May Monthly Musings

This month was full of great releases and good vibes for the most part. And while I attended probably the least amount of shows I ever have in a month, there’s hope on the horizon for a music-filled month.

So, let’s start with some hot new singles that were recently released – from indie legends Grizzly Bear to local wonder Miya Folick, there is much to be thankful for as an indie enthusiast. Continue reading


Desert Daze—An Indiecation Recap


This past weekend I headed down the dusty trail en route to the Institute of Mentalphysics in Joshua Tree for Desert Daze—a long weekend filled with great music, amazing humans, lots of drinks and dust.

Driving down 29 Palms itself could be considered a spiritual experience. As the heatgrew hotter and scenery grew browner, it was clear that we were not in L.A. anymore. We sent good vibes to the campsite, setting the intention for a prime camping spot and speedy entry. Yeah, it worked.

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Beach Fossils at the Union


I was fortunate enough to snag a ticket to Beach Fossils last-minute show on Monday March 14 at the Union! They had just come from playing the Burger x Observatory Festival in Santa Ana, which I was sadly unable to attend, so I was delighted to discover they would be making a stop in L.A. to play a $10 show at a venue I’d never heard of or been to!

This was another solo mission for the books, as the show sold out quickly. The Union is in the Arlington Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, and on the outside looks like a discoteca with an attempted transformation into a show venue. The layout of the interior is interesting… an island bar in the middle of the room cut made it seem less spacious than it was, and to see the bands I had to really work my way into the crowd. Continue reading