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Hi there! Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Sights and Sounds. Been doing this music writing thing for most my life in one way or another and loving every opportunity it's brought along. Shoot me an email if you have any suggestions for the website, comments, or if you just want to chat. Cheers!

Anderson .Paak and Kendrick Keep Summer Going with New Single ‘Tints’

For anyone that needs one last cruising song to finish the summer off right, say no more. Anderson .Paak and Kendrick Lamar’s new soul/nudisco single ‘Tints’ is about as smooth and vibrant as the candy paint that inspired it. The funk bass starts early in Paak’s classic style, accompanied by a live, soulful instrumental ensemble […]

Beauty In The Redwoods: Northern Nights 2018 Photo Gallery

Under the giant canopies of the ancient Redwoods, right on the winding riverbanks of the pristine Eel River, beauty reigns supreme. Northern Nights 2018 is a music festival embodying that beauty, from the landscape to the people. Northern California, central to West Coast cannabis culture, lush forests, and recently devastated by ravaging wild fires, is […]

Twas The Week Before Burning Man – A Procrastinator’s Guide To Playa

Okay, so Burning Man is right around the corner, and you’re pretty sure that August barely happened at this point. All of your friends are testing out their yurts, receiving packages in the mail containing custom made outfits, and putting the finishing touches on their playa gifts. And you? You’re wondering how you are going […]

Travis Scott’s Theme-Park Concept ‘Astroworld’ Fails To Thrill

Travis Scott’s long-awaited theme park concept album is yet another casualty of the streaming age. Spacey trap instrumentals and promising glimpses of creativity are bogged down by filler tracks and a handful of uninspired verses. Those anticipating Travis Scott’s Astroworld to be an artistic parallel to his 2015 album, Rodeo, will be half satisfied. The […]

Get A Peak Behind The Scenes From Claude VonStroke’s Latest Video “Maharaja”

In a dimly lit warehouse somewhere in LA, twisted minds are creating twisted visions of “Maharaja”. Here is a Behind-The-Scenes look at how Claude VonStroke‘s latest music video came to life. In this day and age of music cross-pollination, Claude VonStroke sits at the forefront of all that is good, proper and most importantly, fun. […]