ELECTRIC MUD WILL NEVER MAKE DANGEROUS PROMISES THEY CAN’T KEEP By Sandra Castillo

It was on a June afternoon, at the 2019 Art Around Adams Street Festival in San Diego, when the crowd had grown considerably in size, as the band launched torpedoes on a tricked-out, stone-cold version of the Rolling Stones classic “Under My Thumb.” Unbridled, raucous, with a propensity-for-danger, the spitfire performance from the wild-eyed, tattooed […]

33 1/3-House of Dreams By Sandra Castillo

The songs were lauded and celebrated by millions of people and quickly became commercially successful, chart-topping sensations calibrated to perfection in the hands of those commandeering the controls at Gold Star Recording Studios. Once situated at the corner of Santa Monica Boulevard and Vine in Hollywood, California, before it was vacated in 1984 and later […]

A Cheat Guide to Making Every Outfit Killer On a Budget

If we are being completely honest, some of the top insults, low blows or “not so nice” things people tell me all the time are: You spend too much money on clothes Wow, you have a new outfit again I could never spend money like you do on clothes [Insert line about all the better […]

POWER POP WITH A TWIST AND A SHOUT By Sandra Castillo

September 5th, 1962 was a day that held much meritorious significance, starting with the legendary performance of the Beatles at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, England. The second reference to that date is one that is also honorably regarded: the birth of music historian and singer/songwriter Bart Mendoza took place right here on that same […]

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