BBQ, Booze, and Bands: The Beale Street Music Festival

   About a week ago I got a got a text from my brother saying my mom wanted to go to the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis and wanted me to go, too. He was telling me about the lineup and it all sounded pretty good. He was hyped about Cage The Elephant being there, which I would also enjoy. Come to find out … Continue reading BBQ, Booze, and Bands: The Beale Street Music Festival

My Best Friend Bill, Whom I’ve Never Met

It’s been a couple months now and I still can’t wrap my head around it. It’s like, when you find out something about a person and it completely changes everything you’ve known for your entire relationship. A chill runs down your spine and your mind melts into a puddle at the same time. That’s the awful, cold, confused feeling I’ve had since it happened, and … Continue reading My Best Friend Bill, Whom I’ve Never Met

In Tall Buildings-“Flare Gun”

I first saw In Tall Buildings at Saki Records on Fullerton a couple years ago where he was playing a set for Record Store Day. There were a bunch of great bands playing, but Erik Hall stole the show with very little effort. He ripped through a handful of songs with just himself and a drummer and created more compelling sounds than the previous band … Continue reading In Tall Buildings-“Flare Gun”

Video Premiere-In Rooms “Terraces”

It’s been almost a year since Heather and Nick Leo put out the In Rooms record The Night Has Come. They’ve kept busy it seems, as today they are premiering a brand new video for their song “Terraces.” Shot down in Puerto Rico, the clip cuts together like a montage of a trip you have no recollection of taking. It’s a great achievement of marrying … Continue reading Video Premiere-In Rooms “Terraces”

Top 5/Bottom 5: Songs Inspired By 9/11

Like everyone else in America, I remember the morning of September 11th, 2001 vividly. Waking up, turning on the television and seeing a gaping hole in the World Trade Center, then watching in horror as another plane flew into the second tower, eliminating any chance that it was an accident. I remember the sadness, the feeling of community that came in the days and weeks … Continue reading Top 5/Bottom 5: Songs Inspired By 9/11