Artist’s Palette: Japhy Riddle

Artist’s Palette: Japhy Riddle

By: Garrett Bethmann Artist’s Palette is a series in which we speak with the people who help shape the all-important visual side of the musical experience, from album and poster artists, to music video animators and directors, to stage designers and lighting...
Rolling The Dice with Gamblers

Rolling The Dice with Gamblers

By: Garrett Bethmann This life is nothing but one big craps game at a dilapidated casino, where you just throw your dice up against the wall and see what lands. Those little numbers have big consequences, and it’s mere whispers on the wind and a turn of the wrist that...
Zephaniah OHora: Big City Country

Zephaniah OHora: Big City Country

By: Garrett Bethmann There isn’t a more perfect example of art imitating life than in the case of Big Apple honky-tonker Zephaniah OHora.  OHora is a tall glass of water with a whiskey-neat baritone, practically tailor-made to wear a Candian tuxedo, sling a guitar...
Pete Fields’ Slow Motion Ramblin’

Pete Fields’ Slow Motion Ramblin’

By: Garrett Bethmann Songwriter Pete Fields has been ramblin’ again, which means songs are not far behind.  Since last November, Fields has been on a whiteknuckle ride that’s taken him from his former home of Las Cruces, New Mexico to his old former home of the Bay...
Photo Ops’ Panoramic Horizon

Photo Ops’ Panoramic Horizon

By: Garrett Bethmann In America, the western horizon has always been a place to project our sense of opportunity. Where the east might feel saturated, stagnant and set in its ways, the west can still feel sparse and unbridled, with the mental and physical space it...
Rudy De Anda’s Tender Epoch

Rudy De Anda’s Tender Epoch

By: Garrett Bethmann Like Vitamin D, a bottle of wine, an extra $20 and a hug, Rudy De Anda is just something most people need right now.  The Long Beach, CA native has put together one of 2020’s coolest records in Tender Epoch, his first LP on Karma Chief and...