Hip-hop, Quarantine, and the Virtual Future: An Interview with Local Artist Hakeem Sanusi

Over the past couple years, SLO county has gone through vast change and development. For those that are newer in the area, you might be surprised to know that the music scene went on a hiatus and only recently began rebuilding itself to its former glory. Along for the ride has been r&b artist and…

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The Meme Wars: Reddit Vs Wall Street

Now would you look at that, it’s the roaring 20s. Buckle up because meme history is in the making as we speak. But before we dive in, let’s backtrack a little to the culprit of it all – the origin of the meme. While the concept of memes has been around for decades, it wasn’t…

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We Got Faded at the Hannibal Buress and Thundercat Drive-in Concert

It is Saturday afternoon and joining us for this journey is your inner voice. He shall assist you along the way. But before commencing, let’s get some things out of the way. By the time you’re reading this, whether it be a week or decades from now, you’re probably aware of or have at the…

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Doo-wop’ing into the ’20s: An Interview with Oliver from Trudy and the Romance

In present times, it feels like we’ve come full circle in terms of genre. Within the cluster of new music influenced by sounds of the past, ‘50s mutant pop band Trudy and the Romance is doo-wop’ing into the ‘20s. The band started up back in 2014, released their debut album Sandman in 2019, and has…

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Everyone Needs a Bit of Boogie Chill – An Interview with Angus Dowling from Babe Rainbow

When you listen to Babe Rainbow, it is as if you’ve suddenly gone back in time to the ‘60s and decided to get a little trippy dippy with friends. Releasing their debut EP back in 2015 and debut album in 2017, the band has amassed over 550,000 monthly Spotify listeners with their most listened track…

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Bumble Bizz and the Rise of MLMs

It’s a warm October afternoon, the sun is baking and your only line of defense is a 12-year-old fan. You open the weather app in hopes of gaining some sense of reassurance, but through a quick glance, the realization that things are only going to get worse quickly becomes apparent.  There is a pause. My…

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