Catching up with Pancho & The Wizards: New Album Coming Soon

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from San Luis Obispo’s favorite psychedelic punk band, Pancho & The Wizards. Starting as “Pancho and the Mucho Wizard Jam Band” in 2015, they gained traction through releasing tapes online and opening for local band Ragged Jubilee at SLO Rock & Brew, a landmark venue in San Luis…

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Cataloging The Gizzverse: King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard’s discography, ranked from worst to best

With 16 full-length albums in just eight years, King Gizzard has built an impressive discography in a short amount of time; they’ve crafted their trade in a plethora of genres, ranging from folk to thrash metal.  In any discography with more than ten or twelve albums, there’s often some debate on what the “best album”…

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Collaborative Singles We Wish Were Full Albums

Collaborative projects are something the music community tends to look forward to. Mild High Club and King Gizzard. Jay-Z and Kanye West. Khruangbin and Leon Bridges. Sometimes certain sounds just work together.  Often, however, two groups will release a single together and leave me wanting more. They leave a lot to be desired when they…

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A Timeline of Politically-Charged Albums (and their never-ending relevance)

If you’re in practically any neighborhood of the United States right now, chances are sidewalks and front lawns are masqueraded with political signs. Your neighbor Kevin is imploring you to vote “YES” on Prop 34. Dennis spends most of his day admiring his all-holy Make America Great Again flag. Iris is ensuring her Biden 2020 tapestry…

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How Black Musicians Created House Music

From the very beginning, it was the gay and black people that kept dance music alive. Mel Cheren, West End Records Despite what ABC News might tell you, house music didn’t come from white French people. David Guetta did not, “bring house music to the United States”. The genre was born out of the underground…

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Album Review: Freddie Gibbs/ The Alchemist “Alfredo”

In 2014, Freddie Gibbs paired up with legendary producer Madlib to release one of the most critically acclaimed rap albums of the recent decade: Piñata. Five years later, in 2019, the duo reunited to release Bandana, which received nearly just as much praise as its preceding album did. In a similar fashion, Freddie Gibbs recently…

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A Soundtrack to the Apocalypse

Whether we like it or not, we’re living within the midst of one of the most historically significant periods in our society’s history. Some looming, ominous feeling walks hand-in-hand with the COVID-19 pandemic: one reminiscent of the apocalypse. People are engaging in it, too. Movies like Pandemic and Outbreak were some of the most streamed…

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