Be A Late Bloomer – A Heartfelt Conversation with Amo Amo

Los Angeles is somewhat of a free-for-all. With a population of around four million people and 88 sub-cities, there is truly something for everyone. This encompasses the richness and diversity present within the music scene, with bands all over the world seeking to make it in the big city. With a flurry of genres spread…

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Traffic Cones, Cave Music, and the Universe – An Introspective Conversation with Moon Hooch

The Roaring Twenties brought about the popularity of jazz and swing, as well as the prominence of the curved metal instrument that is the saxophone. Fast-forward 100 years to the 2020s and we’re now experiencing the rise of saxophone cave music, an absurd genre brought about by New York subway sensation, Moon Hooch.  Starting out…

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Ranked: MF DOOM

As if 2020 couldn’t possibly get any worse, the year ended with the announcement of the passing of Danielle Dumille, better known as MF DOOM. One of the most influential, poetic, and skilled MCs to ever live, Dumille produced and wrote numerous albums under a plethora of pseudonyms (Viktor Vaughn, King Geedorah, DOOM) that will…

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The Monolith: What Spotify Playlists Mean for Music in 2021

My dad has been a music collector for as long as I can remember. His packed shelves line the walls of our home office, proudly boasting nearly 3,000 CDs in neatly alphabetized rows. As a kid, my dad’s CD collection seemed to contain all the music in the world—requesting specific albums and hearing “Sorry, I…

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We Got Faded at the Hannibal Buress and Thundercat Drive-in Concert

It is Saturday afternoon and joining us for this journey is your inner voice. He shall assist you along the way. But before commencing, let’s get some things out of the way. By the time you’re reading this, whether it be a week or decades from now, you’re probably aware of or have at the…

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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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Wake Up: Reflections on Political Music in the Post Trump Era

We often associate ‘political music’ with the specific era and historical context that inspired it. When we hear Ohio by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young we think of the Vietnam War and the Kent State massacre. Virtually all of Rage Against the Machine’s catalog is inseparable from the rise of globalization and neoliberalism in the…

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All Girls to the Front: a Brief History and the Resurgence of Riot Grrrl

It’s no secret that trends that start underground end up flowing into the mainstream at one point or another. What is surprising, however, is how quickly stylistic changes seem to be made nowadays. In the age of COVID quarantines and tunnel-visioned TikTok “For You” pages, the Riot Grrrl punk subgenre is seeing a massive boom…

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.WAV’s Favorite Albums of 2020

You already know what the point of this article is. It’s a year end list. You like these, don’t you? God, I can almost see you. Drooling, eyes glazed over. Head empty, in a state of pure bliss. Like a newborn babe. Anyway, here are some albums from last year that we here at .WAV…

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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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