Introducing….Ray Little

Who is Ray Little? She’s the side of her artistic self that Lauren Little (former frontwoman of Los Angeles rock band, Queen Caveat) wants to introduce the world to – wants to introduce you to. Queen Caveat hit the ground running in 2011 with their debut EP Emptor and a dynamic sound that translated into intense, adrenalin-filled live shows and […]

Mathias Wakrat of WAKRAT

As a Frenchman, co-owner of a restaurant, drummer and mastermind of the punishingly hard rock trio, WAKRAT, fronted by bassist Tim Commerford (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave) along with guitarist and fellow countryman Laurent Grangeon, Mathias Wakrat has but one job: play hard, play fast, and play loud. Everything else will sort itself out. The band is fresh off of […]

On The Road With…The Frights

Seasonally, it may be Fall but does surf punk have an expiration date? We think not and neither do San Diego surf punk heroes Mikey Carnevale (vox/guitar), Richard Dotson (bass), and Marc Finn (drums) aka The Frights who kick off a series of show dates with FIDLAR and SWMRS this week on the Too Much Tour. It’s what happens when you bug […]

Bad Suns

Having only formed in 2012, it almost seems as if Los Angeles quartet Bad Suns skipped those awkward “teenage” band years of being more mediocre than not and sprang forth fully formed. After releasing the single “Cardiac Arrest” in 2013, Chris Bowman (vox, guitar), Miles Morris (drums), Gavin Bennett (bass) and Ray Libby (guitar) more than delivered on the promise […]

Jarryd James

He is the most unassuming of musicians but his music – it leaves a mark. He’s Jarryd James. The 31 year-old Brisbane, Australian singer/songwriter found his voice again when he needed it, put it to sound use when he teamed up with the likes of New Zealand hit-maker Joel Little (Lorde, Broods), Mikky Ekko (Rihanna), Tobias Jesso Jr. (Sia, Adele), […]


Kristine Flaherty and I jumped off our conversation by talking about another band: Paper Route. There are scant degrees of separation and we connect the dots. Last year Flaherty aka K.Flay created a mix tape for our Winter 2015 print issue with the theme, “Songs Containing Water” which included songs like “Waterfalls” by TLC, “Waters of Nazareth” by Justice and […]

Charlie Kerr: JPNSGRLS

Yes, they’re from Vancouver with the band name JPNSGRLS (pronounced ‘Japanese girls’) and because of the riff heavy, explosive, lyrically and sonically thoughtful indie rock that edges with punk energy, we can forgive the absence of vowels. This time. In July Charlie Kerr (vox), Colton Lauro (guitar), Chris McClelland (bass) and Graham Serl (drums) released their sophomore record: an engaging […]