Honeyboys Frontman Ari Eisenberg Talks Progressive Pop and the Slocal Music Scene

Ari Eisenberg, frontman of the SLO-based, genre-bending band Honeyboys, is humble. This isn’t to say he shies away from the spotlight; you wouldn’t be able to detect his deference onstage. But when we sat down to talk the formation of Honeyboys, the death of the genre, and the SLO DIY scene, Ari told me Honeyboys…

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Hands off Tianna Arata and Elias Bautista

As I am sure you have heard, Tianna Arata and Elias Bautista were unjustly arrested during a peaceful protest against police brutality and racism on July 21st in San Luis Obispo. Both Arata and Bautista face felonies, five and two respectively, putting their futures in jeopardy. Naturally, public outrage ensued across The Internet. Infographics detailing…

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Local Rapper Sareem Talks the SLO D.I.Y. Scene, Conscious Rap, and the End of the World

If you’re familiar with the animated series The Boondocks, Bible verses (I don’t know), or local rapper Sareem, you may have come across this phrase: “I am the stone that the builder refused.” It alludes to the cornerstone, the bit often discarded due to its inability to fit in with the rest of the structure.…

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Rebecca Black’s Influence on the Neo-Novelty Artist

February 9, 2020: the nine year anniversary of the 2011 hit “Friday”. It is unlikely any of us marked our calendar and celebrated, but nevertheless Rebecca Black commemorated the holiday with a heartfelt Instagram post detailing her pubescent struggles with depression and her since “glow-up”. Those of us who heard the news were reminded of…

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