Tag Archives: Semi Sweet

Everyday Noise Playlist: 1-4-11

7 Jan

Young The Giant


This is the 1-4-11 playlist for my show Everyday Noise on HoundstoothRadio.com. Everyday Noise is a SoCal music show and airs Tuesdays from 8 to 10 p.m. then replays on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Noisemaker: Vanessa Barnes of Semi Sweet

14 Sep

In Orange County, there is only one group predominately of females who call their music “bitch pop.” Their name in itself can tell you a lot about their music. Semi Sweet can be dark sometimes, nice sometimes and sexy with songs like “Sleazy.” Plus who doesn’t love a female drummer? Female drummers are a rarity but thankfully more and more ladies are starting to pick up drumsticks and show the boys how girls can kick ass too. Vanessa Barnes is one of the few female drummers in OC (Tomorrows Tulips and The Colourist also do) and she knows how to rock it. Let’s get to know her a little better.

Album Review: Semi Sweet, ‘A Little Bitter’

19 May

With their self-titled debut EP last year, Costa Mesa’s Semi Sweet established themselves as Orange County’s premier purveyors of female-fronted, lo-fi, moody indie rock. (Not that there’s many contenders to that title right now, but it’s an accomplishment nonetheless.)

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