Instrumentals for the Quarter

At last, it’s 2022. Winter Quarter is well underway and it’s very possible that a lot of students are going to be experiencing high levels of stress, emotional deprivation, self-doubt, fears of failing, existential thoughts and crises – everything that’s to be expected of a college student today. Of course, nobody wants this to happen;…

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My Virtual Concert Experience — An Honest Review

There’s nothing like seeing your favorite artist in person — except, maybe, seeing them in a virtual concert. It’s not like watching a concert that’s simply been recorded. It’s intentional, it’s an experience, and most importantly, it’s distanced from potential COVID-19 exposure. Virtual concerts are nothing new, but because of the global pandemic, show producers…

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SPOTLIGHT — Ugly Moon Clothing

If you’re a fan of SLO’s DIY craft community, you may have come across Ugly Moon, a unique, psychedelic art and clothing brand identifiable by dancing mushrooms and elfin butterflies. Ugly Moon is Sequoia Wolfe’s vision, born from her aspiration to build community with other femme small business artists involved in sustainable fashion.  Sequoia grew…

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.WAV’s Favorite Albums of 2021

Another year, another year-end album list. It’s about damn time, isn’t it? We know you missed it, and we missed you too (or at least missed telling you what we’re listening to). Here’s a rundown of the albums that your comrades at .WAV thought were particularly great from yet another hazy year. We made it…

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SPOTLIGHT: The Charities – A New Lineup

Let’s address the thing that helped and/or hurt almost every musician that exists today – the elephant in the room, the emperor’s new clothes, and in other words: the global pandemic. Although it is important to acknowledge the ways in which global lockdowns have affected the music industry as a whole, smaller music projects have…

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Wine Pairing: Syrah and Bright Eyes

I drank an entire bottle of wine and listened to the new Bright Eyes album, Down in the Weeds, Where the World Once Was. The inspiration for this eventual mess was the attempt to combine my two favorite things: music and wine. It may not seem like there is an intersection of music and wine,…

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