October 2013

Oct 25


October Staff Playlist: Halloween Hits!

Author: calia


Just in time for Halloween, we’ve created a scary spooky playlist that features songs from some of our favorite horror/Halloween movie soundtracks. If you’re having a Halloween party and need a playlist, you’ve landed in the right place. Take a look at what all of our staff members have chosen and be sure to sing along if you can!

1. “Witch” - Goblin, off of Susperia
    - Dario Argento’s crowning achievement in horror.
2. The Halloween theme music
3. “Time is On My Side” - The Rolling Stones
    - Denzel Washington a possessed fallen angel, com on now…
4. “Cereal Killer” - Method Man/Redman
    - It’s not in a movie but it’s a crazy scary song.


5. “The Killing Moon” - Echo & the Bunnymen
    - From Donnie Darko, was only tangentially a Halloween movie, but I’m going with it anyway.
6. “Never Tear Us Apart” by INX



7. “Lose Your Soul” - Dead Man’s Bones
8. “Walking Dead Theme Song” - Brian McCreary
9. “Bit By Bit” - Mother Mother
10. “Earth Death” - Baths
11. “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah (RAC Remix) - Tracy Jordan



12. Jaws
13. Ghostbusters


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Oct 24


Project Launch: Homage

Author: calia

Homage is a great new brand that sells stylish boot wraps for your Uggs! They’re getting ready to launch in several Nordstrom stores nationwide. We built them a custom responsive site to help promote their brand and unique product. When you hit the page, check out the HTML 5 animation that shows how the product looks and works right off the bat.


We are very excited to be helping out Homage with their #yourhomage campaign via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more. LIKE them on Facebook to stay in the loop about their innovative new product. Find out more about Homage here and be on the lookout for all their styles at your nearest Nordstrom November 4th!


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Oct 24


The Santa Barbara Bowl Foundation features updated branding, intuitive navigation and killer social network integration. The design focuses on the beauty the SB Bowl has to offer by accentuating its unique architectural and environmental elements. Oh yeah, it’s tablet & mobile friendly too!


It was an honor to be given the opportunity to revamp the SB Bowl’s website. The Bowl is a historic, renowned and iconic landmark in the Santa Barbara community. We’re proud to share the finished product with all of you and we hope you love it as much as we do. Stroll over to their site here and take a look at all the features it has to offer. Can’t wait for the next concert season at the SB Bowl!


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Oct 22


Jack Johnson hit the road this fall touring at historic intimate theatres across the US and Europe. The Oniracom crew was ecstatic to get a chance to see Jack at the historic and beautiful Arlington Theatre in Downtown Santa Barbara this past Sunday.

Bahamas did a wonderful job opening for Jack. The crowd was swaying to their calm and soothing tunes. Santa Barbara was Jack’s last stop on his long 7 week tour with Bahamas, so naturally he made this last show a special one playing for two hours with appearances by J RADIO and Paula Fuga. The show went on for a full two hours, with Jack jamming out to “Bubble Toes”, “Staple It Together,” “Brushfire Fairytales” and also some new tracks from From Here to Now to You. Arlington’s intimate setting made for a great atmosphere. We were able to grab a great video of “Bubble Toes.” Check it out below!



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Oct 16



The New Noise Festival is back at it in Santa Barbara and we are stoked to see all of the amazing artists and panels that are organized for this weekend. It’s New Noise’s 5th anniversary, so they’ve of course given us a killer line-up that includes FMLYBND, Cayucas, and HAIM (yes, HAIM) at the Block Party on Saturday. The festival kicks off tomorrow with some great artists at various venues sprinkled around lovely Santa Barbara. Some artists on Thursday include Ghost Tiger, The White Buffalo, and Andrew W.K.

Our very own Mike Wald will also be moderating a panel at the conference on Friday called, “If Music Could Talk: Marketing Your Brand.” The conference is a great way to learn about the music and entertainment industries. Our staff is excited to sit in on these panels!

The festival will come to a close on Saturday with the Block Party on Mason Street. What better place to rock out to Dante Elephante, Grizfolk, FMLYBND, Cayucas, and HAIM than in the Funk Zone?

Check out the full festival schedule here, and get your tickets as there is a limited supply!

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Oct 08



It’s really amazing and inspiring when a brand new band/artist starts off their career with a killer debut album that hits the Internet and blogosphere by storm. This year has brought me not one, but THREE ridiculously good debut albums.

What these three artists have in common however, is not just their amazing debuts, but the large amount of hype that they each received leading up to their release dates. Who do we have to thank for that? The Internet.

CHVRCHES are an electro synth-pop band from Glasgow, Scotland. The electro synth pop genre is a difficult one to really stand out in, especially on SoundCloud, which is where CHVRCHES first released their extremely strong single “Lies.” This track stood out for its dark and commanding lyrics, which is a nice comparison to your typical electro pop band. Lies was then featured on a music blog called Neon Gold and CHVRCHES became a band born on the Internet. Their debut album The Bones of What You Believe was highly anticipated, and although it included several already well-known tracks, (i.e. “Gun”, “The Mother We Share”, “Recover”) fans were ecstatic to hear the new powerful lyrics and synths behind The Bones of What You Believe. The album received critical acclaim across a wide array of music blogs including Pitchfork, Stereogum, The Line of Best Fit, and more.

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