Dirty Pennies – Bad Machine – Jan. 14, 2017

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Dirty Pennies, a rock band from San Diego, California play their new song, “Bad Machine” at the Ray at Night street festival in North Park. This song, written only two weeks prior and performed only once before, was created as a reaction to what our whole political process has become and is perfect timing considering the controversies surrounding the incoming president. Continue reading

Pins – Too Little Too Late

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When I was a senior at UCSB I had a mass media course and along with two friends in the class we put together music and slide show presentation focusing on the still emerging punk rock scene. We explored how the genre was influenced by the society at large and in turn how our culture was being influenced by punk rock.  The final 90 seconds of the presentation had every picture we could find of punk musicians and fans flipping off the camera set to music by the Germs, Fear, Circle Jerks, X and others.

This song by UK indie pop/punkers Pins, shows that 35 years later punk’s influence is still going strong and that middle fingers are still a useful form of communication.

Check out Pins on their website and facebook page.

 

Creepseed – “This Dream I Dread”- The Casbah 3/14/16

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Josh Kmak of The New Kinetics and Shady Francos has a new band, Creepseed. This video is from their debut performance at the Casbah.  Joining Josh in Creepseed are O from fluff and the Makeup Sex, Josh from Shady Francos and Sheila & the Rainbow Colored Trash bags, and Ana from The Makeup Sex and Spin Records.  Sitting in on this song is Brian Reilly of the New Kinetics on the right.

Birdy Bardot – “Possibilities” – A Red Trolley Show

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This video is just another reminder of why I love music.  A great song played in a unique way in an unusual setting.  San Diego’s Birdy Bardot play their song “Possibilities” while riding the trolley (with passengers on board of course!) in San Diego.

Check out the Birdy Bardot website for more.