Alejandra Robles and Janelle Obert are Cocovera - Courtesy photo

Review: CocoVera Debut LP ‘Rosary Pea’ a Compelling, New Avant-Garde Sound

By DONNA BALANCIA In time for Halloween, CocoVera has released the debut album, Rosary Pea. It’s an avant-garde work with unconventional melodic passages and vocals that hurdle uneven but oddly appealing musical terrain. This is […]


Crooked Flower Dreams Up a Unique Ska-Rock Collection with ‘Into The Light’

By JOHN DALY Psychedelic rockers from Northern California, Crooked Flower, have produced a dreamy ska-rock collection with their latest album, Into The Light. It’s a wide-ranging musical landscape that Crooked Flower is securely planted in. […]

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Surfbort Shreds It Up at ‘Friendship Music’ LA Release Show, Launches Tour

Photos by ANTHONY MEHLHAFF, Edited by DONNA BALANCIA The debut album for New York punk band Surfbort, called Friendship Music, will drop on Oct. 26.  So to celebrate, Surfbort put on a wild “pre-record release” show in […]

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Offspring, Social D, Pennywise and Rancid Play Surf City Blitz Oct. 27-28

Plus Motorcycle Racing in Huntington Beach By JOHN DALY The Offspring, Social Distortion, Pennywise and Rancid will headline the Surf City Blitz in Huntington Beach Oct. 27-28. The Suicidal Tendencies, The Interrupters, TSOL, Bad Religion […]