Jai Wolf LA

Jai Wolf at the Shrine LA: Are visuals just as important as the music?

The other day, I came across a peculiar tweet that got me thinking. It read, and I quote: “People who freak out when a band has an “innovative” show need to go to an edm show.” Of the many concerts and festivals I’ve been to, both EDM and non-EDM, I can definitely say that some Read More

Was it Worth it? 24 hours in Washington for Death Cab for Cutie & ODESZA

A few months ago, ODESZA and Death Cab for Cutie announced a joint benefit concert show at Western Washington University, their alma mater. I found out about the show via ODESZA’s Instagram and out of shock immediately tagged a friend of mine in the comments. Not only has ODESZA defined the soundtrack of mine and Read More

New Venue, Same Festival: Lightning in a Bottle ’19

For the third year in a row, I attended Lightning in a Bottle, a music and arts festival notorious for its unique line-ups, meticulously designed stages and structures, and strong focus on sustainability and healthy living. My first year at LiB was in 2017. Back then, the festival took place at Lake San Antonio in Read More

A Festival Truly “Just Like Heaven” for Indie / Alternative Music Lovers

When Goldenvoice’s “Just Like Heaven Fest” lineup was released earlier this winter, I was shocked by every artist on the bill. It seemed as if the lineup was pulled straight out of my high school self’s Spotify library. When I was in high school, I was obsessed with Phoenix’s Bankrupt! album. I recall the days Read More

May Rotation Playlist

In one word, the month of May has been bittersweet. With my time as an undergrad at UCSB quickly running out, I’ve found myself reflecting heavily on my past four years here. I’ve thought a lot about the people I’ve met and the moments we’ve enjoyed together that will forever be engraved in the memory Read More