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Animals Out of Paper: Davis’ Latest “Hip As Fuck” Art Piece

1908054_10152735211611660_6045144507611854668_n Animals Out of Paper is an upcoming play here at UC Davis directed by fourth year Dramatic Arts major and Sexualities minor, Micaela Cirimeli. Animals Out of Paper begins as a quirky comedy about origami experts and quickly turns into a melancholy reminder that even the closest...

Interview: Mount Eerie

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I first heard of Phil Elverum, who releases music under the name Mount Eerie (formerly The Microphones) through a series of mixtapes an internet penpal shared with me a few years ago. An experimental artist in his core, his songs feature narratives...

Album Review: VI: Flora – Botanist

flora [LISTEN] [Label: The Flenser] [Release Date: August 11, 2014] [Genre: Green Metal] Representing a different sort of black metal from their elitist Norwegian forerunners, San Francisco's group Botanist conveys a message that is inherently not destructive but productive or even regenerative, making it more akin to "post-black metal" one...

Album Review: Alm – Taylor Kohl

alm [LISTEN]       [WATCH]        [Released March 27, 2014] [Genre: experimental/chiptune/shoegaze/pop] My introduction to Mr. Kohl was a little unusual, at least for my typical foraging patterns into the blackest corners of the Internet (I digress, but I really do love that depressive Norwegian stuff). I...

Album Review: You’re Dead – Flying Lotus

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[LISTEN]          [Label: Warp Records]           [Release Date: October 6, 2014]

[Genre: Electronic / Experimental Hip Hop / Jazz Fusion]

Resident Los Angeles producer and musical cosmonaut Flying Lotus has never been one to hedge...

Interview: Foxygen

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Interview with Foxygen on August 7, 2014 at Gundlach Bundschu Winery

Following the rampant success of their 2013 sophomore studio album We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic, L.A.-born Foxygen has become known for psych-rock throwback sounds and raucous live...

Interview: Mndsgn

mndsgn In the Shi'a branch of Islam there's this idea of a hidden Imam, a religious leader who disappeared in the 10th century, and is waiting for the appropriate time to come out of hiding and bring peace and justice to the world. Listening to 

Interview: Vibragun

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Vibragun creates fuzzed out & reverb loaded pop songs, reminiscent of My Bloody Valentine, accompanied with stylistic nuances from 90s grunge and early 2000s alternative rock. In celebration of the release of their debut self-titled record, they're currently on tour scheduled to travel along...

Interview: Zia McCabe (The Dandy Warhols )

zia3 Zia McCabe is the only female member of Portland-based alternative rock band, The Dandy Warhols. This past April, I sat down with Zia before their show at Ace of Spades in Sacramento. The band was touring to promote the release of their latest album, Thirteen Tales from...

Interview: Co. Fee

co.fee bermuda (album shirt) posing Co.fee, or Kofi Sefa-Boakye is an up-and-coming underground Hip Hop and Experimental artist and is part of various musical collectives with artists such as Teebs, Bahwee, Arti, amongst others. These artists have a devotion to their fixation of art and sound and collaborate...
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