.SPOTLIGHT — Honeyboys Release New Album, “Welcome to the Show”

Returning to our bread and butter, it’s time we highlight another local artist that’s been making some real noise in the scene lately. They’re all the rage and just dropped their debut album on Spotify and streaming services: if you’re reading this, give a warm, digital welcome to Honeyboys. Our very own Connor Ellis spoke…

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Welcome to Planet Moss – An Interview with Toby Moss Darci-Maher

Welcome to Planet Moss! Today, I will be touring you through the musical life of 21 year old Mechanical Engineering major Toby Moss Darci-Maher who spends their time banging on drums with their band “Cardio Star” and creating/producing their own personal music under the moniker “Diarchipretti”. Toby’s musical journey began where many of us once…

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The Art of Collaboration – An Interview with Free The Youth

Remember being little and thinking you could be whatever you wanted to be? I grew up wanting to be an artist, but somewhere along the way I adopted the belief that I could never actually go anywhere with it; that in order to be a successful artist, I would have to sell myself to capitalism,…

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Eyes Didn’t Let Me Open — The Album That Helps You See

Water droplets became a soft misty wind on my long journey home. The forecast said it would be sunny, but it was apparent the sun was but a dream. I walk, red sneakers dodging puddles until I can’t anymore. The moments become slower and my mind becomes sleepy – I fall in.  Into the puddle,…

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Lady Goodman: Modern American Delinquent

Everyone already knows Lady Goodman. He’s the guy who hauled ass through the high school parking lot in his lifted, oversized pickup truck hounding the premises despite receiving his GED the year prior. He’s got all of David Wooderson’s creepiness without a sniff of Matthew McConaughey’s coolness. Despite all there is to loath about Lady,…

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Interview: your relative’s Dinner Party will Make you Sappy and Sentimental

Jakob Mcquade is the artist behind your relative, a nostalgia-inducing lo-fi solo music project. His moniker feels true to his relationship with the SLO DIY scene. As a former DJ and Editor-in-Chief at KCPR, he has dedicated a lot of brain space and energy caring for the growth of SLO-based music. Post-grad, Mcquade has been…

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Interview: Couch Dog is Bad and Better than Ever

If you type in “Couch Dog” on Google, what you’re going to find are variations of an article titled “Should Dogs be Allowed on the Furniture?” After talking with the SLO-based, surf rocky band Couch Dog I have the answer: no. Their self-described thrashy, fast, hectic, and anxious sound is bound to get you up…

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Emotional Rupture in the Streaming Age — A Conversation with L’Impératrice

In the digital age, with almost everything available at the push of a button or through a screen, it is interesting to see how culture and personal tastes develop. When it comes to music, we have access to almost everything ever recorded and currently being released all over the world. Over the course of the…

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Cowboys in the City — A Night with Mapache

Last weekend, San Luis Obispo was visited by two cowboys — Sam Blasucci and Clay Finch. The western duo called themselves “Mapache”; to the delight of the townspeople, the outsiders came with one purpose: to play their music and dance all night. News of their arrival spread about the town with gusto — it was…

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Sidekicks of the Grateful Dead — An Interview with Circles Around the Sun

After playing for an estimated 25 million people live, providing Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream with the iconic ice cream flavor “Cherry Garcia”, and being responsible for the colorful bear stickers on the back of most Jeeps, The Grateful Dead celebrated its 50 year anniversary in 2015. More than 360,000 tickets were sold to the…

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