunny. Yet what separates Twin Peaks from their contemporaries is their ability to blend the new world with the old. Wild Onion is chocked-full of lyrics about […]

August 20, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Top 5 Tuesday: Inspired and the Sleep (FYF Edition)

Top 5 Tuesday: Inspired and the Sleep (FYF Edition)

FYF Fest is this weekend and Inspired and the Sleep are playing our Local Obsession Night at U-31 tomorrow night! Don’t miss out and see what FYF Fest songs they are listening to! 1. Interpol – Who Do You Think By far my favorite Interpol tune. That snare pattern glues my soul into collage of indie rock paper mâché.   2. Darkside – Paper Trails Minimalistic bluesy electronica. I’ll take it. I’m glad I get to see them before this project calls […]

August 19, 2014 at 11:49 AM

ListenSD Artist Spotlight: Tyson King

ListenSD Artist Spotlight: Tyson King

We chatted with Local Obsession artist, Tyson King, and found out how he got started, what inspires him and what’s coming up next! Check it out and catch his at our next show with Work Drugs, Idyll Wild and Swim Team on August 28th at U-31. ListenSD: How did you get started as an artist? Tyson King:  I guess you could say it’s the family business. My mom was in the Art grind when I was a kid. She used to let […]

August 18, 2014 at 8:54 PM

The Head and the Heart at North Park Theatre

The Head and the Heart at North Park Theatre

By: David Lopez de Arenosa If you have yet to experience a show at the new and improved North Park Theatre then Monday night was your chance to see the venue in all its glory. Seattle indie folksters The Head and the Heart played a soul warming sold-out show that showcased the amazing intimacy and pristine quality of the top tier concert venue. With a newly designed open floor plan to accommodate up to 1,100 people, the theatre has the ability to host large […]

August 15, 2014 at 5:26 PM

Ed Ghost Tucker at CityFest

Ed Ghost Tucker at CityFest

We LOVE Ed Ghost Tucker! Check out the photos of them rockin’ out at this years CityFest!         Photos by: Graziene Veloso

August 14, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Mrs. Magician & The Sonics Play The Irenic

Mrs. Magician & The Sonics Play The Irenic

This Saturday! Your local favorites, Mrs. Magician, play along side The Sonics at The Irenic for one hell of a good time.  Don’t miss out on the show and RSVP here.  

August 14, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Spoon: “They Want My Soul” Album Review

Spoon: “They Want My Soul” Album Review

Artist: Spoon Title: They Want My Soul Label: Loma Vista Release Date: August 5, 2014     By: Dennis Moon Spoon has done the impossible. In the course of their 20-plus year career, Britt Daniel and company have braved the troubled waters of the mp3 revolution and come out on top- churning out one successful, subtly experimental, musically rich LP after another. The chief adjective used to describe them has become ‘consistent,’ but hell, Nickelback are consistent. You know what you’re getting with them. […]

August 14, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Top 5 Tuesday: Buddy Banter

Top 5 Tuesday: Buddy Banter

We chatted with Steven of Buddy Banter and found out what he’s currently listening to! Check it out and don’t miss out on seeing these guys play a show!           1. Vic Chestnut – Flirted With You All My Life Vic Chestnut is a huge influence on me.. This song is beautiful and confusing at the same time. At first I thought this song was about love and thats why we were so drawn to it… […]

August 13, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Crocodiles and Tweens at the Casbah

Crocodiles and Tweens at the Casbah

By: Amanda Martinek Tweens, a feisty female-fronted band from Cincinnati played the Casbah Sunday night and blew everyone away with their high energy, trashy pop-tinged punk. 21-year-old lead singer Bridget Battle, who had shiny bleached blonde hair, thigh-high stockings and killer black baby-doll boots screamed and thrashed on tracks about bad boyfriends and teenage debauchery, making the slightly jaded Casbah crowd bounce and head pop with delight. On tour with Crocodiles and playing with the Black Lips and the Breeders in the […]

August 13, 2014 at 5:14 AM

New Madrid at Soda Bar

New Madrid at Soda Bar

By: Marin Morales The night was dark and humid, and fit well with macabre vocals of the opening local San Diego band Moonpool. They’re set had a nice gritty flair to it and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I especially enjoyed their song Dove and the Sea and wished they had time to play more. Moonpool is definitely a local band to watch out for and I recommend seeing them next chance you can. Up next was an LA band by the name of Swimm, […]

August 12, 2014 at 7:06 PM

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