Small City Calling :: Hold Me Closer

Michael Weybret recut his short film “An Early Autumn’s Hope” into a music video for the song that helped inspire the story. Just so happens to be “Hold Me Closer” by Froglix favourite Small City Calling. Check out the video below. – DMitch

Flashback: Descendents

[itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/the-descendants/id293375772?uo=4″ title=”Descendents on iTunes”] Ever wonder where the emo-punk got it’s start?  Contrary to what Billy Joe may think, it wasn’t Green Day.  Sorry to disappoint but, while they were prolific early adopters of the genre, it was actually a band nearly (400) miles to the south in Hermosa Beach, CA that many point… Continue reading Flashback: Descendents

S3K::Lizard Wash video

artist: SIMPL3JACK | genre: punk | label: Holy War Entertainment [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tomorrow/id418359742?uo=4″ title=”SIMPL3JACK”] In the tail end of February we posted a review of SIMPL3JACK, a teen punk band from Northern California. In that I singled out “Lizard Wash” as one of the best tracks off their self-titled album. I am pleased they made a… Continue reading S3K::Lizard Wash video

Picking Up Where They Left Off

artist: Small City Calling | genre: alternative, indie-pop | label: unsigned listen: Hold Me Closer :: Standing Room Only :: Satellites When last we visited Small City Calling they were racking up 2010 Froglix Music Awards in bunches. Fast forward to 2011 and we find this talented quintet from sunny San Diego on the verge… Continue reading Picking Up Where They Left Off

Simply Punk :: SIMPL3JACK

artist: SIMPL3JACK | genre: punk | label: Holy War Entertainment What do you get when a thirteen year old boy falls asleep and dreams of a space odyssey searching for Bob Mould and Grant Hart from Hüsker Dü? You get a song dedicated to White Stripes drummer Meg White of course. If that makes any… Continue reading Simply Punk :: SIMPL3JACK

Black Heart Vacancy

artist: Black Heart Vacancy | genre: alt-rock, punk | label: Baked Fresh Records From their latest EP on Baked Fresh Records, LA’s Black Heart Vacancy sticks one right between the eyes with “Man Overboard.” I dig the melodic edginess these cats are throwing down.  Yuppies beware…I’m pretty sure BHV is sending you a message here… Continue reading Black Heart Vacancy

The Spoken and the Sassy

artist: Sheila Sondergard | genre: alternative, indie-pop | label: unsigned listen now Spoke Too Loud Same Ol Bend Take a listen to “Spoke Too Loud,” the title track to Sheila Sondergard’s most recent CD, and if you don’t think it’s one of the grooviest songs you’ve ever heard…then you need groovy lessons.  The verses offer… Continue reading The Spoken and the Sassy

A Cool Groove from LA

artist: Glacier Hiking genre: electronica | alternative | rock label: unsigned Contrary to the label above, neither this song nor this video are “new”.  It’s actually about 1 year old, near as I can tell.  However, it is new to me and I must say I have taken quite a fancy to this band from… Continue reading A Cool Groove from LA

From the Shores of San Diego

artist: Small City Calling genre: alternative | indie-rock album: Oceanus (EP) label: unsigned listen now… Castaways :: We Are the Messengers :: My Friend the Ocean (Coming Home) Just a few short months ago, San Diego’s Small City Calling released their 2nd studio recording and follow up to 2009’s The Living Room Demo. Their latest… Continue reading From the Shores of San Diego