San Gabriel: Wallflower Blooming

San Gabriel: Wallflower Blooming

By: Garrett Bethmann You wouldn’t believe it, but Austin, Texas musician James Bookert is a shy guy.  The guy who qualified for Warped Tour skateboarding, battled it out against Rebel Wilson and Anna Kendrick in Pitch Perfect 3 and has been rippin’ banjo on stage with...
Artist’s Palette: Matt J. Adams

Artist’s Palette: Matt J. Adams

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...
Once Upon One Time With Okey Dokey

Once Upon One Time With Okey Dokey

By: Garrett Bethmann Apparently everyone in the indie-psych Class of 2007 wanted to party with Nashville’s Okey Dokey this year!  No other band has Yuuki Matthews (The Shins), Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket), Chris Taylor (Grizzly Bear) and Dave Harrington (DARKSIDE)...
Off The Clock: D.A. Stern

Off The Clock: D.A. Stern

By: Garrett Bethmann In Off The Clock, I talk with artists about everything else but their jobs making music. No one wants to talk about work stuff all the time.  D.A. Stern’s got some panache in him. The New Jersey-raised, Los Angeles-based musician is a technically...
Small Bills: Painting In New Colors

Small Bills: Painting In New Colors

By: Garrett Bethmann It’s hard to explain to others something that defies previous experience. How do you explain sound to the deaf? The plight of the religious disciple is to show people a path they’ve never traveled, promising transcendence to an eternal place...