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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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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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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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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