Category Archives: Interviews
Download Froth – Gas Money EP here!
It really began as a joke. One part young and fun idiocy – one part artistic creativity – one part raunchy Australian jest – one part music. A band born from El Segundo, a band called Froth.
The band was unintentionally founded by El Segundo natives Joo-Joo Ashworth (guitar, vocals) and Jeff Fribourg (omnichord), who each graduated from El Segundo High School in 2012 and 2008, respectively.
“It actually started as a joke,” explains [...]
Grateful to speak with one of the Dead:
The legendary Mickey Hart alights on Hermosa Beach
by Jeff Vincent
Alexander “Skip” Spence is little-known at best as the guitarist of the late 60’s San Franciscan group Moby Grape; however, he’d previously sat behind the drum kit of the area’s most successful musical act of the era. As a member of Jefferson Airplane’s 1965/66 incarnation, [...]
There’s a wistful mystique surrounding this wonderful album by LA/So Cal psychedelic, shoegazey rock band The Terrapin. As the LP followup to their Kill… EP, innermachine captures the band at both its creative height and melancholy parting of ways.
“The innermachine line-up of the band reached a point where it became difficult for the interpersonal to be separate from the music,” shares Rufo Chan, drummer of The Terrapin. “It was [...]
There’s something called small smiles. It’s a quirky approach to smiling, in which the smiler attempts to suppress the smile to a restricted breadth. It sounds silly, and it is, maybe even eerie, like something from The Twilight Zone; but it’s also quite difficult to achieve, the primary obstacle being laughter. To simply not smile largely seems to affect the opposite, and the act of smiling small usually ends with a giggle. While the small sensation may not be sweeping [...]
We found Tall Tales and The Silver Lining, and we loved them… Then we bumped into Franklin For Short at a show which we actually presented, and discovered that core members of Tall Tales were also in that band… And a core member of Franklin was none other than Seth Pettersen… Thus, we finally learned of Seth Pettersen and The Undertow.
Soon following, we were blessed to add the Ventura, CA-based Seth Pettersens’ debut LP “So Fully” to the mix on [...]
“In 2002 we were playing a ton of Hendrix songs… but we weren’t a Hendrix cover band, and didn’t want to be labeled one either… though, there was a relation, so we took the name Midnight Lamp from [the Jimi Hendrix song] ‘Burning of the Midnight Lamp’. As time would reflect, our musical message would be shaped by the purpose of what a Midnight Lamp is: [...]
Maybe they’re among us. Imposters. Walking among us even here in the South Bay – studying us, helping us, or plotting our demise. Perhaps your co-worker, choked by a “tie,” restricted by “underwear,” adhering to “9-5,” is actually gathering information for an intelligent planet revolving around a warm star in a distant galaxy. Or possibly some desperate bacteria hitched a ride on the back of a meteor that struck Earth, [...]
There aren’t many jungles in Oklahoma; in fact, there are none. And at first glance, it may not seem like there are any here at the beach either. Ah, but there is one jungle in the South Bay (of Los Angeles, Ca), so removed and protected it can take a person decades to find it. And when one does find or stumble into this beautiful, eclectic place, they run the risk of not finding their way back out. I’m [...]
“I’m a tall guy and I like to tell tales in my songs,” admits Trevor Beld Jimenez of Ventura/LA’s Tall Tales and The Silver Lining. “I just like the idea of a silver lining… Better times coming.”
Indeed, we can all embrace the consolation of better times ahead – and thus, let us be grateful for one of the finer silver linings from summer 2011, gleaming forth with the release of Nice To Meet You Again, the latest LP from Tall [...]
Together, your full service local music column and your friendly neighborhood comic book shop have collaborated to bring the South Bay (of Los Angeles Ca) an intimate show featuring the talent of two excellent artists. Dirty Hippie Radio presents: The Blank Tapes with special guest Dirdy Birdy at The Comic Bug in Manhattan Beach; Tonight, May 26 at 8PM.
The Comic Bug serves not only as a refuge for comic book nerds like myself, but also as a local sanctuary for [...]