My extended break from podcasting has been due to a move and scheduling issues. But wait! Episode 15 is here with local, up and coming comedian Johnnie Gonzales. We talked upbringing, travel and of course, comedy. Listen here as well as Spotify and iTunes!
Today’s episode is with Sebastian Aguirre, OC-born songwriter and classically trained musician. He is currently working on his forthcoming album, with an exclusive piece featured here. Thank you Klatch Coffee in Rancho Cucamonga for the space!
This week I met with Bianca Ornelas – local muralist and illustrator whose political portraits have attracted a lot of attention in recent months. We met at our mutual favorite dba256 in Pomona, which was gracious enough to let us hang out for a few.
Hey folks! Sorry for the short break, but it’s been busy. This episode is with Daniel Zuniga, or Mono Vision to those fans of venue projections. I’ve wanted to follow up with Daniel since he joined Mire and I on a recent podcast, and we finally made the time. Thanks again to Rad Pro Studios for letting us hang out!
Cassie Gaffaney is a New Zealand-born musician and 1/3 of Young Winona – a reimagining of her previous band Santa Barbara. We talked origins, local music and what she has in store. Thanks again to The Snug in Burbank for having us.
I met up with Mire at Rad Pro Studios in Ontario last week for a photo shoot and podcast. Our mutual friend Daniel Zuniga, projectionist and musician you’ll recognize from around town also joined us before the band headed in for rehearsal. Thanks again for having us!
I met up with Jorge and Joseph of Thee Azmatics at dba256 in Pomona (thanks for letting us hang out). We talked music, day jobs and scenesters while The Ramones played on the speakers in tribute to the absent Jacob. Show up next time.
I met up with Vic Alva of Emo Night Pomona to talk about his history with the event, working with artists both iconic and on the rise, as well as Emo Night’s new home at dba256. This is a longer one, so strap in.
Andrea is a musician, choreographer and dance teacher who fronts two bands – Funk’d Martini and Popgun Rerun. We met up in Pomona where we talked about her history in music and life as an entertainer. Thanks to Acerogami for letting us hang out.
I met up with Chris Pappas of Elle Belle to talk about his latest record, No Signal, studio discipline and bands we never got into. Big thanks to the charming Figaro Bistrot for the hospitality.
Kriist Long is a multi-instrumentalist, former drummer with Harriers of Discord and is currently working on his own project, Quintessence. LaRae Ewing currently works in special needs education and has a history in the entertainment industry.
Just in time for the Christmas-New Year squish, I hung out with fellow music photographer Sade de la Espriella (@sade.img). We talked some shop, music and people with camera phones at shows.
Hey folks! This episode is with Brain Fragment, the LA-based experimental trio featuring one of my oldest friends, David Craig. This one was two hours of talking a lot around music, with hints of that industry talk I teased you with before. Check it out here, on Spotify and iTunes!
I spoke with Vinny Macias, former bassist of Jetpacks And Laser Guns (disbanded in 2015) and current filmmaker. We ran into each other a few weeks ago at Claremont Craft Ales after years of lost contact, so it was time to catch up on his work.
Thanks to Charlie’s Stars & Stripes in downtown Upland, CA for the hospitality!
Photos - Undead Prom @ Teragram Ballroom
I returned to Teragram last night to cover Smoke Season, Bahari and Kid Bloom for the Undead Prom. The only two people I saw who dressed up weren’t even together and Bahari was quick to point out the lack of participation. I totally forgot.
Here are some photos from the night in order – Bahari, Smoke Season + Kid Bloom. I’m still playing with format here, so bear with me.
Feature: Colin Magalong is all about the “Melo”
Are the 90’s retro yet? Colin Magalong may be onto that notion with his latest visual take on “Melo”, redefining what Saul Williams once described as “dancing in our apartment to the music of our hearts”. VHS charm leads the theme for a slow track that listens like a slow funk jam. A night together doesn’t have to be complicated so long as your arms around each other. Watch below.
Colin’s debut EP is out now on Made In The Shade
Feature: Prinze George breaks hearts quietly
The latest by Prinze George has us in deep feels mode with an ominous atmosphere. “We Won’t Last The Night” is that song about splitting from your significant other that comes from a different angle – one part defeatist and two parts perseverance. It’s recognition of the desire to push forward and work harder while acknowledging the need to call it a night.
The band’s forthcoming EP is out October 19th. Stay tuned and listen below.