About Lauren Espina

Lauren is a rock and roll enthusiast and writer from the San Fernando Valley. She moved to San Francisco in 2008, and coincidentally, a year later, Christopher Owens of Girls named a song after her.

Burnt Ones drop new single, "Fountain of Youth"

Burnt Ones served up the first taste of their upcoming album You'll Never Walk Alone, in the form of "Fountain of Youth." While steady drum beats, mind-bending distortion and dreamy [...]

By |February 22, 2013|1 Comment
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    Warm Soda release new music video, hosting record release party 2/23/2013

Warm Soda release new music video, hosting record release party 2/23/2013

We may be a few weeks passed the release of their debut LP Someone For You, and sure they've been playing a steady stream of shows around the Bay [...]

By |February 20, 2013|Comments Off on Warm Soda release new music video, hosting record release party 2/23/2013
  • AAN (Portland) joins Psychic Ills (NYC) for Noise Pop 2/28/13, release new single and video
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    AAN (Portland) releases new single and video "Mystery Life," joins Psychic Ills (NYC) for Noise Pop 2/28/13

AAN (Portland) releases new single and video "Mystery Life," joins Psychic Ills (NYC) for Noise Pop 2/28/13

Portland's indie pop darling AAN (pronounced "on") has been illuminating the Pacific Northwest's indie scene with alternative experimental pop music since 2007. Painted with elements of folk, psychedelia and even surf [...]

By |February 19, 2013|Comments Off on AAN (Portland) releases new single and video "Mystery Life," joins Psychic Ills (NYC) for Noise Pop 2/28/13

Video: Young Prisms – "Runner"

San Francisco's shoegazing dream pop outfit Young Prisms gives us something real to dream about with their new music video for "Runner." One of the more buoyant tracks off of [...]

By |February 15, 2013|Comments Off on Video: Young Prisms – "Runner"
  • Thee Oh Sees get heavy with new LP
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    Thee Oh Sees get heavy with upcoming LP out 4/16/13, release new track

Thee Oh Sees get heavy with upcoming LP out 4/16/13, release new track

John Dwyer just doesn't stop. This guy drinks reverb, eats guitar strings and probably sleeps in a sweat-soaked, instrument strewn garage. One of San Francisco's most restless musicians, he's [...]

By |February 14, 2013|Comments Off on Thee Oh Sees get heavy with upcoming LP out 4/16/13, release new track
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    The Warlocks, LSD & the Search for God, Cellar Doors and guest DJ Joel Gion of Brian Jonestown Massacre set to hypnotize Brick & Mortar 2/16/13

The Warlocks, LSD & the Search for God, Cellar Doors and guest DJ Joel Gion of Brian Jonestown Massacre set to hypnotize Brick & Mortar 2/16/13

Three decades of psychedelic sounds are coming together on February 16th in the intimate setting of Brick & Mortar. There will be an excess of shuddering guitars, reverberating vocals [...]

By |February 8, 2013|Comments Off on The Warlocks, LSD & the Search for God, Cellar Doors and guest DJ Joel Gion of Brian Jonestown Massacre set to hypnotize Brick & Mortar 2/16/13
  • The Stone Foxes gears up to release 3rd LP
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    The Stone Foxes gear up for 2/12/13 LP release, drop new single and video

The Stone Foxes gear up for 2/12/13 LP release, drop new single and video

The Stone Foxes own a reputation of being one of the most clean-cut rock and roll bands in San Francisco. While "clean-cut" isn't usually a positive image to associate [...]

By |February 4, 2013|Comments Off on The Stone Foxes gear up for 2/12/13 LP release, drop new single and video
  • Burnt Ones releases "Strawberry Tomb" and shares details about its upcoming LP
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    Burnt Ones release "Strawberry Tomb" and share details about upcoming LP

Burnt Ones release "Strawberry Tomb" and share details about upcoming LP

Since 2009, Burnt Ones have been torching San Francisco venues and house parties with a glittering pop sensibility and a distinctive fusion of garage rock/pop and psych/punk elements. The [...]

By |January 30, 2013|1 Comment
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    The Spyrals, Wild Wild Wets (SD), Barbarian (SD) and Midnight Palms at Thee Parkside 2/7/13

The Spyrals, Wild Wild Wets (SD), Barbarian (SD) and Midnight Palms at Thee Parkside 2/7/13

San Francisco is brimming with psychedelic music of all flavors, but The Spyrals has managed to rise above the hazy cloud of garage-psych resting on this city's landscape as [...]

By |January 28, 2013|Comments Off on The Spyrals, Wild Wild Wets (SD), Barbarian (SD) and Midnight Palms at Thee Parkside 2/7/13
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    Zodiac Death Valley, Hollow Mirrors, Down and Outlaws and The Peach Kings (LA) at MILK Bar, 1/26/13

Zodiac Death Valley, Hollow Mirrors, Down and Outlaws and The Peach Kings (LA) at MILK Bar, 1/26/13

San Francisco-based outfit Zodiac Death Valley is headlining an evening of rock and roll at Milk Bar on January 26th, 2013. With a sound that bridges psychedelic blues rock with [...]

By |January 23, 2013|2 Comments
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    Interview: FIDLAR drops self-titled debut album and discusses the highs and lows of partying

Interview: FIDLAR drops self-titled debut album and discusses the highs and lows of partying

Over the last couple of years, FILDAR has collected a dedicated fan base across the US and Europe with its aggressive, unapologetic punk music without even having released a [...]

By |January 22, 2013|Comments Off on Interview: FIDLAR drops self-titled debut album and discusses the highs and lows of partying
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