Features
Recording Journal: 12/7/2009  

KMRC Presents : The Paddle Boat

It's been almost a year since we first fell in love with The Paddle Boat, taking in their lovely pop melodies from the floor of the Boathouse and the stairs of Luce Loft. When we heard their plans to track a record in Oregon, we immediately asked two questions: Can you provide some behind the scenes footage, and can we help you throw an amazing record release party? They said yes to both. Read More...

Artist Interview: 12/1/2009  

Matt Stallings' DNA

I first came across Matt Stallings' when he was nominated in the emerging artist category for the San Diego Art Prize. His vibrant colors and technique made him stand out, but what struck me most about his work was his humor and social commentary. Not only did I want to buy one of his paintings, I wanted to sit down for a beer with the guy. We asked four friends who have shared an adult beverage with Matt in the past to inquire about whatever questions have gone unanswered in their minds. Read More...

Band Interview: 11/16/2009  

Tape Deck Mountain : Ghost

A Sunday evening amongst endless warehouses in Miramar, a small group of friends gather at Stereo Disguise Recording Lab for an intimate performance by Tape Deck Mountain. The San Diego-based three piece have paid their dues on the local level, and have received deserving attention from the blog world leading up to their debut release. For this interview, we did something slightly different, reaching out to a few of Travis, Jordan and Paul's peers for interview questions. Read More...

Disposable Project: 11/9/2009  

Crocodiles' US Tour

Since signing to Fat Possum early this spring, Crocodiles have been on a never-ending tour supporting their debut LP 'Summer of Hate'. A few disposable cameras followed Brandon, Charles and Marco from a Detroit warehouse party to a Southern crawdad hut on their first lap around the continental US. Read More...

Artist Interview: 11/2/2009  

Kevin Taylor : Studio Visit

A few of us attended a September opening at the Shooting Gallery featuring SF locals Erik Otto and Kevin Taylor. I was familiar with Erik's marvelous work from our past feature, but was floored that night by his counterpart in the show. Kevin Taylor's massive, lightly-glossed paintings commanded the room, displaying a variety of curious animal interactions. Later that month we sent Oakland-based artist Eric Taggart over to Kevin's studio for a chat. Read More...