Decisions Have To Be Made.
Dude. Friday night of the New Noise Music Festival is hard for choices: Local party band? Out of town big band music? Chill surf rock? Ug! Why?! Why so many good choices!
But it seems none would be a bad choice, so here are mine for Day 2:
Ralph Torrefrana (Santa Barbara)
Indie Pop / Folk
Deets: Friday, 8:30pm @ SOhO
Sounds like: A funky fresh version of Matt Costa
Cool Factor: Fresh face. Fresh sound. (Plus, the kid used to work with me at KjEE, so I got to show him some love.)
Noise Within (Southern California)
Rock / Metal
Deets: Friday, 10pm @ Whiskey Richards
Sounds like: F’ing metal! \m/
Cool Factor: Raw sound. With John Fahnstock of Snot, these guys know true hard rock. Keep it real.
Indie Orchestra Pop
Deets: Friday, 11:30pm @ The Savoy
Sounds like: A young American version of Arcade Fire
Cool Factor: It’s big. Usually playing with 14 members, not only is the band big, so is the sound.