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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SPOTLIGHT: Coffin Shares Their New Album

It’s been more than a year and a half since beloved local bands have fueled fervent mosh pits within the sweaty, chaotic living rooms around San Luis Obispo. Music enthusiasts have long-awaited the return of live music — at last, musicians are returning to the stages (and house venues) of SLO. Residents of the one…

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SPOTLIGHT: Dante Marsh – A Mission to Make People Dance

San Luis Obispo is a special place — then again, maybe we’re biased. This small-but-large, rural-but-city-ish college town attracts musicians from all up and down the California coast. Every once in a while, it snags a gem from another state; this is the case with Nashville-raised musician Dante Marsh, an active member of the ever-growing…

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THIRTYBYTHIRTY Spotlight: The Printer, The Photographer, and The Businessman

As we become more conscious of the footprint we leave on the world around us, Gen Z has been at the forefront of making do with what we have and making good art out of it too. THIRTYBYTHIRTY is a San Luis Obispo-based clothing brand operated by Lupin Boylan, William Blankenship, and Erica Flojo that…

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Uncut Gems: An Interview With Piezas Únicas

It happened in the Cal Poly craft center during the last session of in-person classes, shortly before the end of the world. Sophia Rivera and Julianna Quihuiz had been friends since their freshmen year when they had met working at the campus market. Julie trained Soph on the job, perhaps predicting a trend for 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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