The Real Fits are no more. Don’t worry, the Phoenix-based band is still around and their sound is just as mesmerizing as ever. The quartet is now Panic Baby and they, like they have the past few months, plan on releasing new music as often as possible. Their latest song “Heavy” proves the band continues to perfect their precise yet atmospheric tone. Continue reading “Panic Baby (fka The Real Fits) discuss name change and release new song”
As Gospel Claws, the then-reigning kings of Phoenix’s indie music scene, began to disperse to Washington, Idaho, and elsewhere, vocalist, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, and handsome man Sloan Walters began working on solo material.
Using his middle name, Sloan Dylan released “Loan Star State” today via Soundcloud. He cowrote the song with Eric Lauterbach in 2015.
In a post on the newly minted band Facebook page, Sloan noted he has “a lot of new stuff coming out this year and am excited to share”
A few years ago, I bumped into Sloan at Crescent Ballroom and asked what his next steps were. He mentioned he had something in the works and that it was going to be a little more country than Gospel Claws. He rattled off a slew of influences that I can’t remember at all.
The single sounds like a natural progression from his days with the Claws. His unique vocals always stood out on every song and now blend perfectly with the jangly guitars of his new project.
Listen to “Loan Star State” below.
I love television. A lot. I watch a lot of it. I got paid to review/recap episodes at one point. I’ve interviewed Emmy-nominated actors. I knew the world was going to be abuzz Monday morning with news that Game of Thrones was back. People at work wanted to talk to me about it. I BS’d my way through it, but here’s a not-so-secret fact about me:
I’ve never seen an episode.
So, here’s a synopsis of everything I know. I’m going based off of word of mouth and things I’ve seen on Twitter. I’m not going to Google anything to check for spelling or what have you while I’m writing this. Someone please tell me how close I am. Continue reading “I’ve never watched ‘Game of Thrones’ but here’s what I think happened so far”
everything a lot of things that I loved from 2017 so far. In one blog post. Instead of trying to get hits on my blog with a lot of different pages. I limited each category to five so I left a lot more that I love out. C’est la vie. Continue reading “My favorite pop culture from 2017 (so far)”
Here’s a secret I don’t tell many people: I hated Harry Potter at first. Or, I should say, I didn’t understand why Harry Potter was as good as it was. Continue reading “Adam Vitcavage and the Boy Who Lived”
Welcome to POP YOUR CULTURE, a monthly (aka infrequent) series where I ask artistic friends to tell me what culture they’re crushing on at the moment. Continue reading “Pop Your Culture (Volume 1)”
Scene: August 2016, I was single, hair thinning, and my doctor told me I was overweight. I was completely bummed out.
Spoiler alert: I’m still single, my hair could still use a little Rogaine, and I may have lost some weight. But I’m not bummed anymore. Continue reading “Why you should join an adult kickball league”