Tag Archives: stoner rock

the gloomies
Premiere: The Gloomies Paint a Surreal Picture of Paradise with new video for “Palms”

Based in southern California, The Gloomies are very familiar with palm trees. They named a song after them on their recent album, Romance; while “Palms” isn’t necessarily about loose fronds, it is reminiscent and surreal at the same time. Live around these showbiz symbols of serenity long enough and you’ll agree that paradise is surreal […]

Zoe Elaine |
mind monogram
Song Premiere: Mind Monogram Reflect on Unobservable Forces in “Dark Matter Theory”

Local psych rock four-piece, Mind Monogram, has been buzzing about for several years. They have been playing around LA County throughout the band’s career, which began in 2014 as a solo project from frontman and guitarist Edgar Ruiz. Then they put an EP in 2015, another last year, which was quickly followed up by their […]

Zoe Elaine |
Stefanie Drootin and Chris Senseney of Big Harp Didn’t Stutter in New Project, Umm

Stefanie Drootin and Chris Senseney have formed a new apathetic project, appropriately called Umm, with a full-length LP due out next week. The two of them have been playing in bands for over a decade, separately when they were younger and more recently together, with drummer Daniel Ocanto, in Big Harp. Their origins lie in […]

dinosaur jr fyf fest 2015
Dinosaur Jr. blends guitar shredding, beautiful melodies in memorable FYF Fest set

I had been hoping to see noise rockers Dinosaur Jr. for quite some time. Saturday’s performance at FYF Fest had me kicking myself for not crossing it off the list sooner, as the wizard-looking J Mascis led the charge in a high-energy set. Mascis’ vocals are hard to pinpoint. They’re somewhere in between a grittier Jeff […]

Sandra B. Olinger |