Posts Tagged ‘US’


August 18, 2010

Near is a band comprised of four young and talented guys from New Jersey. They create some real nice chilled out indie/rock music with some elements of folk in there (in my opinion). The mix of clever drum beats and great acoustic guitar melodies only add to the ‘easy on the ears’ vocals. Perfect for listening to while driving on a clear sunny day with the windows down and wind in your hair! To add to the appeal of this band, these guys seem genuinely down to earth, personable and most importantly patient (this post should have gone up months ago along with a lot of other posts so I apologise to the band for this long delay).

Check out the interview below:
How did you come up with the name?
Well, I guess it was the one that we fought over the least… The NEAR Shoemaker is actually the name of the first spacecraft to orbit an asteroid. It also happens to be the name of a character from an anime. We usually like to leave the true origins of the name up to speculation though 🙂

Tell me a little about yourselves?
Tim Pearson- 22 years old, from Erial, NJ (piano, vocals)

Kevin Finn- 24 years old, from Collingswood, NJ (synth, guitar)

Mike Sherry- 22 years old, from Atco, NJ (guitar, vocals)

Ray Gallagher- 21 years old, from Deptford, NJ (percussion)

What did you guys do before the group started?
Well, before deciding to become a band we were a crime-fighting group. That ended when we forgot to set our profiles to private on Facebook and our secret identities were all revealed. Besides that we have pretty normal jobs: Mike works for a hospital, Kevin is a teacher, Tim works at a coffee shop, and Ray is a server at Olive Garden.

How did you start out/ was it hard?
Really I’d say we’re still starting out. We’ve been together with this lineup less than a year. Honestly the hardest part has been working around each other’s schedules. The music is the easy part!

Any big plans for the near future?
The main thing we’re doing is continuing to work on recording our debut album.

–Random questions–
What song have you been listening to most in the past few weeks?
Kevin: Homesick by Radical Face

Tim: Same Mistake by James Blunt

Mike: No Surprises by Radiohead

Ray: Greet the Sacred Cow by Primus

What important lesson have you learnt from being in a group?
That we need to make sure we set aside time just to hang out every once and awhile. It can’t always be business. When Mike got married we all went camping for his bachelor party, and it really brought us a lot closer together. Now, when we play shows, I feel like the audience can sense that bond between us, and that kinda helps us establish a connection with them too.

Does being in a band help in picking up girls/boys?
Yes. Two of us are married already; how do you think that happened?

Has anything crazy or embarrassing ever happened during a live gig?
I guess the most embarrassing thing so far is when Tim’s keyboard stand collapsed mid-song during our set at BCC’s Music Fest! After attempting to continue the song with the keyboard on Tim’s lap, we ended up having to stop the song so we could fix it.

To get more information about these guys- like bookings and contact details- visit any of the links below and I highly suggest you do! As said previously, they’re currently working on a new album and free for any performances.

Near Official Website
Near Facebook


Jeff Soto

May 3, 2010

Crying Is Alright

California Dreaming

Love Can Surpass All Obstacles

Jeff Soto’s artwork can be quite confusing for some people as his pieces are often juxtapositions of two different ideas such as innocence and darkness, nature vs. smog intertwining closely with each other. It even shows in the colours he chooses by mixing pastels with dark greys. His work commonly appeals to the hip-hop and street art culture as he gains most of his inspirations from the skateboarding and graffiti lifestyle. There isn’t much more I can say other than just see for yourself and enjoy!

Jeff Soto Art

Fly Away

Stormy Skies


October 27, 2008

Who loves awesome remixes?!
Here’s a few that’s awesome to listen to courtesy of LosBPMS Remixes– checkit:

1) Dominator – Beltram mix: A Techno Anthem by Human Resource

2) Eazy Duz It: need we say more

3) Charly (Charly Says) by The Prodigy – Using elements of Sinden & Count of Monte Cristal – “Beeper (Fake Blood Remix)”

aaaaaaaand check out the vid to go with it!

LosBPMS Official Site


September 10, 2008

Sometimes I do like to get away from my electro/nurave scene and get back to my emo/alternative rock days. These guys have provided me with a nice new sound to get into! Ahhhh totally loving it, enjoy their interview:

How did you come up with the name?
The name was void , but when we went to get a website it was taken , so we added the 808 and it was more of a time reference because the rest of the band could never show up to practice on time.

Tell me a little about yourselves?
Jay Adams -bass player (28), manager at a guitar store (guitar player turned bass player ) loves movies , videos games , and muscle cars , being on stage .

Oscar OO-singer and lead guitar(30) , doctor in psychiatry , loves big truck , muscle cars , video games , hanging with his friends ,writing songs , and going to the movies

Mike Turner – rhythm guitar (27) , bank bill collecter , likes big big trucks , going to the beach , drinking with friends , playing in a band ,

Brandon Ochoa – drums (30) , office manager , loves his wife , driving , drumming , bbq’s with friends , playing big shows in the band .

What did you guys do before the group started?
most of us were in school or working , we were all friends before hand , jay went to high school with brandon , and brandon and oscar went to college and were in void before mike and jay joined

How did you start out/ was it hard?
void808 started after void lost a member and they still wanted to play so mike and jay joined up , lucky void had been around a few years so they had lost of contacts to get gigs and stuff so it wasnt hard

Any big plans for the near future?
we are currently working with a woman who has a label and handles lots of big gigs , she has already got us a gig with atreyu, and we have been meeting with hollywood producers, and we just released a 3rd cd so we may be having some big things comming our way

–Random questions–
What song have you been listening to most in the past few weeks?
i cant speak for the others but i have been listening to alot of ozzy and van halen

What one materialistic thing can you not live without?
our instruments , cell phones , and cars

What important lesson have you learnt from being in a group?
team work

Do you have a secret name for your favourite inanimate object?
we do call brandons drum hardware box ( atans box ) because it is very heavy

Does being in a band help in picking up girls/boys?
it used to but most of us have had steady girls for a long time , a wife , a fiance , and long term girlfriends

Has anything crazy or embarrassing ever happened during a live gig?
Jay has tripped at a show over a loose carpet , mike has started playing the wrong song . oscar has forgot a lyric or two , brandon has had drum sticks go flying

These guys have 3 cds available on: iTunes,,,,, and
So as you can see there isn’t a lot of places where you can’t get them cds. Their newest cd is called “After All is Said and Done”.

Have a listen to their music – it sounds chilled out and easy to get into!

Void808 MySpace

Dear Dad, Yours Truly

September 4, 2008

Dear Dad, Yours Truly know how to rock things up with their catchy guitar riffs and lyrics- you really can’t help buy start to nod your head (even a little bit). These American guys are no stranger to the band lifestyle and performing in front of big crowds. Despite all that, they still have the down-to-earth attitudes that all fans hope their rocking bands never lose – Doesn’t hurt that these guys aren’t bad-looking either. Check out their awesome and again one of the most informative interviews I’ve received (in particular check out the last random question):

How did you come up with the name?
“Dad” is in reference to the big guy upstairs. Our band name is the beginning and end of a letter to Him. I (Rayon) was watching T.V. bored out of my skull around 3 A.M. since I had just finished resigning from my previous band and was already thinking, “what should I name the next one?” I wanted it to be something big, and I could think of nothing bigger than God. As all of this ran through my head, a hallmark commercial pops onto the screen depicting a child writing a letter to her father. I thought, that’s got to be a freaking sign! So there you have it… “Dear Dad, Yours Truly”.

Tell me a little about yourselves- (So I can stalk you guys)?
Stalk us? Well in that case…
Daniel Rayon/21/Miami, FL, U.S.A./Vocals
Daniel Cartagena/21/Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A./Guitar
Luke Rice/19/Asheville, NC, U.S.A./Bass
Angel Delgado/19/Miami, FL, U.S.A./Drums

What did you guys do before the group started?
We were motionless and void of existence.

How did you start out/ was it hard?
Each of us had been in several bands prior to DDYT (with the exception of Cartagena who just jammed a little with friends) but none were successful. I went about the task of relentlessly searching profiles on MySpace for talented musicians that were willing to audition for the band. After nearly 4 months of searching I found the other Daniel. Followed by Luke 2 months after that, and then Angel who replaced the original drummer most recently and became the final piece to the perfect puzzle. Was it hard? More like Exhausting! But well worth it in the end…

Any big plans for the near future?
We definitely have huge plans for the future! Right now we’re working on an upcoming tour to promote our debut album “Between Two Worlds.” As for labels, keep checking in at our MySpace because we certainly have a thing or two up our sleeves. That’s all I can say (:

–Random questions–
What song have you been listening to most in the past few weeks?
Daniel R.- Time is Running Out by Muse
Daniel C.- Inside the Fire by Distrubed
Luke- Break Down by DDYT… and Russian Roullette by 10 Years
Angel- Almost Easy by Avenged Sevenfold

What one materialistic thing can you not live without?
Daniel R.- My girlfriend
Daniel C.- My cell phone… and guitar.
Luke- My Mark Nason boots
Angel- Drumsticks

What important lesson have you learnt from being in a group?
Daniel R.- It’s awesome!!!
Daniel C.- Never take anything personally
Luke- Band chemistry is just as important as musicality
Angel- Patience

Do you have a secret name for your favourite inanimate object?
Our Inner Alien. Oh, and Llama

Does being in a band help in picking up girls/boys?
Although being in a band does have its “perks”, Fame and attention is not the main reason we’re out there. To us it’s about the music and generating a positive message… If the fans decide they want to show up and do something crazy that’s completely up to them.

Has anything crazy or embarrassing ever happened during a live gig?
Top 3 Crazy Concert Moments:
3– Luke almost smacking me in the face with the end of his bass multiple times at different shows.
2– Me accidentally jumping on the other Dan’s pedal and switching him from distortion to clean in the middle of a guitar solo in front of 25,000 people.
1– When we first performed our track “Once More”, and dedicated it to the troops, at one of the largest Independence Day celebrations in Florida. You could see people crying their eyes out by the hundreds. It was one of the most emotional moments of the band’s career.
**Bonus- When that meteorite crashed into the ocean right behind our beach show and caused a massive tsunami that washed tiger sharks onto the city streets and everyone got eaten alive. That was crazy!

Now their songs are available on iTunes, Rhapsody, and Amazon Worldwide. I highly recommend everyone who likes Rock to check these guys out- who knows, maybe if there’s enough Aussie fans they might come down our way?

Dear Dad, Yours Truly MySpace
Dear Dad, Yours Truly Official Site


August 21, 2008

This music has been playing constantly as I study and I’ve pretty much fallen in love! You all know how much I love remixes and it’s been a while since I’ve featured someone who does a fair amount of remixes. Hoping sometime soon he’ll do a set down under in Perth and get all of us kiddies to move our feet- in the meantime, dancing in my room to this music will have to do.

How did you come up with the name?
It’s about the excitement of enjoying life.

Tell me a little about yourself?
Dev or Devlin/27/Seattle

What did you do before the starting?
I’ve been producing & djing since I was 15. So probably going to school, playing sports, & getting drunk, in that order.

How did you start out/ was it hard?
My friend Axcys got me into early electronic music like Orb, Orbital, & Aphex Twin and later when I was 15 I got more interested in djing and house music. I was really influenced by Jeno, Doc Martin, & Derrick Carter. In the late nineties I used to play 2×4’s(2 djs x 4 turntables) with my brother, Sean Patrick at raves on the west coast. I think the hardest part was getting my hands on equipment to produce and dj at 15.

Any big plans for the near future?
A west coast tour with TurboWeekend in September(SEA/LA/SF/ETC.) and a new project collaborating with another producer that I am really excited about! Stay tuned!

–Random questions–
What song have you been listening to most in the past few weeks?
a1 bassline – bad man horror theme

What one materialistic thing can you not live without?
my shoes 😛

What have you learnt from doing what you do?
to never stop

Do you have a secret name for your favourite inanimate object?

Has your music helped in picking up girls/boys?

Has anything crazy or embarrassing ever happened during a live gig?Every set is crazy!!!

Have an awesome time exploring his myspace to see his many remixes that has been completed and some that are in process- so you have something to look forward to!
You also get to see where his music has been featured and where he’ll be performing.
Plus- he’s given a link to his music- available for download!


New Monthly with Axcys in Seatle at CHOP SUEY starting August 16th
With: Le Castle Vania, Thrills, Axcys, Rrrump & Colby B.

With remixes from: Bo$$ In Drama, Culture Prophet, Giko, Dean Tynan, Diamond Cut more!

Thrills MySpace


Super Consumers

July 17, 2008

Photo by Kristina Kauffman

The thing that stands out for me about Super Consumers is that while they are a alternative/rock band, they manage to have a decent balance between the two genres. They still totally rock out with their awesome guitar melodies but the creative beats and awesome vocal harmonising gives it more of a mellow thoughtful feel to it.
Their interview is one of the entertaining ones! Read through their history and how they all met, and the painful lesson Ron learnt from being in a band.

How did you come up with the name?
The term ‘super consumer’ is actually a term used by marketers to segment potential customers. A ‘super consumer’ is defined as an American consumer between the age of 35 and 44 earning over $100,000 a year. They’re the most sought after customers since they have the most disposable cash. We chose the name Super Consumers because it shows the warped way that businesses view people and how people in turn view money as such a major status symbol.

Tell me a little about yourselves?
I’m Ron, I’m 24 and I make odd noises with my mouth. I’m originally from Long Island, NY, but I relocated to Philadelphia for the beer.

The rest of the guys are:
Matt (age 23), Andrew (21), and Ryan (24), all from South Jersey. Matt and Ryan are our resident guitar heroes, and Andrew smacks the drums. Our bass player, Eric is 24 and hails from Harrisburg, PA.
We all live in Philly now and spend our time eating, drinking, and playing music.

What did you guys do before the group started?
Ah geez, I know this. Let me see if I can pinpoint where everyone was before the band. Ok, I had just started an office job, Matt was teaching at the New Jersey School of Music, and Andrew was playing drums and thinking about becoming a chef. Eric and Ryan were probably still doing college.

How did you start out/ was it hard?
It’s the same timeless story: Boy meets Band. Band breaks Boy’s heart. Boy and Band stay together for the kids.
Actually, the whole thing started off with Matt and me posting competing classified ads. We were both looking for new bands since our old ones had ended, and we go crazy when we’re not playing music. After realizing that we lived within blocks of each other, we hit it off and started writing acoustic songs. Later, we brought in Matt’s brother Andrew on drums and realized how much more awesome it was to do this as a full band. After trying out a few people, we eventually found Eric at a falafel place, and Matt asked Ryan to join during a game of racquetball.

Any big plans for the near future?
Our first CD is coming out in a few days, and we’re pretty excited about that. It’s called Terrorism and features some pretty raucous guitar songs with titles like “Say It With Me Now: BODEGA” and “Other Uses for a Lightbulb.”
Aside from that, we going to start playing around the Northeast pretty heavily, and we there’s a good chance we’ll be back in the studio to record some live stuff too.

What one valuable thing have you learnt from your time being in a band and performing?
Haha, I’ve actually learned two. Always play with friends, and don’t get hit in the head with a guitar. That sh*t hurts! Haha

–Random questions–
What song have you been listening to most in the past few weeks?
I actually just caught a great show last night. It was the Toadies, and they played with this awesome band called Lions. Real balls out rock and crazy high energy. Aside from that, I’ve been digging the new Weezer album, Genghis Tron, Horse the Band, and the new Portishead. Matt, Andrew, and Eric saw Pearl Jam recently, so there’s been a lot of discussion of Yellow Ledbetter’s lyrics. Ryan’s taste is pretty eclectic, but he’s a big John Zorn and Mike Patton fan.

What one materialistic thing can you not live without?
Pants, although Ryan wore my pants at the last gig and never washed ‘em.

Do you have a secret name for your favourite inanimate object?
Not really, most of my favorite objects are animate. I’m a big fan of nicknames though, which is why I know a Papa Lum, Tony Sizzle and Frodo.

Does being in a band help in picking up girls/boys?
I’ve definitely lost more girls than I’ve gained by being in a band. Girls don’t usually like the crazy amount of time we spend doing music, and they hate it when you roll in at 3am stinking of cheap beer and White Castle. Bands usually take up a lot of time and cause a lot of bad decisions, haha!

Has anything crazy or embarrassing ever happened during a live gig?
When we first started out, it was just me, Matt, and an acoustic guitar. Our buddies in the Styrofoam Junkies brought us up to New York for our first gig at this amazing dive.

When we got there, the first thing we noticed was the big hole in the ceiling above the stage. There was a fire there the night before! Aside from that, the door to the bathroom was just a large piece of cardboard or something that was propped up against the entrance. You had to move it out of the way to get in and then have somebody watch the entrance because you could see into the bathroom from anywhere in the room! I was told that there was another bathroom but somebody went number 2 in the sink there. Still, we got to play with some friends, and it was a pretty awesome show!

So check out their awesome rocking/mellow music and listen to the new EP ‘Terrorism’! do eeeeeeet.

Super Consumers MySpace
Super Consumers Facebook
Super Consumers

Oh Snap!!

May 25, 2008

This guy may look average, but his personality and music is far from it. Oh Snap!! is a mixture of genres, blurring the lines between entertaining happy rap, electro and DJ sets.

“If there was only one word to describe OH SNAP!!, excluding all words SNAP!! can’t spell or understand, the word would he HAPPY. OH SNAP!!’s mission in life is to make people happy while partying their collective bootays off. OH SNAP!!’s hobbies include: being fresh, keeping it real, poppin’ AND lockin’, hustlin’, and writing haikus.” (From his myspace)

His answers to the interview is another funn and entertaining one!

How did you come up with the name?
I was trying to censor myself from saying Oh Shit! when something was good or crazy, like oh shit! that’s a lot of money! No seriously though, I used to say Oh Snap a lot when I was younger and I thought it was appropriate because I’m bringing back some old school type raps over new dance music…

Tell me a little about yourself?
My name is OH SNAP!! and I’m 31 years old… I’m from a small country town in Maryland near Baltimore, though I grew up closer to Washington DC…

What did you do before you started?
I think I’ve always been OH SNAP!!, I just finally took the name… I’ve always rapped since I was 14, but I used to be more of a gangster rapper, but it never really fit who I was… I like to make people laugh and have a good time and it’s hard to work that in to raps about guns and selling crack…

How did you start out/ was it hard?
Music is a grind so it’s always hard, but it’s a passion so I stick it out like everyone else. I Started the OH SNAP!! project last December by making some beats then going and recording a few songs. Since then it’s just grown…

Any big plans for the near future?
I have an EP coming out on Sweat It Out! On July 12 called Mad Wow Disease. It’s going to feature a ton of dope remixes, etc… I am supposed to come to Australia for tour later this year and I will be guest performing with my homie, DJ Bald Eagle at a festival in the US called Lollapalooza on August 2…

–Random questions–
What song have you been listening to most in the past few weeks?
Rosanna by Toto

What one materialistic thing can you not live without?
Wow… well, being a Buddhist, I’m supposed to function without material objects, but if I had to choose one, it would be my MacBook… I use it for everything…

Do you have a secret name for your favourite inanimate object?

Does being in a band help in picking up girls/boys?
Been married for 5 years so probably not as much as say a single artist… I manage a singer/songwriter named John Neilson and it definitely works for him…

Has anything crazy or embarrassing ever happened during a live gig?
I got heckled once in Chicago. This dude that was all messed up on several things just walked up to me and started talking to me in the middle of a song… It was really odd, but of course, I then dedicated that song to him.

On his myspace page you can have a listen to all his songs, and there are also links that leads you to more of his mixes that you can listen to online. Alternatively – as he said he is featured in a new CD “Sweat It Out” compilation album volume 1 mixed by Ajax and Miami Horror, available CHEAP at JB hifi (where else!). So whatchu waitin’ for…?!

Oh Snap!! Myspace

Snob Scrilla

March 30, 2008


Snob Scrilla is a really cool guy that plays hip hop/electro music with a mix of indie rock- turns out to be a great combo. After listening to a few of his songs, I felt like seeing him live would be something awesome! Not only does he get the musical combinations right, his singing/rapping and lyrics are funny and interesting, you might catch yourself singing along after a while.
His interview shows his personality off more- you’ll find he’s as fun and lively as his music is.

How did you come up with the name?
Snob Scrilla actually came about when I was conceptualizing the project. See in the Bay Area in Northern Cali the term scrilla means cash. And with this project I wanted to complete throw out what would be the “viable market” product and just do what ever the hell I felt like doing in the lab. Hence I was gonna snob the cash and stick to my creative vision. Snob Scrilla…

Tell me a little about yourself?
My names Sean, I’m 24, raised in Cali and now residing in Sydney. I enjoy watching the sunset and long walks on the beach collecting shells.

What did you do before the music making started?
I’ve actually been making music my whole life, literally since I was in 4th or 5th grade. But I was also studying in Newcastle, which is why I initially came down here.

How did you start out/ was it hard?
Starting out was a serious grind actually. Initially just to get my name out i was working as an MC in clubs. i was broke as hell because at the time under my visa I couldn’t work and I was doing gigs for free just to get as many as possible. My girlfriend would drive me from newcastle all over the place to do these hole in wall nights where I wasn’t even getting paid, she was seriously the only way that I survived. Slowly my name and profile as an MC started to build and I got to the point where I was meeting the people I wanted to meet and performing in the places where I wanted to perform. that lasted for about three and a half years just making the contacts, networking, and tallying up favors with the right people. Then I connected with Audius and we locked ourselves in the lab for another 7 months crafting this project. Once that was done it was time to call on all those connects and favors to get it out there and heard and so far it seems like the long grind is paying off.

Any big plans for the near future?
The main focus at the moment is the live show. We are putting something really crazy together that I think is gonna blow people away. To me that’s the most exciting part of the process, the live show. I can’t wait to show you guys when we come out your way…

Random questions:
What song have you been listening to most in the past few weeks?
Man that’s a tough one because I’m listening to so much but I’ll give you three. I have been knocking Miami Horror’s remix of Faker’s “Heartattack”. Actually I have been knocking all of Miami’s stuff, he’s seriously the shit. I have been listening to “We Are Rockstars” by Does It Offend You Yeah. And I have been listening to Rock Steady in The Night by Digikid84…check these kids out they are on some throwback electro meets boogaloo steez and i love it…

What one materialistic thing can you not live without?
Wow how boring am I…my ipod…

Do you have a secret name for your favourite inanimate object?
No, but now I want to…thanks for that. Oh but I always wanted to get a dog so I could name it monkey cause i thought that would be kinda funny. Cause you would be all like “Monkey!!!” and this little dog would come running and how funny would that be? No? whatever…

Does being in the music making business help in picking up girls?
Yeah chicks dig it…but the music gives completely the wrong image. Girls think I’m all cool and stuff, then they hang with me and I’m like “let’s go bowling” or “let’s play guitar hero!!!”. I can only imagine the disappointment they must feel!!! hahaha… I need someone who understands my geekiness lol…

What’s the most embarassing thing that’s happened during a live gig?
Well this gig at Ruby Rabbit that was basically not a gig for me to be doing the first place. it was arts exhibition night called fashique…I was running hella late cause I was in a session with Jake from Something With Numbers who was vocaling this track on my album.Anyway we finally show up after the promoter has been calling my phone about 10 times, she’s pissed off cause we didn’t get to do soundcheck and we are screwing up the schedule of the night. Then when we hit the stage the music levels are all over the place and halfway through the first song the mic just decides to switch itself off. Then people start walking out and they all turn their backs on me cause i’m up there the music sound like crap and I’m basically screaming over the top to be heard cause the mic’s no working anymore. So I just went even harder nearly fell off the stage and broke my neck and basically amused myself acting like a madman. I think I still earned a couple fans that night though. Whatever…me and Jake had fun ha…

Has any crazy fans done anything weird?
There was one guy who asked me if I would appreciate him getting “snob scrilla” tattooed down the length of his arm. What do you say to that? Well I’m a jerk…so I say hell yes!!!!…we’ll see if he’s got new ink next time I see him lol!!!

Now for all you Sydney people out there- you’re lucky enough to have the chance to see Snob Scrilla live in two weeks (check out his myspace link for more details!). Plus a single will be out on iTunes at the end of April so keep an eye out for that!

Snob Scrilla Msypace


Local Tourist

March 19, 2008

Local Tourist is all about streetwear, attitude and music- big emphasis on music. Eric Fobair is the talent behind these designs and he’s managed to get himself on the rise by working very closely with the musical scene, including BUL!M!ATRON (will be featured later). He’s involved with So Sweet records who has worked with various prominent groups one of which is Crystal Castles.
Here’s the full list:
ladytron, crystal castles, partyshank, we smoke fags, heartsrevolution, man like me, classixx, dan deacon, moving units, le castle, vania, frankmusik, lies in disguise, tronik youth, bolt action five
vicarious bliss, simian mobile disco, hot chip, playgroup, the teenagers, dan le sac, kissy sell out, felix cartal

This past weekend there was a music festival in Austin (SXSW), and Local Tourist was one of So Sweet’s official sponsor for the party that’s held at the festival. Local Tourist’s collaboration with music doesn’t end there. His most recent one is a bandana collaboration with Blow Up LA for this big weekend. Blow Up LA is an awesome concept – Once a month a semi-secret warehouse party is organised in LA – and Local Tourist is going to release some Bandanas to Blow Up LA and I’m sure that’ll go down really well. One of his future projects is to design shirts for the the artists of So Sweet records so keep an eye out for that!

His advice to fashion students… ‘just do it’, you can plan and think out everything in your head forever. But once you make the decision, get your designs printed or manfactured, that is only when you will see if being a designer is for you.

Music he’s been listening toL.A. Riots scion mixtape, Webbie ‘independent’, and Birdman feat. Lil’ Wayne ‘pop bottles’,

Local Tourist Myspace
Shadow Scene Photography
Red Slurpee Photography
So Sweet Records
Blow Up LA

Photos taken by ShadowScene, Redslurpeee and Eric Fobair himself.