Special Guests: Space Lumberjacks, Coast is Clear, Antica, and Once Drowned are performing at Sparta Inn on Saturday June 29, 2019 in Sparrows Point, MD for only ten bucks!
The perfect mix of heavy and dulcet is how you can describe the perplexing sound of Coast is Clear. With the bone crunching guitar work of Joe Darmofalski; the mesmerizing groove guitar of Bryon Ciotti; the thunderous booms of Kody Vaughn on bass; the chaos of Glen Darmofalski behind the drumset; and topped off with the charismatic vocals of Chris Granville; Coast is Clear will blow your mind with their original, malicious, yet poetic sound. Not recommended for children.
Flow-bending artist aSanTIS discusses art, culture, and whether sound can solve the world’s problems in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
My interview with Amy Santis aka aSanTIS began in the most unexpected way. The Maryland-based flow-bending artist and lyrical storyteller came prepared to engage in conversation around questions I had posed – and she also brought one or two of her own thoughtful prompts based on her curiosities around my view of learning.
This practice of taking in her surroundings deeply through observation and inquiry has come naturally to aSanTIS ever since she was a young child. In terms of her early starts in music, she notes that she began as a discerning listener. “Just listening to music from my mom, on the radio, just being a consumer in the world of sound. But I think mainly, my mom has always loved dancing and listening to music, so that was sort of like second nature. We play music at gatherings, we play music in the car, and these songs are sort of like diaries that take us into a specific place.”
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