Tag Archives: Rafter

Video: Drew Andrews – “Bear Trap”

Drew Andrews is a nice guy. Last month, when the Album Leaf member/solo artist was nominated for Best Electronic Act at the San Diego Music Awards, he issued a statement asking people to vote for the category’s other nominees instead. You see, Andrews won the honor last year, and wants to see the award go to one of the other local acts he admires. Continue reading…

tUnE-yArDs Get Down to Bizness

Photo credit: Anna M. Campbell

tUnE-yArDs are an unlikely candidate for indie-rock success.

The music of Merrill Garbus is as bizarre and chaotic as her rules of capitalization, and to call her one-woman band challenging would be an understatement. But against all odds, her recently released sophomore album, w h o k i l l, has propelled her into the limelight and earned her a coveted Best New Music distinction from Pitchfork. Continue reading…

Poetic Memory: Inspired and the Sleep (List)

MP3: Inspired and the Sleep – “Chops”

With bassist Max Greenhaulgh at the center of Inspired and the Sleep, rhythm and musicianship take first priority. The Carlsbad trio takes the indie aesthetic to an unexpected level by mixing dance elements with rock riffs and jazz-inspired twists and turns.

The band, originally Greenhaulgh’s project but now featuring Bryce Outcault on guitar and Hayden Stewart on drums, will celebrate the release of their debut EP, Kaleidoscope Years, at the Che Cafe on May 7.

In anticipation of the show, Greenhaulgh told us a little about his influences. Check out his Poetic Memory (below)…