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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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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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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