For about five hours a day, the scene in Aric Improta's bedroom is one of complete insanity. As the last streaks of sunlight sink behind the hills in his native Fullerton, the 23-year-old drummer becomes a tornado of sticks, long hair and screams. Occasionally, he'll leap off a stool, his body slamming the beat with […]
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On a recent Friday night, Andy Zipf and Sam West were in the far-back corner of East Long Beach's Dawn of the Shred, warming up for the gear shop's first in-store performance. Zipf plucked at a new semi-hollow prototype from Wilmore Guitars, the Long Beach-based company that organized the event. Plugged into a white Marshall […]
Natalie Poole and her band Pretty in Stereo have something to prove. Did you set out to form an all-female band? Yeah. There seems to be a stereotype out there where people don't take girl bands seriously, or they think girls can't play. I was getting kind of sick of the fact that when I […]
Spirit Stallings can fix your entry-level guitar or craft a glorious shredding machine. What is Stallings USA and Dragonslayer? Stallings USA is a custom guitar shop. Dragonslayer just happens to be one of the first models. It's sort of a flagship guitar. We started up a website with that name, and it ended up that […]
OC Weekly: What's the band's story? Brenna Bishop: At a party, I met Garrett Clance, the drummer. He was perfect. We got another guitar player, Devin D. So Garrett knew somebody whose band was breaking up. It was this guy named Johnny. The weird thing is that me and Johnny started dating and we ended […]