Phoenix Rising

Phoenix @ the Youtube Theater (10/06/22) By Harry Frahn     “Thank you! Thank you all! I love you!” cries the black-clad man while he rises, slowly lifted by countless hands, onto the shoulders of the crowd. As he reaches his zenith, he falls silent, lacking the words to properly describe the gratitude he’s feeling. At…

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An Interview with Conner Cherland

Conner Cherland is a singer-songwriter based out of Santa Barbara, known for his house shows and beautiful indie-folk sound. From intimate stories of falling in love to vulnerable explorations of the realities of maintaining a relationship, Conner Cherland shares his romantic experiences in new release Love Songs. His past releases include Wanting Man, Tall Tales…

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Interview with Mad Tsai

“what the fuck is this?” i showed my violently straight white male roommate the video on my tiktok for you page: one of mad tsai’s promos for his music video of stacy’s brother. mad tsai innovatively reworked the original stacy’s mom into a queer narrative that features an addictive pop-rock style and a plethora of…

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Interview with khai dreams

khai dreams is like jesus. i remember when sunkissed was the song everyone was dancing to on tiktok in late 2019. i shamelessly searched it on spotify, and it was the soundtrack that played in my mind when i imagined myself and my hypothetical lover being deeply and incandescently in love. khai creates beautifully addictive…

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concatenation: july 23

It’s been a month since I’ve been here. On my first night, I wrapped myself in soft white cloth and remembered something I had never experienced. Embraced in the second-hand smoke of the people who came before me, I became alert to the fact that I was somewhere I deeply didn’t understand. Who still smokes…

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One Big, Beautiful Mess

Danny Elfman @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre [8/03/23] Photos by Alex Matthews It’s a crisp, Summer night in Chula Vista and I’m ready for Spider-Man. I’m also ready for Batman, Doctor Strange, The Simpsons, Oingo Boingo…I’m ready for it all. Or at least I think I am. I honestly don’t know what to expect…

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An Interview with Litvar

The year is 2008 and you’re in the computer room updating your Myspace Profile and AIM messaging your friends. Your computer dings, telling you that your crush is now online, and your heart skips a beat. On their latest album, “The Greatest Movie of All Time,” Connecticut-based band Litvar captures this feeling and so many…

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