Camp Candle @ Boot & Saddle (10/19)

Camp Candle @ Boot & Saddle (10/19)

An airy ambiance crafted by dim lights, muffled laughter and hints of cheap but decent beer greets me as I enter Boot & Saddle. Casually stationed in the back amongst friends, Briana “Hetepsa” Mills and Mark “Nu Ra” Cave embody serenity; any signs of nervousness concerning their show are either absent or hidden underneath the … Continue reading “Camp Candle @ Boot & Saddle (10/19)”

Spotlight on MUNA

Spotlight on MUNA

MUNA, a self-described “dark pop” band from LA, opened for Grouplove at The Fillmore last week. Members Katie Gavin (lead vocals), Naomi McPherson (guitar/synths/vocals), and Josette Maskin (lead guitar/vocals) make up the band, with a bassist and drummer who join them live. The three girls met at USC in college and have been recording their music in … Continue reading “Spotlight on MUNA”

Interview with Thom Powers (The Naked and Famous)

Interview with Thom Powers (The Naked and Famous)

Last week, WQHS got a chance to chat with Thom Powers of The Naked and Famous. Thom and I talked about their new album Simple Forms, visual art, the challenges of streaming services for artists, and being a part of a band that is fronted by a female with an Asian background.  Please follow and … Continue reading “Interview with Thom Powers (The Naked and Famous)”

American Football “LP2” Review

American Football “LP2” Review

It’s neither entirely fair nor feasibly avoidable to compare American Football’s second LP to their seminal first. The two share an eponym, inviting the designation LP2 for the new release. Their covers are, more or less, the same: a wide photograph of a house with a lit-up window, the band title with the same layout.  … Continue reading “American Football “LP2” Review”

A Look at Gramatik

Denis Jašarević, the man behind Gramatik, blends jazz, hip hop, and EDM to create his own unique style. Epigram, his latest album, was released this past March, free with a special catch: to download the 10-track album, you need to create your own cover art on Gramatik’s website. Like all of Gramatik’s discography, the album … Continue reading “A Look at Gramatik”